It’s a sad day on The Best Beauty Blog as there has been an unexpected death.  It brings me with great sorrow to announce that my Red Earth lip brush committed suicide today.  Here’s what happened :-

I thought I was doing the right thing by giving my set of Red Earth brushes a wash – all the makeup gurus insist that it is important to wash makeup brushes frequently to prevent bacteria build-up and contamination.  So I thought I’d do my good deed for the day (I try and do one of them every day) and take them for a wash.  But before I even turned on the tap, my Red Earth lip brush leaped out of my hands and dived into the plug hole…never to be seen ever again!

I tried to rescue it.  I did.  I even used my precious Tweezerman tweezers to dig around and try and fish them out.  Instead, I fished out a clump of long yukky hairs.  GROSS!  Obviously, the hairs don’t belong to me!!

I just don’t understand why!!  Why did my Red Earth lip brush want to leave behind the rest of her family?  Just look at that photo – all the other Red Earth makeup brushes are wet with tears!!!!  They are so traumatised that they want to jump into the plug hole too!  NO WAY!  I lost one today and I do not intend to lose anymore of them.

I adopted this beautiful set of Red Earth makeup brushes around 5 years ago when I first laid eyes on them in Hong Kong.  They were beautifully crafted and served me well for all these years.  Admittedly, I did not give the lip brush much love as I only recently became a lipstick lover.  But I promise to change – I, Ling Tung, do solemnly swear never to wash my makeup brushes ever again!

Let’s have a minute of silence as we remember my Red Earth Lip Brush…which never lived to be photographed.  Forgive me when I brush my teeth tonight and spit on you!  RIP in Makeup Brush Heaven.

24 Comments on RIP : Red Earth Lip Brush

  1. Rainy Days & Lattes
    13/06/2011 at 2:44 pm (7 years ago)

    Oh no! 🙁 This is so sad. I can’t believe it fell right into the hole!

  2. Tina
    13/06/2011 at 2:48 pm (7 years ago)

    One minute silence here…

    • Ling Tung
      13/06/2011 at 3:02 pm (7 years ago)

      @Tina, You’re so kind! Thank you <3

  3. Nicola
    13/06/2011 at 4:34 pm (7 years ago)

    Oh no! That sucks, my earrings have a habit of making way for the plug hole! xxx

    • Ling Tung
      13/06/2011 at 8:53 pm (7 years ago)

      @Nicola, Oooh, I haven’t experienced that…but hopefully I never will!!!

  4. Megan
    13/06/2011 at 4:48 pm (7 years ago)

    Rest in Peace – lip brush, you will be missed

    • Ling Tung
      13/06/2011 at 8:55 pm (7 years ago)

      @Megan, Your kind thoughts have been noted. Thank you Megan. I have to find a replacement but I know that things will never be the same and my Red Earth lip brush will always a hold a special place in my heart…

  5. Kimmi @ The Plastic Diaries
    13/06/2011 at 8:13 pm (7 years ago)

    Hahahaha omg I know I shouldn’t laugh but your phrased the entire story quite hilariously. So if anything, I blame you for the hilarity. On the other hand, have you tried unscrewing the drainage pipe under the basin? Usually that is pretty easy to do if there is a strong male around.

    • Ling Tung
      13/06/2011 at 8:59 pm (7 years ago)

      @Kimmi @ The Plastic Diaries, Er…yes…I was hoping no-one would notice that it was mostly MY fault for this unexpected departure. Ahem… Word on the street is that it was suicide! 😛

      I have thought about unscrewing the pipe but I am afraid of what I may unveil by doing so. What if there’s like a gazillion spiders living there? GROSS to the MAX!

      I will move on and find another lip brush but this one will forever hold a special place in my heart…and in my sink! 😉

  6. coco
    13/06/2011 at 10:52 pm (7 years ago)

    poor lip brush…. RIP.

    • Ling Tung
      14/06/2011 at 10:51 pm (7 years ago)

      @coco, sobs…sobs…

  7. Belinda
    13/06/2011 at 10:55 pm (7 years ago)

    Oh No!!! Im always so scared of the plug hole for that reason! It must be brush washing day today. I washed mine too! RIP brush!

    • Ling Tung
      14/06/2011 at 10:52 pm (7 years ago)

      @Belinda, The plug hole is a dangerous place! Thanks for your kind thoughts! x

  8. Kimmi Nissen
    14/06/2011 at 9:38 am (7 years ago)

    It isn’t letting me reply to your previous message so I will just say this ….


    • Ling Tung
      14/06/2011 at 10:55 pm (7 years ago)

      @Kimmi Nissen, LOL! Yay, we must have a similar sense of humour 😉

      (p.s. Yes, the stupid reply button does NOT work because of my blog theme which really needs to be changed but trying to find someone to help me is proving difficult…soon…I hope!)

  9. emmabovary
    14/06/2011 at 10:33 am (7 years ago)

    Noo=( Poor lip brush, may she rest in saliva-covered peace.
    Reminds me that I need a lip brush myself…and that I need to wash my brushes…safely! 😉

    • Ling Tung
      14/06/2011 at 10:55 pm (7 years ago)

      @emmabovary, Thanks Emma. At least, my saliva is tasty! Oo-er! 😛

  10. Tracy D
    14/06/2011 at 11:53 am (7 years ago)

    Nooooooooo……so sorry for your tragic loss 😉

    • Ling Tung
      14/06/2011 at 10:56 pm (7 years ago)

      @Tracy D, Thanks Tracy. So kind of you. She will always be remembered. 😉

  11. Lekshmi
    24/06/2011 at 3:43 am (6 years ago)

    haha..admiring your hilarious writing style..

    Well for your brush “Let in Rest in PEase” inspite of your spitting. 😉

    Btw thinking of registering a case since there is confusion whether it is a suicide or a murder. 😉

    • Ling Tung
      24/06/2011 at 4:16 pm (6 years ago)

      @Lekshmi, LOL, thanks Lekshmi….yes, was it really suicide or was it murder???!!!! 😛

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