I’ve long since been a fan of cleansing oils for removing makeup quickly and effectively at the end of a long day, but most of them come from higher end brands like Shu Uemura and MAC. Imagine my excitement when Garnier released their new Clean+ line that included a cleansing oil! Despite the appeal of an affordable version of the MAC Cleanse Off Oil or Shu Uemura Cleansing Oil, it took me quite a while to purchase. Let’s face it, makeup removers aren’t the most exciting product to buy, but they are extremely essential!
If you spend a fortune investing in quality makeup brushes it’s worthwhile to take good care of them. One essential is to wash brushes regularly, but another is to dry them properly. When the bristles of the brush are wet you want to lay the brush either flat or at an angle so water doesn’t drip into the ferrule (the metal bit between the bristles and the handle) of the brush. When water gets up there it can break down the glue holding the hairs in place and it can also rot wooden handles. Plenty of websites sell fancy stands and contraptions to hold brushes upside down to ensure that all water drips away from the ferrule and reduce drying time. However, if you don’t feel the need to invest in another gadget there’s a simple trick you can try to help your brushes dry properly!