8 Easy Ways To Clean Your Make-Up Brushes

8 Easy Ways To Clean Your Make-Up Brushes

Washing your make-up brushes is all too often easily overlooked, but from dead skin cells to bacteria and product build-up, the experts say you should be cleaning your bristles at least once a week. To help you get started, we’ve rounded up eight of the beauty world’s most innovative tools. You can thank us later…
Instaclean, £15 | BeautyBlender
Instaclean, £15 | BeautyBlender

Beautyblender Instaclean, £15

WHY WE RATE IT: Like dry shampoo for your brushes, this game-changing, quick-drying spray is ideal for last-minute or on-the-go cleansing. There’s no need to rinse and the formula is alcohol-free, making it ideal for sensitive complexions.
 

Pure Solid Cleanser, £15 | Beautyblender
Pure Solid Cleanser, £15 | Beautyblender

Beautyblender Pure Solid Cleanser, £15

WHY WE RATE IT: Ideal for frequent travellers, this clever solid cleanser makes light work of dirty brushes and sponges alike. A little goes a long way and the subtle lavender fragrance will leave your brushes feeling brand new.

Dry 'n Shape Spa, £24 | Sigma Beauty
Dry 'n Shape Spa, £24 | Sigma Beauty

Sigma Beauty Dry ‘n Shape Spa, £24

WHY WE RATE IT: This new-gen tool may look high-tech but its multi-textured core will leave even the dirtiest of brushes squeaky clean, while the drying rack will keep your tools safely in place as they dry. Trust us – you won’t look back.

Cleansing Glove, £31.25 | Sigma Beauty
Cleansing Glove, £31.25 | Sigma Beauty

Sigma Beauty Spa Brush Cleaning Glove, £31.25

WHY WE RATE IT: One of the most fool-proof brush cleaners we’ve come across, this clever glove can be taken anywhere and guarantees impressive results. Combined with a gentle shampoo, the different textures on the glove will work deep into brush bristles to banish product build-up and bacteria.

SigMagic Scrub, £19 | Sigma Beauty
SigMagic Scrub, £19 | Sigma Beauty

Sigma Beauty SigMagic Scrub, £19

WHY WE RATE IT: A first of its kind, this patent-pending tool is one to try. Boasting a concentrated antimicrobial cleansing bar set in a unique textured layer, simply swirl your brush around the bar with a little water for a seriously deep clean. It’ll even prevent the growth of further bacteria on your bristles for up to two weeks after use.

Brush Cleaner, £39.99 | StylPro
Brush Cleaner, £39.99 | StylPro

StylPro Brush Cleaner, £39.99

WHY WE RATE IT: Believe the hype – this innovative brush cleaner-dryer hybrid really is as good as they claim. Using spin technology, it’ll leave your brushes squeaky clean and dry within just a couple of minutes. It’s also suitable for pretty much every brush type and is surprisingly compact, making it a beauty addict’s must-have.

Brush Cleansing Cloths, £6.99 | EcoTools
Brush Cleansing Cloths, £6.99 | EcoTools

EcoTools Brush Cleansing Cloths, £3.99

WHY WE RATE IT: Enriched with non-irritating ingredients like cucumber and aloe, these wipes may be gentle but are tough on even the dirtiest of foundation brushes. Simply swirl your brush onto a clean wipe for 60 seconds before leaving to dry for a couple of minutes. The best bit? There’s no oily residue and they’re free from parabens and sulfates.

Make-Up Brush Cleaner, £10 | The Pro Hygiene Collection
Make-Up Brush Cleaner, £10 | The Pro Hygiene Collection

The Pro Hygiene Collection Make-Up Brush Cleaner, £10

WHY WE RATE IT: Not one for beauty tools? This genius cleansing mist comes highly recommended. Created for make-up artists but perfect for all beauty enthusiasts, the antibacterial formula kills 99.9% of germs in just sixty seconds and is gentle enough to use on natural and synthetic fibres.

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