The Basics: Makeup Brush Cleaning 101

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If you follow Makeup to Go on Instagram

– and you should @makeuptogoblog – you may have noticed that things have been quite active over there. I’m finally investing time into the Makeup to Go Blog Instagram feed and it’s starting to come into form and look nice and spiffy πŸ™‚ AND I love that Instagram offers me immediate feedback into what people want to see and learn. So one of the things I’ve come to realize unequivocally is that people want more tutorials and videos, no matter how basic the presentation may be.

With that in mind, here is an Instagram Story video where I go through step-by-step on how I wash my brushes. Now; I’m not saying this is the ONLY way to wash brushes, but this is a more typically professional method than some of the methods you may see online. And I also explain why I do some of the things that I do. This method has keep my brushes in good usable condition for years and years and years and also I have yet to ever cause anyone a skin irritation/reaction using this method (knock on wood!).


I should say, this Insta Story became seriously popular. Like WOW. I guess I’m a q-dork, but I had no idea it would be so popular. It is saved on the @Makeuptogoblog Instagram as a “Highlight” but I also thought what the heck, let’s go ahead and post it on the blog where it can live for all posterity. I am working on the capacity to be able to do more videos and I want them to look more professional, etc. but in the meantime I will be taking advantage of Insta Stories and Instagram Live as both teaching tools and ways to connect with my audience. So if there is anything in particular you want to see, lay it on me in Comments! I’m all ears πŸ™‚

You might also like my previous articles on makeup brushes and keeping your makeup clean.

ALSO! Major thanks to Illyne Michel for helping me film this tutorial. You can check out her makeup fabulosity at @mua_illynemichel

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4 Comments

  1. Sue McLaurin
    May 23, 2018 / 2:56 pm

    Great tutorial thanks Tania!!

  2. May 23, 2018 / 3:41 pm

    Thank ya ma’am! Thanks much for watching πŸ˜€

  3. October 22, 2018 / 11:37 am

    That’s super interesting ! I have a slightly different protocol : I wash all the brushes with soap first to take out all the makeup, then desinfect them in brush desinfectant. For animal hair brushes, I give them a conditionner bath once in a while.

  4. October 27, 2018 / 6:21 pm

    Nice. Sounds like your brushes are well cared for and happy πŸ™‚ (I also like to Condition my natural hair brushes periodically). Thanks for watching and commenting πŸ™‚

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