How to: Clean Your Makeup Sponge

I clean my makeup brushes as much as the next girl … close to never. However, my beauty blender is a different story. Makeup sponges can go from zero to disgusting real quick (insert “Girl finds bugs in her Beauty Blender” video here). With that being said, I do like to clean my beauty blender whenever I notice it looking like it’s rolled around the streets of Manhattan for a week. Luckily, I found an easy and effective way to do this!

If you’d like to see how, please keep reading!

You will need:


  1. Warm water
  2. Baby shampoo
  3. Hand towel
  4. Dirty makeup sponges

Step one:

Wet your makeup sponge entirely until it expands (do as you would if you were about to use it).


Step 2:

Apply a small amount of baby shampoo to the palm of your hand.


Step 3:

Work the beauty sponge in circular motions on your palm.


Step 4 (optional):

Watch weeks of residue makeup ooze out of your sponge in fascination, as you would a pimple popping video.


Step 5:

Rinse your makeup sponge under the warm water and repeat steps 2 and 3 until the water runs clean.



Finished product:


Thanks so much for reading!

Do you have any makeup tool cleaning tips and tricks? Let me know!

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