How to Clean Makeup Brushes

by Angela Savoca

This is a simple an gentle method for cleaning your makeup filled brushes.


  • Dirty makeup brushes
  • Olive oil
  • Dish soap
  • Small bowl
  • Sink
  • Towel
  • Scrubbing mat (optional)
  • Instructions

    Step 1

    Gather all of your supplies

    Step 2

    Pour an equal amount of soap and oil into your bowl.

    Step 3

    Stir the mixture together

    Step 4

    Transfer to your sink

    Step 5

    Wet a brush you wish to clean.

    Step 6

    Dip the brush in your mixture

    Step 7

    Swirl around on a cleansing mat or the palm of your hand.

    Step 8

    Thoroughly rise with warm water until the brush is soap free.

    Step 9

    Pat dry with a clean towel.

    Step 10

    Prop the brush up bristles down to finish drying.

    Step 11

    Repeat the steps for the rest of your brushes.