How to Clean Your Makeup Brushes

A few weeks ago we got an email from 15 year old Frankee, who wanted to know how she should clean her makeup brushes. Well, Frankee, wonder no more! We went straight to makeup artist Tina Turnbow for some pro tips:

"Cleaning brushes is a daily thing for me! I usually use Mrs. Meyers All Natural Dish Soap--lemon or lavender. I'll take a glass, pour some soap in and swirl the brushes in it, to get 'em soapy. Then I fill the glass with warm water and start rinsing them out, squeezing the bristles of excess water and making sure they're placed in the proper shape. Don't dry your brushes with the hairs all splayed out!! Dry them with the handles down, fluffy ends up in the glass overnight.

Check out Tina's work backstage at Lela Rose fashion show.


If you're in a huge hurry, use an instant brush cleaner, like Vincent Longo Hygenic Professional Brush Cleaner. Spray it on the brush and swish around on a paper towel, removing all traces of makeup. It's mostly alcohol, so it dries quickly."

Related: ecoTOOLS brushes give you an earth-friendly face.


-- Laurel Pantin

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