Review: Spot Cleaning With Sephora Daily Makeup Brush Cleaner

If you follow me in Facebook, you’ll notice that I do provide makeup service on freelance basis and just had another client late last month. Spot cleaning brush is fairly important when there is more than one person involved in the makeup service especially on the brush where liquid base/primer and foundation is used. Even for individual use is important too when you are using the same brush and over one product after another. Reason is? Hygienic purposes where you don’t want to transfer bacteria or dirt to another person, yourself or into the product. I bought Sephora Daily Makeup Brush Cleaner on my way to meet my client and also I didn’t know where else to look for such product.

Sephora Brand Daily Brush Cleaner is an anti-bacterial daily brush cleaner designed to quickly remove light traces of makeup between applications. Just spray this purifying formula onto a tissue or directly onto brush bristles, then lightly swipe your powder, blush, eye, and lip brushes across tissue for a fabulous dose of freshness. No rinsing needed! – Sephora

It comes in a pump bottle and flammable when it comes to contact with  fire. If you look at the description, it does say this cleaner removes light traces of makeup, therefore you can’t be expecting it to give your brushes 100% total clean.

How to use it

  • Step One – Use the cleaner to spray about 3-4 times directly to the brush
  • Step Two – Remove the dirt by wiping off on lint-free cloth

Sometimes I would spray the cleaner on to the cloth first and wipe through the makeup brush over the sprayed area. Its works that way too.  It does have quite a strong alcohol scent as well as a tinge of cottony scent.

Here is a comparison of the foundation brush that was heavily used with makeup base and foundation. I think it’s about approximately 80% of the residue has been taken off from the brush. I would say that this cleaner could take off light to medium makeup from the brush.


I have used this cleaner on my clients and by far, there isn’t any complain from them. The brush still picks up the makeup like they normally do and dries from the cleaner about a minute or two. I do use it for myself when I want to quickly clean off my stippling brush and I also have not develop major breakout or irritation. Personally, I think this spot makeup brush cleaner ain’t too bad and it’s still affordable. The bottle is black and that makes it difficult to see how much more left of the cleaner but to estimate it by hand weighing it.

Retail Price: MYR30.00

Weight: 60ml/2fl.oz.

Collection Status: Permanent

Availability: Sephora

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  • Cleans about 80% of the makeup from heavily used brush
  • Easy to use
  • Affordable
  • Have not caused any allergy or breakouts


  • Black bottle, difficult to see how much more left
  • Great alcohol scent

My rating: 4.5/5


Traclyn Yeoh
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