Home Made Makeup Brush Cleanser

It’s not often that I have a Saturday evening off. If it is a nice sunny afternoon, I just sit and relax in my little makeup studio. 

I look around …hmm… I am running out of brush cleansing spray that keep my makeup brush clean, nice and soft. Ok.. I am going to make some up now!   It used to cost me fortune to buy this spray from the big brand names! 

I started making up my home made brush cleansing spray a few years ago. It works well, it keeps my brushes clean, smelling nice, hygienic and off course it’s cost effective.

Well..  let’s prepare the ingredients:

  • 250 ml of distilled water or bottled water.
  • 50 ml of isopropyl alcohol (cosmetic grade alcohol). 
  • 1/2 table spoon of shampoo.
  • 1/2 table spoon of Fairy Liquid. 
  • 1 table spoon of leave in hair conditioner.  


  • A jug.
  • A stick to stir (e.g. a chopstick or your makeup brush handrail)
  • A spray bottle.

 How to make:

  • Pour all the ingredients in a jug and mix it all up. 
  • Stir well with a stick.
  • Finally, pour it into a spray bottle.
  • You have got a brush cleanser!

How to use: (do the following on each brush)

  • Spray the brush cleanser on the bristles of your makeup brush. Just makeup it damp enough.
  • Rub your brush gently on one of your hand palms.
  • Run it under a tap with slightly warm water. Don’t let the water touch the root of your brush as it can damage the glue that holds the bristles.
  • When you are sure that the brush is clean, squeeze your brush bristles gently to get rid of excess water to help it to dry faster.
  • Dry your brush by laying it on a towel and let it dry by air. Don’t stand the brush up as the damp still can damage the brush root.

Well, I hope you enjoy this little beauty laboratory work and now your brushes are nice and clean for ever more :-) See you soon on my next blog.


James Adisai

Makeup Artist

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