In an idealistic world, we should wash our makeup brushes after every application but heck, nobody's got time to stand at the sink and watch our expensive foundation wash away like mud. If you never ever wash your brushes, i don't judge you. I understand you. This hassle inspires us to hunt for unorthodox ways to wash our pretty makeup wands! You will be surprised.
Babes, you have to wash your brushes because the oil from your face, germs and all the makeup product that you use are all making love on that brush, breeding more tiny dirty monsters. Wash it at least once every 2 weeks?
These discoveries and inventions might help you to maintain better brush hygiene.
1. Stylpro Makeup Brush Cleaner and Dryer
Wash and dry your brushes in seconds using this product. You can easily find them on carousell. We spotted this product at Bugis street and Bugis plus!
It can't be this easy. WOWW!
2. The Washing Machine.
Inspired by reddit beauty forum, user 'SuperiorPeach' shared a genius lazy hack that just might be your cuppa beauty hack.
"People are going to be horrified by this, but I put my brushes in the washing machine. I pre-soak them in a soapy solution to start the product breaking down, put them in a pillowcase, tie it shut and wash them all at once on a warm/delicate/no spin cycle. They come out spotless and I haven't had one fall apart yet."
All the Mamas will not be too happy when you use an entire spin just to wash makeup brushes. Be smart and test water with the cheaper ones first. And well, if your brushes are ruined and your fears are validated, take it as survivor of the fittest; May the strongest brush live. The good news could also be, it's time for new brushes!!
Warning: If you have pretty brushes with glass or crystals etc. you may want to avoid this.
It wouldn't be cool.
3. Solid Brush Cleaner Instead of using liquid solution, give these solid brush cleaner a chance! It can be quite fun and you can wash it in front of your TV/computer while still doing your thing.
a. Uncover the product and flip the cap over as a dish, add water.
b. Wet your brush.
c. Draw circle with your brush on the circular soap.
d. Draw circle again the washing map.
e. Done. Leave it to dry before you screw it up.
4. Use a Facial Cleanser
We can also learn weird hacks from the pro! Kim Kardashian's Makeup Artist Mario shared this one cool trick he uses to wash his makeup brushes.
The Philosophy Purity Made Simple One-Step Facial Cleanser
Make up brushes are great tools as an aide to achieve that perfect look. If you are considering to use brushes, sponges or whatever tools, give brushes a try!
There's a reason why most make-up artistes use it and why businesses are constantly changing the way a brush should look. We hope this 4 unusual ways can help you maintain better hygiene for a better skin tomorrow!
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Text by: Girlstyle SG