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Introducing the Brush Egg!
This bad boy will be your next beauty must-have! I’m sure you’ve all seen the makeup brush glove, and if you’re anything like me, you’ve passed because it was just too expensive.
Now, when I say expensive I don’t mean this will leave you with no food or rent money, I mean that if you live in Australia and need to pay for postage from the US plus the approx $30 that it costs just for the glove – then you might just wash your brushes the old fashioned way.
But the brush egg is a revolution to my brush hygiene. I got myself a purple one from eBay for about $2 with free postage. For that price, it would be rude not to.
This works roughly the same as an old wash board for clothing. You just use the ridges to manipulate all the old makeup from the brushes. All you need is some water and brush shampoo and you’re good to go!
Brush hygiene is extremely important! I can not stress this enough, ladies.
Brushes not only hold old makeup, they also contain any bacteria that is transferred from the skin. This is especially bad when you are sharing brushes with others. Let’s just say that Sally is borrowing Suzies concealer brush to cover a popped pimple on her cheek before a night on the town. Well, the next time Suzie uses her concealer brush she is not only transferring the excess product, but she is now transferring the bacteria from within her blemish. Gross!
Side note: I don’t mean to scare you, but that exact senario has happened before and it resulted in an infection that lead to this poor girl becoming a paraplegic. Google it!
Ideally, you should be thoroughly washing your brushes every week or so – but I find it easier to maintain with the use of an antibacterial brush spray in between as a spot clean.
Final thoughts: Absolutely necessary.