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How Clean Are Your Brushes?

Ugh, cleaning our brushes is probably one of the most annoying process of our whole beauty regime. When you have all those brushes to get through, standing at the sink for all that time can be very time consuming. If you're one of those people who have never ever washed their brushes (yes ladies, they exist) and wake up every day with a new breakout and horrible skin texture, the most obvious reason is right thurr- why have you never washed those brushes?!

As an everyday makeup wearer, it's important to deep clean my brushes every fortnight to make sure they are free of bacteria, plus who doesn't love the feel of spanking clean, soft brushes on the face. So lets get cracking on how I wash my brushes.

Brush Egg  |  £0.99
Available in other colours (dupe for the Sigma Cleaning Glove)

Available in different scents and sizes (it also lasts for ages)

Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Available in supermarkets

A container for the soap
I used an old butter tub

1. Mix a splash of the soap and the olive oil and mix together with a little bit of water

2. Dip the brush into the soap mixture 

3. Sweep the brush on the brush egg continuously and watch the dirt drip out
*repeat if necessary

4. Rinse with warm water until the water runs clear
*remember to face the brush downwards whilst rinsing as we don't want any water to get into the actual holder- that will loosen the glue and your brush will eventually fall apart.

I do this with each brush, some take longer than others because of the size and usage. It usually takes me about 30 minutes for the whole cleaning process.

The Brush Egg has made my brush cleaning process sooo much easier than before- when I used to vigorously scrub the makeup brush on the palm of my hand and use x10 more water. I'd definitely recommend you ladies get yourself one.

After rinsing all the brushes thoroughly, I lay them flat on a towel and let them air dry. And ta daaa, I am left with clean brushes!


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