Archive of ‘Care & Cleaning’ category

Australian model Anthea Page gets eye infection requiring medication from a dirty makeup brush. News follows other cases of dirty makeup brushes causing breakouts and infections, including the story of an Australian mother who was paralyzed by a dirty makeup brush.

Model Gets Infection from Dirty Makeup Brushes

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The subject of dirty makeup brushes—and the damage they can do—is a perennial topic here at My Brush Betty. Normally, that includes the everyday perils of dirty makeup brushes, such as breakouts and muddy makeup application, but our coverage has also included a young mother paralyzed and countless infections, which require medication to treat. Today, […] Read more…

Allure: Brush Pearl Doesn’t Really Work

So, someone over at Allure, “The Beauty Expert” magazine, tested out the Brush Pearl, which is essentially a tiny dishwasher for your makeup brushes. Bottom line: It didn’t really work. As the author, Stephanie Saltzman, writes: “Frictionless cleaning wasn’t going to cut it; bring on the elbow grease. Insert sad-face emoji here.” Which isn’t all […] Read more…

Hall of Fame: The Artis Elite Oval 10

To be honest, I really did not expect to like the new Artis Elite Collection brushes. At all. From the onset, I thought they were spectacularly beautiful — mirrored in chrome as they are — but I wondered if a drastically different approach to the makeup brush was really, truly needed? I also worried the […] Read more…

Wil it Go-Go? Brush Medic’s Dryer and Sterilizer

Filthy, dirty makeup brushes are one of the dirtiest little secrets of the beauty industry — one for which there haven’t been fast, easy, thorough solutions. So it’s no surprise that beauty lovers, and acne-fighters, keep trying to solve this problem, especially for women with lots of brushes. My Brush Betty’s research shows that is […] Read more…

My Brush Betty Launches Kickstarter for Brush Washing Machine

DETROIT, Oct. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ — My Brush Betty, the blog dedicated to makeup brushes, has launched a 30-day Kickstarter campaign to support the manufacturing of a first-of-its-kind makeup brush washing machine, which allows beauty lovers to quickly deep clean a handful of brushes at one time. More than 75% of US women report cleaning […] Read more…

Oops! Makeup Brushes That Survived the REAL Washing Machine!

Some people hate washing their makeup brushes so much they actually do wash them in the washing machine, like this blogger at ALMOST COUTURE. Other people do it accidentally and discover that their brushes survive just fine. Check out these–Oops!–stories of makeup brushes that survived a regular washing machine — and all those cycles! If […] Read more…

How to Clean Your Makeup Brushes

First off: Yes, dirty makeup brushes do, indeed, cause and aggravate acne. Just ask any dermatologist. But while there is broad agreement that brushes should be washed regularly to remove bacteria, there is a lot of conflicting advice about how regularly brushes need to be washed and what is the best way to wash them. Washing […] Read more…

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