Did you know that you should be washing your makeup brushes after one or two usages to prevent bacteria from building up? If you're one of those who deem brush cleaning a chore, let these handy solutions save you extra time and hassle. From textured gloves to automatic cleaners, there's something for every makeup enthusiast out there:

For manual cleaning routines:

Those who prefer the manual way of cleaning makeup brushes, try the Practk Palmat—a 2-in-1 silicone brush cleaning tool that's convenient to bring along when you're traveling. You can either wear it on your palm to clean brushes (it's got adjustable straps), or suction it to the sink for hands-free cleaning.

Another silicone cleaning glove you can check out is Sigma Spa Express Brush Cleaning Glove, a compact device that has seven patented textures that are made to effectively clean face and eye brushes.

If you're a stickler for solid cleansers, check out BeautyBlender's latest jumbo-sized offering, the Blendercleanser Solid Pro. The sizable cleanser allows you to clean multiple brushes on its round charcoal and lavender infused surface. Set the brushes on a large silicone scrubbing pad that's included to let it air dry.

 

For an automated, time-saving process:

While automatic brush cleaners aren't a new novelty in the market, these are especially useful for those who use a multitude of brushes on a daily basis. Those who are looking for an effective device to save time can try out Lilumia 2 New York, a 3-rinse cycle hands-free machine that washes your brushes within 15 minutes. Fret not over your brushes getting soaked in soiled water after each process—the water is drained after each cycle.  

Better yet, get clean brushes in a couple of seconds via the Luxe Brush Spinner. All you have to do is dip them into the glass bowl and let it spin its magic (both to rinse and dry). Its rechargeable base means you don't need to worry about charging it on the go. 

Another automatic option is BrushPearl, the first of its kind that uses ultrasonic technology with brush cleanser to clean and condition your brushes without damaging friction. Post rinsing, prop the lid open to allow the brushes to air-dry in place to prolong the lifespan of the bristles.

 

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