So Fresh & So Clean - Makeup Brushes

Before we dive into a quick tutorial, let’s talk about why brushes should be cleaned regularly.

  • Your brushes accumulate bacteria, plenty of it.

Uncleaned brushes accumulate daily oil, dirt, and residue that can lead to breeding bacteria and germs.

  • Dirty brushes can irritate your skin.

Uncleaned brushes with product buildup can feel harsher on your skin. As you continue to rub dirty brushes against your skin, breeding bacteria can cause breakouts, acne-flare ups, or other skin conditions.

  • Dirty brushes don’t work as well as clean brushes.

Makeup brushes are an investment. Product buildup in your brushes can make the application process more challenging while drastically shortening their lifespan overtime. Excess makeup within the bristles can cause them to fray and shed. Additionally, makeup brushes may lose their original shape and glory.

  • Dirty brushes can contaminate your makeup.

When you dip an uncleaned brush in your eyeshadow, blush, or any other product, breeding bacteria gets in that product as well. It is also important to note that you should always throw your skincare and makeup products away after a certain period of time, as they all have a limited lifespan.

The good news is that cleaning your brushes is easy and it takes only a few minutes to do!

As a general rule of thumb you should be deep washing your brushes at least once or twice a month. According to dermatologists makeup brushes should be regularly cleaned every 7 to 10 days, depending on regular use.

To lightly clean your brushes we recommend the following:

  1. Squeeze a small amount of our Lemon Micellar Cleansing Gel into your brushes.

  2. Swirl your brushes in the water and scrub them in a cleaning mat to remove excess product. We recommend using our makeup brush cleaning mat. It’s a silicone brush with multiple textures for a deeper cleansing.

  3. Rinse with clean water and squeeze the water out.

  4. Lay flat to dry!

Bausse babes, it may take some effort to establish a regular makeup brush cleaning routine –try setting reminders on your phone! We promise you, once you get used to it, you’ll always want your brushes to be clean!

Makeup may come and go, but brush cleaning is forever!


Bausse Beauty USA.

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