How To Clean Makeup Brushes

How To Clean Makeup Brushes, How Often Should I Wash Makeup Brushes

Today’s post is going to be all about how to clean makeup brushes, and how often I clean mine.

How To Clean Makeup Brushes + What To Use To Clean Makeup Brushes 

Best Natural Brush Shampoo

To clean my brushes quickly and easily, I usually use a brush mat and a good brush shampoo. The Sigmagic Brushampoo has been my favourite brush shampoo since it launched late last year, and it does a great job of cleaning my brushes.

The Sigmagic Brushampoo is a 100% natural shampoo that contains virgin coconut oil so you no longer have to mix oil with your brush shampoos. Just pump, swirl and rinse, and you have a clean brush. It also does a great job of cleaning makeup sponges like the beauty blender.

Here’s what the brush mat looks like. It has different textures for cleaning and rinsing different brushes and it has auction pads to keep it in place  as you will see in the video below. 

What to use to clean makeup brushes
Source: Sigma Beauty

Basically, I wet my dirty brush, pump some shampoo on to the mat, swirl the brush round the mat, and rinse. I repeat if necessary, and in a few short minutes I have clean brushes. 
Here’s a video demo showing how I use the Sigmagic Brushampoo and Sigma Brush Mat  to clean my Elf  Beautifully Precise Brushes.

How Often To Clean Makeup Brushes

How often do you need to clean your make up brushes? It depends on a few factors, but I’d say deep cleaning once a week is a good rule of thumb.

Personally, I spot clean my eye brushes literally every time I apply shadows, and I give them a proper wash when I wash my other  brushes.

I try to use my foundation brushes no more than two times between washes. I have lots of foundation brushes and I don’t wear makeup everyday so it takes a while to get through them all.

As for regular powder brushes like all over face powder brushes or powder contour b rushes I have to admit I am less stringent about cleaning them. In my mind, dry powder products are less likely to breed acne causing bacteria.

Do try to deep clean ALL your dirty brushes at least once a week. Dirty brushes can cause acne.


You can buy the Sigmagic Brushampoo and Brush Cleaning Mat on the Sigma website and they offer worldwide shipping. They ship to Nigeria, guys!

Buy Elf Beautifully Precise Brushes on the Elf Website.
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