When it comes to some tasks, time ceases to exist in a measurable way. For all intents and purposes, these tasks have neither a beginning nor an end. They simply last forever…
Brushing cat hair from my clothes (Tabs sheds like cray-cray!), scraping the last bits of Nutella from a mostly (but never entirely) empty jar, groping around the house for misplaced eyeglasses, washing makeup brushes…
That last one, in particular, is the bane of my existence. Because I paint my mug a lot, and sometimes a few times a day, I leave dozens of dirty brushes in my wake.
I was going through a $12 bottle of MAC Brush Cleanser every couple of months until the day I tried Aussie Opposites Attract. It worked as well as the MAC cleaner yet cost just $3.
I love saving scrilla (who doesn’t?), but Becca’s $15 Professional Brush Soap has me reconsidering that. After using it for the past two weeks, dayum! — makeup cleansing greatness.
It does the deed in the blink of an eye! Becca uses plant oils to craft this solid soap. It works on both natural and synthetic fibers, cutting through powders and creams quicker than…something really quick! It’s like soap with a rapier wit, LOL! Even the toughest stuff — dried foundation, concealer and cream shadow — falls away in a flash. With this, I’m able to clean all of my brushes in half the time it takes me when I use MAC Brush Cleanser or shampoo.
But Becca doesn’t stop with cleansing. Professional Brush Soap thoroughly and gently cleans brushes while sanitizing and conditioning them, too.
It couldn’t be any easier to use. Just wet a brush head with lukewarm water, swipe it across the soap until it lathers, rinse with tap water, squeeze (I like to also blot with a dry washcloth), reshape, then leave to dry on a clean towel. Presto-change-o! New(ish) brush.
I’m guessing the bar will last…forever! Well, almost. Even though it’s more expensive than most brush cleansers, I like to think it’s worth it for the savings in time. And what a great gift for a makeup-obsessed pal.
Becca Professional Brush Soap may be a little hard to find. Henri Bendel stores do stock the Becca line (as do some Pure Beauty stores). You can also order direct from Becca, although they do charge shipping.
PRICE: $15 (for an almost never-ending bar)
AVAILABILITY: At select beauty stores, Henri Bendel stores and direct from Becca online
MAKEUP AND BEAUTY BLOG RATING: A+
Just because it’s Thursday…
A picture of Jake Gyllenhaal!
I’ve been obsessively Googling pictures of him since seeing Source Code last weekend. In this shot I think he looks like he’s working at a sexy car wash, or perhaps emerging from the water at a hot boy surf camp.
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,