I was a brush cleaner virgin when I stepped into Mac one day to pick out a bottle, always attributing it to professionals who need to clean their brushes between clients. However, I was getting tired of doing my full on cleaning ritual every week with the soap and water shortening the life of my brushes. I needed something for those in between touch ups that wouldn't break the bank.
Mac brush cleanser comes in at £10 for 235ml of fluid, compared to the 120ml Bare Minerals Brush Shampoo and 100ml Bobbi Brown Cleanser, both also a tenner. It has a faint antibacterial smell and a click up spout for slow pouring. It is a fab spot cleaner for when you need to change shadow colours and have run out of clean brushes, but a bit of a pain when doing a sink and water wash as it contains no foaming agents and doesn't lather easily. My method is to dot some cleanser on a kitchen towel, wipe the brush onto it and rearrange bristles accordingly. No muss, no fuss and your brushes are ready to go instantly. I'm no expert in terms of brush cleaners, but am marvelling at the sheer ease of having this bottle to hand.
What do you use to clean your brushes?