E.L.F. Daily Brush Cleaner

3.3

98 reviews

59% would repurchase

Package Quality: 3.7

Price: $

Package Quality: 3.7

Price: $

INGREDIENTS

Water, Alcohol Denat, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Methylparaben


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Age: 30-35

Skin: Sensitive, Fair-Medium, Neutral

Hair: Red, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

I just used this last night to clean all of my brushes. And I went through the entire bottle. But it had been a long while since I had last cleaned my brushes. Other reviews mention the scent, which is not bad in my opinion. It's not overly strong to me. But I am happy with the results. My brushes are certainly clean and I am surprised just how dirty they were. I say this works well and I would definitely purchase again. (Btw- I used it on Real Techniques, E.L.F and Sheer Cover brushes.)

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.



Age: 18 & Under

Skin: Normal, Fair, Neutral

Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Fine

Eyes: Blue

I don't know why this has such horrible reviews? I love this stuff. It saves my ass daily tbh. It helps get all the gunk out of my makeup brushes easily, it dries fast, and it leaves my makeup brushes feeling really soft and conditioned. They are not dried out whatsoever, like I've read from other reviews on here. It does have a strong perfumey smell, but I kinda like it. I guess that'll come down to preference though. I would definitely recommend this.

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.


Age: 19-24

Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Warm

Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium

Eyes: Blue

First off I want to warn people who buy this to save money:
YOU WILL NOT SAVE MONEY BY BUYING THIS!
Yes this is cheaper than the much superior MAC brush cleanser, but you get SO MUCH LESS product.

Here is some basic math to show you how much you're really paying for this:

In the US a bottle of MAC brush cleanser retails for 15 USD and if you want that same amount of product from E.L.F. (almost 4 bottles at 3 USD each on the elf-us website) it's close to 12 USD.
You've saved 3 USD by the time you finish your 4th bottle of this stuff. Not a great deal.

In the UK a bottle of MAC brush cleanser is 12 GBP and if you want that same amount of product from E.L.F. (almost 4 bottles at 4.50 GBP each on the elf-uk website) it's a whooping 17,6 GBP!!
By the the time you finish your 4th bottle of this stuff you actually spent 5,6 GBP MORE than you would have done at MAC!!!


The cleaner itself:
This is only for spot cleaning. It does work, but not quite as well as the MAC one. It dries in about the same about of time, however I feel this maybe dries the bristles out a little more / isn't quite as conditioning. The smell is very chemical, not horrible, but still a turn off. It does have a spray cap bottle which is nice for spot cleaning, so that is a plus, but I still recommend finding a spray cap that fits on the MAC bottle instead of buying this.

All in all, if this was a fraction of the price, I probably would buy this again to save money spot cleaning my cheaper brushes, even if it's not that great. But because of the ridiculous price tag (come ON elf you guys are supposed to be cheap!) I'm very happy sticking with my MAC brush cleanser for spot cleaning as well as deep clean.


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Age: 19-24

Skin: Other, Other, Not Sure

Hair: Other, Other, Other

Eyes: Other

I haven't tried the cinema secrets brush studio yet so I can compare it with this product but I will say that by the looks of it it does the same thing. I think you must have a very filthy brush if you claim that this product does absolutely nothing for your brush. I like to spray my brush 6-10 timeand then I grab a clean paper napkin and make circular motions on it and it does remove a lot of gunk. Granted, it doesn't leave the brush squeaky clean but it does remove extra residue and makeup. This is really cheap in price compared to the cinema secrets brush cleaner which is about $8 for only 2 ounces. So I'd say for $3 it's worth a try. To be honest I don't know if I would repurchase just because I prefer deep cleaning my makeup brushes after each use, regardless how time consuming it is. Also remember that brushes with synthetic bristles breed less bacteria than those with natural bristles, so if you're concerned about the cleanliness of your brushes keep that in mind. The smell is funky though, it smells like farts and chemicals lol jk, but overall it's alright, I don't think it dwarves a bad rep and like I said, yourakeuo brushes must be super dry and dirty if you really claim that this doesn't do squat for your brushes, because I promise you that when I use this, there is a lot of product that comes off even on brushes that I've only used once.

3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.


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Age: 19-24

Skin: Combination, Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Brunette, Curly, Medium

Eyes: Brown

I bought this because I wanted to save money and I regret it. The scent is terrible and very strong that sometimes I get dizzy. It's useless when I'm in a hurry because it takes forever to dry. I hate this product, mostly because of the smell.

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.


Age: 18 & Under

Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium, Neutral

Hair: Brown, Wavy, Coarse

Eyes: Hazel

I spritz my brushes in between faces when I work a MUA gig and it gets off any residue. I dont use this as the main way to clean my brushes however, I have Dawn for that

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.


Age: 25-29

Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Warm

Hair: Black, Straight, Medium

Eyes: Brown

This is my second bottle of this stuff, and it's the first one of its kind that I have as I have yet to try other products. I deep-clean my brushes with a small amount of baby shampoo and water every week or two, and this is supposed to be good for "in-between" cleaning. Some people have a problem with the smell and it's not BAD but it does linger for a while (and it actually smells like this Bath & Body Works hand sanitizer I have called Pacific Cool Breeze which I find a little funny). I own a few Sigma brushes and at first I was a little hesitant to use this spray on my more "expensive" brushes--I don't know what it is but I feel like it stains my pencil brush and blending brush that are white...when I swipe them on a piece of tissue paper to make sure it doesn't have anymore product on it, it seems clean but I noticed a "dark stain" on them when I use this cleaner. I have heard of another method of quick-cleaning your brushes with a stippling sponge** (THANK YOU, WAYNE GOSS!) so I'll probably end up doing that than buying another bottle of this.

**Quick note on the stippling sponge: if you watch that Wayne Goss video on youtube, he talks about that stippling sponge product that's packaged and sold for like $25-30...if you have the kind of money to splurge on something you can get for a couple dollars, go for it, but you're better off just getting the sponge itself from Amazon or something :)

3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.


Age: 19-24

Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Neutral

Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium

Eyes: Brown

I bought it when I was stocking up on new brushes. It is, after all, important to keep your brushes clean. After I used it, however, I've found that it has this terrible chemical smell! That smell clung to everything in the room, and only after a copious airing-out, it left.
Besides that, it tend to dribble down the spout, which leaves much to be desired int he packaging department.
I've found that using my bodywash (Johnson's Soft 24 Hour moisturizing) plus hot water works more efficently, plus, it smells nicer. Avoid this cleaning spray. It's gross. Still, at only 3 or 4 dollars, it wasn't a hugh loss.

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.


Age: 18 & Under

Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Brown, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

DO NOT BUY!!!

I bought this and it smelled like chemicals and makes me cough. It makes ur brush bristles hard and the packaging is horrible. I came to my vanity to do my makeup and i kept this on top of my vanity and it broke and spilled over night. I came to find my desk, which is wooden, with bubbles and bumps where the cleaner had spilled. I tried to scrape it off but it was filled with wood; it didn't bubble the paint but the wood. I guess it smelled like chemicals for a reason. If it can ruin a sturdy vanity i wouldn't dare put it on something that touches my face.

2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.


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Age: 19-24

Skin: Oily, Fair-Medium, Warm

Hair: Black, Straight, Coarse

Eyes: Brown




PROS:
- it's cheap

CONS:
- it does NOT clean my brushes even a bit. I really can't even notice a difference between before and after use.
- The smell is like cheap perfume. I don't mind it too much, but it stays with the brush and even transfers onto your skin when you put on makeup.

2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.


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