I hate washing my makeup brushes. It is SUCH a chore! I will do anything to make it easier, so when I saw a review of this KEDSUM Makeup Brush Cleaning Mat on Buzzfeed, I put it on my Amazon wishlist immediately. It arrived just in time because my brushes are well overdue a clean. So is it any good?
What’s in the pack?
The pack arrived smelling beautiful – I think it must be the little packet of seeds that are in there, which to be honest I have no idea what to do with! The pack contains a large cleaning mat, a small heart-shaped cleaning mat and a mini makeup blending sponge.
There are loads of different colours available on Amazon and they’re currently only £5.29 for the set. Bargain!
How do you use it?
It couldn’t be easier. Use the suction cups on the back of the mat to stick it in your sink and squirt a bit of soap onto the mat (I use the Real Techniques brush cleansing gel). I then wet a brush and swirled it around the area that was marked for either eye or face use.
There is also a separate section that you swirl your brush around to rinse off the soapy water. If you really need to get scrubbing, you can put the heart shaped tool over your hand and really get in there.
Was it any good?
Anything that makes washing your makeup brushes easier is good in my eyes. I thought it worked really well on the smaller brushes – like eye shadow or lip brushes – because it was able to get deeper into the bristles. I thought at first that you might be able to use it without soap, but I wouldn’t say so. You definitely still need the suds to get going to get the brushes sparkly clean.
It definitely speeded up my cleaning routine and for that alone I would recommend it.
It isn’t great for all brushes – it was harder work really getting into the brushes with longer bristles, like my powder and blusher brushes. It definitely got more product out of my foundation brush than usual, although I still find myself unable to get my foundation brush completely clean – does anyone have any tips on that?
One thing I’m not sure about is how good it is for your makeup brushes in the long run to be swirling them around on plastic – it might damage them because it isn’t all that gentle a way of doing things?
Would I recommend buying it?
All in all, for £5 odd I would definitely recommend picking this up if you find washing makeup brushes a chore. But I wouldn’t pay much more than what I did for it – according to Amazon, it usually retails for £17.99, which I think is a bit steep. I’ve also seen a tonne of Pinterest hacks where you can make one yourself with a bit of plastic and a glue gun, but ain’t nobody got time for that!
What do you think, would you get a makeup brush cleaning mat?
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