Are you an Olympics person? It’s one of those things: you love it or hate it.
Regardless of whether you watch or not, it’s impossible to avoid hearing about it! Especially this year with all the lead up to the games talking about bacteria in the water (and on the beach!) and Zika. I had the news on while doing my makeup and they were again reaming Rio about bacteria levels on Copacabana Beach, which are apparently 1.75 million times what would be allowed on a US beach. I went “ew” and put my big fluffy powder brush up to my face.
When was the last time I washed that brush? 1.75 million? I’m pretty such I just rubbed more than that ALL over my face and not just once but EVERY day. That’s a pretty massive EW.
I haven’t heard of anyone dying of bacteria during the games but makeup brushes are a different story (just google eye infection- actually don’t, you get the drift.) Here are some products and tips to bring your makeup brushes up to gold medal standards:
1: Clinique Brush Cleanser
This cleanser gets the gold medal when it comes to classic brush cleansing! It doesn’t leave your favourite brush bristles dry or crunchy. Double win!
2: Sephora Cleansing Brush Wipes
When it comes to ease and simplicity (not to mention time saved) these wipes win the gold! Just use one every couple days and they will keep your brushes in tip top shape.
3: BlenderCleanser Solid
Made specifically for Beauty Blender sponges this solid cleanser will get your sponges back to new. It’s kinda like the gymnastics all-round gold winner though: it’s fantastic for all your other brushes as well!
4: Sigma Spa Express Brush Cleaning Mat
Every champion needs someone there supporting them and this mat fills that role perfectly when it comes to cleaning your brushes. The mat gets deep in the bristles without pulling them loose for a maximum clean.
- Remember it takes a while for brushes to dry so do it on a day you aren’t planning to go out!
- Wash concealer and foundation brushes one a week (they use moist products that cake easily), and all other brushes should be washed at least 2x a month.
Are you as Olympic obsessed and as bad at remembering to wash your makeup brushes as I am? Let me know below!
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