I have always bounced around on what I use to wash my makeup brushes. I sometimes feel like I’ve tried them all! I’ve tried hand soap and baby shampoo. And the first â€œfancyâ€ brush shampoo I bought was Trish McEvoy’s Brush Bath. I liked it a lot and bought it a few times. It was a thick formula and it washed my brushes really well. Then I quit shopping at Saks Fifth Avenue and I didn’t look to see where I could buy Trish McEvoy.
Then I tried the Mac Brush Cleanser. That one was a thin, watery formula. But it still worked well at cleaning my brushes. So I bought it a few times.
Then when we moved to Washington, DC I realized Mac is hard to find here! We don’t have a Mac store in Georgetown. There is a Mac counter in Macy’s downtown and then there is a Mac store up near Friendship Heights. So I moved on again.
This time I tried the Sephora brand brush shampoo. It is a nice thick brush wash BUT the pump is so hard to use! Each pump gives you hardly any shampoo and I feel like I have to press and press and press and it gets old when I just want to wash my brushes and get going.
Then I read a review about the Beauty Blender brush wash – the BeautyCleanser solid. It is a solid brush soap in a little plastic round container with a screw top lid. The lid has a rubber grid for swirling your brushes around to get them extra clean. I decided to try it!
Oh my goodness – I will never go back to washing my makeup brushes with a liquid cleanser. This is SO easy! I just run my makeup brush under a little water, swirl the brush in the solid soap, swirl the brush on the rubber grid and then rinse! Did I mention it is SO easy?! I used to use a little espresso cup for my brushes and sometimes I felt like I used too much liquid soap and I had to rinse and rinse. Or I used too little and I had to wash the brush again. Now I wash it once and it is just the right amount of brush wash every time!
And if you do happen to have a BeautyBlender sponge – this BeautyCleanser solid gets that sponge so clean, too! Before I was using my regular brush wash from Sephora and the BeautyBlender never seemed really clean. One wash with the BeautyCleanser and it looked brand new after I washed it! Wow!