I’ve tried everything, EVERYTHING, to try to efficiently clean my beauty blenders in the past, but I never thought I would resort to using my microwave.
Today I’m testing a new hack in which you clean your beauty blender by putting it in the microwave.
I saw a few different pages testing this hack on Instagram, but still felt a little sceptical as it all looked too easy, so decided to try it for myself.
I grabbed my oldest beauty blender, a Primark Beauty Blender, as I didn’t want to try this using my Real Techniques Beauty Blender just in case it went wrong, a glass and some liquid dish soap.
I filled up the glass about halfway with some water, added roughly a teaspoon of soap and mixed it together.
I then placed my beauty blender inside the glass and put this into the microwave for 1 minute – with the microwave at 650W.
Upon taking it out of the microwave, I was surprised to see that the water had changed colour, but assumed that was just due to the quality of the beauty blender. It also didn’t look particularly clean either.
Regardless, I emptied the pink water and ran the sponge through some cold water until it had cooled down. In case you do try this, be aware that the beauty blender will be VERY HOT, so don’t try to squeeze all the hot water out straight away, or even after only running it through cold water for a few seconds as you will still get burned – trust me.
After this, the beauty blender did actually look much cleaner. It wasn’t perfect but it was a lot better than before.
Here are some before and after pictures, bearing in mind the obvious size change.
Overall, this wasn’t too bad. It was pretty quick and didn’t require anything that I didn’t already have in the house. It might not have done the best job, and I don’t know how great Fairy Liquid is for your skin, but it’s definitely cleaner than it was before.
If anyone gives it a go, let me know how it went for you.
P.S Try not to burn yourself 🙂