Let's be honest: How often do you wash your makeup brushes?

posted 3 years ago in The Lounge
  • poll: How often do you wash your makeup brushes?
    Every few weeks : (10 votes)
    6 %
    Once a month : (10 votes)
    6 %
    Every 2-5 months : (31 votes)
    19 %
    Every 6 months : (25 votes)
    16 %
    Every 7-12 months : (10 votes)
    6 %
    Every few years : (10 votes)
    6 %
    You're supposed to wash your makeup brushes???? : (48 votes)
    30 %
    I don't use makeup brushes, I use sponges : (2 votes)
    1 %
    I don't wear makeup! : (8 votes)
    5 %
  • Post # 3
    1258 posts
    Bumble bee

    I’m disgusting obviously…lol.

    I used to wear tons of makeup every day so brushes were cleaned more often. Now I’m down to a 5 step routine which takes all of like 4 minutes and is only M – F. Weekends are no makeup days (unless I have plans to go out at night or meet up with friends.) I only use an eyeshadow brush and a powder brush on a regular basis and tap all the powder out I can see after I use them and wash them with shampoo and water like every 5 or 6 months probably. My eyelash curler on the other hand? It gets cleaned every other day basically. 

    Post # 4
    2052 posts
    Buzzing bee

    @Artificial-Sweetener:  You’re supposed to wash makeup brushes?!?!?! Surprised


    While I don’t wash my brushes…I usually get the Estee Lauder xmas blockbuster and you get new brushes in the makeup collection.  So, I usually replace them once a year.

    Post # 5
    243 posts
    Helper bee

    Every six months probably, which isnt great considering I have the cleanser…I just dont like the feeling the brushes get when ive cleaned them

    Post # 6
    10748 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: February 2014

    Ummmmmm. For my day to day makeup I just use drugstore eyeshadow kits with those little sponge brushes, and my fingers. I have honestly never washed one of those sponges. I guess that’s gross… 

    For my more elaborate/fancy makeup, I rarely use those so I wash them out after each use since it’ll be a while before I use it again, and I’d rather not have makeup sitting on it for that long.

    Post # 7
    262 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: January 2014

    I wash mine every week, but just because I love how they feel after I do!

    Post # 8
    10454 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: January 2011

    I’m all over the place.  I’m good about replacing sponges, I buy super cheap ones.  Powder and blush brushes sometimes I get in the habit of washing them often, and I’ve probably been guilty of waiting 6 months too.

    Post # 9
    8680 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2014

    Every month or so. But mostly, the only “brush” i actually use is my mosturizer and foundation brushes.

    Post # 12
    2565 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: October 2014

    Maybe 2-3 times a year?  It doesn’t really bother me, I also have some really old makeup which is probably super unhegienic but no problems so far!

    Post # 13
    352 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2014

    I wash mine once a week, when I’m lazy, I wash them every other week! 

    Post # 14
    1754 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: July 2012

    I use tinted moisturizer, so I don’t use brushes for foundation. I don’t wash my brushes that I use eye shadow or blush on – I just don’t think that for powder makeup it really matters.

    Post # 15
    2167 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: July 2014

    Everytime I look at my brushes, I feel bad. I should wash them more often but according to the dermatologist I’m good!!!!

    Post # 16
    170 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    @Artificial-Sweetener:  The ones that I use fairly regularly once a month. I also spray them with that make up cleaning spray every couple of days – I just do that quickly after I’ve used them.

    My main foundation brush I wash almost every day because my foundation seems to really stick to it and clog it up… I actually can’t seem to get it all off no matter how many times I’ve cleaned the thing 🙁 I think it’s the foundation I’m using, Revlon Colorstay.

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