This SUCKS!!! I brought a bottle of this way back in the day when I was first starting to really get into makeup and didn't know any better, I had just brought a 12 brush eye and face kit plus some extra brushes from Sigma and wanted to take really good care of my new professional brushes, so I picked this up at Target, 3 bucks I think. I used it up all the while noticing that not much product was coming off of the brushes and the shampoo didn't really foam up. I finished it up and used regular hair shampoo on the next wash and so much leftover makeup product came out of each brush! Product was just collected in the fibers of each brush and I then really realized that ELF makeup brush shampoo does absolutely nothing! I never brought it again and never will, I now use Walmart brand makeup brush shampoo which is the same price ($3) and gets my brushes squeaky clean :) Don't waste your $3 on this :/
True rating: 3.5
This is an alright brush shampoo, but there really isn't anything special about it. It gets my brushes clean, but I find I have to use more of this than other shampoos I've tried. This stuff doesn't seem to lather that well. I do like that it is completely unscented, and it doesn't leave my brushes feeling filmy like some products can. The bottle is cute, but when your hands are wet and you're towards the end of the bottle, the square shape can be a little hard to squeeze product out of.
Like I said, this works fine, but it's not the greatest. For $3, you can get a bigger bottle of baby shampoo, which I like better than this.
Doesn't wash my brushes good i prefer dawn soap :)
This is a cheap and good product. I normally use the M.A.C brush cleaner but when I go overseas or maybe staying overnight outside, I do not want to bring that bulky bottle of brush cleaner, so this E.L.F does the job. It is generally smaller in size but still manage to clean the brushes just that I will need to put a very generous amount to wash my brushes. It is also very inexpensive therefore I will repurchase it again!
Ehh.. Its alright... I recommend just buying yourself some baby shampoo for the same price.
Ok I only took of a lippy because this stuff does not rid my brush fully of bb creams...
Other than that, it works like a charm! All of the makeup melts off of my brushes and my brushes are left soft as ever and ready to go the next day!!
I think this product runs about $6... the only way to beat that is to make your own at home!!
If you want to know how good this stuff is: it got every drop of ColorStay out of my foundation brush. Everything else I tried always left behind stains.
This really cleaned my brushes well and made them good as new. My brushes immediately started to get clean upon application. Love it!
This product is mediocre and completely UNNECESSARY.
The formula is almost identical to the Softsoap Liquid Handsoap Aquarium Series, except that Softsoap is better. It contains Sodium Laureth Sulfate instead of Sodium Lauryl Sulfate which doesn't rinse clean and can be drying if there is any skin contact. Good luck trying not to touch any of that stuff! The price might seem reasonable but think that you can get large Softsoap refills, or a generic brand copy for much less.
Coming back to the formula, it's good for deep cleaning and removing residue, just like Neutrogena's Anti Residue shampoo, which also has a similar formula:) If you use waterproof makeup I suggest pouring some oil on a paper towel and massaging the gently bristles over it a few times. That's enough to dissolve the waterproof stuff before everything can be washed off. No need to mix a large amount of olive oil with dish detergent on a plate! It's wasteful and a conditioner does a much better job at conditioning your brush. But with synthetic brushes, you don't really need conditioning I find.