There're quite a few brush cleansing tools out there now. Ever since Sigma launched their Brush SPA Glove, so many "dupes" all came out quickly.
If you've watched my YouTube videos for a while, you probably have seen me talking about a super cheap 'dupe' glove I bought on AliExpress (shown in picture below). Just type in "silicone oven glove" on either Ebay or Aliexpress, and you'll find tons are under $10 with free shipping!
But lately I got sent this cute little pink brush cleaning pad from Live Bee*. It has two different patterns on the cleaning pad (little bumps in the middle, deeper larger patterns all around it). It also has suction cups at the back of this cleaning pad to suck onto your sink bowl or any flat surface.
Here are the comparison photos of the 'dupe' cleansing glove I had for a while on the left, and the Live Bee brush cleaning pad on the right.
First when I saw the deeper larger patterns around the outer would be great for cleaning tough brushes such as foundation brush, and the middle would be perfect for smaller eye makeup brushes. I tested it out with all the brushes I wash on a regular basis to test it out completely.
I sucked this pad onto a little plate as I would be able to move it around and therefore rinse the brush and pad better, instead of sucking it onto the sink bowl, which I don't think is the most hygienic thing ever (especially if I was washing the makeup brushes in my freelance kit for clients).
Most of the brushes got cleaned on this bad boy so easy, although I found my hands still have to touch water when squeezing the water out of the brushes at the end. Which the brush glove I normally use wouldn't have this problem. Although your hands still wouldn't get sore like if you were washing brushes on your palm the whole time.
When it comes to my thick, super compact foundation brushes, something I didn't expect happened. The brush pad started to slide around on the plate just a little bit (as the picture shown below). I still got to clean the brushes but the process was annoying while a brush pad just kept moving around as there's water between the brush pad and plate.
This brush pad from Live Bee still works for sure, and it was a good thought to have suction cups underneath a brush cleaning pad to be able to suck onto surfaces. Although more thoughts still need to add to this.
I still way prefer my cheap silicone glove that I bought from AliExpress to clean my brushes. As my hands don't have to touch water the whole time, you have more control swirling the brushes, and the glove makes squeezing water out of brushes so much easier. Not mention it's still a cheaper solution!
Here is a video that I made a while ago how to clean makeup brushes, if you guys still haven't found the best way to clean and dry your brushes.
Have you guys tried any brush cleaning tools? And which ones are your favourites? Let me know! xx
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