We don’t normally review products meant to clean makeup brushes and applicators, but because the original beautyblender sponge is so popular, the brand’s liquid beautycleanser made our list.
Formulated to cleanse your beautyblender (and all makeup sponges and brushes), this lavender-scented cleansing gel produces a rich, creamy lather than works perfectly to wash your makeup sponges and brushes, removing excess oil, bacteria, and makeup without making sponges feel brittle or drying out brush hair.
Normally we’d call out the lavender oil as being a problem for skin, but since this product is for cleansing makeup applicators, it’s worth noting that the lavender (which can also provide some natural antibacterial action) leaves behind a clean scent. Not to worry, though, this won’t irritate your skin because once the brush or sponge dries, the volatile fragrance ingredients have dissipated.
Liquid beautycleanser rinses easily from sponges and brushes, and is sold in both smaller and larger sizes, with the former being well-suited for on-the-go use.
A minor quibble: This cleanser cannot absorb toxins as claimed. Toxins—as in poisons—are not building up on your beautyblender or makeup brushes, so this claim is misleading at best.
Nothing else of note to report, other than this ends up being a worthy splurge!
- Gently yet thoroughly cleans makeup applicators.
- Ideal for use with the original beautyblender.
- Won’t dry out or damage natural brush hairs.
- The conditioning, creamy lather doesn’t leave a residue.
- Leaves your brushes and sponges smelling fresh.
- The claim of absorbing toxins is misleading.
beautyblender® liquid blendercleanser dissolves tough stains to leave your beauty tools squeaky clean and ready to use. De-mineralized water and natural sea salt absorb toxins and impurities, drawing them out of your brushes and sponges while lavender oil provides a soothing, aromatic scent.
The beautyblender brand got its start back in 2003, when celebrity makeup artist Rea Ann Silva created a pink, egg-shaped sponge designed to make foundation application easier. The original beautyblender went on to become a staple in many makeup artists kits, and over time gained such popularity that it became a commercial success, being sold on the brands website as well as in stores like Sephora.
So what make this sponge so special? As we state in our review, the difference is in the beautyblenders texture, which is remarkably lightweight. This allows the sponge to deposit foundation without leaving behind streaks or demarcations, resulting in a more natural finish in less time. Since the original beautyblender launched, the brand has released sponges in other colors, as well as some offshoot products such as a cleanser, a blotting product, and a miniature version of the beautyblender. For Beautypedia, weve started with the original beautyblender review, as its the product that most people want to know more about!
For more information about beautyblender, call 888-474-5369 or visit www.beautyblender.com.
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