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How to Clean Makeup Brushes

How to Clean Makeup Brushes

Clean tools for clearer skin

Haven’t cleaned your brushes in awhile? Don’t slack on this—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.

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Cleaning tools Using your hand as a lathering tool totally works, but there are other super-efficient options out there, too—like silicone brush cleaning gloves, mats and palettes.

Step 3

Dry & reshape Once your’e in the clear, very gently wring out the bristles. Natural bristles will need a bit of re-shaping help to keep them fluffed. Lay the brushes out on a clean towel, letting them dry flat on the edge of a counter or table to allow bristles to fully dry.

Step 4

Spot clean For a touch-up in between cleanings or on the go, try brush cleanser wipes or a fast-working spray formula—just spray onto a dry paper towel, cloth or tissue and gently wipe the brush bristles across until clean.