Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Cleaning your makeup brushes with a Vacuum?!?! Another bad idea!

OK so I have to post this. I was browsing, on their page where they list makeup brushes I read this
Quick Tip: Cleaning Brushes
Use the vacuum, yes the vacuum to clean your brushes! Hold them tight (so you don't vacuum them up!) and close to the open end of the vacuum hose, then let it clean and fluff your brushes! Works great!

Here's the link

Now I do love e.l.f., they are a great company, have some great products, with great customer service. I'm not trying to bash them in any way but REALLY? A Vacuum?

I don't know why someone would do this. I personally would not. I don't know about you all but my vacuum is gross. I have pets, a son, and I have a lot of really thick hair so I lose hairs from my head all the time, that get vacuumed up!

Vacuums pick up all the dust, trash, and just gross stuff off your floor so why would someone put their makeup brush to a vacuum and then their face.

Seems like a disaster in all areas. Your brush might get sucked up, or dirty, and if you were to touch your brush to your face you might break out from a dirty brush.

I don't know. Maybe this works for someone. Maybe I'm the only one with a gross vacuum and everyone has a vacuum that is sanitary. :-/

And I know they say to use a hose but still I use that to get in corners, and the couch.

Please tell me I'm not the only one who thinks this is crazy.

E.L.F. I do love you but not your quick tip! :D I hope they change this quick tip! Like where they recommend using a daily brush cleaner and a tissue to quickly clean your brush! They can even recommend to use THEIR daily brush cleaner. But please no vacuums! :D

I'm sure some of you read one of my last posts about Glamour mag. recommending you wash your makeup brushes in the dishwasher, so what's with all these crazy tips?

Are we all that lazy about washing our brushes? I don't like to do it either, especially when you have a lot of brushes. It can become tiring. But lets not try to get around it by using these strange methods. :-)

Tell me what do you think? Have you done this? Would you try it? Let me know in the comments.

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Edited to add ~ has now changed their Quick Tip to:
Clean it!
Keep brushes clean and bacteria free by washing at least once every week. Snip away at frayed ends to give that flawless application. Wash with your favorite face wash or makeup remover for best results.

I'm glad they changed it! I'm not sure about snipping off ends...but it's better than before! I wonder why they changed it? Was the person in charge of the website pulling a fast one??? :-)


Carlinn said...

Dishwater and vacuum? Lol now i have heard it all :P

Carlinn said...

Dishwater and vacuum? Lol now i have heard it all :P

Unknown said...

it'd probably suck it in and break my vacuum XD x

Unknown said...

Eww I keep thinking about all the dog hair I vacuum up up with that hose. I would come closer to using an empty dishwasher if I was that lazy. I'll stick with hand washing them.

Gaby Fauchon said...

Some tips ELF posts on Facebook do look strange sometime. I don't know where they find them...

Jenn @ So Very Fabulous said...

That definitely doesn't sound like a good tip. Maybe it'll suck the makeup powders out of your brush but it will also leave behind germs! Who thinks up this stuff?

Anonymous said...

Wow that's crazy too. I like your way better...LOl

alovelyblush said...

LOL* That's kind of funny - maybe they mean one of those mini desk vac things? LOL* Using a vacuum on your brushes does sound pretty gross though. LOL*

Glamour.Lipstick.Love. said...

I have never heard of that before! Seriously, a dishwasher and vacuum?! Common sense, people!! It gave me a good laugh though. LOL! :)

Laura said...

What a ludicrous idea!!! So very random! Next thing you know we'll be getting told to use a vacuum on our face! xxx

Sandra said...

I agree with you hands down!
I don't really know what they're going on about, but you would think it's common sense that it's a bad idea to use a vacuum for your brushes!
lol, i really laughed when I read the title, cus I totally agree. :)