Brushes need to be cleaned often to keep them in good condition. They need to be sanitized or else it’s effectively like rubbing dirt directly into your pores. This can cause breakouts and infections. I try to be really mindfull when i have had a break-out, to clean my brushes well so not to cause a return of these unsightly spots. Another reason why it is a good thing to get in the habit of cleaning your brushes is, the cleaner the brush, the better the application will be too. There are two types of dirt, the second is the one we can physically see. Old make-up left over on the brush can leave foundation looking grubby. By removing the build-up of make-up from your brush it will allow the brush to work properly. The application will be clean and more prescise.
Yes it is a chore that we don’t really need in our already busy lives. The benefits are clear though so anything to make this task easier is a godsend. Here are some methods and tools i use for quick and effective brush cleaning.
By far the easiest and quickest way to clean your brushes is by using the PS Brush Cleaner from Penneys / Primark. A €2.50 no water spray cleaner. My original post on this product is here. This won’t give you a deep clean but is great for travelling or inbetween washes. The one thing though is this will dissinfect your brushes so is very handy to have. Spray a few pumps onto an old towel and work the brush back and forth over the spot. You will quickly see the make-up leave the brush and fill the towel.
When i first started to take my brush game seriously i would sit at the sink, painstakingly washing brush after brush in my bare hand. It took forever and was harsh on my hands. I had seen the Sigma Beauty glove online and it had great reviews. A glove you place over your hand to run the brush around in various directions on. The grooves help to get into the bristles and clean them much quicker. This looked amazing and would save so much time.
In theory i thought this process could be acheived by using something cheaper and easier to get my hands on. Pardon the pun.
These €2 oven Gloves are from our saviour Penneys. They are great for giving your tools a deep clean while protecting the skin on your hands. The rubber type texture is waterproof and ideal for cleaning. The little ridges do the job of breaking up the dirt as you run the brush up and down. Simply pop the glove on and clean the brush with your cleaner of choice. Double the cleaning in half the time, what is not to love. You can read the original post here.
So that’s it for my bargain beauty brush cleaning hacks. Even combined these come in under €20 and will last you ages. You cant go wrong with that sort of budget beauty. What way do you wash your brushes?