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Brush Bar Vs Brush Sponge.... What's the Difference?

Makeup brushes are essential tools for applying makeup flawlessly, but they can also be a breeding ground for bacteria, dirt, and dead skin cells. Hence, it is crucial to keep them clean to prevent skin irritation and breakouts. To do this, you need the right tools – either a brush bar or a brush cleansing sponge. In this blog post, we'll take a closer look at these two options and determine which is better for cleaning your makeup brushes.

Brush Bar

A brush bar is a solid soap-like formula that is specially formulated to cleanse and sanitize makeup brushes. It is designed to effectively remove dirt, oil, and makeup residue from brush bristles, leaving them clean and fresh. Our BAABS Brush Bar is also antimicrobial and antibacterial, which makes it an ideal choice for sensitive skin types.

Using a brush bar is simple. You just wet the brush with warm water, swirl it in the soap, and rinse it until the water runs clear. Then, gently squeeze off excess water, reshape the brush, and lay it to dry. The brush bar should be left open after use to dry and then covered.

One advantage of using a brush bar is that it is portable and can be easily transported for on-the-go brush cleaning. Additionally, the BAABS Brush Bar comes in two delicious scents - Summer Fruit and Pink’d Melon - to make the cleaning process a more enjoyable experience.

Brush Cleansing Sponge

A brush cleansing sponge is a compact, portable tool that you can use to quickly remove excess powder or product from your brushes without having to wash them. It works by gently rubbing the brush bristles over the textured surface of the sponge, which removes any loose pigment or residue. Our BAABS Dry Brush Cleaner is an excellent option for this purpose. This comes in handy when switching between dark and light eyeshadows and powders. It takes the place of having to immediately wash your brushes.

To use the brush cleansing sponge, you just swirl your brush over the top of the sponge and repeat until the brush is clean. You should clean the sponge regularly by removing it from the tray, rinsing it with warm water and washing it with antibacterial soap, and letting it air dry completely before putting it back in the container.

One advantage of using a brush cleansing sponge is that it can be an effective tool for maintaining the shape and integrity of your brushes. Brushes that are frequently washed with water can become misshapen and lose their effectiveness over time. Using a brush cleansing sponge can help to extend the life of your brushes and ensure that they maintain their shape and performance.

Also, brushes should be washed after each use in professional settings. Personal brushes should be washed at least twice a month for eye brushes and once a month for others.

So, which is better - Brush Bar or Brush Cleansing Sponge? 

The answer is both! While a brush bar is excellent for deep-cleaning your makeup brushes, a brush cleansing sponge is perfect for quick cleanses in between washes. You can use a brush cleansing sponge to switch between dark and light eyeshadows or powders without having to wash your brushes. A brush bar, on the other hand, is essential for keeping your brushes clean and free from bacteria, especially if you use them on a daily basis.

Both the Brush Bar and Brush Cleansing Sponge have their own benefits and are useful for different scenarios. If you are someone who uses makeup brushes frequently, the Brush Bar is a great tool to have in your kit. It thoroughly cleanses your brushes while also being gentle on the bristles, and the added fruity scents make it a pleasant experience. However, if you need to quickly clean your brushes in between uses, the Brush Cleansing Sponge is a more convenient option.

In conclusion, using a brush bar and brush cleansing sponge in combination is the best way to keep your makeup brushes clean and fresh. It is essential to keep your makeup brushes clean to avoid the accumulation of germs and bacteria that can lead to skin irritation and breakouts. Using either the Brush Bar or Brush Cleansing Sponge can help you maintain good hygiene for your brushes, and both tools have their own unique benefits. Ultimately, the choice between the two depends on your personal preferences and how frequently you use your makeup brushes.

So, why not try our BAABS Brush Bar and Dry Brush Cleaner today and see the difference for yourself? 


Dry Brush Cleaner


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