The Crucial Beauty Product Everyone Needs Is Not Actually A Beauty Product

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We all know how important it is to clean our makeup brushes. It doesn’t get any less tedious or any less fun to do every week, but it absolutely needs to get done. Not cleaning your brushes isn’t only bad for your tools, it’s terrible for your skin. Allowing buildup and grime to produce onto the bristles of your brushes and surface of sponges ruins their condition over time. As if that wasn’t bad enough, allowing this bacteria production to get onto your face can result in acne, inflammation and other reactions that are far from pleasant. So, if makeup brush cleanser isn’t already part of your beauty arsenal, it’s time to make a run to your nearest cosmetics shop. We’ve rounded up different formulas for you to choose from below. You and your brushes will thank us.

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The Brush-Off

Cinema Secrets Makeup Brush Cleaner

$26

Amazon

This liquid cleanser is known for removing heavier formulas from your tools, including liquid foundation and darker eyeshadows.

Real Techniques Brush Cleansing Palette

$12

Amazon

Think of this brush mat as a bathtub for your tools. It makes it easier to scrub off any leftover residue and particles that could be lingering on the bristles. It's also super hygienic and can be used as many times as you'd like.

Brush Bath Purifying Brush Cleaner

$18

IT Cosmetics

If you'd rather stay away from the liquid, try a spray-on brush cleaner instead. This option is known for being extremely purifying and removes all dirt from your brushes.

Color Switch By Vera Mona Brush Cleaner

$18

Sephora Collection

This unique tool is a fan-favorite among beauty gurus. Just swirl your dirty brushes on the pad, flip it over and use the other side for more padding, and then once you're done you can wash it with soap and water. This one can also be used multiple times.

Beauty Blender Blendercleanser-Solid

$16

Amazon

If you use a Beauty Blender instead of brushes (or both), you'll need a different cleanser specifically for it. The solid cleanser is basically a bar of soap for your sponge and instantly removes all trapped makeup from it.

Brush Cleanser Wipes

$3

e.l.f.

For whenever you’re on the go, bring these brush-cleansing wipes along with you. They’re just as effective and perfect for traveling. Plus, it’s nice to be able to toss them once you’re finished.