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Mac Brush Cleanser
Estee Lauder Makeup Brush Cleanser,
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on 7/22/2017 11:10:00 PM
More reviews by Wifeandmama
Age: 56 & Over
Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium, Cool
Hair: Red, Wavy, Fine
I like this. A LOT. When I use it straight from the bottle, I pour some into a Dixie cup, dip the brush in, add a little water, and work the crud through the bristles. Usually, that's all it takes before I rinse them out, and my brushes are cleancleanclean.I like to use it from a spray bottle too. Just spritz it onto the bristles a couple of times and do the rest just like above. This seems a little less messy for me, although either method is great.To my mind, this is 1000X more effective than others I've tried (although I do also like the Sephora bar with the scrubby thing in the cap). I just can't deal with dirty brushes and pretty much wash them every day.My brushes are clean, soft, and have no smell when I use this stuff. Buy it again? Ahem. Yep. Already have.
on 7/21/2017 8:21:00 PM
More reviews by julia178
Skin: Dry, Fair, Cool
Hair: Blond, Wavy, Fine
I find the formula too thin and watery which leads to most of this cleanser running down the drain rather than on ending up on my brushes. The packaging could be better too, by having a pump instead of the wide opening. This cleanser contains too much alcohol, has a chemical smell and seems to dry out my natural hair brushes more than I'm comfortable with. I'll use it up for quick in between cleanses but not for my weekly deep cleanse and I will not repurchase.
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on 5/15/2017 7:03:00 AM
More reviews by MUenthusiast
Skin: Oily, Fair-Medium, Not Sure
Hair: Black, Other, Other
I'm suprised there are even bad reviews on here! Recently decided to try the brush cleanser during their 20% sale and I don't regret getting convinced by the MAC salesperson to get 2! It was my first time trying it and I was so blown away. Previously I've been using baby shampoo by Johnson’s to wash my brushes. And they do the job, it's looks and smells clean. But when I used this mac cleanser, it's so life changing! It completely got rid of all stains the baby shampoo didn't get rid of. The bristles never looked whiter. And it also leaves my brushes so soft and fluffy I'm not even exaggerating. There are 2 ways I use this. 1) For deep cleansing wash, I dampen my brush with water and then pour out the cleanser in a small cup and swirl the dampen brush in it and then further swirl the brush on my palms to really massage the brush and get the gunk out. 2) For spot cleaning, I simply pour out the cleanser in a spritzer bottle and spray the dry brush. And then swirl the brush on a kitchen towel and wala good as new. Of course the deep cleansing method gets rid of more and the spot cleaning is useful for when you don't have much time to let the brushes dry and you just need to get rid of most of the makeup residue. Been using it awhile now and my brushes are still good as new and clean as ever. No shedding whatsoever.
on 2/8/2017 11:00:00 AM
More reviews by SamRap96
Hair: Brunette, Other, Other
This is the ONLY thing that properly cleans all types of makeup from my brushes and sponges ( including my Beauty Blender). I use a variety of creams, powders and liquids for my makeup and Mac Brush Cleanser is the only thing that seems to just lift the makeup right out of my beauty tools and restores them to their clean, pristine selves. Also the smell is nice and clean so that helps!
on 11/30/2016 12:16:00 PM
More reviews by betterthanmama
Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Not Sure
Hair: Black, Wavy, Medium
I had been using MAC brush cleanser since I had bought a set of brushes 10 years ago, but didn't clean them often because the brush cleanser cost so much. It was fine for eye shadow but took a lot of cleanser to remove foundation and concealer from my brushes. I also have had a few bottles leak between the top and the bottle, losing quite a bit every time the bottle was tilted which made it even more aggravating. I was quite happy with the product except for the cost until I tried the home made version recently (EnKore) and it worked just as well. I like the convenience of this bottle but my likelihood of purchasing it has gone down.
on 8/27/2016 5:13:00 AM
More reviews by mimipoj2811
Hair: Brunette, Straight, Medium
This is a very effective brush cleaner for in between deep washes. I use eyeshadows and eyeliner everyday so this brush cleanser is great for removing product from brushes each time I've used them. The only gripe I have is the lid on the bottle isn't the best as when I pour out product, a lot runs down but this could easily be solved by pouring the brush cleanser in to a spray bottle instead. Overall I would definitely recommend to those wanting an easy to use brush cleaner :)
on 3/22/2016 1:54:00 AM
More reviews by JuliaMakeUp
Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium, Neutral
Hair: Brown, Wavy, Medium
At first I wasn't impressed, it seemed like it took too much product to cleanse my brushes, but then I quickly found out I was cleaning them the wrong way! But now I love it! It really does condition the bristles - leaves them soft and clean, without a strong smell of alcohol. I think the price is okay, since the bottle lasts quite a while. Unless you use it every single day, but I don't do that. Once a week is quite enough. Pretty packaging too :)
on 2/15/2016 9:07:00 PM
More reviews by srao92
Skin: Combination, Olive, Warm
Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium
Works but does take longer to dry than what I'd call 'spot cleaning'. I use this in between deep cleans and not as the sole method of cleaning my brushesI pour some into a small plastic bowl and dip my brushes in it. Squeeze out excess after a minute and attempt to remove product inside brush. Then I let dry (takes a few minutes to hours depending on your brush density and size). This removes glitter from eyeshadowsI would not repurchase as I would rather use alcohol I can buy for less at the chemist. That will instantly dry your brushes too - which is great when you are going between eyeshadow shades.
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on 9/18/2015 11:52:00 AM
More reviews by Michelexd
Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Not Sure
Hair: Brown, Other, Other
I decided to buy this after reading so many good reviews online, I have tried it today and I don't really like it. 1. The price is pretty high considering I can make my own brush cleanser at home and it cleaned just as well. 2. It sterilise the brushes, you can tell from the smell of the cleanser but doesn't wash out all the product that is inside. However, I do like the idea of being able to sterilise the brushes using the cleanser, so I used this cleanser to clean all my brushes first. For the less heavily used brushes, they are cleaned very well, but for the heavily used brushes (Like foundation brush) I have to use Olive Oil+Soap to cleanse it again to make sure all the product are washed out.I will not purchase this item again tho. (I feel like I can add some anti-bacterial soap into the mix and that would just do the job just as well)
on 12/26/2015 6:00:00 PM
More reviews by Aliskin
It's good to remove make up of my brushes but I think it's expensive for what it is, and my brushes smell funny after using it.
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