From NYX's quick and easy cleansing spray to Sigma's all-natural shampoo and StylPro's clever pod, here are twelve of the best make-up brush cleansers that work to dislodge foundation, powders and lipsticks from brushes without causing them to shed or end up rock hard and unusable.
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You should aim to give your brushes a deep cleanse at least once a month to prevent product build up and, of course, dreaded spots. Sans alcohol or phthalates, this lightweight gel penetrates make-up-caked bristles to detox and purify when mixed with tepid water.
A make-up artist favourite, this cleanser strips brushes of weeks worth of product with zero shedding. It'll last you months - just be sure to have a tissue to hand.
For brushes that need a heavy-duty clean (think liquid foundation and concealer brushes), this is the one. The foaming shampoo really gets into densely packed bristles to sweep away the most stubborn of formulas, while the natural coconut oil leaves them feeling soft, not stripped. For a seriously effective cleanse, use it with the brand’s genius
How did we clean our brushes before StylPro? The spin technology works to whip away product in seconds - all you need to do is fill the bowl with warm water and a gentle liquid cleanser (like !).
This cult organic soap features naturally antibacterial tea tree oil in a base of coconut and olive oils. It'll slot straight into a sustainable beauty routine, and isn't just good for cleaning brushes – try it on your hair, face and body too.
Massage this potent cleaning solution into damp make-up brushes before rinsing to leave them completely free of product and super-soft to the touch.
If you don't have the time (or patience) to give your brushes a regular deep clean, this spray does the job just perfectly. The antibacterial properties zap dirt and grime which can easily lead to breakouts, but it isn't harsh on bristles.
This no-rinse spray is the best quick-fix brush cleaner for taking on holiday. Spritz it onto a clean flannel or paper towel, then run your brushes over the top to sanitise and sweep away pigment.
Great for a quick clean or a deep cleanse, just a little of this wonder product leaves brushes in tip top condition - soft and in perfect shape, like when you first bought them.
Keep this clever brush cleaner close by when attempting to follow that Youtube beauty tutorial – it dries instantly, so allows you to switch shadow shades in a cinch. Ideal for when you’ve got a brand-new palette and only one brush to play with.
We don’t know what we did before the Gloryblender graced our make-up shelves, but while we're here for the flawless foundation finish it’s true that they’re a nightmare to keep clean. This specially formulated soy-based cleanser breaks down product from deep inside the sponge, ensuring your favourite applicator stays clean and hygienic.
A solid brush cleaner is a smart choice for weekends away and long-haul getaways, and this is hands-down one of the best. Simply wet your brush and swirl it straight into the pot, letting the foaming balm sweep away leftover product before running under cold water.