How to Clean Your BeautyBlender (or Other Makeup Sponge)

Hold your sponge under running water until it gets bigger.

Step 2: work in your soap

If you use a liquid soap, press it directly on the sponge and work it by massaging with your fingers or against the palm of your hand to break up the makeup. If you use bar soap, rub the sponge directly on the soap to lather. Beautyblender does specialty liquid and bar soap, but many pros swear by dish soap for a cheaper option.

Step 3: rinse

Once the sponge is pleasant and soapy, rinse it under running water. Make sure to squeeze it gently while you do it, so that no soap gets stuck inside.

Method 2: Clean your makeup sponge in a soak

If your sponge is really dirty – we are talking about, I don’t remember what color it was when you bought it – then it could benefit from a little longer soaking. This method is a favorite of famous makeup artists Kathy Jeung.

Step 1: Prepare your soap bath

In your (clean) sink or in a small bowl, mix a little water and liquid soap. If you are extremely worried about killing bacteria, boil water and use it.

Step 2: soak

Place your sponge in the mixture and let it sit for a few minutes. This will relax and break the makeup, according to Jeung.

Step 3: Clean and dry stains

After time, give your sponge a few presses to crush the soap solution. Add a little more soap to all the areas that need a little extra love and massage it onto your palm. Then rinse thoroughly with warm running water.

Method 3: Clean your makeup sponge in the washing machine

This method is ideal for aspiring makeup artists or those of us who have several sponges on hand. Throwing them in the washing machine is super easy for you, you just need enough sponges for it to be worth it.

Step 1: Gather the materials

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