Let me make something clear: I hate cleaning my make up brushes.
Honestly, I’ll find every and any excuse not to do it. I actually don’t know why, because I don’t have a vast collection of make up brushes so it doesn’t take long at all. I’ve come to think that it’s the same reason why I don’t like washing dishes: I don’t like the feeling when my fingers start looking like raisins.
But yesterday afternoon, I was stalking the Internet and I stumbled across the Brush Egg. It’s a funny looking thing so it peaked my curiosity.
It’s a nifty little tool to have and what it does is it has various ridges that you run your brushes across when you wash them and it gets rid of more dirt and old make up-y gunk that often still sits in between the fibres.
It’s very easy to use as well.
I wash my make up brushes in the sink with luke warm water and Johnson’s and Johnson’s baby shampoo. It gets my brushes squeaky clean, doesn’t cost a fortune and is soft on the brush bristles. I usually use the original yellow one but Clicks were out so I bought the orange one.
I ran my brushes along the edges and it worked really well. Use the bigger ridges for your blush brushes and the small, round ones for your eye shadow and eyeliner brushes.
I highly recommend purchasing a Brush Egg. You can buy one here. They cost R100 and they’re made of a sturdy silicone or at least it feels like silicone to me. They’re available in purple, pink and mint.