make up brush cleaner

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Nzsallyb

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hi all

was just wondering wat you guys consider to be the best brush cleaner? i have no access to mac where i am at the moment, and i refuse to pay $45 for a smashbox cleaner

any ideas?
 

ally24k

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johnson's and johnson's baby shampoo. It works better than the mac cleaner (never tried smashbox). I just fill a bowl w/ warm water, put in some baby shampoo, swish swish, rinse and dry. my brushes feel completely clean.
 

honu

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I've used baby shampoo in the past and I just use my facial cleanser and do the same thing to clean my brushes.
 

TxGlam

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I use the Mac Cleaner but I'm not too fond of it. I think its actually ruining my brushes!
 

myskylab

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I have a MAC brush cleaner, but I am still wondering it is working.
After trying several times, I am using shampoo on my brush because it is also 'hair', but not sure it would be ok for my brush though..
 

bubbleloba

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I use Kiehl's tea tree oil shampoo (a bit weird, but it works!). Just a dollop of the shampoo with warm water will do the trick.
 

sparkles48

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johnson's and johnson's baby shampoo. It works better than the mac cleaner (never tried smashbox). I just fill a bowl w/ warm water, put in some baby shampoo, swish swish, rinse and dry. my brushes feel completely clean.
That's what I use too - it's really gentle on the brushes and still cleans them well!
 

Jayne1

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I use Mac's. You can order it on-line if a store isn't close by. It works very well. Dilute it with water first.

I use regular shampoo on my synthetic brushes... the ones that I use for cream based concealer.
 

Glamfoxx

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I have a few brands of brush cleaner sitting in my closet, none of them work as well as J&J Baby Shampoo. A couple drops in warm water, swish the brush, rinse= nice clean brushes!
 
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