Back in the day my make up brush cleaning regime was shocking and it's a wonder my brushes survived. After a cursory run under the tape I'd just dump them all in a jug of water. Shocking really.
Nowadays I'm of course more knowledgeable about how and why I need to ensure my make up brushes are kept in tip top condition and whilst I may not still be as diligent as I should be I've found the tool to make my life so much easier.
The first problem I encounter when cleaning my make up brushes is my taps. I don't have dual taps which means that you run the hot and cold taps separately, resulting in one scolding stream of water and another icy cold. Not exactly the pleasant conditions for an unloved task.
Of course I didn't come up with the idea of purchasing the Soap & Glory Massage Glove all by myself. I had seen a YouTube video featuring the extremely pricey Sigma Cleansing Glove and thought to myself, I'm sure there are similar more affordable versions available out there. And there was.
Currently the Soap & Glory Massage Glove is on offer for £5.67 and it's well worth purchasing if you're not a fan of your make up brush cleaning routine as it makes it effortless. I actually don't mind cleaning my brushes now and I'm not left dealing with scolded hands from ice or heat burns.
First I squirt my brush cleaner of choice onto the glove. Dip the brush under the running taps and then swirl on the glove, adding in more water as needed and watch as the water turns from the murky colour of what product is being removed to clear. A quick swipe on some kitchen towel and then leave to dry. Absolutely brilliant.
The glove is thick enough to tackle the temperatures of my taps and the 'bobbly bits' help with getting the dirt of my brushes. And even better. No pruning hands. You can either go the extra mile and pile on some hand cream before putting on the glove.
I know Real Techniques have just launched their cleansing mitt for brush cleaning and whilst I can't speak with any authority because I haven't tried it for myself, at £12.99 at Superdrug I think I'll stick to my find.
How do you clean your make up brushes?