How I Wash My Brushes

How I Wash My Brushes

I’m still working on my write up about my Denver trip, but since I still have quite a ways to go, I thought I’d write a quick post about the most tedious thing ever…brush washing!

Look, no one likes to do it. But it’s a necessary evil. Why? Well because in my case I’ll start breaking out if I don’t do it regularly enough. But I won’t pretend that I’m diligent with this. I aim to wash my brushes once a month, but, if I’m being honest, I usually go at least 2 or 3 months between cleanings. So when I finally run out of clean brushes,and or I start breaking out, I clear my schedule to undertake the task of washing them all.

So here’s what I use:


Baby shampoo – I’ve tried several cleansers, including some designed specifically for cleaning brushes. But I’ve found that baby shampoo is just as effective, and often times, cheaper. I figure it’s gentle enough to not damage the bristles of my synthetic brushes.

Brushegg – This little thing has been a game changer. I originally bought it at the recommendation of one of my favorite YouTube guru’s, EmilyNoel83, and boy, this cheap little thing has been a great investment. It isn’t anything revolutionary, but the ridges really help get my brushes thoroughly clean with less effort on my part. I bought this on Amazon for a whopping $2.89. But I noticed that Ulta is offering the exact same product for $5.00.

So using warm water, I scrub each brush and rinse until the water runs clear, which takes a little extra effort with my foundation brushes. After I’m done with that, I squeeze out as much water as I can, re-shape the bristles, and then set them out to dry overnight.

And that’s about it! Simple enough, if a little tedious.

Thank you for reading!



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