How Do You Clean a Beautyblender?

To clean a Beautyblender sponge, you need shampoo, a gentle dish soap, facial cleanser or the Beautyblender cleaning solution. Once you have your cleaning solution of choice, wet the Beautyblender sponge, work the cleanser in and rinse it clean. Beautyblender cleaning solution is soy-based and removes makeup from the sponge without damaging it.

  1. Dampen the sponge

    Run the Beautyblender sponge under water to get it wet. Do not oversaturate the sponge, as that interferes with the cleaning process, but make sure it's wet enough to take the soap.

  2. Apply the cleanser

    Pour a dime-sized amount of cleanser into your hand, and massage it into the Beautyblender sponge. Work the cleanser in well, especially in any stained areas.

  3. Rinse the sponge

    Hold the Beautyblender sponge under running water, and quickly squeeze and release it. Work out any stubborn stains while rinsing. Continue squeezing and rinsing the sponge until no further suds are produced as leftover suds can ruin your Beautyblender sponge.

  4. Dry the sponge

    Squeeze all the water out of the Beautyblender sponge, and then roll it in a towel to help dry it further. Unroll the towel and lay the Beautyblender sponge on top of the towel until it is fully dry.