A few days ago, I posted my beauty wishlist (June Goals + Wishlist). This is my question – how am I supposed to buy all of these beautiful makeup products if I can’t even take care of my makeup tools to apply the products?
One thing that I can confess to is being the absolute WORST makeup sponge owner. My sponges either get moldy if I don’t squeeze out the water or they tear because I would wait so long to wash the foundation build-up. Now, after years of using makeup sponges, I can keep up with my sponges (I use this one and this one) and go through my easy cleaning routine without a hassle! Yay me, right?
I used to use the Beauty Blender Solid soap to wash my sponges but I recently found the absolute best dupe for it – the Dove White Beauty Bar! Here are the details –
○ Dupe? – Ingredient Breakdown ○
When I grabbed my Beauty Blender Solid and my Dove White Beauty Bar to take photos, I took a look at the ingredients. Look at how similar these two soaps are!
*the bolded ingredients are what the two soaps have in common
Sodium Lauroyl, Isethionate, Stearic Acid, Lauric Acid, Sodium Tallowate or Sodium Palmitate, Water, Sodium Isethionate, Sodium Stearate, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Sodium Cocoate or Sodium Palm Kernelate, Fragrance, Sodium Chloride, Tetrasodium Etidronate, Tetrasodium EDTA, Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891)
Sodium Palmate, Sodium Palm Kernelate, Water, Glycerin, Coconut Acid, Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Palmitic Acid, Fragrance, Sodium Chloride, Tetrasodium EDTA, Tetrasodium Etidronate*, Aloe Barbadensis, Leaf Juice Powder
Of course, not all of ingredients are the same but I feel like these ingredients are not worth the extra dollars! Speaking of money, let’s take a look at the products and the prices!
○ Price + Product Breakdown ○
So, these are the details on our two products –
▽ You can click these two to see the products on Nordstrom and Target’s website! ▽
○ How I Clean My Makeup Sponges + Brushes ○
I try to clean my makeup sponges every few days and my makeup brushes every week or so. It’s pretty hard to remember to wash my makeup tools but this easy cleaning routine makes the process so quick and painless.
Makeup Tool Cleaning Routine
- I start off with running the sponge/brush under warm water and squeezing out as much makeup as I can. *This step can also save a lot of product in the long run*
- Then, I grab Dove’s Beauty Bar in my left hand and use the sponge/brush to make circular motions with my right hand under the water. Try to rub the sponge/brush onto the dove. The divots help to break down the product!
- After the bar gets sudsy, I put the bar down and use my hand to squeeze out the product. *Another technique I use is gliding the sponge/brush all the way across the bar of soap like a paint brush. This reaches the outside bristles!*
- Circular motions, squeeze, REPEAT! Repeat as many times until your sponge/brush is completely clean. For makeup sponges, the color of the sponge should be very vibrant and for makeup brushes, the bristles will mostly likely become white when clean!
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