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Cleaning your Makeup Brushes and Why it is Important


Hello everyone! Happy Veterans day!

Today I’ll be sharing the why and how of cleaning your makeup brushes. Why is it important to clean your makeup brushes? Washing your brushes should be a fundamental step in your daily beauty routine because the accumulation of product can cause oil and bacteria to build up causing clogged pores and breakouts. Beside for hygienic reasons, we use our brushes in a variety of products typically involving different colors. If the brushes are not clean, certain colors can be influenced by the residue and you will not get a true color application because the brush is dirty.

Fortunately, cleaning your brushes is simple and inexpensive!


  • Towel
  • Gentle Shampoo
  • Clothes Hanger
  • Twist Ties  (one for each brush)


Begin by laying your brushes out on a clean towel. Then grab the shampoo your plan on using to clean your brushes. Today I used my V05 Clarifying Shampoo, but it would be best to use a gentle baby shampoo.

Cleaning Brushes

Take your first brush and run it over lukewarm water focusing on the bristles. Avoid getting water between the handle and metallic end of the brush as this will loosen the glue over time.

Cleaning Brushes

Take the shampoo and place a dime to nickel size amount in the center of your palm. Then take your brush and gently swirl it in the shampoo to loosen the product buildup.

Cleaning Brushes

Next, rinse your brush again under lukewarm water. Make sure to squeeze out the soap and product as your rinse. You may have to repeat this step a few times until the water comes out clear from the brush.

Cleaning Brushes

Cleaning Brushes

Once all your brushes are thoroughly rinsed, they must be hung upside down to dry. First, take a twist tie and wrap it securely around the connection point between the handle and metallic end.

Cleaning Brushes

Take the brush and secure it upside down on the clothes hanger. Repeat this step for all your brushes. I placed my hanger in front of my window so the sun would help dry my brushes faster. It looks funny, but it is effective!

Cleaning Brushes

Now you’ll be left with clean brushes for your next application! Make sure to implement this crucial step in your beauty routine.

Cleaning Brushes

Until next time. Take care!


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This entry was posted in: Makeup


An “all-in-one” inspirational source catering to diverse style and age groups on an everyday budget. Merging together my endless love for photography, aesthetics, and fashion, Miss Alice Beauty was established in October of 2013 to create a positive community revolving around the dynamic and ever-changing world of fashion and beauty. Finding inspiration through art, nature, architecture, people, and culture Miss Alice Beauty aims to create a semi-comprehensive guide for style, makeup, nail care, and more. Together we will continue to paint the Miss Alice Beauty world, a world of vivid colors, eclectic fashions, and a vibrant imagination. Since it’s debut Miss Alice Beauty has been nominated for the Liebster and One Lovely Blog awards as well as had numerous social media shout outs from international companies such as NYX Cosmetics and Masglow. I would like to thank my mother for being my inspiration, role model, and fashion icon.

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