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Spot cleaning: i just run the brush gently on a fibre free paper towel. I find most of the powder and colour comes off.

Deep cleaning: gentle shampoo for natural hair brushes, and cleansing oil and dish detergent for symthetic brushes.

I clean my brushes with the face wash I normally use on my face. I haven’t used the Mac brush cleaner before. Is that for disinfecting/thoroughly cleaning the brush or is it more for a quick clean? Should you also clean it with water and a soapy wash every so often if you use the brush cleaner?


I don’t imagine so. I use face wash on my brushes as I know that my face wash is good for my face, doesn’t bring me out in rashes, etc, so I’m not likely to get an adverse reaction if I use it on my make-up brushes as well and it’s going to clean them well.

Baby shampoo all the way. Best thing out there. I do have MAC’s brush cleaner for quick cleans, but it’s rare that I need it. I’m fortunate enough to have a good sized brush collection and don’t have to do a lot of sharing when creating a look.

Once i’m done applying my makeup I clean them with the ‘quick change’ brush cleanser from Bare Escentuals.
Once a week I clean them with baby shampoo 🙂

for quick cleaning and changes in color, i use baby wipes. for regular, deep cleaning i use philosophy purity face wash.

I absolutely LOVE MAC’s brush cleaner, it cleans and conditions the brushes so well, and leaves them really soft.

Mac brush cleaner for spot cleaning. For deep cleaning I use a gentle face wash (I know I need to pick up some baby shampoo instead for those). After using the face wash, I follow up with Mac brush cleaner to soften and condition.

I use Johnson & Johnson baby shampoo. For deep cleaning I use a bit of body disinfectant, rinse off and then I wash them using baby shampoo.

I just wash my brushes with my regular bathroom hand soap from the natural foods store. Been doing it for years and they are holding up fine.

I spot clean with water. For deep cleaning I watched Enkore’s video to make your own brush cleanser. Saves ME tons of money. Instead of buying MAC brush cleaner I make my own. Works like a charm. I have the receipe or you can watch enkores video. I need to clean them today actually…lol.

I use Ben Nye Brush cleaner…simply for the reason that there is a stage makeup shop near where I live and that’s what they had!

Like pretty much everyone else here (LOL) I use Johnson’s Baby Shampoo. I use it to take my eye makeup off too!

I do this too! I have eye allergies and the eye doctor specifically recommened washing the eye area with baby shampoo. It works!

I use Johnson baby shampoo, because it’s gentle… and I don’t think i need to buy a brush cleaner anytime soon, since I don’t feel the need for spot cleaning right now. I also use my H2O face foam to clean my brushes. 🙂

Right now i use MAC’s brush cleanser but im going to start just using baby shampoo as well. I used to use shampoo but since i now have expensive brushes, i dont want them ruined.

I used regular shampoo on my cheapy brushes as to not waste my MAC cleanser now though.

Cinema secrets brush cleaner and once a month a shampoo and condition them. I just did it yesterday and I have brushes all over the bathroom drying!

Seba-Med face and body wash – the same stuff I use to take my makeup off!
For stubborn residues (foundation, concealer) I follow up with a good squirt of isopropyl alcohol and blot to make sure I have removed every last bit of gunk.

Brush cleanser most days, baby shampoo once a week. At work, the others wash their brushes with kinda cheap shampoo and conditioner and it makes all the bristles splay out and go weird. No thank you! I wash my own brushes.

I just use good old hand wash then I lay them down so the water wont get down into the handle and losen the glue

usually just hand wash 🙂 but i only do that probably once a week, and between colours i just wipe with a face cloth.

MAC brush cleaner and, for deep cleaning & big dense brushes, my antibacterial liquid hand wash. I have never – and never will use baby shampoo – bcz I once read that it’s really harsh on hair (apparently whatever product(s) they put in for “no more tears” is no good for hair (totally 2 different pH levels). Just my opinion. 🙂

i actually use my old facial wash which i stopped using cuz i bought a new one. but after reading all the comments above, i’m prob gonna buy the J&J baby shampoo too!

Yeah I use a bit of shampoo and I have the brush cleasner for spot cleanng too but don’t think I will be buying it again when I run out. Face washes/shampoo seem to do the job just as well!

I do the same, but use either my face wash or ivory soap bar, basically the two things that I KNOW won’t break me out

For quick color changes I spritz rubbing alcohol and give a quick swish on a towel. For better cleaning, I use shampoo (though I have also done dish detergent, but find it’s too harsh sometimes)

I use generic baby shampoo & water.
For lip brushes I sometimes use hand soap to get the lipstick out (baby shampoo doesn’t do the best job).

ulta brush cleaner sometimes if its just a little dirty. a few spritzes gets it out (: but for deep cleaning – baby shampoo

Spot cleaning: MAC brush cleanser

Deep cleaning: Bare Escentuals Well Cared For brush shampoo (sometimes I use my Purity face wash from Philosophy).. I might try the J&J baby shampoo and conditioner though 🙂

Oh, by the way for lip brushes I use the MAC brush cleanser for spot cleaning (I keep a small spray bottle in my purse for when I’m on the go) and for deep cleaning I use EVOO (extra virgin olive oil) before using my BE brush shampoo 🙂

i use J&J baby shampoo every after use. But i’m planning to get the MAC cleanser now for spot cleaning, and use the J&J for deep cleaning instead.

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