Cleaning my makeup brushes is something that I procrastinate for way too long, but that is something that I want to change. I’ve been looking for ways to make brush cleaning less tedious, and I decided to try out a solid brush cleanser.
The cleanser I picked up is Quo’s Solid Brush Cleanser and it is a gentle goat-milk cleansing balm. I purchased it at Shoppers Drug Mart for less than $10 CAD. I’ve never tried a solid brush cleanser before, only shampoos, gels, foams, etc. but I really like this solid format.
It comes in a little black plastic pot, and the cleanser itself resembles solid soap. I like that it has a screw on lid; it makes it great for traveling. The smell is also a plus for me because I do enjoy the smell of goat-milk products; it smells very fresh.
The instructions called for dampening the brush and swirling it in the container until clean. I thought that this would waste quite a bit of product, so I swirled my brushes only enough to pick up the product, and then I swirled them and massaged them in my hand. For my dirtier brushes, I had to rinse and repeat. However, I had quite a few brushes to clean and eventually the palm of my hand got irritated. In the future, I’d like to get one of those brush cleaning tools with the ridges so I don’t have to use my hand!
I found that the product massaged easily into the bristles of my brushes, and it left them looking very clean! I did not have any bristle fallout while cleaning or in the days after. However, the goat-milk scent remains in the bristles, so if you do not like that smell I do not recommend purchasing this. Here are before and after pictures of my brushes:
Overall, I’m very satisfied with this solid cleanser. I really like the format and how compact and portable it is. It won’t leak or leave a mess anywhere because of how it is contained. It does its job; my brushes are definitely clean! I would recommend a solid brush cleanser to anyone who hasn’t tried it; however, if you are scent-sensitive or just don’t like fragrances, make sure you pick up a scent-free option.
How do you clean your brushes? Let me know in the comments. See you soon!