How I Clean My Makeup Brushes with Bar Soap! 

This weekend was finally time for me to get to that chore we all put off for as long as we can – cleaning our makeup brushes. 

There are tons of beauty products out there designed specifically for cleaning brushes, but let’s be real – some of them can be so pricey for such a small product size! I recently bought the BlenderCleanser solid soap bar for brushes and blenders ($16.00) and even though it worked great, it was fully used up after a few washes of my beauty blender. 

Now, I found a super affordable alternative that will last SO much longer – Dove bar soap! For just $2.99 for a 2 pack, this large bar of soap will go a LONG way in cleaning my brushes over time. I kept one for my skin and one for my brushes! 

Check out how I wash my brushes below! 

Step 1: get all of your dirty brushes 

Step 2: put your bar of Dove soap on a paper towel to soak up excess water, and on a plate for easy cleanup. I use the Dove sensitive skin bar – drugstore find! 

Step 3: run water over your brushes 

Step 4: in circular motions, swirl wet brush around your bar of soap to soak off makeup 

Step 5: take a plastic cup and add some water, swirl brush in the cup – you can also do this on your hand to help scrub off the build up. 

Step 6: rise again under the sink, squeeze excess water out, reshape and lay flat on a dry washcloth. 

BEFORE: dirty and uneven shape 


Nothing feels better than using a clean makeup brush on your face! What do you use to clean your brushes? 


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