The Best Makeup Brushes Cleansers: 31K Reviews

Based on 30,716 Influenster Reviews

Just as cleaning your makeup brushes routinely is of the utmost importance, so is what you clean them with! Although there are any number of cleansers, balms, and sprays that can get the job done, do you know which ones are the best? Based on nearly 29K reviews, these are the best products Influensters use to clean their makeup brushes.

What kind of makeup brush cleansers do you prefer to use on your tools? Balms? Sprays? Let us know in the comments below! 

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ByJennifer M.said...
Love this product for daily cleaning! It's very affordable, cleans my brushes with ease, I've never had a problem with the spray pump failing me (as I have with others), and it seems to dry fairly fast. This isn't an item to replace washing your brushes, rather it's for switching out colors and/or daily sanitizing. I've never had any issue with skin breakouts or allergic reaction to this cleaner. It's also a great little item to buy and throw in a bag with brushes and makeup as a gift. So many times people forget to pick brush cleaner up and not taking care of them will shorten the life of the brushes as well as causing contamination to your makeup and skin. I've included this in gift bags many times.
Love this product for daily cleaning! It's very affordable, cleans my brushes with ease, I've never had a problem with the spray pump failing me (as I have with others), and it seems to dry fairly fast. This isn't an item to replace washing your brushes, rather it's for switching out colors and/or daily sanitizing. I've never had any issue with skin breakouts or allergic reaction to this cleaner. It's also a great little item to buy and throw in a bag with brushes and makeup as a gift. So many times people forget to pick brush cleaner up and not taking care of them will shorten the life of the brushes as well as causing contamination to your makeup and skin. I've included this in gift bags many times.
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ByChristine H.said...
This cleanser makes it stupid easy to clean my brushes and sponges. All you have to do is swirl your bristles into the solid cleanser, which will take off about half of the product, and then swirl your brush onto a clean hand towel or paper towel in circular motions to remove the rest. As for sponges, roll the sponge around in the solid cleanser, and then squeeze out the product under a cold tap (gently!) until the water runs clear! Note: You may need to roll your sponge around a second time in the cleanser to get everything off/out, since sponges absorb product, unlike brushes. This cleanser is great, smells lovely, and has made cleaning so much easier!
This cleanser makes it stupid easy to clean my brushes and sponges. All you have to do is swirl your bristles into the solid cleanser, which will take off about half of the product, and then swirl your brush onto a clean hand towel or paper towel in circular motions to remove the rest. As for sponges, roll the sponge around in the solid cleanser, and then squeeze out the product under a cold tap (gently!) until the water runs clear! Note: You may need to roll your sponge around a second time in the cleanser to get everything off/out, since sponges absorb product, unlike brushes. This cleanser is great, smells lovely, and has made cleaning so much easier!
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ByLindsey S.said...
I am head over heels with this cleanser. I recently purchased the sample size at Sephora, and after testing it, I ordered the 40 oz one as well. Let's begin with a fact. I am super lazy about cleaning my brushes. As in, to an embarrassing degree. I hate waiting for them to dry. I hate spending 30 mins at the sink going through them one by one. The whole experience sucks, and so my brushes go much longer than they should without being cleansed. Enter the Cinema Secrets Makeup Brush Cleaner. There is no need for rinsing with this. I can be at my makeup table and clean on the go. Because of how quickly this dries, I can cleanse in between colours without worry. My colours aren't muddy anymore! It is incredibly easy to use. Just dip, wipe the brush off on a paper towel, and carry on. No more excuses to not clean my brushes. As an added bonus, there is a vanilla scent to the cleaner. It doesn't entirely mask the alcohol/chemical smell, but it does make the experience more pleasant
I am head over heels with this cleanser. I recently purchased the sample size at Sephora, and after testing it, I ordered the 40 oz one as well. Let's begin with a fact. I am super lazy about cleaning my brushes. As in, to an embarrassing degree. I hate waiting for them to dry. I hate spending 30 mins at the sink going through them one by one. The whole experience sucks, and so my brushes go much longer than they should without being cleansed. Enter the Cinema Secrets Makeup Brush Cleaner. There is no need for rinsing with this. I can be at my makeup table and clean on the go. Because of how quickly this dries, I can cleanse in between colours without worry. My colours aren't muddy anymore! It is incredibly easy to use. Just dip, wipe the brush off on a paper towel, and carry on. No more excuses to not clean my brushes. As an added bonus, there is a vanilla scent to the cleaner. It doesn't entirely mask the alcohol/chemical smell, but it does make the experience more pleasant
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ByPrecious W.said...
I use this brush cleaner every day to clean my makeup brushes. It sits on my bathroom counter and I spray my brushes right after I finish using them in the mornings. The cleaner does a great job of getting even the most stubborn and dark make up out of my brush. It also doesn't leave my brushes feeling greasy.
I use this brush cleaner every day to clean my makeup brushes. It sits on my bathroom counter and I spray my brushes right after I finish using them in the mornings. The cleaner does a great job of getting even the most stubborn and dark make up out of my brush. It also doesn't leave my brushes feeling greasy.
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ByTina H.said...
The good thing with this Make up Brush Cleanser is that you DRY-WASH the brushes. Which means that you don´t need to wait for hours before the brush is dry again and you can use it. With this brush cleanser you can use it immediately after the cleansing. And it works fine, the brush gets really clean. Doing this means that your brushes will last longer and keep their good quality. I like this cleanser because it´s smart, it smells good and it´s sutch a helpful little tool. Definitely worth it´s price.
The good thing with this Make up Brush Cleanser is that you DRY-WASH the brushes. Which means that you don´t need to wait for hours before the brush is dry again and you can use it. With this brush cleanser you can use it immediately after the cleansing. And it works fine, the brush gets really clean. Doing this means that your brushes will last longer and keep their good quality. I like this cleanser because it´s smart, it smells good and it´s sutch a helpful little tool. Definitely worth it´s price.