I don't have a massive collection of makeup brushes (although my mother may tell you otherwise) but sometimes I do wish that I had doubles of everything. Instead, I'm left bare-faced waiting for my damp brushes to air dry. It's not the end of the world, but I confess that it's a major reason I tend to avoid doing a deep clean as often as I should.
I came to the realization a couple of months ago, however, that my dirty face brushes were the root of some major breakouts. In an effort to clear up my skin, I splurged on a bottle of the Cinema Secrets Makeup Brush Cleaner, which has amazing reviews on the Sephora website.
This stuff really is amazing and super convenient! It removes traces of pigment, wax, oil and cream, instantly without the use of water. I dip the tip of a brush into solution for literally half a second and watch as the product climbs up each bristle. Once it's saturated, I swirl the brush onto a paper towel until all of the colour has been wiped away. It takes no time at all before the bristles are dry and I can use the brush once again.
I will say that it has a fairly strong, lingering, vanilla scent. It's a little too much for me, but I try not to complain because I like how quick and easy cleaning my makeup brushes has become. I also find that it dries my brushes out ever so slightly, so I do make a point of deep cleaning them with soap and water every now and then to add moisture and make them extra squeaky.
Overall, this product is a hit in my books and cleaning my brushes has become a (less time-consuming) breeze.
Have you tried the Cinema Secrets Makeup Brush Cleaner? What did you think?