Reach For Gloves
Probably one of the most standard ways of cleaning makeup brushes is to put on clean rubber gloves, add cleanser to the palm of your hand, wet brushes and massage them in the cleanser for a deep clean. Rinse your makeup brushes under lukewarm water, squeeze out all the excess, and lay flat to dry overnight. If you don’t have gloves, you use your bare hands, just ensure the water isn’t too hot to avoid any discomfort.
If you’ve just purchased new makeup brushes, Kaicker recommends giving them a good shampoo from the start. “Always wash new brushes before using them for the first time,” she says. “Just like cleaning your undergarments before wearing them, the same goes for brushes before touching them to your skin.”