Loading, please wait...

How to Clean Makeup Brushes

How to Clean Makeup Brushes

How To Clean Makeup Brushes

Okay, cleaning your makeup brushes might not be at the top of your priorities list… but it should be! Allowing product to build up on brush bristles can wreck their function and wreak havoc on your skin. So, give your tools a little love and attention—it’s easier than you think.

Step 2: Soak

Start by soaking your bristles in a bowl of lukewarm water. Be careful not to submerge them below the glue line that holds the bristles in place—this can weaken its grip.

Step 4: Rinse & repeat

Lather and rinse under warm water until things aren’t, well, gross and cloudy anymore.

Step 5: Wring & reshape

Once you’re in the clear, very gently wring out the bristles. Natural bristles will need a bit of re-shaping or fluff-up help.

Step 6: Dry completely

Lay the brushes out on a clean towel. We suggest letting them dry flat on the edge of a counter or table to allow air circulation.

More ways to elevate your look

How to find your foundation match

There are so many foundation formulas, textures and shades out there. Here’s how to find what you’re looking for.

How to get clear skin

Maintaining clear skin is all about finding the right routine. Check out this guide to glowing skin. It’s totally customizable—choose which steps work for you.

More beauty tips

Beauty is all about finding your confidence. Whether you’re all about glam or into a natural look, check out more tips & suggestions for how to love your look.

*See offer details. Restrictions apply. Pricing, promotions and availability may vary by location and at Target.com.