A woman has revealed how an unlikely kitchen item is the secret to perfectly clean makeup brushes.
Posting on Facebook, Natalie explained that some shampoo, a dash of baby oil and the $1.50 silicone pot grabber from Kmart are all you need to ensure your cosmetics brushes are clean and ready to use again.
‘Found the perfect makeup brush cleaner all for the fab price of $1.50,’ Natalie wrote online.
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A woman has revealed how an unlikely kitchen item is the secret to perfectly clean makeup brushes (pictured before and after)
‘What a lifesaver! Products used: shampoo, baby oil and the silicone pot grabber.’
Natalie then uploaded a video showing her running her makeup brush under a warm tap, before she starts rubbing it onto the silicone pot grabber, which is sprinkled with shampoo and baby oil.
Quickly, the pot grabber becomes brown with foundation and bronzer, leaving her brushes completely clean.
A woman explained that shampoo, a dash of baby oil and the $1.50 silicone pot grabber from Kmart are all you need to ensure your cosmetics brushes are ready to use again (pictured)
‘Baby shampoo is great for cleaning your brushes, leaves them super soft too,’ one commenter wrote.
‘Awesome idea thanks for sharing. I showed my daughter and she’s gonna try it,’ another added.
‘Omg I bloody have one! I’m gonna do exactly that!!,’ a third added.
The silicone pot grabber can be found for just $1.50 in the kitchen utensils section of Kmart.
It comes in a variety of colours, including pink, turquoise, blue and grey.
Others shared their own tips and tricks for cleaning makeup brushes without having to buy a makeup brush cleaner.
These included Sard Wonder soap, a hot water bottle (for the ridges) and Johnson’s Cottonelle baby shampoo range.
The silicone pot grabber (pictured) can be found in the kitchen utensils section of Kmart and gets rid of blusher, foundation and bronzer from brushes due to its ridged look
Previously, a Redditor shared their own genius tip for cleaning their makeup brushes – confessing she puts them in the washing machine.
‘People are going to be horrified by this, but I put my brushes in the washing machine,’ the woman said in a thread about cleaning makeup brushes.
‘I pre-soak them in a soapy solution to start the product breaking down, put them in a pillowcase, tie it shut and wash them all at once on a warm/delicate/no spin cycle.
‘They come out spotless and I haven’t had one fall apart yet.’
She revealed how she would usually wash her brushes along with a ‘couple of towels’ so ‘they have something to rub against’.
‘I do this method because I prioritise my time and if a brush falls apart it’s okay with me – natural selection,’ she added.
The revolutionary trick quickly became welcome news to beauty fans around the world.
‘I don’t know whether or not to be horrified or impressed with you though,’ one commenter said.
‘Very innovative!,’ another wrote.