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Do you know how to clean eyebrow brush? An eyebrow brush is an essential aid to complete a perfect makeup look. Proper use and cleaning of eyebrow brushes can lead to a more refined and cleaner look while causing less damage to our skin.

The classification of eyebrow brushes

There are two main types of eyebrow brushes:

Angled eyebrow brush: It can draw a fine eyebrow shape and is divided into two types of brushes: hard-bristled and soft-bristled. Soft-bristled brushes are used for powdered eyebrow cosmetics and can be used for eyeliner by spraying the bristles wet. Hard-bristled brushes are used for waxed eyebrow makeup, which provides a clear, natural look. Slant-headed brushes are usually found in brow powder cases and are used in conjunction with brow powder. The main purpose is to fill in the color, but of course it can also be used to achieve a smudging effect.

Spiral eyebrow brush: spiral eyebrow brush has two roles, one is to brush off the excess eyebrow powder on the eyebrows, the other role is to brush away the lumps on the eyelashes. Its use is to smudge the color and make it even. The spiral brush is used in conjunction with an eyebrow pencil or a brow tint. If you are using a pencil, then you need to outline the shape of your eyebrows first and then fill in the color in the middle and at the end of the shape with the brush. Be careful to brush in one direction, not back and forth, to avoid thick eyebrow hairs. If you are using an eyebrow dye, apply a small amount to the eyebrows first, then use the brush to stain the eyebrows, so that the eyebrows will be very natural.

Then, how to clean eyebrow brush properly?

This type of brush has a slim barrel, stiffer bristles, and is mostly constructed of nylon. The brush head is tiny, so it requires more patience when cleaning.

1. Take an appropriate amount of special cleaning agent and put the brush in it. Be careful not to drip the cleaner directly onto the brush.

2. Make the brush perpendicular to the palm of your hand and rub the bristles back and forth on the palm of your hand, so that the bristles are in full contact with the cleaner. Repeat several times, you can see the residual color on the brush is “washed out”.

3. Rinse with water until the bubbles disappear. Then use a towel to absorb excess water, dry well and put away.

How to clean eyebrow brush using more common cleaners?


Wet a bar of soap in water and rub your dirty brow brush on the soap, rotating it as you press to clean the dirt. Then just rinse the brush off with warm water and blot it dry with a piece of paper towel.

Tip: Don’t let the brush get directly wet, as this can loosen the bristles and make them fall out.

Kitchen sponge with dishwashing detergent

Pour a little detergent on the sponge and use a brush to scrub the sponge several times. After washing with warm water, wipe off any remaining dirt with a clean towel or cotton cloth, then lay the brush flat to dry.

Olive Oil

This tip is more for other types of makeup brushes. Because eye makeup or lips are oiled and oil is soluble with oil, olive oil is good for cleaning small eye and lip makeup brushes. In addition, olive oil has a softening effect on the bristles.

Method: Dip the bristles of the makeup brush into olive oil and press it onto a piece of sponge for wiping, and in a short time, you will see the residual makeup clumps coming off the brush.


Poorly cleaned eyebrow brushes or other makeup brushes not only affect the feeling of use, but also tend to breed bacteria. But if the brush is cleaned too often, it will affect the life of the brush. Whether it’s artificial or animal hair, brushes are made with a small number of broken hairs and dye residue that are not cleaned, and are inevitably contaminated with dust during the sales and transportation process. Used makeup brushes, residual cosmetics in the brush will not only affect our next makeup, but also will breed more bacteria, which is not good for the skin, and also need daily cleaning.

Now, I am sure you understand how to clean your eyebrow brush and its importance.