Makeup Review: MAC Makeup Brush Cleanser

Okay, so I’m dedicated to my old faithful of Clinique, though it’s becoming harder to locate in stores now. So, I’m opting to try out other cleansers and hoping they do the same or better job.

Enter MAC.

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Retail price is $16.00 and pretty much available everywhere. I got this at Macy’s.

Now we know the player, let’s play the game:

I wet my brushes and poured the cleanser on them. I rubbed my brushes with my fingertips and tried to get within every nook and cranny to clean them.

I often had to repeat because my brushes were pretty filthy (I do clean my brushes every week).

I did get the job done, however:

So let’s start with the pros and cons:

Pros:

  • MAC is a reliable brand on the upswing. Very solid brand.
  • The cleanser is about the same price I’ve paid for others so reasonable.
  • Available on maccosemetics.com, macys.com, and I believe, Amazon.
  • Very light, hardly any fragrance.

Cons:

  • I had to use A LOT. I was constantly pouring and honestly, I’m not sure if that was worth the money.
  • The substance is very watery, so if you’re used to thicker cleansers, you might not like this.
  • I bought this a little over two weeks ago and I’m just about out, so I’m not sure if it’s an investment I want to make. (I will chalk it up that I might have used too much, however my brushes were dirty as hayle.)

Do I recommend MAC’s brush cleanser? I don’t know. It does clean very well, but you have to use a lot (which is also the same issue I had with Clinique, but with Clinique, there was a pump so you could control how much came out).

If I had to do decide, I would say no because I think even if you used just plain soap and water, you might clean your brushes better.

What are your favorite brush cleansers?

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Makeup, Dirt, and Conquer: Is Clinique the Answer?

As you can tell by my latest blog posts, I love wearing makeup. I love experimenting with my look and coming up with all sorts of cool things. I never wore a lot of makeup in the past so a part of me does feel I’m making up for lost time but you’re never too old to explore, right?

The side effect of wearing makeup is the dirty deed of cleaning brushes. Yes, you need to clean your brushes. Preferably once a week. If you haven’t been cleaning your brushes, stop reading this article and get to it. I’ll be here when you get back.

Let’s talk about Clinique’s makeup brush cleaner.

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I picked this up from Macy’s recently since I was in the need for a new makeup brush cleanser after I ran out of my old faithful. I had to wonder….would Clinique become my new favorite?

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Let’s get down to the review:

Cost:

Most cleansers are going around $15 and this one was no exception. Pay close attention to what you’re getting for that amount. Some will charge $15 and you’re getting only a few ounces. Some will charge that amount and you have to use a lot. Buyer beware.

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Consistency:

This is a spray. That being said, you’re spraying a lot. I was a bit surprised on how much I had to spray just to clean one brush.

Smell:

If you have a sensitive nose, you probably won’t like this. I can’t describe it other than medicine-y with a touch of disinfectant. Not really pleasant, especially if I have to spray a lot.

The Review:

As you can tell, my brushes were pretty dirty so I rinsed them with water first before I applied the spray. I had to use a lot (I really don’t think having darker makeup really made a difference) to cleanse it:

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Here is the end result:

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As you can tell, the spray worked very well in getting my brushes back to white and they pretty much look brand new!

So, let’s recap:

Pros:

  • It comes in a spray form for those who don’t like creams or gels.
  • It’s available at Macy’s online and Amazon.
  • It’s relatively comparable in price to other makeup brush cleansers.
  • It does thoroughly clean your brushes.
  • Clinique is a strong brand.

Cons:

  • The smell. You have to get used to it.
  • You have to spray a lot to thoroughly clean your brushes.
  • It may not last for a long time because of the aforementioned point.

In conclusion, I do recommend the Clinique brush cleaner. However, I’m not entirely sure if I would buy it again because I had to use so much spray. The cost of the bottle was relatively comparable to others but in terms of using so much product, I’m not entirely sure.