How to Clean Makeup Brushes

Clean makeup brushes are essential for a perfected makeup application, clear skin and maintaining brush function. Sigma Beauty, the world’s leader in brush cleaning technology, has developed a full line of tools to make brush care simple, efficient and fun. Follow our five step guide to get the most of your makeup brushes. You and your skin deserve the best.

What You'll Need:

5 Step Guide: Cleaning Makeup Brushes

Step 1: Wet your makeup brushes

1. Wet

Wet just the bristles of your makeup brushes under warm water. Try to avoid fully submerging the brush ferrule to prevent damage!

Step 2: Lather bristles with baby shampoo to wash your makeup brushes

2. Wash

Add a small amount of mild shampoo or cleaning solution to makeup brush bristles, swirl on the WASH texture of your gadget to deep clean the brush.

Step 3: Carefully rinse makeup brush bristles clean

3. Rinse

Sweep the brush back and forth on the RINSE texture under running water until the water runs clear. Repeat steps 2 and 3 utilizing the REFINE and REFINE PLUS textures of your gadget for a maximum clean.

Step 4: Gently squeeze out excess water from brush bristles

4. Squeeze

Gently squeeze brush bristles to remove excess water.

Step 5: Dry makeup brushes with Dry'n Shape Tower

5. Dry

Place makeup brushes in the Dry’n Shape Tower® to quickly dry and reshape your brushes. If you haven’t got our revolutionary tower, simply lay your brushes flat on a towel.

Why Clean Makeup Brushes Are Important:

  • Not cleaning your makeup brushes regularly can cause mold, bacteria and excess product buildup.
  • Using dirty brushes can spread bacteria and aggravate the skin causing blemishes and breakouts.
  • Product buildup in your bristles causes makeup to apply unevenly and wastes product.