Last Updated on March 22, 2022
How often do you clean your make up brushes?
If you’re anything like me, it won’t be anywhere near as much as you’d like.
After much discussion about this with my friends, I’ve realised that the main reason behind this is how much of a mission it feels to do – particularly when it comes to my foundation brush.
When I was working on a shoot a few years ago, I noticed the make up artist using an electric brush cleaning machine she found on Amazon. She said that as a make up artist, it had changed her life and made the process of cleaning her brushes every day so much easier.
I might not need to do mine quite as much, but anything that makes the arduous task easier sounds like a good idea to me, so I started doing some research into these magical machines.
You won’t believe it, but they’re actually really affordable, starting from just £15, and many are available on Amazon. Hello, next day delivery!
If you’re spending money on brush cleaning soaps, a machine could actually be a much better investment. They also dry your brushes, so you don’t have to wait 24 hours to use them again.
Here are the best make up brush cleaning machines I’ve found, based on their reviews.
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Best for those on a budget
KURO Makeup Brush Cleaner and Dryer Machine Gift Box, £15.99, Amazon – buy now
If you’re looking to try out a make up brush cleaner and dryer but don’t want spend a fortune, KURO’s affordable gift box is a great option.
153 Amazon users have rated it 4.3 out of 5, with many commenting on how hygienic it is for your brushes.
Makeup Brush Cleaner, £17.99, Amazon – buy now
Alternatively opt for a slightly more expensive option with a similarly high rating: 647 people have rated this machine 4.3 out of 5.
Don’t forget to buy batteries with this machine as they’re not included.
Stylpro Gift Set Kit, £24.99, Amazon – buy now
Stylpro make up brush cleaning and drying machines are the top of the range and sold everywhere from Boots, to Amazon and even ASOS.
Opt for a kit that includes the brush cleaner so you don’t need to spend extra, like this leopard-print machine on Amazon.
Best for those on the go
Envie USB Make Up Brush Cleaner Black, £39.99, LookFantastic – buy now
It’s more expensive, but if you hate using batteries and would prefer to charge your machine anywhere, Envie’s USB-chargable machine is a great option.
Best for make up sponges
StylPro Squeeze Makeup Sponge Cleaner, £39.99, LookFantastic – buy now
Your make up sponges need cleaning just as much as your brushes, and Stylpro have a machine for that.