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.
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.