I recently picked up NYX Brush Cleaner because I was just in the market for a new Makeup Brush Cleaner. I love and use MAC Brush Cleaner and also Cinema Secrets Brush Cleaner but I’m always up for something new so I decided to grab up NYX Brush Cleaner and see how it performed.
I know most people use baby shampoo or regular shampoo to clean their brushes but I perform a brush cleaner to do the work for me. I dislike the lather of a shampoo and prefer a liquid that I can swish my brushes in, rinse, and set to dry.
NYX Brush Cleaner ($15) is the same price as MAC’s version but houses 9.13 oz versus MAC’s 7.9 oz size. I actually prefer the MAC version for some odd reason or another. The NYX Brush Cleaner is a good, gentle formula but I dunno, I just liked MAC’s version more.
To use this all you have to do is splash a small amount into a cup, swish your brushes into it, and rinse until they are clean. It works well enough but I felt I spent a lot more time swishing and rinsing, swishing and rinsing compared to MAC’s version. Typically a swish, rinse, swish, rinse is all it takes wiht MAC Brush Cleaner but with NYX’s formula it seems bigger brushes take a lot more swishing and rinsing. It does rinse clean away and leaves brushes with a very subtle clean fragrance. There is no lather here so brushes rinse easily. I find it works best on smaller shadow brushes but it takes a lot more elbow grease to get larger brushes clean.
All in all it’s a fairly good brush cleaner but I felt like I did a lot less work with MAC and Cinema Secret’s formula.
It’s available now at Ulta and Ulta.com.