Best cleaning tools for makeup brushes: Fenty Beauty Dry Brush-Cleaning Sponge, Beautyblender Solid Cleanser, and more
Scrub a dub
In the spirit of honesty in 2020, we'll admit that good beauty habits — while easy to espouse — are hard to execute. Ideally, we'd remember to a) remove our makeup come rain or shine; b) apply sunscreen religiously; and c) moisturise throughout the day. Unfortunately, real life is often plagued with challenges (read: laziness) that make consistent following through a chore.
Still, it's not a lost cause. In fact, this year, we aim to devote more time to one of our least favourite beauty practices: cleaning our makeup brushes — regularly, that is. Thankfully, cleansing tools, devices, and gadgets are aplenty to make this undertaking simpler than before. From serious time-savers to travel-friendly options, we detail the prime picks, below.
Fenty Beauty Dry Brush-Cleaning Sponge
We'd be sceptical if we hadn't seen this bad boy in action. Or if it wasn't a Fenty creation, mind. Heres an extra-gritty dry sponge designed to slough off powder pigments effortlessly, so only a gentle buffing motion is needed to clean brushes; no water nor soap is required. It's packaged in a light, portable tin, making it all the more convenient for on-the-go use.
Beautyblender Solid Cleanser
Much like how skin requires a gentle daily cleanser to remove even the slightest trace of makeup, so do your brushes. This one by Beautyblender does the job well as coconut and sustainable palm oils break down and eradicate dirt, impurities, and grime with ease. To use, wet brushes (or your Beautyblender), and swirl this bad boy on over it before rinsing off.
Make Up For Ever Instant Brush Cleanser
Yes, brush cleansers come in spray variants too. This one is alcohol-free, non-greasy, and odourless; a quick spritz dissolves even the most waterproof, budge-proof of pigments. Spray it on a tissue, dab your brushes on it, and watch the magic unfold.
Sigma Beauty Sigma Spa Brush Cleaning Mat
Not only does the mat come with seven different textures to ensure deep-cleansing for all brush types, it is also designed to fit perfectly with your sink. Each section is also clearly labelled so you know which section is good for cleaning what brushes. Then, wet it, apply soap, and swirl over the "face brush" zone or "eye brush" slice for instance. The mat does the rest.
Artis Brush Brush Cleansing Wipes
Each sheet is saturated with a potent blend to dissolve makeup residue. Each pack comprises of 30 pieces so you'll be able to sanitise a full brush set at least once or twice. As with most facial makeup removing wipes though, we say it is always best to supplement it with another form of cleanser to ensure thorough removal of dirt, debris, and the like.