MAC • Brush Cleanser • Misc Beauty Tools

rated 4.4(519 reviews)

Average Rating.4.4
Would buy this product again.88%

rated 4 of 5 vianners on 3/29/2009 5:06:00 PM more reviews by vianners

Age: 19-24   Skin: Normal   Hair: Brunette   Eyes: Brown    

For about three years now, I've been using MAC's brush cleanser to clean my brushes. I used to go through one or two bottles a month because I hated having dirty brushes, especially if they were white haired.

Instead of deep cleaning my brushes in the brush cleanser once a week, I pour some extra virgin olive oil on a paper towel and swipe my brushes on it until all the color is gone (or at least most of it), wash them in baby shampoo, then swipe them over some brush cleanser before laying them out to dry.

It sounds like a long and unnecessary process, but it saves me a lot of money in the long run since I'm usually down almost half a bottle after deep cleaning my brushes. I'm not sure if it really does anything to condition my brushes, but I will keep repurchasing for times when I want to quickly clean them before each use.

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rated 4 of 5 missjoe on 3/16/2009 11:05:00 PM more reviews by missjoe

Age: 25-29   Skin: Combination, Fair, Cool   Hair: Brunette, Straight, Fine   Eyes: Blue    

i like the way this brush cleanser works, but i can't stand the bottle cap. it is way too liquid to use a shampoo cap. it always ends up spilling out when i'm trying to use it. i wish it had a squeeze lid or spray top. otherwise, i love this product. it hasn't dried out my brushes and it rinses out easily.

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rated 5 of 5 spunkdd on 3/15/2009 10:02:00 PM more reviews by spunkdd

Age: 19-24   Skin: Normal, Fair   Hair: Black   Eyes: Brown    

Overall, it is an excellent brush cleanser (whenever I remember to clean my brushes after use). Gets whatever product I used out of the bristles of my brush. The package is not the best though. Instead of having a cap like the one it comes with, I replaced it with a spray cap from one of my old Victoria Secret body mist in order to get easier access to the brush cleanser. For the price of $11, you get a lot of the liquid which will last a really long time. When I do run out, I definitely purchase again =)

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rated 4 of 5 Arizonah13 on 3/15/2009 9:55:00 PM more reviews by Arizonah13

Age: 25-29   Skin: Combination, Fair   Hair: Brunette   Eyes: Blue    

How have I used MAC's makeup brushes for years, yet never once used their brush cleaner?? All this time I've been using regular handsoap - yes, antibacterial HANDSOAP!

I am so glad I decided to fork over the $11 and buy this stuff. My thoughts:

1. Surprised by its liquidy consistency (I was expecting a gel-type of cleaner)
2. Doesn't seem to foam all that much, but good grief my brushes get clean QUICK!
3. Speaking of clean brushes - all of my white and white tipped brushes (hello 187) are BACK to actually being white. I was amazed.
4. It could be my imagination, but it actually seems like its conditioning my brushes (then again, I WAS using hand soap before). My brushes have all returned to their fresh-from-the-counter softness.

In conclusion, for the love of your brushes, buy a bottle and at least TRY this glorious cleaning tool.

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rated 1 of 5 lrinke218 on 3/8/2009 9:28:00 PM more reviews by lrinke218

Age: 19-24   Skin: Acne-prone, Fair   Hair: Brunette   Eyes: Green    

I bought this with every intention of using it, but have to force myself to remember it. I deep clean my brushes once a week with olive oil and shampoo and bought this planning to use it once every couple days or something as a quick clean in between.

I have used it a few times in the 1+ year I've had it - but I actually find it unnecessary. All you're doing is paying for some cleaning solution with a fancy name on it.

On a positive note, it does smell good! I just don't find that it's necessary and if I ever finish the bottle I have, I won't be repurchasing.

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rated 5 of 5 jesusloverx3 on 3/8/2009 9:14:00 PM more reviews by jesusloverx3

Age: 19-24   Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium   Hair: Blond   Eyes: Green    

This brush cleaner is nice. It's good for the price, since I don't clean my brushes everyday. I don't see why you would need a spray cap. This stuff doesn't come pouring out, since I feel the need to squeeze the bottle a tad to get product out. This cleans, and conditions my brushes nicely, and the price isn't bad either. I would definetly buy again ;]

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rated 4 of 5 jrc82 on 3/4/2009 11:02:00 PM more reviews by jrc82

Age: 25-29   Skin: Combination, Olive   Hair: Brown   Eyes: Brown    

This stuff works great for cleaning brushes. I especially like that it's not insanely expensive, considering it's MAC. But honestly, I'm probably just going to make my own cleaning solution and use the empty bottle when I'm done with it. I think homemade solutions work just as well, and you save money in the long run.

My only big complain is that it's not a spray! The dispenser cap is very annoying and I find that you waste a lot of the cleanser when you use it that way. All of this stuff dumps out and soaks your paper towel when you didn't want that much in the first place.

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rated 5 of 5 *TOP REVIEWER* Abrial on 3/4/2009 12:14:00 AM more reviews by Abrial

Age: 19-24   Skin: Dry, Fair, Cool   Hair: Blond   Eyes: Blue    

I absolutely love this product, it very little product to clean alot, but if there was a spray pump there would be less waste and be alot easier to use thats why this product gets only 4 lippies

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rated 4 of 5 manthanoelle on 3/3/2009 4:06:00 AM more reviews by manthanoelle

Age: 19-24   Skin: Oily, Fair   Hair: Black   Eyes: Other    

For the price this brush cleanser is worth the buy. I am not too picky about how my brushes get cleaned as long as the do get cleaned.

I usually split a cap full of brush cleanser with a cap full of water in a brush cleansing jar and brush scrub pad from Michael's.

I don't really see the hoorah in how this brush cleanser really leaves you brushes dry in a short amount of time. My brushes usually take 2/3 hours to dry after using this brush cleanser.

I would completely buy this again, but I do wish there would be an optional spray cap you can attach to the bottle. I think being able to spray this would be a lot more helpful for random spot cleanings.

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rated 3 of 5 *TOP REVIEWER* beebop808 on 3/2/2009 8:37:00 PM more reviews by beebop808

Age: 30-35   Skin: Sensitive, Olive, Cool   Hair: Black, Wavy   Eyes: Brown    

Bought 2 bottles within the last 2 1/2 years, it's a good solution, but not the best. Priced about 10 + tax.

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