July 25, 2018

Sigma Beauty SigMagic Scrub Cleaning Brushes and Changing Makeup Lives Everywhere

This was provided to me by a brand for review and I receive a small commission if you shop using the links in this post but all opinions are my own.
5 stars out of 5

Sigma Beauty SigMagic Scrub is a solid makeup brush cleanser that changed my life recently. This wonderful, wonderful tool has become a staple part of my makeup existence and I’m not sure how I’ve lived without it for so long.

You see, the wonderful thing about the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is it gives you a chance to discovery some new awesome beauty you might not have known about. Recently, during the Nordie’s Anniversary F10 Powder Brush + SigMagic Scrub Duo for $30 this got you Sigma Beauty’s bestselling F10 Powder and Blush Brush as well as the SigMagic Scrub Solid Brush Cleanser. Don’t get me wrong the brush it came with is wonderful but the start of this show is the brilliant brush cleanser.

Here’s how it works!

I am an avid fan and user of the Real Techniques Brush Cleansing Palette. It’s a handy tool that gets my brushes sparkling clean but I do have to add my own cleanser or buy Real Techniques Gel Brush Cleanser, which is also brilliant by the way. These two items have worked great for me for the past two years or so. Up until now that is.

You see Sigma Beauty had this brilliant idea to combine a brush cleansing palette and a solid brush cleanser into one easy to use unit. Hello Awesome! I’ve used solid brush cleansers before like Sephora Solid Brush Cleanser but this, this little tool is game changing for me. It’s just really convenient to have a large brush cleanser and palette all-in-one unit.

Sigma houses the brush cleanser in a larger circular plastic disc which has suction cups located on the back as well as a lid which can keep the cleanser sealed off when not in use. Simply slap the disc on the side of your sink and it’ll stick there. Now you’ll wet your brushes and rub them across the surface of the solid cleanser. It has built-in tiny ridges that gently buff the bristles as it cleanses them to get off caked in foundation and concealer, eyeshadow, etc…! The ridges are a soft silicone and are quite gently on bristles yet still manage to get makeup off the bristles of your brushes. In my video, I had a pretty filthy Kat Von D Concealer Brush that had It Cosmetics Bye Bye Concealer caked into it (which you know is emoillent and thick AF) and it completely broke down the concealer and cleaned the brush very easily. The cleanser is created with virgin coconut oil and palm oil to work its magic.

The only thing that might be concerning is as far as I know you can’t replace the solid brush cleanser cake once you use it which means you have a case with no soap and no one wants to toss out plastic like this. My solution would be go ahead and keep and just using it with your favorite liquid cleanser. It still has the ridges so it still works as a cleansing palette! It’s just now you’ll have to add your own soap.

Overall, this was a magical tool that I was quite happy to have discovered! You can snag it now during the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale for $30 bucks with the F10 Powder/Blush Brush or if the brush doesn’t interest you, you can always grab the Sigmagic itself for $19 also at nordstrom.com.

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Sigma Beauty SigMagic Scrub is a solid brush cleanser and palette all-in-one gadget that will cleanse and scrub makeup brushes. I thought this was rather brilliant. I didn’t need a seperate cleansing gel or brush cleaner as it came built right into the cleansing palette. The formula worked wonderfully getting off caked in concealer and foundation and leaving the bristles of my brushes brand new and deeply cleansed!


  • Super easy to use!
  • Gets off caked in concealer and foundation easily.
  • Leaves makeup brushes super clean!
  • Fairly affordable!


  • Solid cleanser is not replaceable.


Anyone who needs to make their makeup life a lot easier when cleansing their brushes needs this! We all know that cleaning brushes can be such a chore but this little tool goes a long way at making cleansing brushes easy and even fun!

This was provided to me by a brand for review and I receive a small commission if you shop using the links in this post but all opinions are my own.

About the Muse

Isabella MuseIsabella is just an average everyday geeky girl who doesn’t blend her eyeshadow correctly, wears too much blush, and hopes she never finds her holy grail products because she likes the thrill of the chase so much. Her mission is to bring you super honest reviews on makeup, skincare, fragrance and all things beauty. She’s in no way an expert on the topic and she sure as hell isn’t a super model. But she’s passionate about makeup and is seeking like-minded individuals that like pina coladas, getting caught in the rain, and ones that enjoy spending hundreds of dollars at Sephora without feeling buyer’s remorse. If you’re that person feel free to reach out and leave a comment or follow me on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Bloglovin‘.

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  • Kristen

    I am a huge lover of the SigMagic scrub cleanser and do exactly what you mentioned above. I use their liquid brush cleanser with the scrubby bristly things lol and it works just fine on my brushes. This is the best cleaner (liquid or scrubby) for my brushes that I have used. It is amazing and the deal for it during the Nordstrom sale makes it entirely worth it to pick up!

    • Isabella Muse

      ITA! I really, really liked it. I was impressed how well it got out really caked in concealer which is always a hassle to remove from bristles!

  • Deb

    This is a really great idea. A little bit genius actually. I’ll stick with my current tools until Sigma makes this so you can replace the cleaning disc inside. It’s puzzling why they didn’t do that, it’s so obvious. Maybe they just want to sell more units at the higher price point. But yeah, what a waste of plastic.

    • Isabella Muse

      I think it might be hard to do so though. it’s almost as if they poured liquid cleanser into the disc and let it solidify around the cleansing palette. How could you replacement it so the little ridges are embedded back into the solid cleansing you know? I think it isn’t a possibility. I figure if it is used up I can still using it as a cleansing palette of sorts!

      • Deb

        Good point. I don’t know how you would do it without redesigning the container. But somebody out there is smarter than me and could figure it out! I do love the idea though. I’m totally into unique tools like this. I wouldn’t use it after it’s empty though because I already have their brush cleaning mat and a couple of other brush cleaning tools. And a ton of brush cleaners, liquid and solid. So for me it would be a throwaway.

        • Isabella Muse

          maybe if they made the replacement with little holds in it? and you can line it up with the palette? ;-D

  • Sheree

    I use a bar of solid Dr. Bronner’s soap to clean brushes. Five bucks and it works better than any expensive brush cleaner I’ve found.

    • Randi MacDonald

      i use the liquid Dr. Bonner’s and a 1.00 silicon trivet. Works great.

  • Kish

    This is great. I’m using a beautyblender solid cleanser that was a Sephora 100 point perk a while back. I really like it a lot with a cleaning pad from JCat beauty that I ordered from Ulta. It’s smooth on the other side so I can flip it and mix foundations right on it. However, I may buy one of these once I run out of cleanser.