If you can’t remember the last time you cleaned your makeup brushes— or if you’re the type to buy a new brush to avoid the brush cleaning process— it’s time to buckle down and wash your brushes. Did you know clean makeup brushes create a more seamless makeup look and allow your products to function properly? Yes, it’s true. Have you ever tried blending concealer with a soiled brush? Don’t recommend it.
However, the most crucial reason to properly clean your brushes is to minimize outbreaks caused by the bacteria packed into the bristles from all of the liquid, powder, and cream products you use on your face on a regular basis. Up for the task? Here are 11 makeup brush cleaners that will restore your brushes to like-new condition.
The creme de la creme of all makeup brush cleaners comes courtesy of Cinema Secrets. Beloved by makeup artists and obsessives alike, this brush cleaner quickly removes build-up from brushes without leaving a greasy residue behind.
After a while, certain cleansers can shorten your brush’s lifespan. Luckily, MAC’s brush cleanser does the complete opposite while also conditioning the brush hairs to ensure each makeup application is flawless.
If each day starts with a fresh makeup beat, each day should end with a clean brush. Sephora Collection’s brush cleaner comes in the form of a spray so you can clean in between looks.
The best part about using E.l.f Cosmetics’ brush shampoo is how well it lathers, so you know your brushes are getting a goodclean regardless of how much effort you put in.
Streamline your makeup brush cleaning process with this tiny device. Simply dip your dirty brush in the bowl, turn on the spinner, discard the dirty water, and repeat.
Believe it or not, the majority of inventory in the Miss A shop costs anywhere from $1 to $2, including its best-selling brush soap. Unlike other cleansers, the soap is housed in a small can but the results are astounding. Swirl your brush in the soap, rinse, and watch the magic happen.
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Yes, your typical antibacterial soap works just as well as the other brush cleaners on the market. Rest assured that your brushes will be free of all dirt and gunk, as well as any bacteria it may have accumulated over time.
There are a lot of things to love about the Eco Tools brush shampoo, from the plant-based ingredients to fragrance-free formula. This cleanser brings your brushes back to their original state and is hypoallergenic to prevent any irritation.
A trusted brush cleanser from the brand with tried-and-true affordable brushes, the gel formula gives your brushes a deep clean without altering the bristles.
For a gentle cleanser tailored made for your beauty sponges, beautyblender created the perfect solution. This compact soap removes product build up as you massage the soap into your tools to provide a gentle but deep clean.
Free of any harsh chemicals, this hypoallergenic brush shampoo produces a good lather that coats each bristle with soap to remove the most stubborn dirt and pigment.
Why do I need a brush cleaner?
You want to treat your brushes with the same level of attention you give your face, especially since brushes are directly applied to the skin. Cleaning your makeup brushes removes dirt and build-up that lead to acne scars and bacteria. A clean brush prevents breakouts and makes your makeup application process seamless.
How do you wash your brushes?
Along with the aforementioned brush cleaners, investing in a brush mat helps to ensure your brushes are being properly cleansed. Most mats are designed with different sections for varying brush sizes. For liquid brush cleaners, it’s best to pour the product directly into the brush, saturate the bristles, and then use the mat to get hard-to-reach areas. After rinsing, repeat the process until your brushes return to their natural state.