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When you're learning makeup artistry online, you'll quickly realise that blenders are essential tools. However, they can quickly get clogged with makeup, and if you don't know how to clean them properly, it can become costly to replace them frequently.

Fortunately, there are some straightforward hacks to save you money. In this article, we'll share five of these tips that can make you a more efficient makeup & beauty specialist. Let’s get to it! 

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5 Ways to Clean Your Beauty Blender 

1. Sterilise Them In the Microwave

When cleaning your blenders, it's essential to sterilise them. Surprisingly, you can achieve this by using a microwave, the kind you'd find in most kitchens. Take a microwavable container, some dish soap, and enough water to cover the sponge. Microwave it on 100% power for about 30 seconds. Afterwards, rinse it out thoroughly and leave it out to dry.

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2. Clean Them With Some Hair Shampoo

Another handy tip for cleaning your blenders is to use regular mild hair shampoo. Start by running the sponge under lukewarm water. Then, add two small drops of mild shampoo and rub it in gently. Rinse it thoroughly, ensuring no shampoo residue remains inside, and then let it air dry.

3. Rub With a Cleansing Pad

To remove surface debris effectively, you can use a cleansing pad from your makeup table. These pads provide the necessary texture to clean the exterior properly without causing any damage to the delicate surface of the beauty blender.

4. Use Standard Washing Powder

While it may not be an obvious choice, using boiling water and laundry detergent can be an effective way to get your blenders spotless. However, it's crucial to ensure that the blender is entirely free of detergent residue before using it for makeup application, especially for clients. Consider trying this method on a single blender to see how it works for you.

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5. Use a Specialist Beauty Blender Cleaner

The previous four tips involve household equipment and products, but our last suggestion is to use a product specifically designed for the job – beauty blender detergent. As a makeup artist, you'll need to consider the cost of such products compared to cheaper alternatives. 

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Develop Your Makeup Artist Skills with Online Courses Australia 

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