6.11.2017

HACK TESTING: WASHING UP LIQUID FOR CLEANING MAKE UP SPONGES


If there's one thing I love more than a good ol' Beauty Hack post, it's a Hack Testing post. I've found so many good hacks over the years, my favourite being the classic hair spray on a spoolie to set your brows in place and THEN to comb back your fly aways! Seriously, hacks are awesome. So when I saw this hack to clean your make up sponge with just water, washing up liquid and a microwave, I was so excited to try it!

So this hack involves your dirty make up sponges put in a mug with washing up liquid then in the microwave for 1 minute. I was really eager to try this one because I can never seem to get all the foundation out of my sponges, so much so it ends up being easier to just buy a new one.

The outcome of this hack for me was.. interesting. I put the sponges in the microwave repeatedly with new water and washing up liquid but I couldn't get all the make up out to save my life. Like, more and more was coming out each time but it just never seemed to end - I thought I was going to be there all day! So I did sort of give up, but as you can see on the after picture of the RT Miracle Complexion Sponge there are bits of orange coming through the lovely brown foundation stain (yum). And on the mini sponges (these are from Primark and they are so fab by the way!) it worked much better. I think this must have been because I hadn't used them as much so the make up probably hadn't penetrated as deep into the sponge.

When testing this hack something to bear in mind is how dirty your sponge actually is. Now, I know you're going to think I'm utterly gross but I actually can't remember the last time I actually tried to clean it. Grim, I know.  But I do think this affected the outcome massively. When I buy a new RT Sponge (which I think should be very very soon) I'm going to wash it more often using this hack and I'm pretty sure it will come up clean every time!

Overall, I feel like this hack would work a treat if your sponge isn't as foundation-logged as mine! I'm definitely going to do it more often on my sponges in the future!


Will you be trying out this hack?


Olivia
17 comments on "HACK TESTING: WASHING UP LIQUID FOR CLEANING MAKE UP SPONGES"
  1. Definitely going to give this a try but I fear I may be at it a while like you, haha! Xx

    Lucy x // http://lucy-cole.co.uk

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  2. I would of never of thought to use washing up liquid to clean makeup sponges, I like to use baby shampoo!

    www.jessicablu.com

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    1. me too!!! It never worked for me though so I thought I'd give this a try :)

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  3. I really need to give this a go but tbh I think its about time I got some new sponges because mine are pretty nasty now. Like you Id probably be on all day!

    CharlotteSamantha // www.charlottesamantha.co.uk

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    1. indeed ! definitely time to purchase a new one x

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  4. I need to get a new sponge soon too, and I think I'll have to give this a go as well. At the moment I definitely feel as though mine would be too foundation logged!

    Steph - www.nourishmeblog.co.uk

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  5. Oh my gosh I am definitely going to give this a try although my beauty blender is SO disgustingly dirty that I think my outcome will be similar to yours.

    - Nicole x

    Lipsticks and Louboutins

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    1. hahaha they're just so difficult to clean on a regular basis!

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  6. to be fair it did a great job of yours!! iwill deffo try this next time xx

    cristynottingham.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. yeah definitely give it a go :)

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  7. Yaaaas girl! This is going to make my life so much easier because I can't stand dirty brushes and it is effort to clean them. Great advice!

    Khadija x
    http://www.khadijaxmua.co.uk

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  8. thanks for sharing this dear!

    xoxo, rae
    http://www.raellarina.net/

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  9. I'd never heard of this hack before reading this, now I'm definitely going to try it - thank you :)

    Lauren xx bylaurenjane

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