Hey 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.
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.
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!
How do you clean your makeup brushes?
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