Ask a room of beauty editors whether they clean their make-up brushes and, of course, you’ll hear nothing but a resounding 'yes'. Ask them how they clean their favourite tools, however, and you’ll likely receive a bunch of different responses.
"Product build-up on brushes can cause skin problems and infections, but also can clog up the bristles and make applying makeup really hard," says make-up artist Mira Parmar. "Washing your brushes regularly keeps them hygienic, lets you achieve flawless skin and maintains their quality to ensure they last as long as possible."
Yes, keeping make-up brushes free from oil and bacteria is an essential beauty chore, but there are many ways to approach it. Some swear by a tried-and-tested cleansing liquid, while others prefer a travel-friendly solid balm. Pump-action bottles are loved for their fast and easy appeal, while the latest cleaning devices will do a satisfyingly thorough job of those clogged-up foundation brushes.
In our time, we’ve tested millions (possibly) of make-up brush cleaners, so we’re pretty well versed in which ones really hit the mark. Discover the ones we rely on now.
Imagine a brush cleaner that literally does all the work for you. Well, your dreams have come to life. This ultra-cool and useful device is powered by a strong motor that literally spins your brushes into the cleaning solution for a maximum clean. Then, it spins it again outside of the bowl to get it dry. The best part? It does this all in 10 seconds.