Wednesday, 10 June 2015

How to Wash & Dry Your Makeup Brushes in Minutes!

Save Time, Makeup Brushes, Trick, Tip

There's not one among us that enjoys washing our makeup brushes, NOT. ONE. What if I told you that you didn't need to make prunes of your fingers, labour over washing & rinsing and the wait all night for them to dry? Thanks to Garnier's new Micellar Cleansing Water for combo skin, here's how to wash and dry your makeup brushes in minutes!

How does it work?

Micellar water gets its name from the science behind the product. It’s made of “micelles,” which are tiny oil molecules suspended in water. Those small molecules grab on to all of the unwanted makeup particles clinging to your brushes and dissolve them. The alcohol included in the Garnier Micellar Water ensures sterilization of the bristles as well as super fast cleansing. 

What you'll need: 

  • Garnier's Micellar Water (the one with the green lid/alcohol): €4.53 HERE
  • Spray Bottle (to decant water & make life hella easier) - €2.19 HERE
  • Cotton Pads - €2.79 HERE 
  • Silicone Brush Egg ~ Optional for Foundation Brushes - €1.50 HERE
  • Maggedy Makeup Brushes - EVERYWHERE


How to Clean Makeup Brushes - Step 1 - Spritz Your Maggedy Brush
How to Clean Makeup Brushes - Step 2 - Give Your Brush a Swirl on the Egg or Cotton Pad
How to Clean Makeup Brushes - Step 3 - Tan-Spankle-ah-DAH!
The inclusion of alcohol in the micellar water means that not only are your brushes cleansed but drying time is obliterated to minutes, rather than hours. This means you can gather your top brushes and have them cleaned and dried in no time at all. No more forgoing your favourite brushes because they're waiting for a wash. 

Word of Warning:

Just one word of warning to keep in mind, this handy trick is great for synthetic brushes but I'd err on the side of caution when cleaning makeup brushes made with real hair. The alcohol will have a stripping effect and can/will lead to the deterioration of your spendy brush. For those I'd continue to give them a deep clean with baby shampoo/your favourite brush cleanser, reshape and leave to air dry. 

My Full Face Worth of Fave Brushes - Clean AND Dry in Less than 10 Minutes!

Will you be giving this seriously time saving trick a go? Mad props to new beauty pal, Siobhán from LetzMakeup for drawing it to our attention! 


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