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How Often Do You Clean Your Makeup Brushes?

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ninabee ninabee 10 years
Its important to wash brushes used for liquids every day. I'd say wash powder brushes like once every few days. If you dont have brush cleanser use a mild baby shampoo. Depending if your brushes are made with real hair or synthetic make sure you dont use hand soap. Hand soap will dry out the natural hair brushes and cause the bristles to break and fall out. synthetic brushes it doesnt matter as much but on the safe side i'd say just use brush cleanser or baby shampoo.
baconrainbow baconrainbow 10 years
For a long time, I was soooo bad about cleaning. Now, I try and do it regularly, because otherwise, you are not getting the quality application out of the brushes or the make up.
kayleigh83 kayleigh83 10 years
For my own personal brushes it's usually every few weeks, but I'm also a makeup artist (in training currently) so I wash my professional brushes every week with shampoo and conditioner, and after each use with brush cleaner or alcohol.
Imari Imari 10 years
once a week with MAC brush cleaner. but foundation brush, I clean it every few days.
Karla-Sugar Karla-Sugar 10 years
ummm, every day isn't an option? I agree, brush cleaner made my brush feel hard/stiff, but every morning when I'm done applying my makeup, I use warm water and soap. I leave them hanging over the counter ledge to dry and they're soft and new for the next day!
shadowdesigner shadowdesigner 10 years
Guilty as charged. I need to clean mine more often. :(
JaimeLeah JaimeLeah 10 years
I almost never wash them. I really should do it though.
prblms4loki prblms4loki 10 years
I always forget, but I love the feeling of a freshly shampooed and conditioned brush. It's so silky clean.
mwmsjuly19 mwmsjuly19 10 years
I love the way they feel after a good cleaning. Like new.
1missy 1missy 10 years
I put them on the delicate cycle of my washing machine with my hair brushes.
yumemiru yumemiru 10 years
I wash them at least once a week even if i never used it, otherwise, more than that
xlovelife xlovelife 10 years
i know we should... BUT IM JUST SO LAZY :-/
pinupsweetheart pinupsweetheart 10 years
My actual makeup (foundation) brush is replaced every time I get new makeup. However, I have been bad on cleaning my eye and blush brush!
atoxicsparkle atoxicsparkle 10 years
Every couple of weeks I do a serious cleaning of them, with the Sephora Brush Cleaning Shampoo and my regular hair conditioner, but I "clean" my eyeshadow brushes everyday with Smashboxes quick brush cleaner to remove the color from the hairs so that the next day when I use them, there isn't any accidental color mixing :)
the-makeup-blogette the-makeup-blogette 10 years
you have just reminded me to wash my brushes this weekend before i go for my vacay!! i use the MAC brush cleaner it is the best! Maybe you should do a feature of brush cleaners. i normally clean my bushes at night so they have time to dry and i can use the next day.
Beauty Beauty 10 years
Also, I really prefer the DIY method when it comes to brush cleaning, rather than the cleansers you buy at the store. If you do it in a clean dry place, they should dry out within a day. In the meantime, I use my crappier backup brushes. :)
Beauty Beauty 10 years
PartySugar: Yes, we have done a how-to on cleaning makeup brushes! check it out here:
AlliJean AlliJean 10 years
I find it hard to get a whole day when I don't need them so they can dry out! I have a few follow up questions... 1. what is the best way to wash them? I have the clinque spray for brushes and I'm not really a huge fan. I like my brushes clean but they never quite feel the same after they've been cleaned a few times! 2. how long should you keep a brush before you need to replace it? Apparently, I think about this a lot. :)
precious-p precious-p 10 years
i know i am supposed to do it more consistently... i just get lazy... :(
crazygirl93 crazygirl93 10 years
Im an "Almost never" too xo_verity!!! To be honest I never have the time...
partysugar partysugar 10 years
Bella, have you done a how to clean your make up brushes??? If so I must read it. I clean my eye lash curler about every four months but brushes...
xo_verity xo_verity 10 years
I'm an 'almost never'... oops!
Calimie Calimie 10 years
Ooops, I can never find time either.
jennifer76 jennifer76 10 years
Ack! I can't believe all the "almost nevers"! :O
Chiquita-82 Chiquita-82 10 years
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