Only a small amount of shampoo is required, making this product last longer than most. No need to soak your brushes – they dry quickly and don't need to sit overnight. Leaves brushes conditioned and soft. Available in 4, 8 and 32-oz. bottles.
A little costly. Has a strong vanilla scent which can be bothersome to sensitive skin.
Works great for busy make up artists and professionals who need quick cleaning of brushes and applicators. Requires 1-3 pumps.
A few customers found that the spray bottle gets clogged easily.
This is a jumbo-sized, charcoal-infused bar that not only cleans brushes of makeup but rids them of dirt, oil, and bacteria. Has a hint of lavender to leave brushes smelling fresh. The large size enables you to clean multiple products at once. Includes a silicone scrubbing pad.
Some users reported this bar leaving a slight, dark residue and prefer the lighter version.
Gentle enough for everyday use. Oil-based but lightweight spray that helps dissolve makeup residue. A good value for the price.
Not as effective on sponges as it is on beauty blenders and brushes.
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Makeup brushes touch every inch of your face, so naturally, keeping them clean is essential. Makeup brush shampoos are designed specifically to remove the makeup residue, oils, and dead skin cells that accumulate over time – while still being gentle enough to avoid any damage to the brushes. Chose a brush shampoo over common alternatives such as dish soap to ensure softer, longer lasting brushes. Unlike dish soap, a proper brush shampoo will not leave any skin-irritating residue on your brushes. Keep in mind, you should be cleaning your brushes regularly throughout the month. Foundation brushes in particular should be washed at least once a week.