Crown Brush Makeup Brush Cleaner Review

Crown Brush's Makeup Brush Cleaner is a sanitizer and spot cleaner for brushes and beauty tools. Crown doesn't really provide any information about this product, so I'm kinda wingin' it here. This brush cleanser is available in three sizes: 4oz ($8), 8oz ($10), and 32oz ($19). I grabbed the 4oz bottle at IMATS for like six bucks. This product was made in Canada. 

Crown's Makeup Brush Cleaner comes in a clear bottle, the brand logo and product name are printed on the front of the bottle; a full ingredient list and directions can be found on the back. The 4oz bottle has a convenient spray pump, the large two bottles have pour spouts. Packaging is recyclable. 

Crown Brush's Makeup Brush Cleaner is a light pink, alcohol based liquid that can be used to clean brushes in two ways: 

Method 1: Spritz directly onto brush, wipe off with paper towel.

Method 2: Pour some Makeup Brush Cleaner into a bowl, dip brush in, and wipe off with paper towel.

Both of these methods work, but if at all possible, the dip method is preferable. This spot cleanser is fairly effective for removing powder products from brush bristles, but it doesn't do much to clean out cream or liquid products. Crown Brush's Makeup Brush Cleaner dries exceptionally fast, we're talking about 45 seconds for smaller brushes, and under two minutes for larger ones. I can't speak on how well this product works to truly sanitize and disinfect brushes, but judging by the ingredient list, I'd say it does a reasonably good job. What completely ruins Crown's brush cleanser for me is the scent - it smells so gross! Crown Brush says its a ~hint of vanilla~, but its a vanilla/alcohol assault on the senses that lingers on brushes for not minutes, not hours, but DAYS. 

Crown Brush's Makeup Brush Cleaner is good, if you want to clean your brushes quickly while switching between colors, or maintaining them between deep cleaning. I don't think this product belongs in a pro kit, its too fragrant, and it doesn't remove non-powder products very well. Pricing is quite fair, but I won't be repurchasing Crown Brush's Makeup Brush Cleanser. 

Ethyl Alcohol, Isopropanal Alcohol, D'Limonene, Isopropyl Myristate, Propylene Glycol, Water, Polysorbate 20, Coco Betaine, Benzophenone 4, Red 33, Fragrance


  1. I've never tried anything like this before, usually I'll just wait til all of my brushes have been used and give them a deep clean. I might have to give something like this a go though for keeping them clean in between washes :)

    1. Eh, I don't think they're entirely necessary, depending on how often you deep clean. ELF makes a similar product for just a few bucks.

  2. I still feel sprtiz is a pittsburgh word.