Unitasker Wednesday: Luxe Makeup Brush Cleaner with USB Charging Station

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There is a great article in Allure magazine that tells us we should clean our make-up brushes at least weekly. They also provide the following tips on how to clean your brushes:

Follow these seven steps for cleaner, good-as-new brushes and blenders.

  1. Wet the bristles with lukewarm water.
  2. Place a drop of makeup brush cleanser or [mild] soap into the palm of your hand.
  3. Gently massage the tips of the bristles in your palm.
  4. Rinse the bristles.
  5. Squeeze out the excess moisture with a clean towel.
  6. Reshape the brush head.
  7. Let the brush dry with its bristles hanging off the edge of a counter, thereby allowing it to dry in the correct shape. Never let your brushes dry on a towel — the bristles can become mildewed.

The experts at Allure also states that brushes should not be dried vertically. Because the bristles are glued to the handle, soap/detergent and water can cause the glue to breakdown and the bristles will start to fall off.

With brush cleaning so simple, I can’t imagine why anyone would need the Luxe Makeup Brush Cleaner with USB Charging Station. It is just a pile of clutter — the device, its charging base and cable, eight rubber collars to fit various brush sizes, and a special bowl to wash your brushes. It is a whole lot of non-recyclable material.

If you really want to spin your brushes to clean them, get a glass (that you already have), fill it with cleaning solution, and spin the brush handle between the palms of your hands while the bristles are submerged in the water. No extra plastic. No batteries to charge. No clutter at all.

One Comment for “Unitasker Wednesday: Luxe Makeup Brush Cleaner with USB Charging Station”

  1. posted by joiefulmoments on

    I once dreamed of having a brush tree ( a plastic holder of wet make up brushes) but then after decluttering my makeup and brush collection i realize I only need 4 make up brushes. You’re right i have an old candle jar which I use to store my 4 brushes and a $1.50 silicon mat (daiso) to swirl my brushes clean, but i’m very particular with the cleanser it has to be daiso makeup brush and sponge cleaner, again $1.50, beats the baby shampoo i use to clean the brushes. Simple things in life that works for me.

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