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 Β£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 Β£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?

25 comments so far.

25 responses to “Quickly Clean Brushes with a Hair Doughnut”

  1. Rhian Westbury says:

    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 says:

    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 says:

    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 says:

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

  5. Becca @ Amuse Your Bouche says:

    This is a clever idea! Especially if it saves money πŸ™‚

  6. Sarah-Louise Bailey says:

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

  7. Stressed Mum says:

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

  8. Kristina Maggiora says:

    omg this is a brilliant tip! Thanks πŸ™‚

    Creepers & Cupcakes

  9. Nicole Lauren Blake says:

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

    Nicole | nicolelaurenblake.co.uk

  10. Laura's Fashion Essentials says:

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

  11. ana de jesus says:

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

  12. Liz Mays says:

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

  13. Melanie Ed says:

    What a great idea, I might try that myself.

  14. Laura Ferry says:

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

  15. Stella Olojola says:

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

  16. The London Mum says:

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

  17. Dannii @ Hungry Healthy Happy says:

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

  18. Charli Bruce says:

    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

  19. beautyqueenuk says:

    This is a really really good idea x

  20. Rebecca Smith says:

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

  21. Mookie B says:

    Wow, this is a great tip!! πŸ™‚ 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. πŸ™‚


  22. Elizabeth says:

    What a great idea! Sometimes the simple things are the best. πŸ™‚

  23. Alice Furlan says:

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

  24. Tanya says:

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

  25. Laura - Alagoz says:

    What a great tip, need to try it next time πŸ™‚

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