The Sunday Post #5: Weekend Brush Wash

I’m a bit on a neat freak, everything has it’s place and everything is better when it’s squeaky clean and this includes my make up brushes. I clean my brushes about once a week, eye brushes more if I’m using them for a lot of different colours which doesn’t happen a lot but there is nothing worse than messing up your eyeshadow with a dirty brush!

There are numerous methods for cleaning your make up brushes out there and mine isn’t anything special but I thought I’d share it anyway!

So, first of all I just take my brush and wet it with cold water and swirl it about a bit to make sure I get all the bristles. Now, the next step depends on how filthy the brush is, If it is particularly dirty I take Dr Bronner’s Magic Soap (I use the Eucalyptus kind) and squirt a few drops into my palm. I them take the wet brush and swirl it around in the soap, lather it up and rinse. This stuff really is magic it terms of brush cleaning! I cannot fault it at all! It’s gets literally everything off my brushes from gel eyeliner to foundation, it’s really brilliant stuff!

Next, once I’ve rinsed of the soap I then take the brush and swirl it in my Savon De Marcielle Olive to give it a double cleanse and to condition it. I then flick the brush so it’s not dripping wet, re shape it and the place it on a flannel to dry overnight and voila! If the brush isn’t particularly dirty I will skip the Dr Bronner’s and just give it a swirl in the Savon De Marceille Olive.

Both of these products are amazing and I can’t see myself using anything else! The Savon De Marceille Olive was about £3 off eBay and the Dr Bronners Soap is £5.95 for a full sized bottle (mine is a sample from a beauty box).



  1. May 20, 2012 / 10:12 am

    I use different things to wash mine, sometimes it would be baby shampoo then facial wash gel, everything works great. I was my brushes every week. x

  2. May 20, 2012 / 10:52 am

    I often use baby shampoo to clean my brushes, infact they are in dire need of a clean.

    Jess x

  3. May 20, 2012 / 10:53 am

    they look perfectly clean!! might have to try these steps, i purchased the mac brush cleanser but i feel like it doesn't remove everything :S xx

  4. May 20, 2012 / 2:08 pm

    Great post! I usually use baby shampoo, but I haven't had any time to clean my brushes lately, so I know I'll make time today now!

  5. May 20, 2012 / 4:02 pm

    Your brushes are so clean, i usually use a bit of baby shampoo but i much prefer your way after reading this.x

  6. May 20, 2012 / 7:41 pm

    Clean brushes clean face!! That's what I say.

  7. May 20, 2012 / 8:34 pm

    I'm so lazy when it comes to brush cleaning haha but super helpful post! 🙂

  8. May 21, 2012 / 9:03 am

    I used to use anything really! Loads of things work well 🙂 x

  9. May 21, 2012 / 9:04 am

    I dont think ive ever used baby shampoo! Might give it a whirl! I always have tonnes of half used bottles because my 2 year old loves hiding them haha! x

  10. May 21, 2012 / 9:05 am

    I was going to buy the MAC one but dont think I will now you've said that! It's quite pricey too! How disappointing for you though 🙁 x

  11. May 21, 2012 / 9:05 am

    Thank you 🙂 x

  12. May 21, 2012 / 9:06 am

    Ive never tried baby shampoo haha! The Olive oil soap is my favourite for getting powder products off brushes 🙂 x

  13. May 21, 2012 / 9:06 am

    Totally agree! x

  14. May 21, 2012 / 9:07 am

    I used to be too but found that is i didnt clean them every week they broke me out! Not good! Thank you 🙂 x

  15. May 21, 2012 / 4:38 pm

    love washing my brushes. feels as good as new once im done 🙂

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