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17th Nov 2019

Tried and tested: the 5 best makeup brush cleaners you can buy right now

Rebecca O'Keeffe

makeup brush cleaners

You’re welcome.

Makeup brush cleaners are a tricky business.

You usually forget about them, because they just don’t feel important on the grand scheme of things.

But they really are.

If you don’t clean your brushes, can you imagine the kinds of nastiness you’re rubbing on your face? Gross.

So, we’ve done the work for you, and selected our 5 favourite makeup brush cleaners.

Check them out lads:

1: Ella & Jo

This baby is designed to remove makeup from your brushes between uses and deep cleans. Keeping your makeup brushes pristine while on the go has never been easier with the Squeaky Clean Brush Cleanser.

With a zest of orange peel oil your brushes will smell and feel cleaner than ever!

Oh, and this is an Irish company – which we really love to tell people!

Makeup brush cleaners

2: Sigma Beauty

The unique formula includes 100  percent natural virgin Coconut Oil and ethically sourced Palm Oil to gently but thoroughly clean makeup brushes.

This natural brush cleaner effectively dissolves any product build-up in your brushes – even longwearing foundation is washed clean away. It also removes harmful bacteria and leaves your brushes beautifully conditioned.

3: Beauty Blender

Beautyblender Blender Cleanser Solid removes excess product, dirt, and oil from Beautyblenders, makeup sponges and brushes for a clean makeup application.

Equipped with a textured, pink silicone pad so you can gently bounce Beautyblender or swirl brushes against the bumps to help the cleanser penetrate for deep cleaning action. Quick, easy, effective and perfect for anyone on the go!

Makeup brush cleaners

4: Clinique

This baby thoroughly cleanses and removes makeup residue build-up. It keeps brush hairs in optimal condition.

The bottle recommends monthly cleansing to ensure the highest level of hygiene, help brushes last longer.

5: Estee Lauder

This professional cleanser gently and thoroughly cleans, sanitises and conditions makeup brushes – both natural and synthetic.

Jorge Serio, Interpretive Artist at Estée Lauder said:

“We have created a complete line of brushes developed for professionals, by professionals. For you, they’re the tools to create a perfect makeup look. Not only do you have incredible quality with these new brushes, but they are also elegant and chic, and fit perfectly into a makeup bag.”