How To Clean Your BeautyBlender


The BeautyBlender’s before photo.

By now, you probably all know what about the notorious, tear-dropped shape, neon pink (but not always) makeup sponge known as the BeautyBlender. And if you’ve experienced the BeautyBlender, there’s a good chance you’ve fallen in love with it and can’t remember how the hell you did your makeup without it.



If you care about your Beauty Blender and want to preserve its flawless and beautiful shape for as long as possible, you must buy the Beauty Blender cleansing solution. It comes in two different forms: a solid, which will cost you $16, and a liquid, which will set you back $18. I’m cheap AF and refused to buy this product for the longest time. I assumed that once you sullied your BeautyBlender with your foundation for the first time, it could never return to its glorious fresh-out-of-the-box state. But after caving in and buying the solid BeautyBlender cleanser, my mind is forever changed.

IMG_1265There are lots of different (and cheaper) solutions on the Internet to cleaning your Beauty Blender. I’ve heard claims that a bar of soap, baby wash and warm water, and olive oil and dish washing detergent, do the trick just fine. But none of these methods will clean your BeautyBlender in the same way as these items designed for exactly that. Also, rubbing olive oil/dish washing detergent/baby wash into something that is then going to be used on your face sounds like an open invitation to tons of new pimples to hang out on your face, especially if you have sensitive skin.

I bought the solid bar since it’s $2 cheaper (#thrifty), and I don’t see how the liquid could possibly be any better, because after cleaning my BeautyBlender for about 1-2 minutes, every single stain was gone. So for me, the solid bar does just fine. I’ve had it for about a month now, and it hardly even looks like I’ve used it.

AND, these products will also clean your other makeup brushes—not just your BeautyBlender! It’s too easy to be lazy and continuously use your brushes without cleaning in between (I’m extremely guilty of this), but it’s really one of the worst things you can do for your skin. And as bad as it is, I knew this but decided there was no easy method out there for cleaning your brushes, and ain’t nobody got time for that. As sad as it might be, I now look forward to cleaning my BeautyBlender and my brushes. If you don’t get it, just look at these before & after pics of my BeautyBlender.

Look how cute and clean it looks in the after photo!! I imagine this is how parents feel after giving their baby a bath for the first time. (I don’t care if that’s dramatic, you’ll understand once you try.) You can buy the BeautyBlender cleansing solid/liquid solution on their website or at any Sephora’s/Ricky’s. HAPPY CLEANING!

—Devon Kelliher

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