While the entire beauty world was falling head first for the beauty blender sponge, my eyes were steadily fixed on this peculiar cleanser which supposedly cleaned the sponge better than anything else! White, unassuming and basically a soap.. how good can it actually be to warrant a purchase and shelling out nearly $20!?
Well.. I am here to tell you that it is! Its is AMAZING! I have never seen my brushes so clean, squeaky and soft as new in all of the years of using good’ol Johnson’s Baby shampoo. It costs too much for a tiny bar of soap that cleans makeup brushes (just saying it aloud makes me squirm!) but you know what, it is as important to have really really clean brushes as it is to have your skin cleansed properly! After all, the grime and bacteria on your brushes are eventually going to land onto your face and cause all sort of trouble! #beautylogic
It comes in a round plastic case with a little plastic mesh which helps run the water out once the soap is wet after use. My usual brush cleansing method used to be A) soak the brushes for five minutes in lukewarm shampoo+water solution, B) take a drop of shampoo on the palm of my hand and wriggle the brushes in it till all the color is off. This process was the only way I could be completely satisfied that my brushes were thoroughly clean and given my fixation with “clean” this was a painfully long task!
With the Solid cleanser on the other hand I wet my brush, run a quick swipe over the cleanser then wriggle it over my palm for a few seconds and done! It takes less than 30 seconds to clean each brush and I am done with the whole thing in a blink (figuratively!) I only wish I had discovered it sooner. I spent so much time looking around for good reviews of this stuff which could give me that push. Then, with my last CultBeauty order I got a tiny sample of this (!! I am telling you.. CultBeauty is THE place!) and there was no looking back! A promptly placed order for it arrived at lightning speed and I have been in brush cleaning heaven since!
If you’re the kind who dread the brush cleansing chore, or too lazy but still a germaphobe, get this.. Your life will change!
I don’t think I can ever go back to my ancient brush cleansing ways after using this.. its pretty addictive and did I mention convenient for travel and a lazy girl’s dream? Yes it is!
P.S.: I bought mine at CultBeauty here.