How To Clean Your Makeup Brushes In 3 Steps
1. Squirt a small amount of baby shampoo in a mug filled with warm water and softly swirl your makeup brushes in the soapy water to loosen the oils and makeup. Dump out the water and repeat until the water runs clean. (If you have a particularly soiled brush, put a small amount of baby shampoo in your palm and clean the brush by hand.) Prop the handles of the brushes on a ledge or on top of a folded towel so that the water will drain down and out of the bristles. Let them air dry overnight and fluff in the morning. Use a blow dryer to dry, if needed.
2. Spray all pencils with rubbing alcohol (or dip them in a shot glass with rubbing alcohol) before sharpening them. Even if they don’t “need” sharpening, this will remove the outermost (and dirtiest) layer.
3. Place all sponges, buffing cloths and powder puffs in a lingerie bag and place them in the washing machine or wash them by hand using Woolite.