I wanted to try the e.l.f. brush cleanser wipes to make things more convenient sometimes.
About the e.l.f. brush cleanser wipes: The wipes are individually wrapped and come in a box of 10 wipes. I remember the days when the e.l.f. items were $1 and were all white, and I know this might be weird, but I love the “sleek” black packaging of the “studio” line and other items like these wipes ^_^
I’m a sucker for packaging sometimes!
The wipes are meant to be convenient for on-the-go brush cleansing.
Claims: gentle on brushes, helps remove makeup/oil/debris, provides soft and clean makeup application
My experience: I tried the e.l.f. brush cleanser wipes on a couple of my SLMissGlam face brushes. The brush fibers are white and my makeup is brown, so I was excited to put these wipes to the test!
Also, since brush washing is such a chore, I was hoping to find a way to wash my brushes less often (*side eyes myself for laziness*).
When I opened the wipe, I noticed how small it was. Sure enough, the wipe was covered with makeup from my brush very quickly, but I determinedly flipped the wipe over to try using the other side, too.
So what happened was, the wipe removed junk from about 75% of my makeup brush, leaving the fibers looking pretty white and clean at the top and middle…but there was no way to remove the dirt/makeup/etc that was closer to the brush ferrule.
If you try this product, definitely let your brushes completely dry out after the wipe down, before you try using them! Otherwise, the brushes will swipe greasy residue all over your skin (I accidentally made this mistake).
The fragrance was pleasant but a bit strong while wiping down the brushes and while using the spot cleaned brushes on my face.
Ingredients: Isododecane, Caprylyl Methicone, Phenoxyethanol, Propylparaben, Fragrance (Parfum).
Animal testing: no
Recommendation: If you don’t mind the strong fragrance, I think the e.l.f. wipes did a nice job of spot cleaning my makeup brushes. When allowed to completely dry, the brushes feel clean and soft, but a regular cleaning will still be necessary. They are affordable, but I would use more than one wipe for each brush, which might become more costly for someone who has multiple brushes that they use daily.
Do you spot clean your brushes?