Products to Keep Your Makeup Brushes Clean

Washing off the makeup that collects on your beauty brushes—we all know we should do it but it's one of those things we collectively ignore. Unfortunately, the bacteria that collects on brushes can cause breakouts, and the dirt and grime left on dirty bristles can clog your pores. Dealing with an unexpected mess of blemishes? Your brushes could be to blame.

Here are some products to make cleaning your tool way easier.

2X Sigma Spa Brush Cleaning Glove ($39)

This hot pink silicone glove will make deeply cleaning your brushes easier than ever. Just slide the glove on your dominant hand, apply the soap or cleanser of your choosing with some water, and run your brush along the bristled side of the glove! It’s a super simple process with a miraculous result.

2x Sigma Spa Brush Cleaning Glove

Real Techniques Brush Cleansing Palette ($14.99)

This affordable cleansing palette is a neat little accessory to help clean your brushes at home. It's even small enough to throw in a travel bag. The palette has several ridges or bumps to run a wet and soapy brush along. It effectively deep cleans brushes on a flat surface or you hand if you utilize the strap on the bottom! Take advantage of Real Technique’s inclusion of free samples of their Brush Cleansing Gel too to get your brush cleansing off to a strong start.

Real Techniques Brush Cleansing Palette


EcoTools Makeup Brush Cleansing Cloths ($7)

For a quick brush cleanse, reach for one of these wet cleansing clothes! All the surface makeup will easily glide right onto the cloth with a few swipes of a brush, and leave the brushes feeling and smelling like new!

EcoTools Makeup Brush Cleansing Cloths


Japonesque Solid Brush Cleanser ($20)

This goat-milk cleansing balm quickly eliminates the gunk on all your beauty applicators. You can quickly see the white change colors as it picks up more and more pigment. Your brushes’ bristles will smell fresh and look like you bought them yesterday! This cleanser seriously doesn’t seem to leave anything behind.

Japonesque Solid Brush Cleanser


Cinema Secrets Brush Cleaner ($24)

This cleanser is so strong the brush cleansing process will be done in a flash. No residue will remain, but the strength of the cleanser won’t harm your brushes. They’ll be left buff and shiny, drying quickly so you can use your brushes again really soon!

Cinema Secrets Makeup Brush Cleaner


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