August 25, 2020

EcoTools Dissolvable Brush Cleaning Sheets Have Awesome Packaging But Don’t Work

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1 stars out of 5

EcoTools Dissolvable Brush Cleaning Sheets are a pretty interesting idea and the packaging is great but they don’t actually work. I love these in theory but after using them I’ll likely stick to Ecotools Makeup Brush Cleansing Shampoo which I adore!

Ecotools Dissovable Brush Cleaning Sheets come housed in a 100% Plastic-Free packaging. Even the outer packaging is biodegradable! You can plant it, water it, and apparently it’ll grow into wildflowers! I popped it into some soil yesterday let’s see how it grows! I thought it was kind of cute that the box turned into a seed packet. That’s not the only cool thing about the packaging! The actual tin compact that holds the sheets of brush cleaner is cool! This is a larger tin that holds 30 sheets of dissolvable brush cleaner. The tin’s lid has a ridged brush mat or pad built right in. It’s just a really cool packaging design that’s not only environmental friendly but also, travel friendly and easy to store.

Sadly, the cool packaging is where things end! I can’t disliked the cleaning results. First off, you’ll get 30 cleansing sheets that clean two brushes each. I think I can probably get more brushes cleaned with a 6 oz bottle of brush cleaner or even a bottle of shampoo versus the 30 cleansing sheets included in this tin for $8.

To use the cleansing sheets you’ll pop on into the lid of the tin where the built in brush pad is and you’ll wet your brush and add a few drops of water to the cleansing sheet. Now swirl your brush into the lid and the sheet will begin to dissolve. According to the box this will create a rich lather but it actually doesn’t later up much at all. The tin’s lid is a little too small a space for some of my larger blush and powder brushes and I felt like I was splitting the hairs as I worked due to the lack of space. I didn’t work up much of a later and I only got one brush done with one sheet! There was no way I was doing two brushes with the one sheet not to mention the lack of later meant there was still a lot more color left on my brush and I had to re-clean the brush by following up with some of my regular Ecotools Makeup Brush Cleansing Shampoo.

I thought maybe the fault was with my larger brushes so I grabbed some smaller eyeshadow brushes in the hopes I’d have better results. That was worst because the cleansing sheet didn’t dissolve as easily with a smaller brush and I was swirling it a chunk of the sheet around trying to get it to melt down. In the end more water helped but again, as before, it lacked later and it didn’t get my brushes fully cleaned! There was so much makeup left on my brushes it looked like I use wet and swirled them versus using any sort of cleaner!

Two other things that concerned me was the fact that I was getting the lid completely soaked and wet. Would it rust over time? And secondly, you’ll have to wait for the lid to dry before putting it back on because it could potentially wet the other sheets.

I love the idea of this as it’s travel-friendly not to mention the tin is reusable (Although at this time they don’t technically sell cleansing sheets by themselves! So, the brush pad in the tin is reusable but the actual tin becomes useless without cleansing sheets inside that aren’t yet replaceable?!) but the actually cleansing sheets are very disappointing and didn’t get my brushes cleaned well at all!

Oh well!

Anyone try this?

Do share your results!

EcoTools Dissolvable Brush Cleaning Sheets is a $7.99 tin that’s filled with 30 sheets of dissolving brush cleanser. The lid of this tin is an actual brush cleansing pad which you can pop one of the cleansing sheets into and work your brush into it to clean it. Sadly, the sheet doesn’t create a rich later and this results in brushes not getting cleaned we at all!


  • Great packaging!


  • Doesn’t clean brushes well at all, no lather.


EcoTools Dissolvable Brush Cleaning Sheets might be a good pick for lighter makeup users that don’t get their brushes super dirty!

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  • Dee

    Sephora used to make the BEST brush cleaning wipes that I loved for travel. They were excellent but were discontinued. I’ve never found anything that I like as much, sadly.

  • Rebecca

    I’m so glad you reviewed these! I use the EcoTools brush shampoo so I was super curious about this when I saw it show up on Ulta’s website. I’m bummed that it didn’t work well, it seemed like such a great way to clean a lot of brushes quickly. (insert sad trombone noise here)

    • Isabella Muse

      Aww I know I was disappointed! I thought it would make things a little easier in the brush cleaning world! Not so much!