Skip navigation
CLOSE

MAC

Brush Cleanser

Item # 00525093

$16.00
×
Full size zoom image
MAC Brush Cleanser

    Shop the collection

        MAC Brush Cleanser

        REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

        by PowerReviews
        MAC Brush Cleanser
         
        4.5

        (based on 150 reviews)

        Ratings Distribution

        • 5 Stars

           

          (106)

        • 4 Stars

           

          (25)

        • 3 Stars

           

          (7)

        • 2 Stars

           

          (6)

        • 1 Stars

           

          (6)

        84%

        of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

        Pros

        No Pros

        Cons

        No Cons

        Best Uses

        No Best Uses
          • Product Benefits:
          • Effective (88), Easy to use (87), Travel friendly (45), Brushes (8), Cleaning brushes (8)

        Most Liked Positive Review

         

        Worth every penny

        I was washing my brushes with some baby shampoo, but that was not cutting it. Left too much residue and just did not rinse my mac, sigma, be, and sheercover brushes clean....Read complete review

        I was washing my brushes with some baby shampoo, but that was not cutting it. Left too much residue and just did not rinse my mac, sigma, be, and sheercover brushes clean. So once my local mac restocked this (after being out of stock), I made the splurge. It is definitely worth it. It does clean the brushes to nearly new, and disinfects them. I only use my brushes on myself, but I am acne prone, so it is good to know that my brushes are washed clean.
        Two ways I use this: deep clean (once weekly) and spot cleaning (after each use)
        To deep clean I dampen my brushes, always tilting so the brush head is facing down (never letting water seep into the ferrule). Then I take a small amount of cleaner and swirl my brush into it and work up a lather. Lastly, I rinse the brush clean and gently squeeze out the excess water.
        Spot cleaning: dampen a small portion (a couple drops will do) of a paper towel or kleenex, and swirl the recently used (not dampened) brush gently into the towel.
        Good buy, will be repurchasing for life.

        VS

        Most Liked Negative Review

         

        Only cleans powder

        This cleanser doesn't clean creamy texture products or foundation off at all. I need to put a lot but it still doesn't work efficiently. Then I used another gel like formula brush cleanser that...Read complete review

        This cleanser doesn't clean creamy texture products or foundation off at all. I need to put a lot but it still doesn't work efficiently. Then I used another gel like formula brush cleanser that I bought from Japan for about $4, it cleansed everything out in one drop.... So seriously this cleanser only works for small eye brushes that applies powder eye shadow only. For anything oil based with creamy texture and any brush that's bigger in size or more tightly packed in bristles, it DOESN'T work. On top of that, it's okay for temporary cleaning but not deep cleansing.

        Reviewed by 150 customers

        Displaying reviews 1-10

        Back to top

        Previous | Next »

         
        5.0

        The MAC daddy of Cleanser

        By 

        from Berkeley Springs, WV

        Comments about MAC Brush Cleanser:

        This product works on all of my makeup brushes and accessories from MAC as well as other brands. I am always happy with how well it removes even the toughest products. I always recommend this product to anyone who wants to keep their brushes in top performance!

        • Product Benefits:
        • #macdaddycleanser
        • Where did you purchase this product?:
        • maccosmetics.com
         
        4.0

        Very good product

        By 

        from Dartmouth, NS, Canada

        Comments about MAC Brush Cleanser:

        I use this daily after using my concealer brushes and sponge. It doesn't get them perfectly clean, but does remove the bulk of the product, so that I don't have to deep clean them every day. I wash them thoroughly with Beauty Blender cleanser or shampoo, depending on the type of bristle, every weekend. I like that this product's smell is not overpowering or unpleasant.

        • Where did you purchase this product?:
        • Maccosmetics.ca

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Best out there

        By 

        from Los angeles

        Comments about MAC Brush Cleanser:

        Best brush cleanser hands down! I've been using this product for years and still can't find a replacement.

        (6 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Only brush cleaner I use

        By 

        from Chicago, Illionois

        Comments about MAC Brush Cleanser:

        Hands down the best. The one bad review below me you need to follow how to use properly. Pour some in a little cup. Wet brush with water...dip brush into cleaner and rub on palm until it's soapy, rinse and repeat again (2-3 times). Wipe brush dry with Kleenex pulling the water out as you reshape the brush to it's original shape. I have been doing that for 10 years and have never had to replace a MAC brush yet.

        • I am a MAC PRO Artist.:
        • I am a MAC PRO Artist.
        • Where did you purchase this product?:
        • maccosmetics.com

        (10 of 24 customers found this review helpful)

         
        1.0

        Worst cleaner ever do not buy!!!!

        By 

        from San Leandro

        Comments about MAC Brush Cleanser:

        I don't understand where all the good reviews come from I feel like it's just fake accounts made to make the product look like a great product but it's not it's the worst it cost 16 and yes it's a lot of product but it dries out the brushes it's smells like alcohol. Made my hands really dry didn't get the makeup out at all it's like it did nothing not even a little bit it looked the same. I hate it. If I could give it 0 stars I would but the requirement is at least one Never buying this product again!

        • Where did you purchase this product?:
        • MAC Store

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        1.0

        Ruined my Mac brush 168

        By 

        from Oakville

        Comments about MAC Brush Cleanser:

        I bought this on the recommendation of a family member but I absolutely HATE it! My contour brush lost all it it's shape and is now completely flat and crazy looking. Will have to replace it :(

        • Where did you purchase this product?:
        • MAC Store

        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Pricey but best ever

        By 

        from US

        Comments about MAC Brush Cleanser:

        This brush cleaner is expensive, but it works better than any other. Seems to be gentle on brushes, but removes all traces of makeup.

        • Where did you purchase this product?:
        • maccosmetics.com

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Good Cleaner

        By 

        from USA

        Comments about MAC Brush Cleanser:

        I use this everyday to lightly clean my brushes after each use. I put some cleaner on a washcloth and wipe my brush through that solution. Works well, dries relatively quickly and doesn't get in the way if I need to use a brush soon after.

        • Where did you purchase this product?:
        • Department Store

        (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Quality

        By 

        from Raleigh, NC

        Comments about MAC Brush Cleanser:

        As always, very satisfied. MAC's brush cleaner is a quality product.

        • Product Benefits:
        • gentle on brush fibers
        • Where did you purchase this product?:
        • maccosmetics.com

        (0 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        This is hands down the BE

        By 

        from Gresham

        Comments about MAC Brush Cleanser:

        This is hands down the BEST brush cleanser. Did a very thorough job effectively AND quickly as my mac brush has dense bristles and is a pain to clean, this made it like new condition!

        • Where did you purchase this product?:
        • maccosmetics.com

        Displaying reviews 1-10

        Back to top

        Previous | Next »