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Plain old liquid soap. I’d like to test a brush cleanser, but I’m a cheapskate and most of my brushes aren’t really ‘worth it’.

Try baby-shampoo, plain old soap tends to dry up my brushes like crazy and make them prickly and harsh to use. If i have a synthetic brush that I’ve used cream products with I use regular dish-soap to clean off the cream but I use regular schampoo or babyschampoo for all the other ones.

This is what I use as well. I have Rae Morris brushes and she recommends not using water on her brushes. She uses a product from Australia but it can’t be sent to the US. Cinema Secrets is the closest I have found. It dries quickly and cleans so well it takes all of the makeup color out of white and light colored brushes. It does have an odor I am not fond of but it doesn’t last long.

I usually use sephora brush cleaner, but I’ve recently made a partial switch over to baby shampoo. it’s a lot cheaper haha

I’ve ALWAYS used mild antibacterial soap.Like the orange liquid Dial soap you use to cleanse a new tattoo. It’s important to me that I’m using something antibacterial that isn’t as harsh of a solvent as straight alcohol, which is the active component in most brush cleansers. I also like the lather, because I wash the ferrule and the handles as well, not just the brush head.

antibacterial hand soap to kill germs, then a teeny bit of hair conditioner on the natural bristle brushes. keeps them soft and fluffy :3

I never thought about using a LUSH product! Usually I go in with olive oil and then clean with baby shampoo, but I’m definitely going to check this out after finishing my bottle. I use LUSH for everything else, why not share the love with my brushes, too?

Hands down the best in Dawn with Olay dish soap. Brushes are squeaky clean with little effort and it leaves brushes shiny, conditioned, and super soft. Better than new.

Please be careful with the Parian Spirit, I ruined a couple of brushes with it, despite it’s great cleaning abilities.
I’ve been using olive oil shampoo from Wal-Mart, it doesn’t clean as well as the Parian, but it doesn’t ruin brushes so it’s give and take.

Parian Spirit contains isoparaffinic, hydrocarbon,d-limonene, ethanol and their proprietary blend of citrus. Which do you think ruined your brushes? What did it do to them?

It’s solvent based, and dissolved the glue holding the bristles in place. It says that right on the bottle, and I thought I was being careful, apparently not careful enough. 🙁

I recently discovered Koh Gen Do Sponge Cleaner and I’m obsessed! Best I’ve tried yet, by far. (To be clear, I have never tried this on sponges, which I don’t really use. It performs beautifully on brushes–gentle, yet SO effective. And it doesn’t have a strong smell like everything else I’ve used.)

I used to use Bare Minerals brush shampoo, but since I ran out, I have been using a mixture of dawn antibacterial soap with extra virgin olive oil to condition them and keep the dawn from drying them out. So far so good.

I’ve tried both Sephora and Mac, and mostly prefer mac. I just find its better at removing brown eyeshadow effectively and is much better at spot cleaning. Both are pretty similar if used in deep cleaning, but i still prefer to use baby shampoo to deep clean my brushes, and mac brush cleanser for spot cleaning:)

I use whatever free shampoo samples I get to wash my brushes. At the moment it’s a Fekkai one. I figure I don’t want to waste my own good shampoo! I make sure it’s a gentle shampoo and not one that’s going to either a) strip my brushes too much or b) deposit any residue on them.

I usually don’t use a special brush cleanser, but I’m currently using ELF’s Brush Cleanser, which gets the job done. Otherwise, hand soap, dish soap, or shampoo I don’t like will do.

Although I have the MAC brush cleanser, I almost always wash my brushes whether high end or low end ones, with Baby Shampoo. I feel the need of not to splurge.

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