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Make Up Store Brush Cleansing Soap

The Make Up Store Brush Cleansing Soap is something totally new to me. Other than liquid and foaming brush cleansing agents, I have never tried brush cleansing soaps.

This cleansing soap is specially developed for a gentle cleansing of makeup brushes. The soap contains ingredients with cleansing and disinfecting properties. It claims to sustain quality of the hair and do not dehydrate. Today, I shall share some thoughts about this product, hope you find it helpful.

According to the brand’s directions, I am supposed to soak my brush in water and work up a lather. Rinse in lukewarm water and let the brush dry flat. So, let’s put this cleansing soap to test.

The first set of photos features an eyeshadow brush filled with dark powder eyeshadow. First, I wet the brush with water and work up the lather directly on the cleansing soap. As you can see, the cleanser has loosen up majority of the eyeshadow. I followed by rinsing the brush under lukewarm water.

The last picture shows the end result immediately after rinsing.

Impressive? Well, from my experiences, most brush cleansers have no problems removing powder eyeshadows. The tricky part is removing cream products such as foundation, concealers and waterproof makeup.

The set of pictures below features a 3 day old foundation brush filled with dried foundation and concealer residue. Like above, I wet the brush with water and work up the lather directly on the cleansing soap. Within seconds, I could see the foundation breaking down.

Rinse with lukewarm water and the foundation brush is clean like new.

The Make Up Store Brush Cleansing Soap is lightly scented – smells nice and fresh. For those who dislike scented products, don’t worry, the scent doesn’t lingers – by the time the brushes are dried, the scent has pretty much disappeared.

I have been using this brush cleansing soap for the past month or so, washing up to 60 brushes and I am still left with what seems like a whole bar of soap. A little goes a long way and I am loving it.

At this point of time, I can’t tell exactly how long this bar of soap can last but I reckon it will last for quite some time – possibly longer than liquid soaps.

I think this cleansing soap works wonder on synthetic brushes but when it comes to natural hair, it may not be as conditioning as the brand suggests. Without a brush guard, you may experience a few stray hairs popping out but perfectly fine if you use a brush guard.

It makes cleaning brushes a lot faster and I think it’s worth a try. Although the soap may seem rather foamy, it rinses off very well and quickly without leaving any slippery feel to the brushes – brushes feel very clean. After wash, I rest the soap on the lid and let dry together with my brushes. When dry, I simply store it back into the container. It’s easy to store and fuss-free.

Bottom line, loving it.


The Make Up Store Brush Cleansing Soap retails at S$21 for 120g of product, made in Thailand.

Paragon #03-20 | Vivo City #01-02 | Raffles City #B1-33 | 313 Somerset #04-10

Ingredients: Sodium Palmate, Sodium Palm Kernelate, Elotant MG 100, Aqua (Water), Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil, Glycerin, Trilaureth-4 Phosphate, Perfum (Fragrance), Triclosan, Sodium Chloride, Tetrasodium EDTA, Tetrasodium Etidronate, Titanium Dioxide (CI No. 77891)

Thank you for reading.

18 thoughts on “Make Up Store Brush Cleansing Soap

  1. Hey Joey! Thanks for blogging about the soap! I have had problems trying to get my brush for concealer sparkling clean with my liquid cleanser. Will sure be on my list of buys soon! (^-^)

  2. Wow. This is very impressive! Being a darker tone I have scrub like hell to get all the colored gunk out of my brushes. This makes brush cleansing look incredibly easy

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