It's easy, cheap, and always worth it. Bowe suggests cleaning makeup brushes and sponges with baby or antibacterial soap on a weekly basis. This will remove bacteria accumulated from touching your skin and other surfaces, and dust or other particles from the air. You should replace your brushes when the bristles start to feel hard and stick together.
You can also use alcohol to disinfect pressed powder, eye makeup, lipstick, and more. "Wiping a layer of lipstick off with a tissue isn't doing enough to remove the germs," says Reynolds. The best way to sanitize lipstick is by gently wiping it off with a cotton ball soaked in rubbing alcohol. If you find yourself super busy, Reynolds suggests keeping a small spray bottle filled with alcohol in your makeup cabinet so you can quickly spritz any makeup product or brush to disinfect before use.
Antibacterial wipes are also perfect for wiping the tip of the pump for creams or liquid foundations, and cleaning the inside of your makeup bag. Find more genius ways to clean your makeup here.