Ah, the humble beauty blender. Who would have thought that a tiny, colourful sponge could take the beauty world by storm?
These days, nearly everyone, from your favourite beauty blogger to your next door neighbour’s cousin’s niece, counts one among their make-up bag must-haves.
But there’s one, teeny tiny problem: how the heck do you clean them?
Sure, you can buy an (expensive) ready-made cleaning solution. And we’ve all heard the horror stories about do-it-yourself methods that end with someone drinking a cup of dirty beauty blender water.
But one Twitter user may have just given us the easiest, simplest way to clean our beauty benders yet, and all it involves is a microwave.
Nineteen-year-old Julianna Asouzu, from London, heard the popular makeup tool could be cleaned by using a cup filled with soap and water, and heating in the microwave for one minute without a lid. So, she decided to try and out, and filmed the whole thing for social media.
LADIES I PUT MY BEAUTY BLENDERS IN THE MIRCOWAVE FOR 1 MINUTE AND LOOK WHAT HAPPENED ????????????????♥️♥️♥️ pic.twitter.com/iT0448Mctq
— #Yazz2UCL♥️ (@Jaycoko_) March 27, 2018
Spoiler alert: it totally worked.
“Guys, all my beauty blenders are clean! Before this they were all like brown,” she can be heard saying in the clip.