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!
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 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!
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