I’m going to be completely honest with you guys: I am an avid brush deep cleansing avoider. There, I said it! There’s a huge load of my chest let me tell you.
What’s worse, is that I don’t have an excuse for my laziness aside from, well, laziness! But I knew this had to stop, my sporadic and rare deep brush cleanse routine needed a pick me up. I’d heard things about Sigma’s Spa Glove for washing brushes, and thought it was a clever concept, but beyond my budget. I thought to myself, “Surely, there must be something else out there?!” and yes, there was.
I was hunting around my local Daiso the other week, a Japanese $2 store (except that everything is $2.70) and came across this cute little (lizard?) oven mitt. I was stopped in my tracks, and a light bulb turned on in my head and said “Hey, what a good idea!”
Say hello to my little friend! This tool has made cleaning my brushes sooo much easier and more time efficient. No longer will my back ache from bending over the sink for hours; no longer will my hands crinkle up like raisins from all that water exposure. Ok, so it’s not as big or as high tech as Sigma’s one, but it still has two different textured ridges, that allow for the perfect amount of abrasion, and ensure that all those cheeky black eyeshadow pigments and stubborn foundation stains get washed away.
I will use this with my Johnson’s Baby Conditioning Shampoo, working the water and shampoo into a good lather in the palm of the glove. At first I thought it was just a novelty, but this glove has really made a difference in how clean my brushes are. Formerly, I’d have to use a great deal more shampoo to clean each brush; now, just one squirt is sufficient for a number of smaller brushes, and more than enough for larger ones.
As you can see, it isn’t quite big enough to cover my knuckles, but I generally don’t submerge my entire hand under the tap, so that isn’t a problem. I will hold my hand ‘ajar’ to expose the ridges in the glove, and work from there. It is a bit of an awkward position for the hand to be in, but considering how efficient this little baby is, I don’t really mind.
And I mean look at it! It’s bright, fluorescent pink, and in the shape of a (lizard?) – you can’t go wrong.
Are you just as lazy as me when it comes to deep cleansing your brushes? What are some of your tips for brush cleaning?
Thanks for reading everyone!