How often do you wash your brushes?

This Week's Poll

A few times a month

27%, 633 Votes

Weekly

23%, 548 Votes

Monthly

20%, 485 Votes

Every few months

17%, 412 Votes

A few times a week

5%, 124 Votes

Daily

4%, 83 Votes

Never

2%, 52 Votes

Yearly

1%, 34 Votes

Total Voters: 2,371


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I only wash them before and after doing makeup on other people, but haven’t done that in months, so I voted for “every few months”. However, I do clean them daily with isopropyl alcohol, which is almost as effective as washing them imo.

I have been washing my brushes every two weeks, but I recently bought several Hakuhodo eye brushes. The instructions that came with them said that if you wipe them with a tissue everytime you use them, you would rarely have to wash them. Is that true? I have been using them for a couple of weeks now, and I am desperate to wash them, but I am so afraid of messing them up. The other brushes I used before these were very inexpensive, so I didn’t worry about getting the ferrule wet, but with these brushes, I am worried.

Goat hair are resistant enough to be regularly washed, no worries ! I clean my brushes meant for cream products every two uses without a problem.
Wiping does help a lot (microfiber is awesome for this step because is it gentle and very efficient)! Just be gentle and everything will be fine. ?
Hope you are thrilled with your recent purchase!

This is a safe place and I am going to openly admit in front of all of you that I never wash my brushes. I only washed one brush in the entire time I’ve had my brushes and that’s my big fluffy powder brush. Other than that I just throw them out and get new ones when they start to get too gross because I’m just awful and lazy.

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I can’t understand someone who dont wash her brushes but i really can understand why! its so weird because im an housewife and i clean my home everyday and i clean it all the day but its normal and usual for me,i dont care…but when i have to wash my brushes its like it the worst thing that i have to do! lol Clean 2 toilets 3 time a day its less tired than this brushes that i love when iam using them and hate when i need to clean them 🙂 i try and i try to understand why its the mess when this time come but i can’t!! So if someone have the answer please?? (but every week its how often i do it)

I think, as housewives we must please our families, we live through them. When we must satisfy our own needs/ wants, we feel guilty and we put impediments/ barriers. Is it the way we grow up in our families? I don’t know… Please ignore my bad english. ?

Don’t worry Sarah – there are worse things in life than not cleaning your brushes! As a suggestion, you can get brush cleaning sprays from all kinds of beauty places – ulta, sephora etc that you spray on to disinfect your brushes. Makeup places use these when they are testing products on customers.

I voted A few times a month, that is true for brushes used for powdery formulas. I wash foundation and concealer brushes a lot more often, also other brushes used for wet or creamy formulas gets washed often.

Brushes used with cream and liquids are cleaned every two uses max. Further they just don’t perform as good. For powders it is up to two weeks – or more frequently if I used a specific brush for more looks.

I clean my eyeshadow brushes after every use except this for highlight the brow bone which I clean every week. Foundation brush every two days, Face Brushes every week – ten days.

Brushes I wash weekly, otherwise I find no matter how many times I use my color switch, the colors will get muddy. I have two beauty blenders and those I wash after every use, firstly because the thought of germs brewing in there grosses me out, and because I often use them for powder as well and I find that can affect how well they blend in liquids after that.

After each use. I have oily skin and don’t need any help with breakouts than what they already have. So I do after each use saves on the staining also.

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