Clinique Makeup Brush Cleanser gently yet thoroughly cleans and removes makeup residue build-up. Keeps brush hairs in optimal condition.
Pump one spray to each side of makeup brush. Gently tissue off makeup residue. Let air dry for 1-2 minutes before using brush.
Water / Aqua / Eau, Alcohol Denat., Sodium Trideceth Sulfate, Disodium Lauroamphodiacetate, Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein, Hexylene Glycol, Cetrimonium Chloride, Red 33 (CI 17200), Blue 1 (CI 42090).
Please be aware that ingredient lists may change or vary from time to time. Please refer to the ingredient list on the product package you receive for the most up to date list of ingredients.
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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.
This solution is fine if you only use powder makeup products, but anything cream or liquid won't be fully removed. I had better luck with dawn dish soap on removing liquid foundation and some cream color correcting products than using this, as in even if I washed my brushes twice with this stuff, liquid foundation or other cream residue was still visibly left behind but dawn removed the residue totally. I use powder eyeshadow and blush, and it's worked fine on those things. I also wouldn't consider it a gentle cleaning product, considering the amount of alcohol in it.
I use this product on my eyeshadow brushes and not only do they clean them thoroughly they lengthen the life of my brushes. I keep this in a smaller spray bottle on my countertop so when my brushes need cleaning its within reach and I can get it done quickly.
This works okay. It's not great. It does a decent job cleansing my brushes with natural hair. It does an acceptable job with synthetic fibers. I use my dense brushes with synthetic fibers for liquid and cream foundation application. The problem is the denser brushes with synthetic fibers require a lot of product to remove cream and liquid foundations from them. I have to spray a lot of cleanser on the brushes to get them clean. If that doesn't work, I have to pour the cleanser into a bowl and swirl the brush in it to get the brush clean. Worst case, I have to switch to a different product to get the brush completely clean. If you are using powder products, natural hair, or synthetic fibers, this is a pretty good product. If you have brushes with densely packed, synthetic fibers, don't get this cleanser.
The packaging is not strong at all. And for a clumsy person like me that is a big issue. I was putting it on my vanity and bumped it on the surface and the whole bottle fell apart. It spilled all over my floor resorting in me having to mop a floor I had just cleaned.
This is the best makeup brush cleanser in my opinion. I use to work for Clinique and would take my brushes to work to clean this with! Amazing for spot cleaning your brushes too!! Do not understand some of the low ratings.. maybe because of the price but the product last forever! I also have very sensitive, rosacea skin; so anything will cause a flare up and this doesn't flare up my sensitive skin at all!!
This is the best makeup brush cleaner I have ever used.