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How-To · May 21, 2015

Video: How to Clean Your Makeup Brushes

Little known fact: youre supposed to clean your makeup brushes after every use. We know its easy to put off cleaning your brushes, but using clean brushes will keep your makeup application fresh (and prevent the spread of nasty bacteria). The good news is, cleaning your makeup brushes is simple and quick! Whether its a daily spot clean or a weekly deep clean, youll never have to ruin another look with a surprise dirty brush again.

You can use a spray, like JAPONESQUEs Makeup Brush Cleanser Spray, if youre going for a quick cleaning. If youre doing a weekly deep clean of your brushes, a thicker, liquid cleanser works wonders. Were using the beautyblender blendercleanser, but you could also use a mild shampoo or hand cleanser in a pinch.

Inspired to clean everything in your makeup bag? Learn how to clean all of your makeup tools, from eyelash curlers to eyeliner sharpeners to Tweezers.

This video is part of our Beauty Essentials series, where we provide the building blocks of beauty routines from basic to advanced. With our step-by-step tutorials, you'll learn the skills you need to master the looks you want.


Caitlin Migliaccio