This is a great brush cleaner and its a great price. I have gone thru probably three bottles already over time. I did recently try the makeup forever brand brush cleaner when sephora ran a family friends discount but it was terrible. It reeked of pure alcohol. I felt like I may as well dip them in straight alcohol. Sol, I returned it yesterday to sephora and went back to MAC to buy a new botttle. I will never stray again. Dont waste your money on other cleaners. This one is great and very affordable.
LOVE this stuff. I bought it on my first trip to a MAC store, and I am so glad I did. I wear black shadow daily, and I found it hard to clean my brushes with regular formula stuff, but this stuff is like magic. I literally just wet a little spot on a makeup pad, and rub my brush in it, and the white brush (that is all black from the shadow) goes back to being pure white. It has natural products in it and lasts a very long time (I am going on two years for this one bottle). I will always use this stuff, and I totally swear by it!
Unlike previous reviewers, I was really disappointed with this product. It will not completely remove dark eyeshadow from my 222 and other white-bristled brushes, and it leaves traces of MUFE F&B foundation in my 187, even after two or three passes. I end up using shampoo or soap on my many of my brushes to make sure they are completely clean. I'm also concerned about MAC's recommended cleaning procedure (dipping the brush in the cleanser and wiping it off on a paper towel). I don't want to touch a brush to my face that has traces of cleaning chemicals left in it. I prefer to rinse all of my brushes after cleaning and let them air dry. continued >>
This product is a thin liquid that comes in a bottle with a flip type squirt top and I think I squeeze/pour out more than I need. That is my biggest complaint. My friend is a MA and she uses a product in a spray bottle that seems to go further. The product is pretty unremarkable in looks and scent. It does not lather (which is good) and it seems to remove makeup from the brushes (especially mascara) really well. I pour a little on, wait a few seconds, and then swish my brush around on a paper towel and then rinse out. I don't like the way it works on my foundation brush. I have to really work to get the foundation out and still don't feel that it gets it as clean as it should. Again, it might be my practice of only doing this every two weeks or so that is the problem. I would like to know what is in my friend's spray bottle, but I might be disillusioned to learn it is nothing but water and Dawn! Lol!
I love this product! It cleans my brushes throughly. I usually do a weekly/bi weekly cleaning of my major brushes like foundation, concealer and eyeshadow and this cleanser takes it all out. The bottle it comes in is crap though. I didn't like how the product worked in its packaging, so I bought Clinique's brush cleaner. Also pink, also worked, but it was expensive! I couldn't bring myself to buy it again when MAC was so much cheaper. But in buying Clinique, I got its spray bottle. And thats all that MAC is missing! Once I transfered the product into a spray bottle, it magically became the greatest rinse out cleaner ever!! So if you bought this or are thinking of buying this get a spray bottle and see this product in all its glory. For reference, I first dampen my brushes (making sure never to get water near where the metal meets the wood handle) spray cleanser so it soaks through, gently massage it in, rinse out and let it dry flat (or have the handle slightly elevated so the water doesn't seep into the wood part). HG Definitely!!!
I only use this cleanser on brushes with lots of make up, or heavily pigmented make up leftover on them.
First, I rinse of as much make up as I can though, so I don't waste more product than needed. This product removes all of the liquid foundation left on my brush after application.
For 10 dollars you get 235 mL or 7.9 US FL OZ.
It's comparable in price to other name brand cleansers. The packaging is not anything special. It is just the normal plastic bottle with a cap similar to that of a shampoo bottle.
This is the first actual brush cleaner I've used, and I'm thrilled with it. I've previously used hand soap and shampoo to clean my brushes, and while they got the job done, it always seemed like I was soaping and rinsing forever before the water would come out clean and clear. With this cleanser, everything is washed and rinsed out in no time! This includes the darkest of lipsticks from my lipbrush, black fluidline liner, dark pigmented shadows, everything from my concealer and kabuki brushes (which seem to hold a lot of powder(mineral makeup)) It really is amazing how much faster I can get my brushes perfectly clean now, and they even feel cleaner and softer. The only issue I have is that I was expecting a little bit of a thicker liquid the first time I used it (more like the liquid hand soap I was using before) and it's easy to use way too much, the hole in the cap is a bit too big so it just comes pouring out. Not a huge issue though, it's easy enough to be careful or use another bottle. Very affordable - this bottle should last me a while. Definite rebuy!
I love this stuff. Let's just say that I use MAC's darkest of eyeshadows: contrast, beauty marked, cloudburst... and when I dab some of this on a cloth and clean my MAC brushes, the once-white bristles that are black from the shadow literally turn pure white again... it is truly an amazing cleaner.
I love this stuff. I find that I really don't have to use very much of this to get my brushes nice and clean which makes one bottle last forever! It effectively gets every trace of makeup off my brushes and gets them looking all like new again! yay! :)
This is great for spot-cleaning brushes in between shampooing them (which I do about once a week). I used to shampoo my brushes almost everyday until I got this. I just pour a small amount onto a cotton pad and wipe my brushes on it everyday after applying my makeup. The brushes dry within a few minutes after using this, so it's also effective if you want to clean an eyeshadow brush before applying another color.