If you’re into beauty or simply just wear makeup, I probably don’t need to tell you just how important it is to regularly clean your makeup brushes, beauty sponges, and other application tools. Unless you’re cool with clogged pores, breakouts and unsightly infections (yikes), keeping up with your cleaning these tools should be an absolutely non-negotiable part of your beauty routine. If you’re like me and tend to get lazy when it comes to well, cleaning anything for that matter, you’ll be delighted to hear that automatic makeup brush cleaners actually exist. Yes, these lazy-girl-approved devices do all of the dirty work for you, so you can keep bacteria, germs, dead skin particles and general gunk and grime from marring your complexion without the heavy lifting.
For reference, most dermatologists and makeup experts agree that it’s best to be clean and sanitize makeup brushes, sponges and applicators on (at least) a weekly basis. Of course, cleansing and disinfecting your beauty tools on the daily would be ideal. This rule of thumb goes for blush, eyeshadow, contour and eyeliner brushes. However, if you apply your foundation and other complexion products with a beauty sponge, you should wash it immediately after each use because their absorbent nature harbors bacteria, oil, old makeup and mold more than your average beauty brush.
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1. Mevolic Makeup Brush Cleaner
This USB cleaner is designed with three different speeds to help you get your beauty tools fresh and bacteria-free. This customizable wash set-up also allows you to sanitize more delicate brushes without breaking them while giving your bulletproof beauty blender a solid clean.
2. Selene Automatic Brush Cleaner & Dryer Machine
This cute little brush washer and dryer duo quickly cleans soiled brushes and beauty sponges with zero effort required. It gives your brushes a deep clean in just 30 seconds and is designed with different speed settings.
3. Premium Makeup Brush Cleaner
Clean your brushes in under a minute with this easy-to-use set. It comes with eight different collars to accommodate all of the different-sized brushes you have in your collection. The lid is leak-proof, so you don’t need to worry about any spills. Plus, the orb kind of looks like a cauldron, which is fun.