Calling all lazy girls (and boys) – do you feel that cleaning your makeup brushes is overwhelming? Do you hate the downtime between cleansing and drying time? Are you too lazy to buy brush cleanser/baby shampoo, but know that your blush brush is an absolute petri dish of sebum and bacteria? Then do I have the product for you….
I picked up Sephora’s Daily Makeup Brush Cleaner last week, and it’s brilliant. I’d love to tell you that I’m one of those makeup gurus with an arsenal of brilliant brushes from MAC and Bobbi Brown that I wash religiously, but to be honest, my daily brushes are travel sized ones from Essence of Beauty, a cheap (but fantastic quality) brand offered at CVS in the US. Since I apply makeup nearly every day, thorough cleansing of my brushes happens every two weeks at best – and I suspect I’m not the only one like this (to be honest, most girls I know don’t clean their brushes at all – you know who you are). Beauty blogging has made me feel a little bit insecure about my appalling makeup tool hygiene, so I knew that I needed this product.
At less than $7 USD for 60ml, this antibacterial, no rinse spray is a life saver. The travel sized bottle is airport liquid restriction friendly, and it takes only a few pumps to de-funk and un-gunk my makeup brushes. The spray only takes a few minutes to dry (wipe the makeup off first with, according to Sephora, a “lint free cloth”) and they are ready and rearing to go again. The thing is, using a dirty makeup brush deposits the bacteria and oils from your face back on to your skin each time it’s used, picks them up again, and the vicious cycles continue, leading to breakouts – so this is actually a really useful, pragmatic product to own.
The Sephora website currently carries one in different packaging, for $6, but it appears to be the same product. Get on it ladies, if lazy / busy girls like me can deal, so can you.