Washing makeup brushes can be a tedious chore, but it is a must to keep your brushes in a good state. Keeping your brushes clean will increase your brushes’ life span and prevent bacteria accumulating in your dirty brushes from destroying your skin! Today, I will be sharing on how to wash makeup brushes (^v^) In this guide, I used the Innisfree Brush & Puff Cleanser and a silicon brush cleaning pad. If you do not have brush cleaning soap, you can use a baby shampoo or any other gentle shampoo.
Here’s a bunch of brushes that needs washing~~


How to Wash Makeup Brushes

Step 1

Wet the brush while pointing the brush downward.


Step 2

Squeeze a sufficient amount of soap on a silicon brush cleaning pad.



Step 3

Gently twirl the bristles of your brush against the textured pad until the soap lathers up.


If you do not have a brush cleaning pad, you can squeeze the soap on your palm and clean your brush in a back and forth motion.

Continue till brush is clean before rinsing the soap off.


If you are using your palm, if may take a little longer.

You can repeat this step a few times before rinsing the brush, especially for the brushes that are used to apply cream or thick liquid products.

After rinsing, squeeze the bristles lightly with your fingers to remove excess water.

Step 4

Dry your brushes! You can lay them on a towel/kitchen towels or hang them up.


Remember to tidy up the bristles before leaving them to dry so that they will not go out of shape!

Tilt your brushes slightly or hang them up with the bristles facing down.


Keep in mind to try your best to have your brush facing downwards throughout the washing process. This is to prevent water from seeping in and accumulating inside the brush, which will loosen the glue and cause the bristles to fall out.

How Often Should Brushes be Washed?

I recommend you to wash your brushes every once a week or once every 2 weeks. And, daily after use of brushes, use an instant brush cleanser to clean up your brush. My favourite is the Make Up Forever Instant Brush Cleanser. It’s price is on the higher side, but it keeps my brushes so clean and soft and it dries almost immediately! Love it (♡´౪`♡)