After spraying my brush, I began to swirl on the paper towel and noticed a lot of the product coming off. I repeated this step until the synthetic fibers were almost white (a difficult thing to do with my brush). The instructions didn’t say to rinse, but I did anyway since I felt like there was an oily reside to the cleaner. I’m happy I rinsed (and even did another soap) as the dreaded “foundation stream” came running out. Yuck.
I was a little annoyed that I had to wash my brushes a second time after using the initial product however; after thinking about it a little further there was a lot of product build up and my brush did need a deep clean.
|My MAC 187 Before|
|My MAC 187 After|
All in all, I think this cleaner is a great option for everyday use. It’s a fantastic way to keep your brushes clean and bacteria free. The product itself smells amazing (unlike a few products I have) and if your brushes are not caked in product it works well (unlike another product I have – Sephora everyday brush cleaner). In the below photo you will see a pink Sephora eyeliner brush (last brush on the top right). Since I have used this brush I have never been able to full get the eyeliner cleaned off. This product did it! I was amazed with the results.
I proceeded to go through the rest of my brushes, some I rinsed after some I didn’t. On the brushes that I didn’t rinse, the greasy feeling went away (like on my big MAC powder brush) leave the bristles soft and conditioned. The solution doesn’t take long to try (again, a lot different then my every day Sephora cleaner) but I did rinse and re wash my brushes with heave use.
|A belt full of clean brushes.|