I love a bargain, I mean who doesn’t?! So I often find myself browsing eBay and buying things that can sometimes be a little hit or miss. There have been some accessories I could wear everyday and some things that 100% could come from N‘s hilarious Expectation vs Reality series. One thing I’ve avoided however is buying beauty products. After being stung by fake cosmetics on eBay before (both in the sense of loosing money and it actually pretty much burning my skin..) as well as picking up a fake brush set that smelt like petrol, I’m a little once bitten twice shy to say the least. This means despite hearing bloggers rave about bargain brush sets, I’ve been a little bit more hesitant than most to pick them up myself. My skin is super sensitive so anything that’s touching it is a little bit of a gamble if I’m not sure of the formula.
Another thing I love is having nice clean makeup brushes, however, cleaning them especially the larger brushes and the ones I use for foundation is a different story. It just takes forever and even then I don’t always feel like I’ve done a great job so it’s sometimes a little bit of a anti climax. There are often times, in particular with larger and denser brushes that the middle seems near on impossible to clean properly. I’ve tried special brush cleaners, soaking over night and various other “brush cleaning hacks” from Pintrest and non seemed to work as well as expected for me.
So this is where this little beauty comes in. The silicone mitt goes over two of your fingers then you put a little cleaning solution on it (I use baby shampoo or my MAC cleaner – depending on the brush), swirl the brush over the ridges of the mitt and you should see all the hard to get left over product be washed away. Then you just rinse and dry like normal. It’s as simple as that!
If you want to pick one of these up, there are various sellers on eBay and Makeup Revolution has stated to sell their own too. However, mine was £2.95 with first class delivery from this seller.
What do you use to clean your makeup brushes?