How to Really Clean Makeup Brushes

Beautyblender Solid Cleanser

Beauty Blender Solid CleanserCleaning makeup brushes is essential to prevent the spread of germs and bacteria on your skin which can lead to dreaded blemishes. It also removes product build up on the bristles which makes blending easier.

Enter Beautyblender Solid Cleanser – literally a bar of ‘soap’ which makes deep cleaning brushes incredibly easy. Dip brush in to soap, swirl, rinse et voila! I’ve never seen my brushes so clean! I also find it particularly difficult to remove all the colour from my lipstick brushes, but the Solid Cleanser removed every last trace of lipstick as the photos below show.

I’m saying goodbye to liquid brush cleansers – too messy trying to prevent the runny cleanser escaping from the palm of your hand whilst also trying to swirl the brush around.

Yep, I’m converted.

Beauty Blender Solid Cleanser available to buy at Cult Beauty, Amazon and Sephora.

Beautyblender Solid Cleanser

Beautyblender Solid Cleanser
Dip Brush into Soap
Beautyblender Solid Cleanser
Swirl
Beautyblender Solid Cleanser
et Voila – Clean Brush!
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I’ve never managed to completely remove all the colour from my lipstick brushes- but the Solid Cleanser did it – easily!

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Clinique Take the Day Off Cleansing Balm

Clinique Take the Day off Cleansing Balm Sam Loves

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I have been using Clinique’s Take the Day off Cleansing Balm for the past 5 months on a daily basis. I love this product and it’s my current favourite cleanser that removes all my makeup including waterproof mascara in an easy and gentle way. It’s fragrance free and is suitable for my sensitive skin.

Application
I take the balm on my fingertips and massage it gently on to my face. Initially it has a wax-like consistency but once it’s on the skin it dissolves which means you can massage it on to your face. Nice if you have a bit of time and enjoy a mini facial massage!   I also apply the balm to my eye area and have found that it is extremely effective at removing waterproof mascara. I just lightly tap the product on to my eyes-no rubbing (please!) and voilà the mascara melts! Added bonus- it does not sting my eyes.
I then take a warm flannel and wipe everything off. It literally takes the day off and leaves my skin feeling clean and soft. Plus the use of the flannel helps to exfoliate my skin. Yippee!

Why I love Clinique Take the Day Off Cleansing Balm
I think this is one of the best cleansers on the market as I only have to lightly massage the balm in to my skin and eye area  and it removes everything – it does all the work so I don’t have to.  I loathe using cleansers where I have to sit there and continually rub and scrub at my poor face. Invest in a good product like this and you won’t have to.

Also a little goes a long way- after 5 months of use there is still loads left in the tub so this is a great skincare investment.

Ingredients
Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Carthamus Tinctorius (Safflower) Seed OilCaprylic/capric TriglycerideSorbeth-30 TetraoleatePolyethylene, Peg-5 Glyceryl Triisostearate, WaterTocopherolPhenoxyethanol.

Could it be for you?
I think the balm would be suitable for pretty much everyone. I suffer from sensitive skin and I don’t feel a burning sensation or break out when I use this. It is fragrance free so unlikely to irritate your skin and is also mineral oil free.

Available to purchase online at Boots, Debenhams and John Lewis.

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