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Thursday, April 4, 2013

Brush Cleaning: If $40 is outside of your budget, how about less than $4?

Washing the dishes, taking out the garbage, or cleaning the bathroom, these are all chores, I believe that we could do without but are absolutely necessary evils. Add to that list, cleaning make-up brushes. Cleaning my brushes is something I definitely hate, and it is my disdain for cleaning my brushes that is probably the reason I own so many. Rather than cleaning them, I would often just purchase more.  Recently a make-up company released a brush cleaning glove; I love the concept, but the $40 price tag was just more than I was willing to spend. So I was on the hunt for something similar to help with simplifying the brush cleaning process. 

There have been rumblings on many of the make-up boards about the $40 price and trying to find another product to help clean make-up brushes. On a recent try to Walmart I found a silicone pot holder covered with little honeycombs. While the $40 brush cleaning glove had several different textures, I saw no reason that this pot holder wouldn't serve the same purpose, and at $3.96, I was willing to give it a try; besides if it didn't work, I could always use it for its intended purpose. LOL!

As you can see below, the honey combs are on both sides and this pot holder being made of silicone is completely flexible, waterproof, and dishwasher safe.
I use this pad in the same manner as with the brush cleaning glove. Holding the mat in the palm of my hand, I wet the brushes, and the mat, add a few drops of brush cleaner (I use baby shampoo) and swirl the brush around on the mat. I quickly achieved a really good lather and started to see all the make-up build-up wash to the surface and down the drain.  After rinsing the shampoo from the pad I swirled the brush again, to ensure the brushes were rinsed clean. And because of the flexibility of the pad, I am able to squeeze the brush head with the pad to reshape.

This silicone pot holder is saving me time and money. With my first try, I cleaned 36 brushes, face and eye, within less than 20 minutes.  No longer will it take me upwards of an hour to clean my brushes. No longer, will it take tons of cleaner to clean my brushes.  No longer will I avoid cleaning my brushes and therefore, buy more. I appreciate that make-up company for lighting a fire and making seek out another method. I'm getting the same $40 experience for less than $4.00.

UPDATE: I also recorded a YT video to better explain how I use my new favorite make-up related product.

Do you hate cleaning your make-up brushes also. What is your current brush cleaning process? 

Grace, Peace, & Blessings.


* FTC: This product was bought with my own money. These are my honest opinions. I am not employed by nor was I paid by any of these companies. This is not a sponsored post.

2 comments:

Emily Hudspeth said...

WOW! As much as I hate Walmart, I am going straight there tomorrow to pick up one of these. I am also posting this on the Facebook group for Money Making Makeup Artists, this is a great $$ saving tips that everyone will love!

formeitworks said...

I am so glad I could help. I love my pot holder "Make up Brush cleaning pad". LOL!

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