We Have The Best Tips On How To Clean Your Beauty Tools | Clozette

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Beauty tool cleansing is like applying sunscreen — a lot of people advocate its importance, but only a few listen. That is why, at the risk of sounding like a broken record, we’re here to tell you that cleaning your makeup, skincare and hair tools is essential in making sure they maintain their quality year after year and continuously deliver flawless results. 

Whether you’re a makeup artist, skincare expert, hair stylist or someone who loves to dabble in various aspects of beauty, properly cleaning your tools at least once a week is a rule. Want to know if you’re correctly deep cleaning your tools? Just keep reading for our guide.


Makeup Brushes

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There are a lot — and we mean a LOT — of brush cleansers out there — from solid soaps to liquids to the ones you spritz. While they are all amazing, you want to go for something gentle like baby shampoo for a good deep clean. 

First, rinse your brush in lukewarm water, then put a few drops of baby shampoo on it and massage it until it lathers and you see excess makeup dripping down. You can then proceed to wash your brush. To make sure every bit of dirt, oil, makeup, and bacteria is removed from the brush, repeat the process — double cleansing, yes? To ensure that your brushes maintain their shape, start reshaping them while they’re still wet, and let them air dry.

Makeup Sponges

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You may be thinking that you can use the same baby shampoo method with your sponges, but sadly, you can’t. Sponges, like everyone’s favourite beautyblender, harbours bacteria deep within that no amount of baby shampoo will ever be able to remove. 

Cleansers and soaps that are specifically made for these types of beauty tools are your best bet to remove every ounce of foundation, concealer, and blush. So just wet your sponge, apply a sponge cleaning soap or cleanser, squeeze and clean until you see all the makeup dissolving, and rinse it with water.


Hair Brushes

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Surprised that a hair brush is supposed to be cleaned? Don’t worry, you’re not alone. Now that you're aware, though, here's how to do it. To remove all the trapped hair strands, dirt, and bacteria, take a toothpick or a pen and insert it in the middle of the brush to loosen up the hair stuck in the bristles. Once it’s fairly loose, take a pair of scissors and begin cutting in the middle, making easier to remove after. Once you’ve cleaned the brush out, you can now wash and cleanse it using baby shampoo. Lay it on a flat surface with the bristles facing down, and let it air dry. Easy, right?

Skincare Brushes

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Skincare brushes such as the Clarisonic and Olay Pro-X promise to give you smoother, clearer skin each use as they clean deep within your pores to remove dirt and oil. But if you don’t clean your own skincare brush, it won’t be able to do any of its promises. To always get the most out of your cleansing tool, after every use, wash out the head with baby shampoo or a mild soap. Then just pat it down with a clean towel and let it air dry.


Straightening and Curling Irons

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Every time you use a hot tool, you also make use of protective hair sprays and serums, right? And once you run the iron or rod over your locks, residue from the spray and serum stay on the hot tool, building up over time. When it does build up, it can make your hair tool less effective. 

So to get the most out of your tools, make sure that at least once a week, you run an alcohol-soaked cotton pad over the plates and the body to clean it; your tool shouldn’t be turned on, of course. Wipe it down with a clean cloth and store it in a protective bag to prolong its lifespan.



Ah, spring and summer are coming. When we hear about these seasons, the first thing that comes to mind is a pastel colour palette. Think sky blues, mints, blush and sunshine yellow. Don't they make you feel giddy and ready for brighter days lounging by the beach or going around a theme park?

If you're not one to bask in the sun, though, you can still get the fun of a theme park and even the vibrancy of pastel hues to boot. Welcoming Spring is the Etude House Wonder Fun Park collection, a range of eyeshadow palettes, mascaras, pigments, blushers, highlighters, lip colours, fragrances and beauty tools that are perfect for lovers of anything whimsical.

Ready to get smitten by cuteness? Here are a few things you can get from the collection.


Color Eyes Palettes

SGD 25.90

This palette comes in two variations; one has more mattes in it while the other has more shimmery shadows – both housed in a pastel-coloured case.

Lash Perm Curl-Fix Mascara

SGD 20.90

If you're no expert in putting on eyeshadow, here's the next best thing to get if you still want to don colourful hues for spring and summer: mascara that comes in bright hues. The collection has two shades: Pang Pang Purple and Swing Mint.


Candy Cheek & Highlighters

SGD 26

Multi-coloured highlighters in two variations? Yes, please. Aside from the colour selection, these powders are also great for giving you a glow since they have a bit of shimmer to them.

Dear Darling Soda Tint

SGD 9.90

Pucker up! These tints are not your ordinary lip products. Check out the cool colour selection, and get ready to stand out.


The Wonder Fun Park collection will be available at all Etude House branches in Singapore starting March 3.



With the media, the fashion and beauty industries, and basically the entire world moving towards diversity, we are getting closer to being completely free of constrictions to a single stereotypical idea of beauty. However, even if we already have the tendency to see the best in other people — someone's beautiful eyes, their curvy waist, their outstanding posture, etc. — one thing that we often forget is see what we have to offer.

So if you're already embracing this new idea but are still having difficulty grasping it completely, here are our top tips on how you can love yourself more and dive in to being more body positive.


Know that you are beautiful

One of the things that keep us from embracing fully the idea of body positivity is that we confuse self-love with narcissism. But there is a line between being obsessed with yourself and appreciating your own beauty. 

It is human nature to point out something that seems out of place, leading to us to spotting our own flaws constantly. But who says your flaws have to define your perception of yourself? Always keep in mind that if you are capable of appreciating someone else's features, figure, or personality, then someone out there might be looking at you admirably, too. 

Take care of your health

A major misunderstanding that most people usually have when it comes to body positivity is condoning issues such as anorexia or obesity. But digging deep into its nature, being body positive is not about embracing these disorders but rather correcting them. 

People who are naturally thin or curvy are being celebrated by this idea. The key is promoting a healthy lifestyle since being fit does not equate with just one body type. So it's more than just about feeling good about your body but making sure that you're also staying fit as well. 


"No one can make you feel inferior without your consent." - Eleanor Roosevelt

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There's usually a basis as to why we feel bad about a certain aspect of ourselves. It may be from a bad experience or simply growing up and having people tell you things about yourself that made you believe that you are not good enough. It can be difficult to rise above it. But do remember that at the end of the day, what matters most is how you see yourself. Nothing slams the haters more than confidence and self-love. Know your self-worth and don't let others put a value on you based on their standards; always strive to impress yourself first and foremost.

You do you

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 As long as you feel comfortable with yourself, go by your own rules, babe, and you'll be unstoppable. 


Feeling very body positive already? Keep the momentum and get another dose of inspiration by adding these young women on your role model list.