With owning great makeup brushes comes great responsibility.
Yes they up your makeup game but they also need to be washed regularly if you prefer your face bacteria-free.
So if you’re sick of losing a whole evening to cleaning your brushes or, ahem, guilty of not knowing you were even supposed to, get excited; dry shampoo for your brushes now exists.
Say hello to the Sephora Dry Clean Instant Dry Brush Cleaner.
To use, simply pump two to three sprays directly on the head of the brush, then sweep it across a tissue and watch the product residue come right off.
(Watch: How to clean your makeup brushes. Post continues after video.)
No need to run the warm water, lather it up, wash, make a mess of your bathroom, then attempt to hang them up and leave to dry for hours – in a matter of minutes your brushes are clean and dry.
According to Allure, the product works exceptionally well on removing powder residue, but requires a little more work when it comes to removing liquid products like foundation. There's also a rather strong but not unpleasant smell.
So how does it work?
"There's no water in the formula, which explains why it can leave bristles dry, since the silicones that clean will mostly evaporate," cosmetic chemist Randy Schueller told Allure.
"It cleans by using the principle of 'like dissolves like.' In other words, most makeup is oil-soluble, so the silicones and oils in the formula will remove residue from the brush." (Post continues after gallery.)
Due for release in the US in April, there's no word on a Sephora Australia release date just yet... but we're keeping our fingers crossed that it's not too long after.
In the meantime, there are some similar products already available including the Artiste Brush Cleaner ($14.99). Simply spray, swirl against a tissue and voila, a ready-to-use brush!
While these products don't give as deep a clean as a proper wash (in exactly the same way that dry shampoo doesn't quite make your hair just-washed salon clean), they're a great in-between-cleaning option. We'll take it.
Would you try a dry shampoo for your brushes?