Saturday, 25 August 2012

How To Clean Your Makeup Brushes On A Budget!

Hi everyone! 

So today, im going to show you how, and what i use to clean my makeup brushes. It is super simple and more affordable than brush cleanser, so lets get started.

What i use:

Baby shampoo,
I normally just use Johnson's baby shampoo, but i picked a different one this time,

Sainsburys little ones baby shampoo.

Paediatrician approves, Dermatologically tested, Hypo-allergenic, Paraben free and no tears.

So this is just a simple baby shampoo, which is really good and natural for the delicate hairs on the brush.

So first thing i do, is wet the makeup brushes i want to clean,


Then i put a blob of the baby shampoo in my hand(bigger the brush, bigger the blob.)

I then, one at a time, swirl the wet makeup brush on the shampoo in the palm of my hand, so it lathers up.

Then just wash is out of the brush gently with luke warm water, until all the product has gone.

Now, if i feel the brush still has abit of resadue or didnt quite wash all the product out, i will repeat it until the lather, and the brush is clear white, and sparkling clean!

Now lay them on a towel to dry, i like to put them so they are hanging of a side so the shape of the brush goes into its original shape when its dried. I tend to leave them over-night to dry, but some of my smaller or eye brushes will dry with in a couple of hours,so they are ready to go back into my brush holder.

Thankyou so much for reading, i hope this was helpful for you all, please follow so you can stay updated to my new post every Wednesday+Saturday, bye!



  1. Great post Lauren, I think there's something really therapeutic about washing your makeup brushes and seeing all that gunk come out of them - then again I'm a bit weird lol! x

  2. Thanks so much for the tips!


  3. This is so helpful! I don't wash my makeup brushes often because I don't really know what to do, but this is exactly what I am going to start doing now! (: I love your blog, I followed!
    It would mean a lot if you could check out my blog too: - I post beauty, fashion, hauls, everything! I also always follow back! Thanks! (:

  4. i love your blog!!!!! i followed and it would mean so much to me if you checked out my blog!! and i sorta have the same type of blog as you :)

    1. Thank you so much!! I will check it out!:)

  5. I always use expensive brush cleaner and I'm tired of spending my money on it! I never thought of using baby shampoo! Such a good idea! :)

  6. This is such a good idea, better than paying for the cleaning water :) x

  7. I never thought of using baby shampoo, neat idea!
    Let's follow each other? :)

    1. Thank you! And sure, i followed under Lauren on GFC!:)

  8. Such a smart idea to keep the brushes hanging! I love ur blog, please check mine out! Let's follow each other! :) xx


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