Is it okay to wash your makeup brushes with dish soap? Lots of makeup lovers, and even the pros, look to everyday dish soaps and hand soaps to deep-clean their brushes. Why? They’re gentle enough to use on makeup brushes and contain the right ingredients to break down oils and powders.
Can I use makeup brush cleaner on sponge? Submerge your sponge in warm water. You can use the same cleaner you used for your brushes—a gentle dish or hand soap or makeup brush cleaner. Add a drop to your makeup sponge and lather it up. If you’re using a solid brush cleaner, wet the bar of soap to create a lather and rub it around your makeup sponge.
What household items can I use to clean my makeup sponge? In a microwave safe cup (a mug is perfect), mix water and a couple squirts of soap. There’s no need for precise measurements; just make sure the sponge can be fully submerged. Wet your sponge in clean water, and then put it in the soap mixture. You can add a bit of olive oil as well for extra cleansing.
How do you disinfect makeup brushes and sponges? Alcohol is also a good way to disinfect your makeup brushes and sponges. Saturate the sponge in a fresh bowl of alcohol and squeeze the alcohol out, then airdry the sponge on a paper towel.