Tuesday, 12 April 2011

Review: Elf Daily Brush Cleaner

Good morning my loves,
I thought I'd do a review on a product that I really want to share with you all. 1 - Because it's so cheap and works wonders and 2 - Because I haven't heard much of a buzz about it within the beauty community, and I think it deserves it! Product in question? Elf's Daily Brush Cleaner.

I'm a bit lazy when it comes to cleaning my brushes, I know that's pretty gross. But the whole shampoo and sink routine becomes a bit of a chore. I used to own the MAC Brush Cleanser, which I loved because it meant I could just clean my brush effectively and quickly after each use.

The first thing I noticed (and loved) about the Elf Daily Brush Cleaner is the packaging. It comes in a very sleek black, transparent bottle with it's own spray top! That was an issue I had with the MAC Brush Cleanser... it didn't have a spray top, so I had to dispense it into my own spray bottle. I think by having a spray you can save yourself from wasting product, and it distributes it over the brush well.

So how well does it work? Well, here is a dirty brush with about a weeks worth of blush. I thought I'd use a duo fibre brush to show you as the white bristles tend to stain so easily. I'm looking at you MAC 187!

After about 2-3 spritzes of the Elf Daily Brush Cleaner and a wipe on a towel, this is the result. Almost as good as new I would say! It dries basically straight away which is handy if you want to clean an eyeshadow brush because your blending brush is getting a bit grubby, you can clean it and then continue straight away.

The MAC version deifnitely smells a lot better, I think (although it is quite chemical), the Elf one doesn't really have a scent and I think it works exactly the same. I don't think either of them are better than the other. However, the Elf one is obviously much cheaper. This is how the figures work out...

Elf Daily Brush Cleaner - £3.50 for 250ml
That's £1.40 per 100ml.

MAC Brush Cleanser - £8.50 for 233ml
That's £3.64 per 100ml.

I think the maths there is correct! Haha. As you can see, you get more product for Elf from less than half the price. I really recommend the Elf version over the MAC. Elf also do a brush shampoo that I'd like to try :)

Have you tried this product?


  1. I've read a few negative reviews on this, Im glad there is finally a positive one as I love it!

    Mine ran out about 2 weeks ago, I seriously need to repurchase. :)

  2. I've wanted this for ages. I first spotted it on the US website, then waited for it to be released over here. I don't seem to have purchased it yet even though I eagerly anticipated it's release. You've now jogged my memory and I want it more than ever.
    Thank you for such a great review.

  3. Great review, I really need to get something like this!

  4. I've wanted to try this for ages! I think I might now :D x

  5. @NicolaAMT - Oh really? I think it's a fab product!

    @KatieWrites - Haha, I'm glad it helped :)

    @River - Thank toy, happy you liked it.

    @Sriya - You should, it's so much easier than the whole smapooing routine!



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