Quickly Clean Brushes with a Hair Doughnut


Have you guys seen the Vera Mona Colour Switch Solo/Duo that can help you quickly clean brushes so they can be used for another colour, which is very useful when you’re doing a smokey eye and you want to use the same brush? You can get this in the UK from £13.50 depending on where you buy it but here is a cheaper alternative to Vera Mona.

Use a hair doughnut! The ones you can get for £1 in Primark. You just swirl the brush around the hair doughnut then bam, you’re ready to dip that brush into another shade. No need to wet the brush. Like the Vera Mona product, this works perfectly for any powder products. Not so great for liquid or cream. It doesn’t have to be eyeshadows; contour, highlighting, face powders, powder blushers, powder anything. When it’s looking a bit worn out, wash or just purchase a new one. Cheap as chips! You can place it into a tin, bowl, jar, anything you like. I have read that Vera Mona uses the same hair doughnut material.

This was so useful when I was heading to the US as I had forgot to pack my makeup brushes, silly me! I had to purchase a few new brushes but didn’t want to splurge out every brush I needed so chose a few that had multipurpose use. The doughnut was a life saver.

Would you try this out?


  1. Rhian Westbury
    5th April 2016 / 4:22 pm

    I've never thought to use a hair doughnut to clean my brushes but it's certainly something I'd try. I tend to use brush soap for mine x

  2. Leesha Starr
    5th April 2016 / 4:37 pm

    This is such a good idea, I wouldn't have thought about it, I just use my spray and kitchen roll at the moment x

  3. Tori Gabriel
    5th April 2016 / 5:22 pm

    Ooohhh, what a brilliant idea for cleaning your brushes. I would never have thought of this. So cheap as well.

  4. Harriet from Toby & Roo
    5th April 2016 / 7:57 pm

    This is a wonderful idea! I would never have thought of this! H x

  5. Becca @ Amuse Your Bouche
    5th April 2016 / 8:05 pm

    This is a clever idea! Especially if it saves money 🙂

  6. Sarah-Louise Bailey
    5th April 2016 / 8:15 pm

    I would never have thought of this myself what an ingenious idea! x

  7. Stressed Mum
    5th April 2016 / 8:28 pm

    What a great idea, I am going to have to try this x

  8. Nicole Lauren Blake
    5th April 2016 / 9:13 pm

    Such a great idea! I'll definitely give this a go… when I find my hair doughnut again!

    Nicole | nicolelaurenblake.co.uk

  9. Laura's Fashion Essentials
    5th April 2016 / 10:02 pm

    I haven't even think about this idea but I'll use it soon 🙂
    Thanks for the tip!

  10. ana de jesus
    5th April 2016 / 11:05 pm

    I use my doughnut to put my hair in a bun but I never thought about using it to clean brushes!

  11. 5th April 2016 / 11:39 pm

    Oh this is the best idea. I'm going to pass this on to my sister and my daughter.

  12. Melanie Ed
    6th April 2016 / 12:11 am

    What a great idea, I might try that myself.

  13. Laura Ferry
    6th April 2016 / 12:22 am

    This is such a clever idea. I would never have thought to try this xxx

  14. Stella Olojola
    6th April 2016 / 7:48 am

    Absolutely. What a fantastic idea. Never thought of this before.

  15. The London Mum
    6th April 2016 / 9:23 am

    That's genius! Off to buy a hair doughnut now lol. x

  16. Dannii @ Hungry Healthy Happy
    6th April 2016 / 9:40 am

    I never would have thought to clean them this way. I must admit, I am not very good at remembering to clean my brushes.

  17. Charli Bruce
    6th April 2016 / 2:12 pm

    This is such a great tip, I have so many brushes but I do have a few eye brushes that are my favourites so I like to just use them so this will definitely come in handy!

    Charli | Beauty and Lifestyle Blogger at CHARLI B

  18. beautyqueenuk
    6th April 2016 / 8:42 pm

    This is a really really good idea x

  19. Rebecca Smith
    6th April 2016 / 8:43 pm

    What a great tip! would never have thought to use that!

  20. Mookie B
    7th April 2016 / 1:22 am

    Wow, this is a great tip!! 🙂 I don't have many brushes as I rarely use anything apart from mascara and lipstick, but the few brushes I have will certainly be trying cleaning like this. 🙂


  21. 7th April 2016 / 5:47 am

    What a great idea! Sometimes the simple things are the best. 🙂

  22. Alice Furlan
    7th April 2016 / 2:24 pm

    oh wow this is a brilliant alternative!! I'm going to go find my doughnut and try this out asap!! 😀

  23. Tanya
    8th April 2016 / 8:42 am

    I intend trying this out at the weekend! What a fabulous idea. Thanks for sharing

  24. Laura - Alagoz
    10th April 2016 / 6:47 pm

    What a great tip, need to try it next time 🙂

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