Cleaning my beauty blender using microwave - does it work?

by - Monday, April 02, 2018

Hi, dolls!

After seeing the latest internet trend about cleaning your beauty blenders in a microwave, I decided it would be fun to try it out and see if it actually cleans your sponges as the internet is claiming. Personally, I didn't know what to expect before trying it out because I thought it wasn't actually going to do anything to the sponges, and in fact probably destroy them in some way. If you're interested to see if this worked or not, find out below!


My two beauty blenders purchased both from Real Techniques. I use the bigger one for foundation, and the smaller one to apply loose powder for baking. 


I have used a dish washer and put it in a bowl, filling it up with cold water. Placed both inside and placed it in my microwave for 1 minute. I did not photograph the whole process because my kitchen was too messy with all the Easter preparation lol. 

So what was the result? Was I happy with it? Is it worth it? Most importantly - does the trick work at all?? 

Well see for yourselves..


The trick works ..... 50% ! My 'baking' beauty blender was 100% clean but my foundation beauty blender still had foundation stains on it. I guess that's because powder was easier to wash, rather than a liquid foundation. But, although the stain is there I still consider it to be clean.

To answer the final question - Honestly I don't think this trick is worth it but at the same time I am not disappointed as I didn't have high expectations for this from the start. I mean, it's definitely something fun to try out for the first time, and maybe I will give it another go when I'm bored, but I think cleaning it the traditional way will give it the same results, if not better.

What do you all think? Have you tried this, if so, what were the results? 
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Love, Olivia xo

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21 comments

  1. Love your honest review! I’ve been tempted to try it out! ✨

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    1. You definitely should and let me know the results after! Make sure to follow my blog on the side so you can be updated with all new post. xo

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  2. this is really cool, i’m going to give it a try cause i want to see if i can get another month or two out of my beauty blender πŸ˜‚

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    1. It will deffo help in some way to keep it up for a bit longer :D

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  3. Oo I loved this! You should definitely test such theory’s most often. Do you think the type of sponge would effect its efficiency. Anyways I don’t think it was too bad ��

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    1. It hasn't affected mine in anyway, treat it as normal cleaning x

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  4. This is quite interesting I honestly haven’t heard of cleaning it in the microwave. I’d be a little scared since I’m not sure what is all in a beauty blender! Lol
    I think I’ll stick to the traditional way of cleaning it. Thank you for the review though!

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  5. I tried this hack with my beauty blender and I LOVED the result

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  6. This crazy when I seen this on Twitter the other day I was shook, I thought it won’t work, and then I started to see videos of doing step by step and I was amaze, so I tried it and it work!! Wow!!! Thank you for the review πŸ’œ

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  7. I was curious about this too, but maybe it depends on the brush that they are using ? there was a girl who did this too but ended up getting her sponge burned and melted lol I can't imagine her rage. . .but if someone is afraid to do this just better stay on usual washing of sponge. .I get 100% cleaned like no stains left by using beauty soap :)

    @hachikoo1414

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  8. Wow this is the first I’ve heard of this method I usually run it under water with soap but never really cleans it all tbh I’ll definitely try this out thanks for this!

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  9. Interesting... I didn't think this would work at first but this is a cool trick!! You should try more hacks like this out, I feel like it could be a fun series!!

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  10. Good to know! I was curious about this!

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  11. I love your blog! And I love Γ¨ fllwing on Twitter πŸ’– TY for your honest reviews

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  12. Angelica CooperApril 03, 2018 1:20 am

    I've seen this around twitter, but now I'm actually gonna try this later today. I hope it'll work better on mine because I hardly use it for foundation. Thanks for the review!

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  13. This is so helpful, I've seen this trend go around and was confused with it. I don't have a beauty blender or any sponge to try it, but I'm glad it worked for yours ��

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  14. That's so sick! I can't believe that works :O

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  15. Ok, so it actually did work right?? The only thing I'd be aorried about sis whatever the sponges are made of. Like, many of them are made from some type of acrylic (plastic fibers maybe?)in them and plastic + microwave= no beuno!!
    Glad you tried it first, I'd be curious to see if other brands of sponges got the same results! And which brand melted after a minute in microwave? I'd think one minute or even just 30-45 seconds would get hot enough to get rid of any bacteria, but actually washing my expensive, nice brushes that I adore, idk if it's worth the risk... I'll stick to my brush cleansers and maybe would try on some older brushes to try and salvage a lil more have from them before they get tossed🧑

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  16. I'm going to try since cleaning mine this way since it worked for you. Great tip.

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