How I Clean My Makeup Brushes | Only 5 Simple Steps!

I admit I don't clean my makeup brushes as often as I should simply because it's so time consuming and I own a lot of makeup brushes. At any given time, I probably use 10 of them but still is the cleaning process going to take time. 

When I finally get around to clean my brushes, it feels like the world is a better place. I know that's quite hyperbolic but there's nothing like using a squeaky clean brush to blend eyeshadows and concealers. Not to mention, clean brushes won't cause breakouts and that's all that matters sometimes, rather than changing your skincare routine (oh I should take my own advice).

So, how do I clean my makeup brushes?

I only use these five simple steps to deeply (and easily) clean my brushes.
  1. Firstly, wet the bristles with water. Note: I only wash the bristles and keeping the handle as well as the metal part dry to extend the life of my brushes.
  2. While the brushes are still wet, swirl and rub them on a gentle soap (baby shampoo works well too) until most of the dirt come off.
  3. Using a textured cleaning mat that I got from Daiso, I swirl them against the textured patterns gently. This tool is so handy to have in hand if you have a huge brush collection. It breaks the oldest makeup build-up and residue just like that! *snaps finger*
  4. Next up, rinse the soapy brushes in the water and gently massage the bristles. I sometimes repeat the process depending on how dirty my brushes are.
  5. Once they're all clean, I reshape the brush heads and lay them flat at the edge of a counter to dry.

How I Clean My Makeup Brushes | Only 5 Simple Steps!How I Clean My Makeup Brushes | Only 5 Simple Steps!How I Clean My Makeup Brushes | Only 5 Simple Steps!

Voila! Easy-peasy. Honestly, I clean my brushes twice a month (if not, once). That's pretty okay considering how I hate cleaning my brushes. If I am being honest, sometimes I just use facial wipes to clean my brushes. It's faster and even quicker. You don't have to go to your bathroom and whatnot. But, I do not encourage the facial wipes method. It won't deeply cleanse your makeup brushes, okay?

Spare a day where you can spend most of the time at home and do nothing. That's a perfect day to clean your makeup brushes and when you're done, it feels like a real accomplishment.

How do you like to clean your makeup brushes?