It is no secret that residual make-up on make-up brushes is a potent breeding ground for all sorts of bacterias, and using not-so-clean brushes can lead to various skin problems, acne being the commonest of them. If you think ‘using make-up daily’ is breaking you out, chances are, it’s not the make-up products, it is the brushes that you leave unattended after using make-up!
Today I’m reviewing one of my favorite products these days. I mean, I love it so much ever since I bought it, I cannot rave enough about it. It is a God-sent for people who use make-up brushes everyday (like me 😉 )! Read on to know more about the MAC Brush Cleanser!
Price: Rs. 650 for 235 mL
Packaging: MAC Brush Cleanser comes in the regular MAC packaging- black cardboard box with white lettering. The product is housed in a tall, translucent bottle with a black flip-top (can also be screwed-open). The bottle is rather huge for carrying along while travelling, but you really get good value for money. If you want to travel with it, you can transfer some of the product into a smaller bottle. Also, I wish it came with a spray-pump for the sake of convenience.
Ingredients: Mentioned below
My take on MAC Brush Cleanser: The brush cleanser is a light-pink colored watery liquid in the bottle. On dispensing, you hardly note the pink tint. It has a slight alcohol-like smell, which fades away from the brushes instantly. There are a few ways of using this brush-
- as a daily dry-cleaning agent: every day, after using brushes, wipe them clean with the product on a tissue paper and leave them to dry
- as a washing medium- weekly/ bi-weekly, use a brush cleanser+ water concoction to wash and rinse clean all the makeup brushes you have.
Whatever way you choose to use the product, it never disappoints you! You can clean up your makeup brushes in a jiffy, and be sure of the fact that the brushes will be clean and disinfected. After all your makeup is done, pick up a dry tissue (a thick one would be better), dispense some of the cleanser on the tissue, and just roll your brush-heads on the wettened areas of the tissue a few times… You’ll note the brush getting cleaned to a major extent in a jiffy!
Ofcourse, dry cleaning the brushes does not replace the regular rinse-and-dry routine for the brushes. That still remains a must. You can do that at a gap of 10 days if you have this brush cleanser instead of the regular 7 days interval.
Here’s a small demo:
I see no cons with the product… It is not even pricey.. You get a huge bottle for under 700 bucks, and it’ll last forever… Plus, it’ll save you from skin infections resulting from used, dirty brushes, so consider it to be an investment for your skin more than the brushes 😛
Have you tried MAC Brush Cleanser yet? If not, you’re missing out on something, majorly!