Rated 4.31 out of 5 stars
Most Helpful Positive Review Can't believe how good this stuff works!
Before I give my glowing review, I need to include somewhat of a "disclaimer." No, I did not receive this product for free or at a reduced cost (I wish!). My disclaimer is that this is the only brush cleaner I have ever used, so this may color my review for some people. For years, I have only cleaned my brushes with warm water and dawn dish soap, as many beauty bloggers I follow say that this is the best way to do it and that it works just as well, if not better, than anything else. So, I never deviated from that method. It was cheap, easy, and convenient. BUT - dawn dish soap does not work ANYWHERE near as well as this Clinique brush cleaner. I am seriously in awe of this stuff. I bought it because I got an Ulta gift card for my birthday, and I decided it would be nice to have a daily brush cleaner. When I got the product, I thought I would clean my brushes with dawn one last time to get them ready, and then start using the Clinique product daily after that. However, after cleaning my brushes with the dawn, and still seeing some makeup residue on them, I decided to go ahead and try the Clinique product. As soon as I sprayed the cleaner on the brushes, I saw makeup start to drip off of them. UNBELIEVABLE! Remember, I had JUST cleaned them in the dish soap. I realized that years of cleaning my brushes with only dish soap had allowed for a massive accumulation of product - and what I thought were stains on the brushes was actually built up product that could (and should!) come out. After several rounds of the brush cleaner on some of my dirtier brushes (foundation, eyeliner), they are almost completely white again. I could hardly believe it! Now, maybe I was doing the whole dish soap cleaning method the wrong way, but with the Clinique, you don't have to have a magic method to get obvious, superior results. The only downside is that, if you spend a lot of time cleaning your brushes at once, the alcohol in the cleaner will dry out your hands.
Most Helpful Critical Review Total disappointment
After reading the good reviews for this product I decided to give it a try. Wow, was I disappointed. First, the smell is very strong--similar to that of rubbing alcohol. Second, the product didn't seem to work at all! I still had makeup on my brushes after several sprays and rinses. It took awhile for my brushes to dry, and it completely ruined my bare minerals beautiful finish brush. I threw out the rest of the bottle with no hesitation.
Reviewed by 143 customers I use faithfully and yes, I would buy again
Bev from CT
Very nice product and easy to use. I have been using this brush cleaner for quite a few years.
Very good brush cleanser
MaryJean from CA
My foundation brush had built up makeup that I couldn't get cleaned with another brush cleanser. This was suggested by an employee and worked well. Spray alot on the brush and work it in, rinse with water, repeat several times.
No, this product requires rinsing
Grashopper from Elk Grove, CA
The details on the the website are incorrect. I was looking for a brush cleaner that does not require rinsing. On the website, the description and directions do not say it requires rinsing. After receiving the product, I read the back of the bottle and it says to rinse after applying the product. It seems silly to lower the rating if it works, but if you're looking for something specific only it find out it doesn't do that then it is disappointing.
Not for foundation
Steph from FL
This works pretty well for brushes with just eyeshadow but does not work for cream products like foundation. My beauty sponges and brushes for foundation will not come clean, despite multiple washing and a ton of spray used. It just feels like a waste of product.
Reg from New York
the only reason i did not give this 5 stars is because the only complaint i really have is that to get a good cleanse the brushes require many sprays of the product, other than that i love this cleanser because it does get the job done.
My fave brush cleaner
TiffV83 from Tulsa, OK
I've tried several brands of brush cleaners and this one works the best for me!
Does a great job
K from Ohio
One of the better quick makeup cleaners I've used.
Lizzzaaa from Riverbank
Ive used alot of brush cleaners and this has to be one of my least favorite to be honest it took too many sprays to clean a brush and half the products were not even well cleaned. I thought it would be better considering it had more good reviews than bad still i wanted to try for myself but i was disappointed and returned for my IT Cosmetics brush cleaner which is my to go and basically the same amount of money and my IT Cosmetics brush cleaning spray cleans effortlessly and doesn't need half a bottle to clean your brushes how they should.
THE BEST brush cleaner. ever.
Allie from Somerset
I've been using this brush cleaner for years and I won't use anything else. At one point I tried a different brand but it couldn't even begin to compare!
I will buy this product again
Sherry from Chico California
Enjoy using this to clean my foundation and bronzer brush.
Waste of time and money!
MrsForde from Portland, Oregon/Vancouver, Washington
Doesn't clean well at all. It's been a waste of my time attempting to clean my brushes.
Not the worst thing I've ever tried
Meh from FL
I genuinely wanted to like this product but honestly I feel a solid cleansing bar is much more efficient for someone like me who uses heavy makeup almost daily. Just my opinion, I have friends who love this product
Regularly use and has saved my brushes
Kay from Chicago
This product is not oily. I've ran into issues with other brush cleaners that either shed the brushes, even very expensive ones, or that leave residue in my skin. This product is great!!!! It cleans them very well some daily some every few days. And maybe once a month I clean my brushes with dawn gentle dish soap. My skin is not impacted at all by dirty brushes and this also lasts a long time (especially compared to other cleaners I have used), I will never change my brush cleaner.
Absolute worst makeup brush "cleanser" I've ever bought
Lauren from Milwaukee, Wisconsin
I used close to half the bottle to clean all my brushes and it STILL didn't even get all the product off. Also, when I was using it, the fumes every time I sprayed gave me a really bad headache. I threw the bottle away and I will never buy this product again.
WORST MAKEUP REMOVER
abalth from Brookfield, WI
I've never returned an item to Ulta, but this, I can't return fast enough. My brush looks that exact same after using, all the product is still there. My favorite cleaner is no longer sold at Ulta so I tried this and I've never been more disappointed in a product in my life. save your money and time
Best Makeup Brush Cleanser EVER
SpaKristin from Jacksonville NC
Gets your brushes clean without drying out the bristles. Keeps your brushes like new for years. I've tried less expensive brush cleaners but was never satisfied. This is the only one I'll use 💗
Idea for spot cleanser
Hey from FL
It cannot be used to cleanser foundation off a brush but it can spot cleanse a foundation off a brush. Which is weird but it work.
A from NC
I needed brush cleaner a long time ago. This stuff is great, cleans makeup off of the brush wonderfully!
Worst Brush Cleaner
CW from NJ
I just dumped the remaining half of product that I had down the sink. That's how terrible this brush cleaner is. It requires so much effort to clean your brushes and it only gets the slightest bit cleaner. It's a waste of money and a waste of time. Please skip this product and try something else!! It also definitely does not work on beauty sponges/ beauty blenders so don't waste your time trying it there either. If I could give this zero stars, I absolutely would.
Hi from FL
Ut great for spot cleanser the brushes. But not so great for cleaning a foundation brush. It dont mind I can used a baby shampoo and my brush are synthetic.
Top brush cleaner
Make up on the go from Elk Grove
This works great, I have purchased again at least a handful of times. I notice the difference between using this cleaner and other cleaners. I clean my blushes after every use and when I clean them with the Clinique brush cleaner I have the confidence there is no remaining residue.
Jeannie from Butte county
I felt like this product was expensive, however once I tried it, I couldn't believe how awesome it worked. Highly recommend this brush cleaner
Courtney the best from Orlando Fl
Cleans brushes like no other! Gets all the foundation out of the brush in a easy manner. Spray and wipe. I love it and will continue to buy and recommend!
I would not buy this product again.
Into Hugs from Antioch, CA
The product requires too much effort to clean the brushes. It does not do the job of brush cleaner.
starrlioness from taylor michigan
i bought i bottle online and it was cracked leaked everywhere ill start buying it in the store where i dont gotta deal with leaking