Ever since my skin had a toxic meltdown last year (see here for photo proof), I’ve been obsessed with cleaning my makeup brushes. Like, overly obsessed. Probably once a week, which is V unneccesary I know, but now that I have clear skin back, I’ll be damned if I ruin it again.
The Brush Bar reached out to me quite a bit ago, and asked if she could send me this cool tool for cosmetic cleaning day, and I said HELL. YA. As much as I make sure to clean these little babies as often as humanly possible, it isn’t exactly the funnest task in the world. It takes a good one to two hours. I’ve been using about a cup of Dawn dish soap (totally high-end, I know), a towel and one of my ceramic plates we use to eat (shhh, don’t tell the boy). The tedious task of swirling your brush in the soap, running it into hot water and laying it out on the towel usually leaves them damp and taking for-ever to dry. I may or may not blow dry them more often than not, out of irrational fear of bacteria growing slowly and spreading all over my face. Ok, I’m dramatic I know.
BUT – this thing is epic. It’s so simple, yet literally what my brush cleaning dreams are made of.
The Brush Bar – For one, the model is SO aestically pleasing. Almost like a bathroom decoration, it’s sleek design is also exactly what I was missing in my brush cleaning routine! My brushes definitely needed to be hung upside down – that dampness I always cringed at is non-existant with this method, and I guess I knew that was the case, but didn’t know how to ‘hang’ them. It ranges from small to large brush holders. While it only holds 1o brushes at a time to dry (and god knows I have way more than that), they do sell options for multiple (which I may hang over every surface in my house TYSM).
The Brush Board – This is my favorite part of the whole setup. It’s like an incredible coarse salt scrub after you have a sunburn and need to get off all the peel-y skin – for your BRUSHES. Just the idea of scrubbing the hell out of your powder covered bronzer brush that’s really satisfying on all types of levels. Like, how can my brushes even BE close to dirty with this thing!? There’s like pieces of plastic exfoliating all parts of my brush – way better than running the brush through my hands. Ew.
Brush Bubbly – While my go-to has always been olive oil and dish soap, this cleaner does just as great of a job. My one complaint is the price point – the same as I feel about ‘Blender Cleanser’, it’s just not worth it to me to spend that much on soap. But, I guess I spend just as much on shampoo, so who am I to judge? If you’re looking for a little money off, I do have a discount code on anything from the Brush Bar – JACKPOT. Make sure to use ERIN15 at checkout!
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