I am really into the
ideas that people post on Pintrest. I recently read a pin on Pintrest that said a cup of hot water mixed with one tablespoon of distilled white vinegar is an effective makeup brush cleaner. I found this interesting, beca
use I have a small bottle of Sephora’s Daily Brush Cleanser, $6.
So I decided to test my store bought brush cleaner against this homemade brush cleaner. All I purchased for the homemade cleaner was a
small spray bottle, which I picked up for $1. The vinegar I borrowed from my mother’s pantry.
I decided to test this out on two very well used eye brushes of mine. I begin by layering two tissues together and spraying a bit of the product on the tissues. I used about five sprays of each product on the tissues. Then, I swirled the brushes on the dampened
tissues. I used a few more tissues to get the brushes completely clean.
I placed the two brushes on a tissue to dry out. I did not want to put them in my normal makeup brush jar, because I did not want
any remaining liquid to seep into the brush handles.
So, which product is better: the homemade cleaner or the store bought cleanser? In my opinion, both of them work effectively. This particular brush cleaner is meant to be used between uses, particularly when switching between colors. The Sephora cleaner also removes bacteria, which can cause blemishes and other skin problems. On the other hand, the homemade brush cleaner can also be used to soak the brushes for a total cleaning. The vinegar in the homemade cleaner also serves as an antibacterial agent.
In my opinion, if you have a brush cleaner, keep using it and finish the bottle. But, if you are in
the market for a new brush cleaner or looking to use one, try the homemade cleaner before you
run out and purchase a store bought one.