Fluff By Sumwear Co. Brush Egg | Other Things I Use To Clean My Brushes
I wish you all a blessed new year — full of makeup, chocolates, and Rebecca Minkoff bags guys. Have you seen the black, rose gold Mini Mac purse? — It — is — beauuutiful. Anyway, I wanted to show you my 2014 favorites today, but I’m stuck on narrowing them down still, so in the meantime… hello, my name is Shayne and my New Year’s resolution is to clean my brushes more often this year.
Before that though, off topic — did you know that those little satin sleep masks could potentially harm the eyes? If you wear them tight overnight, you could wake up with painful, extremely light sensitive, itchy eyes. It took me about an hour to properly open them in my dim lit room, plus I had blurry vision for half the day. I’m completely okay now by the way, but ‘not gonna lie… I panicked like a little baby and thought I was going blind. It was a very dramatic afternoon for me and my dog. This doesn’t happen every time I use my mask though, just on that day. Moral of the story — careful not to tie those masks too tightly!
I’ve just invested on a really good set of brushes, so I couldn’t ask for a more perfect timing for Sumwear Co. to send off these brush aids to try out. TBH I wasn’t as interested in them initially, because they’re one of those things that I imagined I could do easily with out. But as I’ve been using them regularly, I’ve seen the difference they make in my cleaning routine and now I am personally willing to spend money for them.
See that EOS-lip-balm-looking Fluff Brush Egg? It removes makeup stains and dirt off my brushes a lot better than I would if I kept swiping my brushes through my palms multiple times. If you wash your brushes mano-mano style like I do, your palm is going to thank you for using the Egg instead. It also cuts the effort and time I usually spend into half.
Fluff Brush Guards are basically tubes made out of net that expand to fit the size of any makeup brush. My friend who’s a makeup artist, stores each of her brushes inside these Guards at all times because it helps retain the brush’s shape. She’s on another level when it comes to being organised though (in other words, someone’s too lazy to do the work). I only make my brushes wear these little nets right after I deep clean them. It’ll lengthen the brushes’ drying time but it still is worth the extra time of wait.
PS. Belated Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from Bentley and I :)
There are a lot of soaps, shampoos, and DIY cleansers that you could use to clean your brushes, but the #1 product that I recommend with all my heart would have to be this yellow Johnson’s Baby Shampoo. I’ve seen a lot of girls use the same shampoo for their brushes because it’s easily accessible, inexpensive, gentle, it smells good, it does it’s job really well, and most especially it reminds me of cute babies taking a bath.
Although I’ve also tried Bath & Body Work’s Winter Cranberry Foaming Handsoap a few times (a Christmas present from a dear friend). I’ve seen YT gurus rave about BBW’s anti-bacterial handsoaps as brush cleansers so I had to try. My brushes were clean and glorious smelling afterwards, but I gotta say Johnson’s still wins the trophy for washing off stains more effectively.
Guys, shameful confession… I’ve never properly spot cleaned my brushes til a month ago. I use HD Makeup Studio’s Quick Drying Professional Brush Cleaner / Sanitizer (whew that’s a mouthful! This is also a Christmas present from the most organized friend ever), take note of the quick drying part because that is what makes this spot cleaning spray number one in my book (although technically it’s the only one I’ve really used haha). It’s anti-bacterial, it smells like it’s possibly the cleanest water in the world, and I can quickly use it on my dirty blending brush — wait a few minutes — after that I have a clean brush to use right then and there. I like it so much that I tidy up my makeup containers with it as well.
Where To Get Them
You can order the Brush Egg & Brush Guards from Sumwear Co.’s website. I’ve also seen these from other stores but I gotta say that pink Fluff Brush Egg is the cutest one I’ve came across with. Johnson’s Baby Shampoo is easily available at the drugstore/groceries. Bath & Body Works Handsoap from BBW and locally at Ebay or other IG Stores. HD Makeup Studio Spot Cleansing Spray is exclusively available at HD Makeup Academy in Ortigas — Have you tried these? Do you have any other brush cleaning products to recommend?
Have recently switched to the Johnson and Johnsons one for toddlers :P orange bottle.
It works just as well as the yellow one but cheaper.
I was looking at different brush cleaning tools, and this egg shaped thing is the most interesting! Though, I was also searching for a DIY version of this too, I like the idea of the grooves and texture to help get the gunk out of your brushes. Great post! Glad to see you back Shayne! <3
Oh my gosh, what a great idea! I love the brush cleaner egg. Adorable and it sounds super useful as well.
I love my brushegg! What have we done without it all this time?!
The brush egg is such a good idea. I usually swirl the brushes on the palm of my hand but since I'm so lazy in washing my brushes, the stains are so difficult to get rid of. I will have to look into that.
p.s. Bentley is such a cutie-pie :)
nice one! that's my baby doll's shampoo :) it smells really good. And you're cutie lil puppy is such a charm! :))
ui sis I miss you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! yay so happy to read something from you again!!!! Fluff products look so amazing!!!! diy lang panglinis ko sa brush ko sis lol hahaha need to invest something like the brush egg! and cute pa niya and yes, my two favorites cuties!!!!! Shayne and Bentley!!!! so kawaiii ang galing na niya mag pose sa cam sis! hehehe
Happy New Year Shayne!!!
I think I need a brush cleaner not just for my palms sake but for my brushes too because I'm notorious when it comes brush cleaning-they shed after cleaning necause od the swirling, squeezing and pulling that I do.
I used to use cleansing water before when I only clean my brushes once a week.
The lil brush egg looks so cute and something that I need in my life! I always feel like just cleaning brushes on the palm of my hands is never enough to make it clean — i guess its time for an investment hehe :P
Your puppy is so addorable!!
I use a concoction of any shampoo/body wash I can get my mits on and a little bit of olive oil for those foundation/cream stains. :) Extremely effective.
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I need that brush cleaner it looks convenient how adorable is the puppy.
I bought a brush egg that looks exactly like this from my local Daiso, and it works really well to clean my makeup brushes!
I've been looking for a spot cleaner for a really long time! I like and use the one from MAC but it's too expensive. I want to try the one from Parian Spirit but it's hard to find a seller. -_- Maybe I can try that HD Makeup Studio one out :)
Also, I prefer to use that Baby Shampoo as well :p
that egg looks amazing for cleaning brushes :o the sigma glove is just insane D:
And I really need to get brush guards in the future for my brushes and help them to dry faster :3
As cleanser, I'm using the Avène cleanser that broke me out but somehow cleanse my brushes without problems but I might get brush soap later :3
Oh man I need to try to clean my brushes more this year too, but yeah they egg this is so cute, I do use my hands when I clean my brushes so I think I might have to invest in one of those to make it easier for me.
Oh and I'm glad to hear you feel better, I don't use sleep masks but I've always wanted to try if I ever try it I have to remember not to tight them tight! :)
Yay you're back! Love the pink brush egg! <3 I use a similar tool, its actually a blackhead remover thingy (looks like this--> http://bit.ly/1wyPhcJ) but I use it to get rid of stains. I don't have any product for spot cleaning as of the moment cause I always deep clean my brushes.. weird but I find it therapeutic haha. I use the Shield antibacterial bath soap (Pink variant) effective and smells really good, it has shea butter so its not drying. :)
I am using the Etude House brush cleaner, and it works well. I also used baby shampoo before, and it works well too. I also like using the brush egg to clean my brushes, but sometimes “mano-mano” is faster? Hehe. I also love storing my brushes in brush guards because they really keep the shape. :) btw, if ever you need a bigger “brush egg”, I also use a dog brush (that looks similar) before I got the egg. Hehe.
So glad to see a post from you, Shayne! <3 To clean my brushes, I usually use baby shampoo as you mentioned above! It's just what has always worked really well for me. :) That brush egg looks so cute & convenient though! I'll have to look into getting one.
great way to clean brushes! cool post :)
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YOU'RE BACK! :') (Sidenote, can Bentley EVEN SEE ANYTHING???? Every time my dog's snout fur starts growing again, I always wonder how difficult it is for her to see)(Also, SLEEP MASK? WHAT ARE YOU, A FANCY PERSON?)
That egg looking pad reminds me of the Sigma glove, and honestly, I've been looking for a textured rubber mat thing too, just to clean my brushes.I used to clean my brushes with BBW soap (the scents I regretted buying), but since they didn't clean that well, I switched to Dr Bronner's magic soap and I'm pretty happy with that!
That egg looks interesting. I usually rub my brushes gently with my fingers when I manually clean them. I recently scored a brush shampoo from BeautyMNL called Clean. It smells nice and does a great job in removing make-up residues. For spot cleaning, I use the cosmetic brush cleanser from Beauty Bar. :)
Off topic: Maybe you can change the colors of your active links (light pink) and the texts in really light gray to something of a darker shade? The colors make reading quite difficult :)
Soooo going to attempt to get this. Ahaha, It looks so adorable. I need one to clean my powder brushes and I can get lazy. I usually clean my brushes how I clean my painting brushes: with dishwashing soap and a bit of baby oil, but I want to try the baby shampoo!:)
ahahaha, awww Shayne you look so beautiful and Bentley is adorable. I want a dog now.
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Fluff also sent me this to review and I've been using it every time i deep clean my brushes such a time saver and its very easy to store since it super cute :) because of you my goal this year is to invest on Zoeva brushes so thanks for sharing this!
I love the idea of the brush egg! I've never seen or heard of anything like this before. My palms actually hurt a little after washing all my brushes so I can see the being very helpful!
you're so adorable.. i wish your wishes for us came true, i want more makeup and some rebecca minkoff bags. =) oh and awesome picks! should try some of these products.
oh nice! ill try that nga next time… which is probably far from now cause it takes me forever to finish one bottle haha. thanks rae!
thanks anna! … banana! so sorry i cant help it :D i just spent a few minutes thinking how to duplicate the ridges with the things i have here but i got nothing haha. oh well, ill just leave the figuring it out part to creative folks like you <3
thanks shannon! :)
thanks romana! :)
i can relate so im pretty sure youll like these brush eggs. it makes the cleaning process a lot easier and faster.
thank you! hell be very happy to know that hes getting compliments online, he loves attention ^^
aw how cute naman! thanks rica! <3
you're the sweetest talaga tine! thank you! <3 btw whats your DIY cleanser sis?
happy new year sis! <3 ow nako you have to be careful with it with the brush egg cause its harder than our palms so baka ma-shed lalo. but thats okay kase a light stroke is enough to remove the stains na :) ay masipag na ang once a week for me hehehe.
thanks fifi! <3
thanks cj! im not sure ill be happy using olive oil tho cause parang im not a huge fan of its scent (hmm may scent ba yun haha) and texture when im holding it on my hands na :)
thanks jackie! :)
ah yes ive heard about the brush egg in daiso too. i havent seen it in our daiso branch in the south tho. thanks laura ;)
ganda sya Vee! fave namin ni genzel, are you near that makeup school? :)
hahaha smart move with the avene cleanser! what's a sigma glove tho? :)
The Brush Egg and Brush Guards are such good recommendations, I'm a little in awe, especially of the Brush Guards – what an awesome thing to have when you're traveling! Checking out the link pronto :)
thanks nina! were in this together! hahaha. need to be more organized this year <3
i havent used my mask after this incident lol trauma effect. but its nice tho esp when i sleep at 6am in the morning and the sun is up helps a lot.
ooo it does look a like, sort of. how does that remove blackheads tho? :) sana i find it therapeutic too para id do it more often hehe
thanks juvy for the advice! do you have a pic of the etude house brush cleaner? curious lang, and also the dog brush thing? :)
ohnice! we be twin-ing hehe ^^
hahaha his facial hair is really long in this pic and i use that mask whenever my bedtime moves to 6am and the sun is up *vampire mode* i think you can find this egg at any japanese one dollar store or ebay :)
ooh hows the brush cleanser from beautybar? and how much is it? :)
thanks for the feedback mnel, i really appreciate it :) will try to get someone to tweak the codes for me.
thanks charms! hahah go get youll like it and itll make cleaning easier for you :) and also try the baby shampoo it smells goood after :D
aw thanks steph! when you do hope you can click on my affiliate link so i can share points with you hihi! ya i saw your review on it, i like how you showed the step by step process there ^^
thanks too! missed your blog <3
hahah thanks carla! its sooo nice to hear from you again! and yes RM bags, do you recommend any color/ design?
thanks kie! did you end up getting one? :)
You are like my skincare idol! I love skin care but I wish I knew as much as you about it! I need to get more brushes for applying my makeup! I just use my hands, which probably is not the best! I'm sorry I haven't been around in a long time, but I'm back now! That photo of you and your dog is precious, you look so beautiful and your dog looks too cute!
Welcome back Shayne and I miss you too!!! I'm glad you're back, I miss your amazingly beautiful photos. hehehe
That egg thingy is interesting and so glad to know that it's affordable!
I want the memory foam sleep mask from Landmark! It's P 185. Very soft, but I have to get a cover as the foam itself is not washable.
I like to add olive oil to my cleansers because they make my brushes soooo soft after :) And also a bit of water, because most shampoos are too rich for brush cleansing anyway.
I have got to start acting like an adult and be more responsible with my makeup brushes. While we're being honest, I don't clean mine enough, and this little guy looks like a great way to make it easy. xo, Amanda
ahahaha I have limited brushes so as much as possible linisin agad after use…mqybe one of the reason why di nagtatagal nrushes sa kin
Yay awesome tips! And welcome back (I missed you and your blog! Woohoo!)
I use the baby shampoo too! <3
How are you :) Long time no chat, I miss you ^^ Btw, thank you for sharing with us, I also love using Johnson's Baby Shampoo to clean my brushes too, it a great for cleaning brushes!!! The Fluff Brush look really good to help remove makeup stains and dirt!!! I need to check it out, I wonder if they ship to Canada :) The picture of you and your doggie is so cute ^^ Wishing you a happy year with happiness, good health and prosperity ^^
Awesome ideas!! Thank you :D
saw you recent posts and girl i missed youre blog a lot! welcome back :) thank you thank you, when you do get a brush set let me know, would love to help. its nice to invest on a set that will last for a long time.
aww thank you sis! missed you too! parang napansin ko madami dami ang naka-break ngayon :)
memory foam oohh i havent seen a memory foam sleepmask. sounds safer for me. ever since this incident happened i stopped using masks :S which made it harder for me to sleep during the day.post when you do get one ha ;)
ty for the tip tellbellz :)
hahaha dont worry i think its the same with a lot of girls including me :)
thanks jhanzey! youre the sweetest!
thanks nath! which brand?
janet! i missed you! not sure if they do but you can easily send them a msg in IG / TW. the owner is super friendly. ty ty <3
I have the brush egg as well and it really does help clean my brushes nicely. I hate having to use my hands and I was not paying for a brush cleaning mitten. lol I wish I used my brush guards more often, they really help though thankfully I haven't found any straying hairs on my brushes yet. ^^
haha likewise, it could take quite a lot of work and time to put a brush guard on each brush. esp when you have a huge brush collection ;)