Makeup Brush Cleaners

Discover a range of makeup brush cleaners from big brands such as Real Techniques, Brushworks, beautyblender and Stylpro.

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Brush Cleaners

If slaving away over the sink washing your makeup brushes doesn't sell it to you, take a cheeky look through our selection of brush cleaners.

Our wide variety of makeup brush cleaners not only help to keep your brushes clean but also your skin clear and your makeup application as flawless as can be.

The formulas at Cosmetify break down dirt and old makeup in a hygienic way, making them a much better option to regular shampoo. Not to mention, they provide professional care for your makeup tools, so there'll be no sign of loose bristles or damaged handles once you are finished scrubbing.

Here, you'll find quicker alternatives, including blush cleansing solutions and sanitising foams that boast gentle yet effective formulas. There are even handy cleaning mats from some of the best brands in the business to help you reach the nooks and cranny's.

Removing dry, tough makeup from your brushes doesn't have to be a chore. Shop the collection today and discover the easy route to keeping your makeup brushes squeaky clean.

Brush Cleaners FAQs

How do you clean makeup brushes?

To clean makeup brushes, mix together a makeup brush cleaner solution and warm water. Take your makeup brush and swirl the bristles in the mixture. Gently massage the bristles to remove old, dry makeup. Rinse well and squeeze out any excess water. For more information, check out our full guide on How to Clean Makeup Brushes.

How often should you wash your makeup brushes?

Dermatologists suggest cleaning foundation and concealer brushes at least every 7-10 days, as they are often used the most and have more product build-up. Any brushes that you use around the eye area, such as eyeshadow brushes, should be cleaned at least twice a month to prevent bacteria, dirt and dust build-up. Other brushes that are used less often, such as blusher or bronzer brushes, should be cleaned once a month.

Failing to frequently wash your makeup brushes allows the bristles to become clogged with bacteria, oils, dirt and dust. Not only is this unhygienic and can cause skin to breakout, it also makes blending and applying makeup all the more difficult.

How can I make a DIY makeup brush cleaner at home?

There are two common ways to make DIY makeup brush cleaner at home. Combining an equal amount of olive oil and dish soap has proven to break down old makeup residue and clean makeup brushes efficiently.

Baby shampoo can also be used to clean makeup brushes as its delicate formula is made to cleanse even the most sensitive skin, meaning it'll wash makeup brushes without damaging the bristles.

Whilst these are great hacks to creating your own DIY makeup brush cleaner, we recommend using professional brush cleaning solutions that have been specially formulated with the correct ingredients.

How do you dry makeup brushes?

You can air dry brushes by laying them flat on a towel with the bristles hanging over the edge of the surface. Alternatively, there are accessories such as makeup brush drying racks that allow you to hang brushes upside down to dry. It normally takes around three to four hours for makeup brushes to completely dry once washed.

You should never dry makeup brushes with a hairdryer as it can cause damage to the brush hairs and melt the glue that holds the bristles and handle together.

What is the best makeup brush cleaner?

There are many great makeup brush cleaners that efficiently and effectively remove dirt and old makeup from bristles without causing damage. If you're looking for some of the best makeup brush cleaners, check out solutions and products from the likes of Stylpro, Sigma Beauty and Real Techniques.

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