Alright so who has seen this brush cleaning mitt? It seems to be all the rage lately on youtube from all these makeup gurus.
When I first got an email about Sigma Beauty‘s new product, a couple of thoughts flew around my head at once:
“Yes, finally something like this on the market!”
“Darn! They stole my idea” >=|
(Although this wasn’t what I had imagined in my head. Oh I wish I knew how to go about inventing a product and getting it made :})
After going on the website and watching a demo video of how it works, I’m thinking:
“DANG it’s expensive for an oven mitt!” – It’s $39 usd.
“It looks like it might work…kinda chunky though…not a lot of movement allowed and feels like it might slip off my hand while I’m washing”
Even after that, I was tempted enough to attempt to order it for one reason alone and also the same reason I wanted to invent one in the first place – to prevent my hands from drying out like crazy. I wash my brushes after each client and I have a lot of brushes. Swishing each in my hand with soap and hot water does no favours to my already-dry skin.
So I proceeded to checkout and WHAT THE HECK $11 for shipping?! Okay, I’m too frugal (i.e. cheap) to pay $51 for an oven mitt.
As I was shopping a few days later at one of my fave stores – Daiso at Aberdeen Centre – I came across this little silicone face scrubbing tool:
It was $2 and I thought the texture and material is probably the same as the oven mitt so SURE let’s give it a go and see what happens.
- I wet my brushes lightly with water.
- Dip it into a soap solution and scrub a couple of times on the pad (in the second photo, I literally just swished 2-3 times over the surface).
- Rinse with warm water while scrubbing along the pad to remove excess soap.
- Push out excess water with clean index finger and thumb and lay them on a shop towel (more sturdy, sanitary, and absorbent)
I LOVE IT!
Not only did I clean my brushes in half the time thanks to the small bumpy texture, it actually removed bright red lipstick stained onto my lip brush that I normally could not get off without alternating 99% alcohol and an oil-based makeup remover.
Sure my hand still got a bit wet but nothing to compared to what it was like before. I’m sold! The only thing I would change is to make the surface area as big as my palm for my bigger fluffy brushes.
I made an attempt at Daiso again to see if they carry a silicone scrubbing pad for the body (^_~) but alas they did not. Maybe one day!