“Makeup may come and go, but brush cleaning is forever.”

I know, I know! I already hear you ladies huffing and puffing, but it’s my duty to remind you to clean your brushes and makeup tools at least once a week. Although it may seem like it is too often, especially given our busy and hectic lifestyles, the last thing you want is applying your makeup with tools that are full of bacteria, oil and dirt. Trust me, it is worth it to give your brushes the extra attention they need if it will avoid clogged pores and breakouts!

With the help of the ladies from Bold and Blush PR, I was able to create a cheat sheet for makeup tool maintenance!

Brush Cleaner Spray


If you are looking for a way to cleanse your brushes on a daily basis to help prevent the build-up of bacteria on your makeup tools, try using a Brush Cleaner Spray like the Sephora Collection Daily Brush Cleaner. Made without parabens, sulfates and phthalates, this daily cleaner acts like a conditioning and protecting cleanser for makeup brushes by removing dirt and makeup residue.

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To effectively remove dirt and bacteria, wash your brushes with a brush shampoo or a normal hair shampoo. A favourite for many women is baby shampoo because it is less harsh on your brushes.

How to Clean your Brushes:

1. Rinse your brush under lukewarm water
2. Fill a small bowl with water and add a drop of shampoo. Then, dip the brush tips in the water and make sure that it is not completely submerged!
3. Swirl the brush in the palm of your hand to get rid of any excess dirt and residue
4. Rince the brush tips under running water and make sure that all of the shampoo is cleaned off with no residue by swirling the brush in your clean palm!
5. Softly dry your brush with a cloth.

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Drying your Brushes

Make sure to dry your brushes upside down or by laying them flat on a cloth to dry. Keeping your brushes standing upright while they are wet will only cause the moisture to seep into the glue that holds the bristles and lead the hairs to fall out! If you are looking for a great way to keep your brushes organized and a faster and more efficient way to dry your brushes, try one of Bella Posh Organizers’ Brush Dryers!

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Ladies, it is now time to show your makeup tools some tender loving care!!!

*Pictures taken from Bold and Blush PR*


Born in London, one of the biggest fashion capitals of the world, there was no doubt that Julienne Styles would end up being an influence of inspiration and style. Fierce, passionate, dedicated and ambitious, Julienne started her career in fashion with the goal of becoming influential and developing an outreach where she can express her creativity and flair. As a fashion stylist, she constantly focuses on motivating the people around her to be daring and outgoing with their fashion sense. For Julienne, clothing equals self-expression, and she wants to help people brighten their personality through fashion and beauty! Making a career out of her dreams and combining her passions and hobbies are her main goals. For the love of black, she is the bubbly monochromatic girl next door, and talking to people who chase their dreams, relating to them and understanding them is more inspiring to her than anything else. Let Julienne Styles inspire YOU, one outfit at a time.