Let Oscar Mayer Help You Clean Your Makeup Brushes
If I could take my makeup brushes to the dry cleaner, I would. Don’t get me wrong; I completely understand the importance of keeping my brushes squeaky-clean. And I do want a healthier complexion and longer-lasting brushes, of course.
Before I discovered the trick I am about to tell you all about though, I just couldn't seem to motivate myself to pull out the baby shampoo, gather all of my brushes from the crevices of my makeup bag and start the brush-cleaning process.
Part of this hesitation stemmed from the number of paper towels and old dishtowels I had to use in order to properly scrub my brushes. I also loathed having to take so much time to constantly squeeze more and more soap onto my brushes while cramming the brushes into a towel to try while trying to remove all the beige stains out of my bulky foundation brushes and the rose tints off of my fluffy blush brushes.
While scouring the Internet for a solution to my paper towel-ruining rampage, I came across a very intriguing discovery. Sigma Beauty recently introduced a few products that help beauty lovers keep their beloved brushes clean.
These products—which are either mats or gloves and are available in pink or black—allow users to deep-clean brushes due to their unique texture and bristles without having to ruin a kitchen towel.
I was ecstatic. Until I saw the price. The cheapest option was $25, which might not be insanely expensive, but it still didn't fit into my monthly beauty budget.
While I was fascinated with the idea of using grooves to get the gunk off of my brushes, I didn’t know where I could find a water-resistant, textured surface that was also easy-to-clean.
As I rummaged through my kitchen for a feasible solution, the answer literally fell into my lap. The lid of my mom’s plastic deli meat container came crashing down on me from the top shelf of the cabinet.
I picked up the lid of the pre-packaged meat container to put it back before noticing the grooves of the brand name etched into the plastic. I grabbed a few brushes from my collection, lathered them up with baby shampoo and began to scrub my first test subject against the grooves and edges of the lid. Not only was my brush being deep cleaned against the grooves, but I didn’t have to get my hands wet or scrub the brushes against a paper towel or dish rag.
The best part? I was able to simply rinse off the lid and put it in the dishwasher. With the help of a tool that most of us probably have crammed into our cabinets, I was able to clean my brushes more efficiently against the grooves of a plastic lid than with a paper towel.