How I Clean My Makeup Brushes

I always used to struggle to clean my makeup brushes, I used to soak them in a pool of water with some shower gel. But they’d never come out clean or soft, and eventually I ended up ruining a lot of brushes. So this post could save a lot of people time and money, I’ll be writing about how I achieve super clean smooth brushes.

I don’t know why I never googled how to clean makeup brushes, but when I eventually did I saw that I should use baby shampoo. So I thought I’d try it because I was fed up of crusty brushes after I (badly) washed them. I haven’t looked back since, I think this technique is a keeper!


Johnson’s baby shampoo is amazing for cleaning brushes, and so affordable! All you need is a little bit of product on your hand, water from the sink and you can just rub the brush against your palm to wash the residual makeup away.

It works so much better than soaking the brush, and they come out as if they were brand new.


I hope this post helps a few people! Thanks for reading and tell me what you think, or if you have any other techniques.


Love, Estelle    X



  1. February 19, 2016 / 7:59 am

    Great advice. I’ll go ahead try it.

  2. February 19, 2016 / 8:06 am

    i have ever thought to use shampoo to clean my makeup. i usully use the organic products to clean but it has quiet expensive price. Can Johnsonโ€™s baby shampoo apply for sensitive skin??
    i have a sensitive skin……so help me. thanks so much

    • February 19, 2016 / 8:32 am

      Yes it will definitely work, my skin is sensitive too and I’ve had no problems! ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. February 19, 2016 / 1:08 pm

    Love this post! Keep it up <3

  4. February 19, 2016 / 2:07 pm

    I use Johnson’s baby shampoo as well! I’m glad to see I’m not the only one!

  5. February 20, 2016 / 12:10 am

    yeah! i did that too! it’s really effective

  6. February 20, 2016 / 11:44 am

    I do this too and it definitely leaves brushes really soft and clean!

  7. February 21, 2016 / 2:45 pm

    I’m going to have to try this now! Great idea xx

    • February 21, 2016 / 2:46 pm

      let me know if it works just as well for you! xx

  8. February 22, 2016 / 1:31 pm

    I am a complete Johnson baby care product lover…I use this technique too…also using the baby oil is a great way to remove the eye make-up..soft on ur eyes and does less damage ๐Ÿ™‚

    • February 22, 2016 / 2:00 pm

      Oo I’ll have to try!! Sounds great ๐Ÿ™‚

  9. March 23, 2016 / 1:51 pm

    If you ever feel like splurging you must try the Beauty Blender solid cleanser it’s insane how well it cleans brushes/sponges. I’m not going back!

    • March 23, 2016 / 1:58 pm

      I’ve been eyeing it up but it’s so expensive, might have to treat myself!

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