June 23, 2011

The Battle of the Cleaners!

Which do I prefer?

Honestly, I clean my brushes with gentle baby shampoo and a touch of Sephora's Brush Shampoo. The combination of the two works great for me, and if I am really feeling fancy, I will condition them too. Yes I said it...I CONDITION my brushes. I do own a M.A.C brush cleaner, but rarely use it!
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After being in (makeup) school for 3 weeks I quickly realized why I don't use it. This product really sucked. It takes forever to get the makeup out of my brushes. As an MUA I have to clean my brushes quickly and efficiently, and this did not do the job. I felt as though I had to grind the brushes into my hand and/or paper towel and there was still sooo much product left, and the brush hairs began to come out. *grinds teeth* What I found that really works is the MAC Gently Off eye & lip makeup remover. (angels singing) Because of the oil in this product, the makeup comes off super smooth and twice as fast. I don't have to work as hard, and my brushes don't lose hairs.

Barely used

Barely any left


In a nutshell, I will not restock the brush cleaner. I found it to be a waste and my fellow classmates felt the same! I will however continue to use the makeup remover until I find a lower brand eye makeup remover (with oil) and use that for on the spot, between faces, cleaning!

Make It A  Beautiful Day
Avi

3 comments:

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Ms. Viva Glam said...

I do use the brush cleanser but I use it w/ Elf's Brush shampoo and it works. I, too, like using oil to clean brushes -like Mac's Cleanse off oil, works wonders. It gets the tough stains out of the white bristle brushes! Great post :)

D.Sadie said...

Thanks for this! Once I use up my mac cleaner I'll try the baby shampoo. It'll save me money since I already got baby shampoo for my daughter. Haha. I found your blog on beautylish. Now following. Hope you follow back.

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