Everything You Need From Sephora To Keep Your Beauty Tools Clean And Hygienic
It’s probably not a stretch to say I have a pimple for every time my best friend — a makeup artist — has told me to clean my makeup brushes. In fact, it was usually when I was complaining to her about a breakout that she dished out this friendly reminder and I dismissed it, being the stubborn Taurus that I am.
And then one day I gave my brushes a thorough cleaning as recommended and was blown away by just how much product had built up in what I thought was a little time. And then I was just flat out disgusted by the fact that I’d been rubbing all of that over my face for weeks. Now I’m much better about my cleaning regimen and it’s gotten much easier thanks to a variety of products I use from Sephora to keep all of my brushes — for my face and hair — sanitary and in good condition on a daily and weekly basis. Here are a few for you to consider.
If you don’t have a lot of brushes but like to use a lot of different colors, this cleaner is for you. The sponge allows you to switch between colors when you’re applying makeup without doing a full clean. Just swab your brush tip in the sponge in a circular motion to remove one color then apply the next. Don’t forget to clean the sponge from time to time though.
It’s good practice to give your brushes a mild daily cleanse after using which is easy to do with this quick-drying, alcohol-free spray. Just spray directly onto your brush and wipe off the product with a tissue.
When you’re in need of a more thorough cleaning, say once a week, this is an easy route to go. Cinema Secrets’ brush cleaner is a professional grade cleaner that’s “quick drying, rinse free and 99.99 percent antimicrobial disinfectant.” Just pour the cleaner into a shallow dish, dip your brush bristles into the product, remove, and wipe dry on a paper towel or cloth.
If you prefer the soap and water route, use this cleansing pad when you do. The pad fits easily in the palm of the hand and is held steady by a strap for easy cleaning, while the dual textures on the other side ensure all product will be removed from your brushes. Apply soap to the pad, swirl brushes around the grooves, rinse and let dry.
I didn’t forget about beautyblender lovers. This cleanser removes residue from the popular sponge without altering its state or compromising its integrity. Just wet your blender, apply a small amount of cleanser, lather, rinse, and repeat if necessary, then let dry.
I didn’t forget about hair brushes (or combs) either. Keep this rake-like cleaner with you whenever you need to remove hair, product buildup from your brushes without a full wash.