Cleaning your makeup brushes is one of those things you know you have to do, but often just don’t get around to. It’s something I’ve made a real effort towards since the middle of last year, so I’ve tried a few options.
Originally, I used shampoo to wash them, and left them to dry in the airing cupboard. It was okay, but not ideal. I moved on to Make Up Revolution’s brush shampoo, which you use with their rubber gadget for getting the bristles clean and yeah, it did leave the brushes clean and soft. Win.
And then along came the B. Makeup Brush Cleanser.
I’ve become a bit of a convert to the B. line at Superdrug, and I not only use their cleanser, I also use their primer, face powder, and micellar water. I’ve got an eye shadow palette to try, and I’ll no doubt give their lipsticks a go at some point.
So how does it work?
The directions tell you to spray 2 or 3 pumps directly onto the bristles, then wipe clean on a tissue. You can repeat as necessary. I’ve given it a go on my Real Techniques shading brush to show you the difference.
Before using B. Makeup Brush Cleanser
The bristle tips should be white, but here they’re a gunky dark blue after using Sleek’s Enchanted Forest palette.
After using B. Makeup Brush Cleanser
The bristle tips are back to white again! All nice and clean.
Here’s the kitchen towel after using the cleanser. Isn’t it gross?
Pros of B. Makeup Brush Cleanser
- It’s super easy to use, and the brushes dry really quickly.
- It’s vegan friendly.
- It’s £4.99!
- It’s less messy than the Make Up Revolution shampoo and gadget routine.
Con of B. Makeup Brush Cleanser
- It’s not brilliant for brushes gunked up with liquid or cream based products. If you use a lot of these, then definitely check out the Make Up Revolution brush shampoo otherwise you’ll be using a lot more than three pumps to clean your brushes. However I only really use powder products so the B. cleanser is enough – even for powder foundation!