TikTok's Viral Makeup Brush Skincare Hack: Does It Work?


| LAST UPDATE 05/16/2023

By Alyssa Williams
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Are you one of the millions of people who are susceptible to TikTok trends? We're testing out the latest viral beauty hack to hit the platform: cleansing your face with a makeup brush. Say what?! Many TikTokers have given this hack their seal of approval, and for good reason. Using a makeup brush to cleanse your face could be a game-changer.

The trick is simple: take a fluffy makeup brush and swirl it into a foaming cleanser before using it on your face. It sounds unusual, but it works wonders! Whether you wear foundation or prefer a dot of concealer, pack on the eyeshadow or skip it entirely, there's a brush out there for every single product and level of coverage. But TikTokers have found another use for the brushes that are taking up space in their kits: using them to cleanse their face. This hack has been making waves on TikTok and has been endorsed by several influencers and celebrities. Madelyn Cline from Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery, raves about this hack, saying, "It's changed my life." TikToker Gal Krohn's video (captioned: "Not sure what to do with my $300 cleansing brushes now") has also achieved viral status. "Honestly, it felt so soft on the skin and it really got the job done," Gal told her followers. "[The makeup brush] cleaned and made [my skin] smooth and glowy and I loved it."

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We put this hack to the test and we're here to share our honest opinion. After trying it out using The Ordinary Glycoside Foaming Cleanser and EcoTools Full Powder Brush for almost a week, we can confidently say that the hype is real. The bristles remove every trace of dirt and makeup without leaving any residue behind. Plus, it's perfect for those who wear a lot of sunscreen and makeup. But before you go grab any old makeup brush, there are a few things to keep in mind. You need to make sure the brush is clean before use and wash it thoroughly after each use to avoid any bacteria buildup. Caroline Brooks, skin specialist and founder of The Glass House salon and spa, also recommends using a makeup remover on gentle cotton pads or other cleansing tools for sensitive skin.

So, what's the verdict? This hack is definitely worth a try! It's a quick and easy way to cleanse your face, and it's gentle enough for everyday use. Give it a go, and let us know what you think!

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