I love makeup with all my heart and that’s pretty obvious just by looking at my blog and my room. But there’s this one makeup-related thing really I dread doing.. and that’s cleaning my brushes. I know, I know. No matter how lazy I am, I still have to do it or else I’ll have to suffer the wrath of the pimple spree a.k.a breakout. I have to clean my brushes and that’s that. I can’t skip it altogether but at least I can find/use products that would make the task less dreadful. ๐Ÿ™‚
Girls, meet my ELF Studio Brush Shampoo. ๐Ÿ™‚
As per my previous post, you’ll know that I prefer soaking the bristles of my brushes oin water + a tablespoon of virgin coconut/olive oil before thoroughly removing the makeup residue with the help of either baby shampoo, dish washing liquid or when available, ELF Studio Brush Shampoo. The 2 former choices maybe cheaper but I still use the latter because: (1) it’s scentless so it won’t leave any strong smell on the brushes — allowing me to use the brushes on people with sensitive nose though personally, I would love it more if it smells fresh and a little bit soapy, (2) less product is needed to clean all my brushes and most importantly (3) it removes makeup residue, dirt and oiliness from the olive oil faster. Ergo, less time consuming.
One thing though, I prefer my cleansing materials to be foamy and ELF Studio Brush Shampoo simply isn’t. I don’t know, I guess that’s just a personal thing but I feel that when a cleanser foams up, it’s effective in removing dirt. But I’m not saying that products that aren’t foamy aren’t  ineffective too. I guess I’m just weird like that. :/
As for the anti-bacterial claim, I can’t really attest to that because I don’t have the resources to really check if my brushes are 100% bacteria-free after. All I know is that, with squeaky clean brushes, I don’t have to worry about transferring dust and dirt from my brushes to my face. Yey for breakout-free face! <3
The packaging is really neat – sleek black plastic bottle that’s lightweight – and convenient to use. It is as if you’re dispensing your own hair shampoo. Also, for the cost of $3 (roughly around Php 120), you get a great deal of product. I hope ELF Philippines makes this available locally as well as their daily brush cleanser spray which I use too. Read review HERE.

By the way, the packaging reads “clear” which I’m not entirely sure what the difference is. I don’t know if they have any other variants available aside from this one — maybe soon. ๐Ÿ™‚

See this ELF Studio Brush Shampoo in action HERE.
Having a slow day? Why not show your brushes some lovin’ and give them a bath! <3
Hmm.. my brushes are now clean and ready for another makeup-filled week!