Easy Makeup Brush Cleansing: Sephora Citrus Brush Cleanser


Hey lovelies! A while back I picked up this Sephora Citrus Brush cleanser to try out. It sounded so much easier than my regular brush routine and the mini was only eight dollars. So, did it live up to my expectations? Keep reading to find out!

Packaging How cute is this little bottle!? I love the look of the dark plastic and simplistic label. The label peels to reveal the instructions for use. This is a small bottle but a little goes a long way. There is a larger size available as well but this mini is perfect for me.

Use The instructions are easy to follow. Spray your brushes, then rub them against a paper towel until no more product comes off. Next, roll your brushes between your palms to aerate the bristles, then lay flat or hang upside down to dry.


How well does it work? In my experience this brush cleanser works well for brushes used with powder makeup. This did a good job of removing blush, bronzer, and eyeshadow from their respective brushes, but the spray didn’t stand up to my cream and liquid makeup brushes. I found that I needed more than one spritz for the bigger brushes. Once I had rubbed the brush on the paper towel a few times the brush was dry and needed another spritz or two to remove the remainder of the makeup.

Cream & liquid makeup did not dissolve well with this spray. It removed the tiniest trace of makeup from my Luxie stippling brush, leaving the white bristles still peach coloured afterwards! I use a very light foundation so it’s not very noticeable, but it bothered me knowing that my brush wasn’t clean.  I did a full clean with baby shampoo afterwards and the bristles became white again.

You can see that the bristles are still foundation coloured!

The Verdict I think this is good alternative for when you are in between full brush cleanings. If you are like me and dread spending the time doing a full cleaning you can use this for a quick two minute refresh for your powder makeup brushes once a week. I’ve been using it daily lately because I’ve caught a cold and need to avoid contaminating my whole tin of brushes.

What’s your favourite Makeup Brush Cleanser? As always, thank you for reading! If you enjoyed this post please give it a like and follow my blog to keep up with new content! Remember you can also find me on Instagram  & Twitter!

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7 thoughts on “Easy Makeup Brush Cleansing: Sephora Citrus Brush Cleanser

  1. That’s too bad it doesn’t work well for creams! I have to wash those brushes more often, too. I’ve just been using baby shampoo lately, also! I bought one of those silicone brush cleaning mats for cheap off Amazon and it works great!


    1. It was a bit disappointing, luckily I only have one foundation brush and one concealer brush so it doesn’t take long to clean them with another method. I’ve seen those mats but I haven’t tried one yet. Maybe that’s what I need next!

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