Sephora Citrus Brush Cleaner | Clean Your Makeup Brushes

Sephora Citrus Brush Cleaner ReviewHey lovelies! A while back I picked up this Sephora Citrus Brush Cleaner 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!

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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. It also smells very citrusy!

Ease Of 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.

Sephora Citrus Brush Cleaner: How To

How well does the Sephora Citrus Brush Cleaner work?

In my experience the Sephora Citrus Brush Cleaner 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 also noticed that I needed multiple spritzes of product for my bigger brushes. Once I had blotted the brush on the paper towel a few times the brush was dry and needed several more spritzes to remove the remainder of the makeup.

Cream & liquid makeup products did not dissolve well with this spray. It removed the tiniest trace of product from my Luxie stippling brush, leaving the white bristles still peach coloured afterwards! I use a 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.

Sephora Citrus Brush Cleaner

You can see that the bristles are still foundation coloured!

Do I Recommend?

I think the Sephora Citrus Brush Cleaner 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.

Make sure to check out How I Deep Clean My Makeup Brushes!

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  1. April 25, 2017 / 4:18 pm

    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!

    • April 26, 2017 / 12:08 pm

      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!

  2. April 25, 2017 / 3:47 am

    Useful for a quick cleansing!

  3. tay
    April 24, 2017 / 2:04 pm

    You should try the Real Techniques Clensing Gel, that stuff in the best! Great review 🙂

    • April 24, 2017 / 3:19 pm

      Thanks for the recommendation! It looks like it be great for cleaning my foundation and concealer brushes ☺

  4. April 24, 2017 / 9:17 am

    This looks so good! I normally just use Johnson’s baby shampoo, I’ll definitely have to try this out!❤

    • April 24, 2017 / 11:28 am

      That’s the same one I use, it works pretty well! It takes a bit of time to clean with baby shampoo so it’s nice to use this in between cleanings. Thanks for reading!

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