a round bar of soap with a case for $20. yep, I feel I got massively ripped off buying this. To me, it cleans just as well as a bar of soap. I bought this after hearing reviews that it would be gentler on the beautyblender than a regular soap, but it turns the water pink just as much.
Fantastic! Cleans my Beautyblenders so they look like "new" after every use. Beautyblender's liquid cleaner is useless for me, but this one is amazing.
Quick hint: If you want something similar that works the same way, buy a "Fels Naphtha" or a "Zote" laundry bar, from the laundry section of your grocery store. Zote comes in 14 oz bars! These don't have the added moisturizers, lavender scent, or cute little carrying case, but they clean brushes beautifully.
Thankfully I bought this with a Sephora gift card, or I probably would have returned it on principle upon seeing how tiny it is. It was literally almost painful watching the disc shrink in size and go down the drain as I used it.
I will say that it did clean my brushes beautifully. It's really good at getting things like stubborn blush pigment out of white bristles, or cream foundations out of dense sponges. I needed a LOT of product to get the desired effect, but it did leave my brushes very clean and soft.
With that said, the little disc of cleanser looks and smells just like any beauty bar soap for sensitive skin. I've never used an Ivory, Dove or Cetaphil bar to clean my brushes, but I am tempted to compare ingredients and look for a bar soap dupe. I am pretty certain there are beauty bars that would do the same thing for a fraction of the price.
If you have money to burn or an abundance of gift cards, it is a good quality product that says what it does. However, I won't repurchase this again, because it is just so ridiculously expensive considering the ingredients and amount of product that you get.
Amazing! I had read somewhere when I got my very first beauty blender that the cleanser was not that great and therefore, unnecessary. I must have been reading reviews for the liquid cleanser which supposedly does not perform as well as this. I had been using baby shampoo to clean my blender, which seemed to do a sufficient enough job for me. In my mind, I had thought it was expected to have some leftover caked on stains, especially if I didn't wash it right after makeup application. Well, I re-thought things, bought this, used it, and was really happy with the results. Those old stains that I had previously accepted as 'normal over time' washed away and my blender looks pink and happy again :)
How to use: Just wet your blender, rub it into the cleanser bar and rinse the blender. There is a little cage under the bar to drain any water. Empty it out each time. This is supposed to work on brushes as well, but I have yet to try.
I love this so much , makes cleaning my sponge and brush way easier and faster, one swirl for my brushes and there perfectly clean. Gets all the stains out of my sponge to, well worth the 20$ here in canada
I thought its expensive and you can get away from using just shampoo or sponge cleanser, but this stuff works like magic, I use it to deep clean my brushes as well, when I use any other method to wash the blender there is always foundation mark, this stuff can wash it like a brand new one.
I gave such a high lippie rating for the price because I got it in a set off Amazon for 24$ for a pro bb and the solid cleaner(that puts the cleaner at 4$!! Woot) this cleans the bb like no other. It looks brand new each time I clean it (I aim for after each use but hell that rarely happens so maybe every 3-4 uses). As for the smell I don't get a whole lot of lavender but it smells like dove original bar soap. Weird right? but it Cleans amazing and it last longer than brush cleaner.
This is, without a doubt, the best sponge and brush cleanser on the market. I have, for years, used baby shampoo to clean my brushes and sponges and always thought they were clean.
I didn't think I would ever get my sponges so clean that they looked brand new and I always thought that the pigments from my foundations and concealers had stained them. I purchased this cleanser and cleaned my beauty blender, along with some other make-up sponges and it not only got out the fresh make-up but also all the old product built up in the pores, no more "stains"!!
I read that it was safe to use on brushes so I got my most used brushes out, some of which were recently washed using baby shampoo, and I couldn't believe all the product that washed out of them, simply amazing!! I was also grossed out when I realized how many years I had been using dirty brushes and sponges that I thought were clean, ugh!
I will state that I don't think its a coincidence that I haven't had any serious breakouts since I started using this to clean all my brushes and sponges. Definitely worth the price paid and will continue to purchase.
Price is steep but works great. My sponge and all my brushes are squeaky clean.
Love it! Well, except for the smell.
First, let's start with the bad thing:
This smells like my grandmother did. It might bring up some fond memories or something, but I didn't like it.
Now, the good stuff:
The smell is absolutely tolerable, especially considering how well this cleans my makeup brushes and the BeautyBlender sponge, and how fast.
It's really amazing.
They should have this come with the kit, not the liquid one. It's much better. You just roll it around in it, wash it, squeeze — clean.
Completely clean. Like magic! Stinky, grandmother-smelling magic!