Thursday, March 29, 2012

Makeup Brush Cleaning & Drying


This has been the most requested video and of course I had to grant it. Brush cleaning & drying can be done is a lot of ways—some people use dishwashing soap, extra virgin olive oil, or baby shampoo. Some use Brush Guards to dry them. Well, my own personal way of doing it is simple and easy:

What you need:

  1. Palmolive Naturals Intensive Moisture Shampoo & Conditioner (PHP 90.00++)—I treat my brushes how I treat my own hair. The Coco Cream Milk and the Pure Milk Protein in this shampoo & conditioner will definitely prevent drying the bristles of the brush; PLUS IT SMELLS SO GOOD!!!
  2. Mesh Pads (PHP 20.00++, Ace Hardware)—these pads are the ones I use to lay my brushes on to dry overnight. They have little holes in them, so moisture from the brushes (that are left after pre-drying) can escape through/evaporate, leaving the brushes all dry and clean the morning after.
  3. Makeup Remover (Lip & Eye Makeup Remover from Etude House, PHP 198.00)—this is just to use for brushes that have been used for cream/gel-like products or basically products that are difficult to remove from the brushes (unlike powder based products)


  1. Dampen all your makeup brushes
  2. Use your palm to swirl the brush around in the shampoo+conditioner
  3. Rinse
  4. For brushes that have been used for creamy-product application/gel products, soak in the makeup remover and swirl around on your palm before washing with the shampoo+conditioner


  1. Pre-dry by using a lint-free towel
  2. Lay all brushes on mesh pads and cover with mesh pads to prevent dust accumulation
  3. Dry overnight

Watch the video here:


  1. Thanks for this Say!!! :)

  2. thank you for this.. .been waiting for it.. and finally :)