Let’s Get Those Makeup Brushes Clean!

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Cleaning your makeup brushes is so important. Dirty brushes can cause damage to your skin. Most brushes can be cleaned once a month, however, concealer and foundation brushes should be cleaned once a week to prevent buildup. The cleaner, the better. Brushes that are used around your eyes should be cleaned at least two times per month.

For this post, I thought we could explore various ways to clean our brushes. I don’t know about you, but I am always so busy and I need the quickest and best way to clean my brushes.

Cleaning Your Brushes Electronically

I love the idea of electronic cleaners for your makeup brushes. Just place them in the cleaner and let it do all the work. Sounds easy enough, right?

Lilumia Brush Cleaning Device

The Lilumia 2 Makeup Brush Cleaner Device is the one that I see most often. It pops up daily on my Facebook feed. This cleaner is on my “to buy” list. I like that you can just put your brushes in there, push a button, and walk away. The Lilumia holds up to 12 brushes at a time, does 2 wash cycles, and 3 rinse cycles. You can start your Lilumia and let it do all the work while you move on to do something else on your busy to-do list.

Luxe Makeup Brush Cleaner

The Luxe Makeup Brush Cleaner is a little more hands-on. This brush cleaner cleans one brush at a time and is battery-operated. The product includes a rechargeable base so you don’t have to worry about changing batteries. The description on Amazon says that there are just 3 simple steps to cleaning your brushes; 1. Dip and Dunk 2. Spin to rinse 3. Spin to dry. It seems easy enough. I really like that you can spin the brush to dry it.

Manual Cleaning Methods

I am a Pinterest-addict and I have found quite a few different DIY ways to clean my brushes. There are also some products on the market that you may use for manual cleaning.

This is the DIY method that I use to clean my brushes. Then I just rinse them under warm water and lay them on a towel to dry. The cleaner is easy to put together and I always have these items around the house. My brushes end up clean and soft after they dry.

Ecotools Makeup Brush Cleansing Shampoo

The Ecotools Makeup Brush Cleansing Shampoo is Amazon’s choice and highly rated from the 317 customer reviews on Amazon. It’s pretty inexpensive and worth the purchase if you’d prefer not to make your own cleaner.

Makeup Brush Scrubber

This Cleaning MakeUp Washing Brush Silica Glove Scrubber Board is good for loosening up the makeup from your brushes and getting them clean. The scrubber is inexpensive, easy to use, and has great reviews.

Drying Your Brushes

Makeup Brush Drying Tower

I love this Ovonni Makeup Brush Tree Dryer Holder Organizer Hanger Folding Collapsible Air Drying Tower. It is best to dry your brushes upside down and this inexpensive tower is the way to do it. I’m so glad it comes in my favorite color, pink, and I also like that it’s collapsible. That makes it easy to store.

I’ve been drying my brushes by laying them on a towel, however, I am placing my order for this drying tower now. I am all about convenience and taking good care of my brushes.

What methods do you use to clean your brushes? How do you feel about an electronic cleaner vs cleaning your brushes manually? Leave me a comment below.

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