When it comes to keeping our makeup and makeup brushes clean, it always seems like such a big chore but we always manage get the job done. Deep cleaning my brushes and sponges is one of the worst things in the world. But sometimes – actually most of the time we forget about the other beauty tools that we use on a daily basis.
An every day item that I we use to pluck our eyebrows, upper lip… other random body hair and apply lashes. It’s used more often than we realise and we really should be cleaning it after every use! I normally will give it a quick wipe with a makeup wipe and then with some Dettol on a make up pad. Quick and easy and ready for the next use!
This stuff especially if you have a habit of curling your lashes after you have applied mascara or use your own curlers on clients is a big no no. Large guns of mascara sticks to the curler, along with random stray lashes stuck inside the rubber part and corners. Wipe after every use with disinfectant and be sure to change the rubber that sits in the curler every so often. Don’t be lazy guys, conjunctivitis is not cool.
While we are always so eager to clean our makeup brushes (yeah right….) we seem to forget the other part of the brushes that gets neglected – the brush holder itself. Dust, mould, bits of eyeshadow and other crap tend to accumulate at the bottom of the cup holder and on the edges. The easiest way to clean these is to run it under hot water with a bit of dish soap and a sponge, rinse and leave upside down to dry completely. Super quick and easy and only needs to be done every so often.
Is anyone like me when it comes to pressing their nose against the mirror when applying eyeliner or mascara? Especially when I’m not wearing contacts, I can’t see a damn thing. Nose prints, and lip marks aren’t cute and I find mirrors tend to get dusty real quick. A bit of Windex and a paper towel should only take you a blink of an eye to complete!
I am guilty as charged when it comes to cleaning my hair brush. Super damn lazy. But I do try every 3-4 weeks to remove any hair out of the brushes and then soak it a bowl of hot water with shampoo for 20 minutes. Afterwards, I rinse it off and leave it sitting face down to dry.
You know how you have that one favourite lip balm that you use over and over and then it just starts looking completely gross? Like, the the balm itself gets stuck inside the rid, looks gross on top and if it’s been sitting in your jacket pocket or in your bag, dust someone gets stuck in the edge of the lid. Easy, just wipe the damn thing with a disinfectant wipe. Done. Don’t let it continue looking gross because that’s going on your lips people!
What other beauty items/tools do you find that you neglect to clean?