ELF Brush Shampoo Review and How I Dry My Brushes

An anti-bacterial brush cleanser for thorough cleaning in-between makeup applications. Disinfects brushes to provide a fresh and clean application every time. Washes away traces of dirt, makeup, oil and debris from your brush while conditioning the hair to provide a clean and soft application for every use.
Back when I was in lawschool, cleaning my brushes was such a breeze. I would usually do it once a week. Now, with a full time job, cleaning my brushes became a hassle and a burden. I even thought our maid how to clean my brushes. I am not very particular with the product I used to clean my brushes. Often, I use laundry bar, dishwashing fluid, shampoo or  even body wash.  I prefer using a laundry bar because it incredibly gets all the gunk and oiliness from my brushes and it removes all the stains. 

This is my very first time to use a product specifically designed to clean the brushes. The product came in a clear liquid gel form. It has a faint scent that I cannot describe accurately because I am plagued with colds. I intently read the directions and followed it. 
I have tried using it on my flat top brush. After two tries of washing it with the shampoo,can you see that it did not remove the dirt at all?

Sadly, this ELF Shampoo Brush does not work especially with brushes that have oils due to liquid  foundation or bb cream. It somehow cleansed the brushes that I used with powdered products but does not remove the stains completely. This shampoo does not suds up very well. As evident on the above picture, it did not create even the slightest soap foam. 
Just a quick tip for drying your brushes! I noticed that placing them in a standing position with the bristles pointing down on a towel makes the drying process faster than laying on the towel. It drains all the water from the brushes and even on the ferrule (the metal part) very well.

I know a lot of you will say that laundry bar is not a good brush cleaner, so please, if you have any recommendation, I would love to hear it!

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31 comments

  1. Joy dishwashing liquid un antibac

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    1. matry nga ito.. mura lang eh.. hehe thanks

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  2. Oh I thought this one works well. I am currently looking for affordable brush cleaners. I've tried Kryolan's but it's way too expensive. Thanks for the review! love you blog!



    Monika of www.momgonevain.blogspot.com

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  3. I use baby shampoo in cleaning my brushes. Johnson&johnson lang naman. :)

    XX, IamJenniya

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    1. Thanks Jenniya! I should buy one soon plus the Joy antibac hihih

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  4. I use a hand wash/body wash to clean my brushes. Affordable and effective :) You could use shampoo, too.

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  5. For the brushes I use with powders, I just use a baby shampoo. I use Pure Beauty Perfect Cleansing Liquid for those that I use with liquids and creams. :)

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    1. Meron pa ba sis nung pure beauty? wala na ako makita sa watsons eh

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  6. Aww, too bad! I use mild shampoo to clean my brushes. x

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  7. Hi, Donna! I use either baby shampoo (best to use a conditioning formula, to ensure that your bristles are in tip-top shape and softness)for regular washes or my facial cleanser from Etude House for when I need deep cleaning for my brushes. Hope this helps!

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  8. i use safeguard and johnsons milk soap in cleaning my brushes. i did not notice any change in the quality of my brushes after washing them with said products. i just make sure that the brushes dry completely before i use them para iwas bad smell ng brush.

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    1. Safeguard sounds interesting!! Thanks for sharing Katrina!

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  9. ELF has a brush shampoo? Didn't know that. I use the J&C Makeup Brush Cleaner :)


    xoxo,
    Gelleesh.com

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  10. too bad this stuff really doesn't work. I've read poor reviews about the ELF brush shampoo and that's the main reason why I skipped it and went straight away to buying the Mac Brush Cleanser. ^_^

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    1. Yay!! sis ang mahal kasi ng mac poorita aketch haha mwah

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  11. Ugh! I forgot to clean my brushes again. I've been planning on doing it since last week.
    Anyway, I use dish washing soap whenever I clean my brushes. And thanks for the tip on how to make them dry faster.

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    1. Same here!! DIsh washing soap only but I am planning to try other products.. ;)

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  12. I use my shampoo to clean my brushes! This is the first time I heard about this brush shampoo. I thought ELF only has a daily brush cleaner. I do the same thing when drying my brushes! :)

    http://beautytheories.blogspot.com/

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    1. Ohhh I want to try the daily brush cleaner because it is the cheapest I know.. ;)

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    http://www.rochellerivera.com/2013/05/may-2013-hello-kitty-package-giveaway_17.html
    Thank you!
    Much love,
    Rochelle
    www.rochellerivera.com

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  14. I thought ELF would be a good brush cleaner, good thing you reviewed it Ms. Donnarence!
    Thanks! :)

    xoxo. Gem Ü
    http://gemcoplamelendrez.blogspot.com

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  15. Too bad it didn't work! Mas mabuti pa ang JOY dish washing liquid and a little bit of olive oil!


    xx,
    http://littellebratontheloose.blogspot.com

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  16. Thank you for the review. It looks like I'll be sticking with my baby shampoo for cleaning my brushes :)

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  17. Where did you bought this one? I'm looking for ELF Daily Brush Cleaner, but unfortunately the saleslady said that it was not available in the Philippines. I want to try this one :)


    xoxo,
    infinitetoparis.blogspot.com

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  18. when i first saw the title, i though ok yung elf... ako, i use any dishwashing liquid lang... tapos if i want to deep cleanse, i use baking soda + water + vinegar + dishwashing liquid... i saw it on YT... it said to use distilled vinegar... pero i used datu puti lang... hahaha.... akala ko mangangamoy suka yung brushes ko... surprisingly, hindi naman... :) you should try it some time...

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  19. I use mild soaps like Johnsons and Johnsons! :)

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