As a makeup lover, I get annoyed when folks tell me to stop using makeup because they cause blemishes. I won't say that it does not because some really do, but there are ways in which it can be avoided. Makeup can clog the pores which can lead to acne so removing it completely before going to bed is a must. Another important thing when it comes to wearing makeup is to clean your applicators frequently.
This is something I keep telling my friends because I hate seeing their pressed powders with unwashed sponges. It can be quite tedious, especially if you are like me who applies makeup almost daily and uses more than a dozen brushes/applicators. But I assure you that you'll get used to it! Before, I also get lazy with cleaning my applicators but now I clean them regularly.
My schedule is I clean them with my Ellana Mineral Cosmetics Cucumber Melon Makeup Brush Cleaner every 2-3 days (more often for foundation brushes) and then thoroughly wash them once a week. Some may find this "too often" but I do this because I feel like my brushes accumulate so much dust and bacteria because... well, it's just so dusty in Manila and I don't even open my room's windows. LOL I dunno... just a neat freak thing when it comes to my applicators I guess. I have oily, acne-prone skin so I try to apply makeup with clean brushes as much as I can. I don't even use the same foundation brush if it's still unwashed (even if I've only used it once). :P But I've read several articles online that every two to four weeks is fine.
But anyway, I would like to introduce to you the Ellana Mineral Cosmetics Cucumber Melon Makeup Brush Cleaner (which I just mentioned in the previous paragraph)...
I discovered this last March when I attended an event by the brand. I immediately notice the pleasant smell. It's cucumber melon but sweeter. I really like it!
At the back you'll see some product info:
It's in a clear spray bottle that houses 120ml of the product. Each bottle is worth Php 400.00 (you can get discounts if you click my banner! :P).
This is safe to use on animal hair or synthetic hair brushes. It's so easy to use since you don't have to rinse it with water...
You just spray it on the brush...
and wipe it on tissue... I swirl it around until it's dry. I usually spray a couple of times or until there's no more makeup left on the brush.
I kinda wiped too hard on this one. But as you can see, the makeup transferred on the tissue easily.
And I have a clean brush again!
And it works perfectly in removing my liquid foundations too!
I'm very impressed with this brush cleaner. It made cleaning brushes three times faster and it also leaves my brushes soft and smelling so good. And what's so great about it is that it never caused any of my brushes to shed!
I already bought my second bottle and I even bought some more to give to kikay friends as gifts! I definitely recommend this to all makeup users! Haha! It's really worth it especially since it's only Php 400.00 and it will surely last a while!
Ellana is available online and at the following branches:
The Ramp, 2nd Floor Glorietta 3, Makati City
The Ramp, 2nd Floor Shangri-la Plaza Mall, Mandaluyong City
The Ramp, 1st Floor Trinoma Mall, Quezon City
Unit 203 La Fuerza Plaza 2, Chino Roces Ave. Corner Sabio St., Makati City
Have you tried this brush cleaner from Ellana yet?
How do you clean your brushes? How often? :)