Makeup brush cleaning solution – My cheap micellar shampoo trick!


The title says it all: Makeup brush cleaning solution


And you read right: Micellar shampoo! In my case, it`s CREIGHTONS micellar shampoo, a UK brand I had never heard of, until a few weeks ago. I originally bought it to test something new (you know how it is..) It was really cheap, so what`s not to love? (If you can not get this brand, any similar shampoo will do!)  It smells clean, fresh and it works great on my hair! The other night I found out I was out of brush cleaning soap, and I figured why not try it on my brushes? And so I did!


My makeup brush cleaning solution tips:


Link to Creightons site :))


I have not yet bought a brush cleaning mat, but I intend to later on. I guess I`ve felt it was for the pros` and not for me, but that is definitely not the case, we all need clean makeup gear and good skin! For now I use an old face washer/massager I bought in Primark (London) once. It`s perfect, because it has a little handle so I can keep it steady while I wash my brushes with it.


I poured the shampoo on the massager, put the bristles carefully under some lukewarm running water, and worked up a lather. The great thing about CREIGHTONS Micellar shampoo is that it doesn’t lather too much! I have no similar shampoos to compare it to yet, but I like it when I don’t have to flush my makeup brushes for ages! I use it for my sponges as well of course, same here, some soaps foam out of the sponge for AGES! But not this one! :))


Following a great rinse, I left my makeup brushes to dry, and they were great smelling and super soft the next morning. I know a lot of people out there are using regular washing up liquid to clean their makeup brushes and sponges, but I feel it`s too harsh to use other than after working with very heavy/greasy makeup or on big projects. I have seen what those kinds of soap do to my skin after just a few days of not wearing gloves, so I am not a fan of using them on expensive makeup brushes. – But as I just wrote, on heavy dirt and residue it works wonders.

I have heard of people using coconut oil to loosen the makeup dirt in the brushes before they use soap to cleanse them, but I have to try it myself before I give you guys a thumbs up or not. I have used makeup wipes for this myself, or cotton balls dunked in micellar water even, but I guess most makeup removers will work!


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2 thoughts on “Makeup brush cleaning solution – My cheap micellar shampoo trick!

  1. Thank you for sharing this I do love my make-up !! Do you know of any good cleaners for false eyelashes? Or would you recommend using this product on falsies as well? I wear false lashes EVERY DAY and like to clean them without damaging them. Thanks for sharing.

    1. Hey Kae!! thanks for stopping by!! 🙂 I don`t know if they recommend cleaning them with shampoo, so I would clean mine with a cotton bud dipped in micellar makeup remover or some other makeup remover you approve of! Maybe stick them back in their tray and wipe them gently from the strip/edge end out? Let me know how it works if you decide to try! :))


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