product spotlight: Sephora brush cleaner

i've been in desperate need of a good make-up brush cleaner. i never realized how important it is to clean my make-up brushes until recently, and now i can't believe that i went so long without having a cleaning routine. not only does cleaning help maintain the quality of your brushes, but [and probably more importantly] it means much less dirt and junk being spread on your face every day from dirty brushes. ew. 

i bought this cleaner from sephora this weekend. and it's great. all you do is run your brush under warm water, add a drop of the shampoo, and work it through your brush. then rinse it out and let it dry! it's super easy and something you can do every morning after you use your brush to apply your makeup.

you can find it here.

also great? it's only $6 and should last a decent amount of time because you don't have to use very much at all. 

also also great? it means i get to cross something of my [still in progress] 52 in 2012 list. i love that. 


  1. I received Sephora make up brushes as a birthday gift in August. The brushes came with a small bottle of the cleaner (I mean small!) and I am still using it. So easy and it cleans so well. Glad you love this. It will last a while.

  2. Yay for conquering the 2012 list..BOOM!

    PS - since you pretty much taught me how to do makeup (thanks to your makeup tutorial!), I'm gonna ask you - how often do you suggest cleaning your make up brushes?


    1. Ideally, everyday. Realistically, once a week! : )

  3. Only $6?! That is a steal for Sephora! Good find! I'll have to buy some. I use mineral make-up, and I KNOW I should clean my brushes. And now I know what to use. Thanks!

  4. Awww man...I was just in a Sephora store yesterday (we don't have one locally). Great tip! I never clean my brushes...just use and use and then get a new one! Now that I am converted to Bare Minerals *LOVE* and have really good brushes, I definitely should care for them by cleaning them. Have you ever used the Bare Minerals brush cleaner/shampoo??? Maybe one of your readers?? Just wondering how the Sephora product would compare. Bottom line, $6 is a great price so I'll definitely put it on my list...I'm thinking 12 in 2012 would be a good start for me!! ;)
    Enjoy your blog...found you through your "twinkie"!

  5. I'm going to have to get me some! Thanks for the rec.

  6. $6 is awesome! I use MAC Makeup brush cleaner and I seriously think I go through a bottle a month and it is way more than $6.00! Looks like I'm going to have try something new! :) Thanks for the info!!

  7. Thats a great deal. I defintiely need to be cleaning my makeup brushes more often than I do..

  8. At this price, I may try this. I normally use Clinique's brush cleaner (it's around $13, I believe). Cleaning brushes IS important! (You wouldn't use a dirty washcloth to wash your face, right? Same principle, LOL!)

    Thanks for the recommendation!

  9. There is also a spray, which looks identical to the shampoo! You just spray it every time after you used your brushes and wipe it on kleenex.I find it so much easier than washing them all the time. I also think that it will make brush last longer.


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