Sunday, 29 April 2012

Make up brush cleaning

I've read a few blogs recently about how people clean make up brushes so I thought I'd let you in on my secret.
Cleaning make up brushes regularly is so important, not only does it improve the look of your make up but it also gets rid of any bacterial lurking in them. In an ideal world I'd clean my brushes properly everyday but lets face it that's NEVER going to happen.

Once a week I like to give my collection a proper wash using baby shampoo. I find this perfect for make up brushes as it's gentle but still gives them a good clean. It also makes them smell devine! After every use I also like to give them a little freshen up.

To do this I use diluted Milton sterilising fluid. You can pick this up from pretty much every supermarket. Milton is normally used for sterlising babies bottles but if it's good enough for baby, it's good enough for me! I use a spray bottle (like you get from Boots) add drop of milton and then top it up with water. When I've finished putting my make up on I quickly spritz my brushes and dab them dry. It takes a couple of minutes but is well worth it. I do dilute it quite a bit - I don't want it to be too harsh on the bristles  - but I find it really works and stops your brushes going cakey in between going washes.

How do you clean your make up brushes?


  1. Thank god you posted this! Been looking to find a post like this is ages as I didn't want to pay for an expensive brush cleaner! xx

  2. Proper brush cleaners are so expensive arent they! I swear by milton and baby shampoo, hope it works for you too xx