JAPONESQUE Makeup Brush Cleanser
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JAPONESQUE Makeup Brush Cleanser


4.3 out of 5 stars
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  • 4 Stars25%
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  • 2 Stars4%
  • 1 Star2%


Makeup Brush Cleanser - The Japonesque Makeup Brush Cleanser is the preferred cleaning solution for gently cleaning, conditioning and disinfecting fine brush hair. This environmentally safe cleaner dissolves all types of makeup products including powder, liquids, wax based and adhesive. - Makeup Brush Cleanser see more...

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  • Do you feel that this cleanser does a thorough job of get...3 Answers
  • Is this cleanser better than the solid one? 2 Answers
  • I have used the Elf one before and was not happy with it....3 Answers
JAPONESQUE Makeup Brush Cleanser
JAPONESQUE Makeup Brush Cleanser
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Erica J.
Plymouth Meeting
216 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 3
I have this in the Citrus scent and I absolutely love it. The Citrus is so nice and refreshing. I had quite a few brushes that I had gotten lazy about cleaning that I've used for things like concealer and Foundation that really stain and clog in the brushes. This took seconds on a paper towel. It was crazy how clean the brushes were afterwards. The only thing I didn't like about it is that I felt like I used a lot of it to get the brushes cleaned and it did leave them seeming a little greasy afterwards. But it will be my new go-to quick brush cleaner.
Desireé M.
Seattle, WA
25 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
Review for: Parian Spirit Professional more...
This product works great at cleaning the brushes I use for liquid makeup products, like foundation, BB cream, and lip stains--I have another product that I use for the powder-based products (Bare Escentuals brush conditioner). I spray a few pumps of the product on the brush, let it soak in a bit, then start moving the brush in circles on a stack of paper towels. The leftover product residue comes right off onto the towel. Repeat as necessary then leave out to dry. Result = good as new, without a trace of old foundation or eyeshadow residue.

The only downside of this product is the smell. It's heavily citrus-y, and honestly, I'm not a fan. But the product does such a good job that I can deal with the slightly chemical orange scent once in a while.
Tina J.
Clawson, MI
13 reviews
Review for: Rosewater Scent more...
I wasn’t sure what makeup brush cleaner to buy while browsing so I bought the one that seemed the most legit but was fairly priced - Japonesque. I purchased the rosewater scent and love it! You can definitely smell it on your brushes for a week or so after cleaning them, so if you’re sensitive to smells maybe unscented would be best. This cleaner has gotten to the job done as best as I could hope, and has lasted me a long time! (Even with me being very generous with the sprays when cleaning) I would recommend!
Chelsea N.
West Hills, CA
45 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 2
Review for: Japonesque Makeup Brush Cleanser more...
This was one of the first brush cleaners I tried and sadly it didn’t work for me . I found that this made my brushes oily after they dried . Like it had a oily residue on it and then Id have to wash my brushes to get rid of that oiliness . And I wanted a brush cleaner to clear my brushes in between when I do makeup on clients . And this brush cleanser didn’t do that because it made my brushes oily and I can’t apply makeup with oily brushes you know . The only thing that’s good about it is the smell . It has a strong citrus smell but other then that I was very disappointed with this . But yeah I don’t recommend this at all .
Shasha S.
788 reviews
Review for: Rosewater Scent, Parian Spirit Professional more...
I loveeee this product. Its long lasting and finshing is amazing.I love this top most brand.This  is one of my favorites brands and with reasonable price.I bought this from macys,jcpenney,walmart stores and it is also available in other stores like Fred Meyer,target,walgreens many.......It gives soft texture on skin. I would definitely recommend this product and brand too.Its better to search for offers before buying.Have different shades of color for different skin tones.I like to visit above stores only to buy this and find offers.It gives fantastic look for party and for simple makeup also.I am kinda shopholic ;) so love to buy and try different products ,brands and shades.It would be too nice if there are some small samples to try before we buy.Shade is just awesome on my skin and hope for others too.It has smooth  texture.I would definitely buy More n more n more...I love trying new products and samples tooooooo.Its bestiest best product I have ever used...
Jasmin Z.
Los Angeles , CA
64 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 4
This stuff is amazing!!! If you are applying makeup and need to use the same brush for something else this is the answer to clean it. I just recently purchased it. I use it when doing my eyeshadow, it works amazingly when you need to clean your blending brush really quick and get another use out of it. It left my blending brush spotless and dry! Would definitely recommend!
💖Emmy 💖.
Coatesville, PA
108 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 2
Review for: Japonesque Makeup Brush Cleanser more...
I really like this brush cleaner it works wonders. Even gets dried eyeliner off brushes and cleans beauty blenders like no other!! The only down side is it’s kinda pricy and because you have to use a decent amount the bottle doesn’t last that long . I have over 200 brushes (embarrassing I know) but it only gets me through about 2 good cleanings
Christina H.
Glenville, PA
96 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 2
Review for: Parian Spirit Professional more...
I use this everyday. I use this to clean my brushes quickly after I’m done using them. It really takes the make up off. Once a week i do a deep cleaning on my brushes. It nice to use if your using different colors and u don’t want to get a muddy look. I spray and then clean off with a wash cloth and then go into a different color.
Nastassia L.
Sacramento , CA
85 reviews
So far this is the only cleaner that I use to clean my brushes is the only thing that gets all of the make up out of my brushes without damaging them it’s easy to use when I travel and I make sure that I have a towel to use when I spray this on my brushes and I just sprayed on the brush and yeah it makes clean up a lot easier
Sarra N.
36 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
Review for: Rosewater Scent more...
Huge miss for me. I was advised that this cleaner was simply amazing, so I grabbed one and rushed home to try it. At first, I loved it. It seemed to get my brushes clean. However, I soon realized that it was leaving a smelly, rose-scented residue on them that would not come out, no matter how well I washed them. Anytime I went to use my brushes, it would leave a sheen from the oil and it made my skin crawl and break out. I tried 2 other types of cleaners before stumbled upon one that got rid of the problem for good. It smells great and does seem to work, but be super careful how much you spray and be sure to give them a regular deep clean with something else to keep them (and your skin) healthy.
Amanda C.
Trenton, NJ
14 reviews
Do you feel that this cleanser does a thorough job of getting your brushes clean?
Sammie S.
Goleta, CA
21 reviews
Does this leave a residue on your skin after you've cleaned your brushes with it?
Renee B.
22 reviews
I have used the Elf one before and was not happy with it. so my question is does this smell nice and dry fast?
Anya J.
Lincoln, NE
94 reviews
Wellness Guru Expert Level 2
I've been looking at different brush cleansers, and this one has caught my eye a few times. How fast does it dry?
Annie G.
Downers Grove , IL
61 reviews
Is this cleanser better than the solid one?

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