Wednesday, 21 March 2012

The one to beat

Last night I was feeling particularly virtuous when I got home from the gym and decided to clean some of my brushes rather than leave them til the morning.  As I got round to rinsing and drying I realized that the Aveda lip brush I have (the last one on the left in the pic below) is over 10 years old!!!

It's not one of those brushes that languishes in the back of my brush collection either, it gets used (mostly for concealer) and cleaned at least 3 times a week, and it's still beautifully soft, never sheds, and works like a charm.  I don't have any special cleansing routine for my brushes either, the small ones just get a spot clean with diluted mac brush cleanser when they need it, and a good clean with baby shampoo when I remember.

Considering this brush probably cost about £15 or £20 back when i got it i think it's safe to say that it's more than paid for itself in the amount of use I've got out of it.  It's funny to think too that I have brushes that probably cost me the same, that I've had for less than half the time and they're in nowhere near as good nick.

This brush has definitely set the bar for me when it comes to quality and longevity, and if all Aveda brushes are still at this standard I'd be more than happy to invest in more in the future.


  1. This reminds me I need to wash my brushes!

    Over on my blog I am having a Mac lipstick give away, you could win a Mac lipstick in the colour of your choice. I would love for you to enter :o)


  2. Haha it's one of those neverending jobs isn't it? Always a makeup brush that needs washing.

    Really nice giveaway on your blog x


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