And by “gunk,” I mean all of that nasty stuff that builds up between the teeth of your lash comb — the mascara, eye liner, eyeshadow, cat hair (don’t judge)…
I used to clean my lash comb with makeup wipes. I’d run them up and down the teeth of the comb to whisk away any gunky leftover makeup, and it worked well enough, I guess…because it got out most of the gunk, but I’d still see bits and bobs way down in there between the teeth.
I don’t do that anymore, though, because I’ve found a better solution.
It hit me (the idea, not the toothbrush) after this post about kitchen tools. I was wondering how the heck I was going to clean the tiny little teeth on my new julienne tool, and Sandra, one of the gals who comments on MBB (hi, Sandra!), mentioned that toothbrushes are great for getting in between tiny spaces.
If they’re good enough to clean julienne tools, why not lash combs?
So I grabbed a crusty lash comb (ewww… TMI, I know), an extra toothbrush that I had in my bathroom cabinet and some eye makeup remover. Then I wet the toothbrush head with the makeup remover and brushed my lash comb with it, just like I brush my teeth. Up and down, left and right, and around in little circles.
Voila! It removed every last morsel of leftover makeup — including the stuff stuck between the teeth.
Note: if you try this at home, I recommend using a toothbrush with stiff bristles.
And, obvs, please don’t reuse the same toothbrush to brush your teeth (gross, dude!).
Oh! This also works well with gnarly brow combs. 😉
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,
P.S. Happy Thursday, my friend. How are things going today?