Washing your makeup brushes regularly is super important as oils and bacteria can build up over time and become harmful for our skin. We can all admit that sometimes it may not be the most fun or exciting thing to do, but it is an absolute must and once it is done your skin will be super thankful.

Before we dive in with the steps of cleaning brushes, you might be wondering what are the actual benefits of cleaning your makeup brushes? Here are the top 3 biggest reasons as why this is important.

1. Bacteria growth

Brushes can come into contact with many different surfaces when they are being moved from makeup bags or being left on counters. Therefore, they are bound to get into contact with some bacteria and if not cleaned regularly, that bacteria can spread and cause complications with your skin such as breakouts or clogged pores.

2. Improve makeup result

The cleaner the brush the softer the bristles, which then means the better the makeup application result. Dirty brushes can cause makeup to look streaky and patchy, cleaning your brushes will give you a much more flawless finish.

3. Longer lasting brushes

By getting into the habit of regularly cleansing your brushes, this allows them to have a much longer last and save you money as they will not need to be replaced as much.

Ideally, it is recommended that your brushes are cleaned once a week, but we all understand that sometimes our busy schedule can take over, so if that is not always possible, at least once a month at a push. To make your life that little bit easier, we have some amazing products in stock from MuMe that will leave your routine super easy and your brushes feeling amazing after!


This is your go to product when you are looking for that deep clean for your brushes. This cleanser will ensure that your brushes are free from bacteria and clear of any excess residue, which will make your makeup application super smooth. MuMe’s Brush Cleanser is made with all-natural ingredients such as kaolin and red clay and contains no harsh chemicals or fragrance. It is also 100% vegan, cruelty free and made in Ireland. It’s gentle enough to use daily without harming your brushes.

How to use:

  • Wet brush with warm water
  • Swirl it around the cleanser until it creates a creamy texture
  • Take brush out and continue to swirl it around in the palm of your hand
  • Rinse with warm water
  • Repeat until the brushes are clean
  • Dry with MuMe’s microfibre cloth to reduce drying time and leave brushes to dry flat on surface.








MuMe’s daily brush cleansing spray is the perfect solution for day-to-day uses where deep cleansing is maybe just not really an option. It has natural antibacterial ingredients, and it is suitable for all types of makeup brushes. It is kind enough for even the most sensitive skins and it is filled with high quality essential oils such as May Change and tea tree (both of these oils are antibacterial and anti-fungal). Additionally, it is filled with organic coconut oil that helps your brushes to stay soft and super conditioned.

How to use:

Shake and spray directly onto the bristles, wipe on a clean towel or tissue, repeat until all traces of makeup are removed. This product has a medium drying time and does not require to be rinsed with water.