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What's your favorite brush cleaner?

DimePiece17DimePiece17 Posts: 521Registered Users
I just posted a review of my favorite, but It's not easy to get on the ground.
I'm looking for something not too expensive, but also dries quickly. Thoughts?

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  • cymprenicympreni Posts: 9,609Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    I just use a mild soap. It works just fine for my paintbrushes.
  • The New BlackThe New Black Posts: 16,738Registered Users
    Baby shampoo is just fine for my personal brushes. But for my kit I like Ben Nye. It cleans and sanitizes. I dont like Mac's cleaner.
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  • 3c4d7zwhatevs3c4d7zwhatevs Posts: 1,589Registered Users
    Baby shampoo is just fine for my personal brushes. But for my kit I like Ben Nye. It cleans and sanitizes. I dont like Mac's cleaner.
    Me either. I use castile soap.
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  • DimePiece17DimePiece17 Posts: 521Registered Users
    Thanks, Ladies! I guess i should have been more clear. I'm looking for more of a dupe for my Japonesque. Washing with soap and the like doesn't really allow for fast drying. Anyway, I'll keep on the hunt :-) Thanks, again!
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  • The New BlackThe New Black Posts: 16,738Registered Users
    Ben Nye would be a good dupe. It's either the same price or a smidge cheaper (minus shipping though).
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  • luvmylocsluvmylocs Posts: 7,578Registered Users
    for a quick spray cleanser i use japonesque. with an ulta coupon it's a good deal.

    for a more thorough cleaning i use baby shampoo.
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  • SpiralliSpiralli Posts: 3,654Registered Users Curl Virtuoso
    I use Dr. Bronners baby castille soap. With the light blue label IIRC. Cleans really well and seems to dry quicker than baby shampoo did for me.
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  • The New BlackThe New Black Posts: 16,738Registered Users
    I was on another beauty site today. And a pro MUA said not to use baby shampoo when doing your cleaning post-event. Instead use shampoo for color treated hair. She also said a good homemade brush cleaner is 1 part water/1 part alcohol/1 drop shampoo.
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  • kurlykyleekurlykylee Posts: 101Registered Users
    I just posted a review of my favorite, but It's not easy to get on the ground.
    I'm looking for something not too expensive, but also dries quickly. Thoughts?

    Oh, and take a look at my review :-)
    My FAVORITE and THE BEST All Natural Brush Cleaner - YouTube

    Loved your review! I want to try it now! I'm a cheapskate though...
  • luvmylocsluvmylocs Posts: 7,578Registered Users
    I was on another beauty site today. And a pro MUA said not to use baby shampoo when doing your cleaning post-event. Instead use shampoo for color treated hair. She also said a good homemade brush cleaner is 1 part water/1 part alcohol/1 drop shampoo.

    is it because baby shampoo isn't strong enough or is it too strong? i have one brush that i use the benefit cha cha tint and the brush is still stained. it's got white bristles and the tint is melon color. i wonder if there's anything i could use to get it out.
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  • curlyserfcurlyserf Posts: 858Registered Users
    I watched a video earlier where the makeup artist suggested using 99% alcohol. It is supposed to clean and disinfect while drying quickly to allow you to use the brush again right away. Many comments said that 70% isopropyl alcohol would work just as well.

    I've been using a facial cleanser and water. I have heard that would work since the facial cleanser removes makeup from the face, therefore it would clean it from brushes. I would imagine this would only be for brushes that are being used on one person, not on various people such as a makeup artist would.

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  • Alice_42 Alice_42 Posts: 791Registered Users
    Cetaphil face wash. That stuff did NOTHING for my face but it does wonders for my brushes. My stippling brush looks brand new!
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  • curlyserfcurlyserf Posts: 858Registered Users
    Cetaphil face wash. That stuff did NOTHING for my face but it does wonders for my brushes. My stippling brush looks brand new!

    I have some sitting around that I don't use anymore. I'll have to try it.

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    cleanse:Organix Vanilla Silk, Use Me Cleansing Cream
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    stylers:Curl Keeper, UFD Curly Magic, & Alba Botanicals Strong Hold Gel
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  • The New BlackThe New Black Posts: 16,738Registered Users
    luvmylocs wrote: »
    I was on another beauty site today. And a pro MUA said not to use baby shampoo when doing your cleaning post-event. Instead use shampoo for color treated hair. She also said a good homemade brush cleaner is 1 part water/1 part alcohol/1 drop shampoo.

    is it because baby shampoo isn't strong enough or is it too strong? i have one brush that i use the benefit cha cha tint and the brush is still stained. it's got white bristles and the tint is melon color. i wonder if there's anything i could use to get it out.
    No idea...I should ask her.
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  • kurlykyleekurlykylee Posts: 101Registered Users
    Cetaphil face wash. That stuff did NOTHING for my face but it does wonders for my brushes. My stippling brush looks brand new!

    I LOVE cetaphil. It did wonders for my face! So I'll have to try it on my brushes too, thanks!
  • luvmylocsluvmylocs Posts: 7,578Registered Users
    here's my brush that won't come clean no matter what i use. you know that cha cha tint does sort of stain my cheeks but it doesn't bother me. it eventually comes off. i guess i'll just live with my used to be white brush.
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  • The New BlackThe New Black Posts: 16,738Registered Users
    luvmylocs wrote: »
    I was on another beauty site today. And a pro MUA said not to use baby shampoo when doing your cleaning post-event. Instead use shampoo for color treated hair. She also said a good homemade brush cleaner is 1 part water/1 part alcohol/1 drop shampoo.

    is it because baby shampoo isn't strong enough or is it too strong? i have one brush that i use the benefit cha cha tint and the brush is still stained. it's got white bristles and the tint is melon color. i wonder if there's anything i could use to get it out.
    Here's what s/he said in reply:
    "'Natural' baby shampoo is made up almost entirely of oil based products, which can prevent your brushes from picking up pigment and can even make them a little greasy. Regular baby shampoo, aside from the recent formaldehyde controversy that could lead to contact dermatitis, people don't realize that baby shampoo is not only much more abrasive than the label suggests - but also that it does nothing to preserve the COLOR of your brush hair.

    Shampoo for color-treated hair is fantastic. I use Pureology because it doesn't have sulfates and a lot of really god-awful ingredients. Nothing is perfect, but I do try to be conscious of what I'm using. A $7 travel bottle of Pureology lasts a few months. I have brushes that have been around since I started doing makeup almost 10 years ago!

    Also when I can score free products, I actually do like the Bobbi Brown brush shampoo as well. Not something I'd pay a fortune for, but a great product for those of you that are wondering.

    Hope that helps;)"
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  • curlylauracurlylaura Posts: 8,352Registered Users
    I use a cheap face wash to clean my brushes.
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  • The New BlackThe New Black Posts: 16,738Registered Users
    luvmylocs wrote: »
    is it because baby shampoo isn't strong enough or is it too strong? i have one brush that i use the benefit cha cha tint and the brush is still stained. it's got white bristles and the tint is melon color. i wonder if there's anything i could use to get it out.
    The other day I used dish soap to clean my stippling brush - another tip from a(nother) makeup artist. It had been sitting in my bag for a week with brown foundation on it. It came totally clean. No staining.
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  • *Marah**Marah* Posts: 8,032Registered Users
    I actually use Suave Daily Clarifying Shampoo on my make-up brushes. I honestly can't get over how well it works. It completely removes any stains from my brushes...and with cold water it rinses totally clear and my brushes dry soft. I guess if it works so well to strip all the oil, dirt, and debris out of hair..no reason why it shouldn't works well on makeup brushes. So that's mine.
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  • KrazEKinkEKurlzKrazEKinkEKurlz Posts: 32Registered Users
    I use the kind that came with my bare minerals pack and I love it. It leaves my brushes so clean and soft. After reading some others I now have more options that I will look into. Thanks!!!

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  • Nappy_curly_crownNappy_curly_crown Posts: 4,162Registered Users
    Believe it or not, I use my facial cleanser on my brushes..Purity made simple. It works GREAT to dissolve the makeup on the brushes and it lightly conditions the hair in the brushes to make them nice and soft. I only have to use a little bit, and it rinses completely clean. I actually used it because I was out of my usualy brush cleaner and I figured if it removes the makeup from my face, why not my brushes. It works so well that I use it regularly. I've also gotten good results from using Miss Jessies Shampoo on my brushes as well.
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