I'm always on the lookout for ways to make cleaning your makeup brushes easier and more efficient. There are a number of clever systems on the market that help you out, but we're all about DIY and doing things on a budget here, so I did a bit of thinking and came up with a nifty solution.
Soap dishes! Yes. The humble soap dish always has little bumps and grooves on the bottom to help the wet soap drain and air dry - and it's those bumps and grooves that take all the hard work out of getting stubborn makeup out of brushes.
Pop a squirt of baby or unperfumed shampoo in the dish and add warm water, then gently swirl the bristles of your brush over the bumps to dislodge makeup. This works especially well for dried on gel liner. Once the brush is nice and clean, dump out the shampoo, tilt the dish and use the grooves again to swirl the brush under clear running water to get all the soap out. You can pick up cheap soap dishes at dollar, pound or 99p stores in all sorts of fab and funky colours!
One More Thing...
- Heartbroken tho I am at not being able to afford the NARS Limited Edition Andy Warhol collection... I am considering trying to do a dupe post if anyone is up for that?
- And speaking of limited editions... MAC have another one coming up for Archie comics, but there seems to be an amusing emphasis on Veronica and less on Betty. Who said that blondes have more fun?
- And... speaking of all things Andy Warhol, Nic from Pixiwoo announced her forthcoming daughter's name as Edie. That is SUCH a fab name! And, she'll be Little Edie too - one of my major heroines. :)
- Another tip for makeup kits - always carry a paper fan. Astoundingly useful for drying nails, helping foundation to "cook" and myriad other uses.
Hugs and kisses,