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How I Clean My Make Up Brushes

Apparently you should wash your make up brushes once a week, I don't quite manage to do that but my excuse is I have a fair amount of brushes so rotate between then all... at least that's what I tell myself. A while a go I started using the Dr Bronner Organic Peppermint Liquid Soap to wash my brushes and I've never looked back. The peppermint scent makes your brushes smell really fresh and clean and the soap cleans the brushes within minutes. 

I start by adding a small amount of the soap into the palm of my hand, then running the brush under warm water and swirling the brush around the soap for a few seconds. I do this around 2-3 times depending on the brush (and how dirty they are) and make sure that I don't stop until the water runs clear without any murkyness. 

My tip for drying brushes is the lay down a towel on the side of your dresser or table and then lay the brushes down with the actually bristles hanging off the edge. This ensures that your brushes keep their shape and dry completely all the way through. 

I would recommend the Dr Bronner soap to anyone and everyone. It's pretty cheap considering how much you get and along with peppermint there are a bunch of other scents too. I buy mine from ASOS but I've also seen it in Other Stories too. Along with the soap I'd also recommend the Real Techniques brushes as they wash really easily and I've actually never had any of the bristles fall out!

Is there anything you use that you think I need to try?


  1. This post comes at a perfect time! I was just wondering how to wash my brushes here (I just moved to London and ran out of my US cleanser for brush cleaning. I used to us Cetaphil face wash.)

  2. At the moment I just use baby shampoo to wash my makeup brushes because it's gentle, but I reckon the Dr Bronner soap would probably do a quicker job! So I'll look into that :)
    Rebecca | The Two Twenty Somethings