Cleaning your Beauty Blender

Let’s be serious, cleaning make up brushes and beauty blenders are most girls pet hate. It is so important to do though as it prevents horrible bacteria growing on our brushes and inside our sponge. This is a two part post, this one, as you can tell from the title, is all about cleaning your beauty blender and next week’s post will be about cleaning makeup brushes. If you’ve read my post on my Holy Grail Products you’ll know a Beauty Blender is something I cannot live without for applying foundation, concealer and other cream products. I truly believe the ‘Original Beauty Blender’ is the best, I’ve tried many out but nothing quite compares to this little pink egg!


As you can see from the photo above the Beauty Blender at the bottom has definitely seen better days (and is even missing it’s top thanks to a little accident when Finn was left unattended with my makeup bag!) I thought it was fair to leave it like this to show you just how well cleaning works.

I wash my Beauty Blender every time I use it and like to do it straight away as I think it’s easier to get all the product out and completly minimises the chance of any nasties being able to grow inside! I like to keep it nice and simple and use the Original Beauty Blender Cleanser that comes with the Beauty Blender as I feel it does the best job and I also love the smell of it! It’s so fresh!

As I wash it straight after use the sponge is already fully expanded but I squish it under water as hot as my hands can cope with a few times to take any excess product off. I then apply a generous amount of cleanser and roll the blender in between my hands for a few minutes. I rinse it under hot water, squeezing until the water runs clear and repeat this two maybe three times depending how much product is on the sponge.


As you can see the Beauty Blender is left with no product what so ever! Obviously the pink is not as bright as the other two but this extremely bright pink dye washes out of your blender after one or two washes. (And doesn’t stain and is completly normal!)

Once it’s clean I like to leave my Beauty Blender sitting onto of it’s pot to air dry and as it dries it shrinks and falls into its pot or leave it in the little bag in the picture. My Jane Iredale Magic Mitt came in the bag but it’s perfect for my Beauty Blender as it lets it air dry but doesn’t let it get all icky in your makeup bag!

Just to show you how well the Blender Cleanser actually works I cut my dead Blender in half. I’ll be completely honest with you, I’ve been using it for probably 10 months now! (I know the recommended time is 3 months but it looked alright so I thought I’d see how it lasted!) and I am so impressed, the whole inside of the sponge is completly clean! I hope this helps those of you who are sceptical about sponges see that they’re not bad and full of nasties as long as they’re taken care of properly!


I hope this helped if you were unsure about how to wash your sponge! How do you clean your Beauty Blender?

PaleGirlRambling xo


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  1. April 24, 2017 / 12:41 pm

    I love love love using their solid beauty blender cleanser too, it really works amazingly. Loved reading this x

  2. highstreetbeauty11
    April 24, 2017 / 2:34 pm

    Very useful post! I use drugstore sponges and wash them using Makeup Revolution brush cleanser at the moment x

  3. April 24, 2017 / 4:30 pm

    I like to use the beautyblender solid cleanser to clean mine but I picked up a set during the Sephora sale that came with 2 beauty blenders and the liquid cleanser. Excited to give it a go! Looks like it does an amazing job!

    Nicole | The Glam Surge

  4. April 24, 2017 / 5:11 pm

    I’ve never used a beauty blender but this is such an informative Posts and I’m sure many will be so thankful for it πŸ’–

  5. April 24, 2017 / 5:15 pm

    As if you clean your beauty blender after every use?! I clean my brushes probably once a week, sometimes longer, but I never used to clean them. How disgusting? Very useful post. I have been looking to purchase a beauty blender because my foundation brush doesn’t blend very well into the skin.
    Lois x

  6. April 24, 2017 / 5:21 pm

    I don’t really use a beauty blender but I tend to wash my brushes first with micellar water to get most of the product out, then gentle face wash to thoroughly clean (basically how I clean my face). I’ll remember to read this again though if I invest in one of the blenders as it seems really helpful!

  7. April 24, 2017 / 5:31 pm

    Washing brushes is a nightmare! I just use baby shampoo and a brush egg to clean mine and it does the trick x

  8. April 24, 2017 / 5:37 pm

    I’m SOOOOOO embarassingly bad at cleaning my brushes! This is a great reminder I need to do it… you almost make it look fun! πŸ™‚ <3

  9. April 24, 2017 / 5:37 pm

    Hi, I’ve never used a beauty blender before. This post was very helpful so I think I will get one now, Chloe.

  10. April 24, 2017 / 5:57 pm

    Wow this is so helpful!! I am always re buying beauty blenders as they get so dirty!! So I will 100% listen to your tips and advice!

  11. April 24, 2017 / 6:01 pm

    Thanks for this really useful post! You also just reminded me that I really need to clean mine, so thanks for that too! haha πŸ™‚ Aoife x

  12. April 24, 2017 / 6:57 pm

    Thank you for writing this! I found it very useful!πŸ˜ƒ

  13. April 25, 2017 / 7:00 pm

    I’ve never known really how to clean my beauty blenders so this is really helfpul! Definitely need to get some of that cleanser X

  14. April 25, 2017 / 7:11 pm

    I’ve never tried a beauty blender. I really want to as I heard that they are amazing. xx

    Antonia || Sweet Passions

  15. April 25, 2017 / 7:30 pm

    I need to look in to getting myself some of this, I use baby shampoo to clean my brushes and sponges xx

  16. April 25, 2017 / 7:47 pm

    This is so useful ! Whenever I clean my beautyblender it always seems to rip! Thankyou xx

  17. April 25, 2017 / 7:52 pm

    This so helpful! Thankyou so much!! Whenever I clean my beauty blender , it rips and it’s so disappointing xx

  18. corinneandkirsty
    April 25, 2017 / 8:02 pm

    I wish mine came out as clean as yours! For some reason they just keep getting stained πŸ™ even when I use a cleanser to clean it and wait until the water runs clear etc nothing seems to work πŸ™ maybe it’s the sponge itself?!…


  19. April 26, 2017 / 5:00 pm

    I try my best to clean my makeup bruses and beauty blenders often but I still don’t do it a’s often as I should. Tbh I don’t even wear makeup as much as I used too.
    I’ve never used this product before to clean my beauty blender but I use the Freedom brush bath and that’s amazing, I think it’s around Β£5-Β£7 for a big tub of soap.

    Sabah ||

  20. April 26, 2017 / 8:08 pm

    This is such a helpful post! I am the worst at cleaning my beauty blenders, I tend to just throw them away and buy fresh when they start to look grubby x

  21. April 26, 2017 / 8:09 pm

    I hate cleaning my beauty blender but cleaning it first thing like you do is definitely the right thing to do! So interesting to see what it looks like on the inside too! Looking forward to your post on brush cleaning. xx

  22. April 26, 2017 / 8:10 pm

    Oh my goodness this helped me out so much! I’ve been putting off cleaning my beauty blenders for a while since I thought it would be hard to get the product out but after reading this I’m going to go and get them nice a clean. This was so helpful.
    -Olivia Xxxx

  23. April 26, 2017 / 8:12 pm

    Oh my god I NEED THIS!! I’ve been looking for something to help clean my beauty blender but I wasn’t sure on what to get! wow, this looks and sounds amazing though! x

  24. April 26, 2017 / 8:37 pm

    I find beauty blenders much harder to clean than brushes. I’m definately going to give this a go! Great post!

  25. April 26, 2017 / 9:08 pm

    LOL. How do I clean my beauty blender? I don’t, haha. Well, to be fair, I don’t own one! I did have one once, but wasn’t too crazy about it, probably because of the brand maybe? But I would agree it’s probably more convenient to clean it immediately after use! Thanks for sharing this πŸ™‚

  26. April 26, 2017 / 9:17 pm

    I love that you cut your old Beauty Blender in half to really show us how clean it is! I have yet to try out the Beauty Blender, but I’ll have to keep these tips in mind for when I do. I’m currently using the Real Techniques sponge and baby shampoo to wash. It seems to be doing a good job, but I’ve never cut it in half to really see! Great post! πŸ™‚


  27. April 29, 2017 / 1:03 pm

    Ooh I bet it was satisfying to cut the beauty blender in half! Great post!

  28. May 7, 2017 / 2:13 am

    Great post!

  29. May 9, 2017 / 7:40 pm

    I need to try one of these blenders. Up till now I’ve just used my hands, and I can’t stand getting foundation all over myself. These are easier to clean than I would’ve expected, too!


  30. May 19, 2017 / 6:44 pm

    Thank you for sharing! Especially cutting it in half to show how clean it really is after using and cleaning properly. I was skeptical of a sponge for daily use due to bacteria that they can harbor. I need to get one ASAP after all the great reviews I’ve seen and read. πŸ™‚

  31. June 14, 2017 / 9:11 pm

    this is great! i really need to clean my beauty blender because i use it so much. definitely a great product!

  32. June 18, 2017 / 11:10 pm

    I use the real techniques complexion sponge, would you say the beauty blender is way better? Great post btw😊🌸

  33. June 28, 2017 / 5:00 pm

    Ahhh I need this! Looks like such a life saver πŸ˜€ xx

  34. July 3, 2017 / 1:01 am

    I clean mine the same way but I love your idea of the mesh bag for air drying!

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