Brush cleaners are ingenious things. They are able to remove thick, cakey, and highly pigmented makeup from our precious brushes without actually damaging the sensitive brush hair. That's because brush cleaners are a clever mix of mild solvents and emollients! That got me to thinking a while back - if brush cleaners have that kind of cleansing power, can it be applied to other surfaces?
Well, it can! Currently, I'm using the Ellana Cucumber Melon Makeup Brush Cleaner* (review here) because it's the best-smelling and most conditioning one I've tried so far. Here are some of the things I clean with it, other than my tools of course. ^_^
Sticky residues from tape or price tags. Hold the stinky vinegar - allow your brush cleaner to loosen up sticky stuff on flat smooth surfaces. Wipe a bit of the liquid on the corner of the object to test if the dye or paint will get erased first. If not, go ahead and spray the brush cleaner on the troubled area then wipe it off with a paper towel. Voila! No more annoying traces of adhesives!
Shoes. If you have white shoes then you know how ridiculous they are to clean! You can use the brush cleaner on fabric but it works best on smooth material like leather or rubber. Just spray the brush cleaner on a clean cloth then wipe your shoes with it.
Fresh makeup stains on clothes. If you're in the habit of putting on your going-out clothes before you apply makeup, sometimes, you get splatters of cosmetics on your shirt. No worries - spray the brush cleaner on your shirt then rub the area with tissue until the stain comes off.
Makeup cases, especially rubber ones. The best way to remove stubborn makeup stains on your compacts is with a cotton pad sprayed with brush cleaner. They will look so new!
Sometimes, it just takes a little imagination to get the most out of your beauty products. ;) What's your favorite way to repurpose them?
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