Brush Cleaning Isn't a Hassle! Ft. Cinema Secrets

It’s brush-cleaning day! It is recommended to clean your makeup brushes once a month if wearing makeup regularly. I get clogged pores very easily so I like to wash them every 2-3 weeks. 

My holy grail brush cleaner is the Cinema Secrets Makeup Brush Cleaner. I bought this big bottle in 2019 and I’m just over halfway done with it. I linked the bundle that I originally bought before deciding to buy the value size.

👍Helps prevent bacteria and germs
👍 Quick dry & instantly cleans brushes
👍 Extends brush life, no water or rinsing required
👍 Prevents Acne

⚠️There is a strong but bearable scent!
⚠️It has flammable ingredients, so keep in a cool and safe location.

(from official Cinema Secrets Website)
Pour It - Pour CS Makeup Brush Cleaner into Cleansing Tin and fill the tin up enough to dip 1/4 of the way up the brush bristles.
Dip It - Dip the tip of the brush into the liquid and remove immediately to avoid over saturation. The bristles will draw liquid up into the brush and dissolve away makeup. For large, fluffy, or dense brushes, only dip 10% of the brush tip and hold vertically for 5 seconds so liquid moves down into the base.
Wipe It - Wipe the brush clean on an absorbent paper towel or cloth, and repeat as necessary. Reshape the brush and allow to air dry completely before use.

My Experience Cleaning Various Makeup Product/Brushes
👀Makeup Type💄
Eyeshadow - Cleans thoroughly and quickly
Lipstick - Stains certain brushes, usually double dip, cleans thoroughly
Powder makeup - Cleans thoroughly and quicklyCream makeup - Usually double dip, cleans thoroughlyShimmer - Fine shimmers come out quickly, larger shimmer particles take a few more goes
🖌Brush Type 🖌
Work on synthetic and natural brushes equally well!

💯Verdict 💯
HIGHLY HIGHLY HIGHLY RECOMMEND. This is the most efficient way to clean brushes regularly.

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Music By: 'Homie Cat' ● Track Name: 'Sweet In Bitter'

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  • Marija

    Clean brushes are very important to prevent breakouts. I use gentle soap and clean them often. I will try your recommendation. Great review. Pls check out my posts. Thanks

  • Karen

    I use baby shampoo to clean my brushes, but I will try out these new techniques!

  • Tonya Smith

    Enjoyed the video. I learned a lot.

  • Vanessa Jo

    I love a good brush cleaner!

  • Shell🐚Bee🐝

    Wow what a great way to clean brushes! It didnt take much liquid either!

  • Pauline

    Thought I had commented before about brushes. This is a great teacher to keep your new brushes feeling brand new. Great video post and review. A must for the brush! Something I over looked into.

  • Robin Bell

    Oh my goodness I hate brush cleaning day but I have been seeing some new device is coming on the market to make brush cleaning a little easier

  • Serenity Espaillat

    Great review, I've never used a brush cleaning solution before and it looks like this is one that will last a very long time!

  • Pam Jackson

    Thank you for the review! I like to use Real Techniques Brush Cleansing Palette. Very affordable, easy to use, and lasts forever. I squeeze about a dime size amount of brush cleansing gel onto tool and add warm water to the palette. Swirl brush into the gel and water across the surface until brush is clean. Rinse bristles thoroughly, without fully immersing base of bristles. Squeeze out excess water and rest brush on a clean towel to dry. Quite a bargain at around 13.00. You can check it out here:

  • Kelly K

    This is basically what I do! Thanks for sharing your video! I just started using brushes (don't ask me why I've waited so long lol.) So I use just started using Elf daily brush cleaner. It's only $4 and so easy to use. It seems to clean them quite nicely. I prefer a solution rather then some of the other options out there. As far as product recommendations? I have a lot but it depends on what you your needs are. I love the Glossier Priming Moisturizer Rich Cream of you haven't already noticed lol and the Task Force Nine Cream is absolutely amazing (especially for redness or skin irritations!) I'm trying out this new Silk'n Titan device now and it's been giving me amazing results (a detailed review is coming soon.) Anyway, hope this helps. Have a great day everyone and an awesome weekend! Stay safe!

  • Rose Katz

    I like this method to clean brushes too. I like that the make up comes off easily and it doesn't require me to go out and buy and expensive gadget to clean my brushes. I think I will be cleaning my brushes more often to keep from getting bacteria in them.

  • Lisa Barrett

    I clean as needed probably once a month or sometimes sooner. I use hot soapy water. Rinse thoroughly. Pat dry and then let air dry overnight. This video looks like a fast, easy cleanup!

  • josselyn

    I usually brush my brushes once a week, I usually brush them with dish soap warm water and vinegar or i use something more gentle like baby soap,I really want to try the spinny brush thingys though they look so fun to use.

  • Tonilynn Rosario

    wow that was some great cleaning solution as you hardly used any on those brushes. I clean my brushes once a month using warm water and baby shampoo, nothing fancy here.

  • Rukhsana

    i clean my brushes after every 2 uses, the method i use is a gentle shampoo constantly rubbing the brush while its all foamy on a brush cleaning mat. i keep cleaning until i no longer see any makeup dirt. i then rinse out the excess water and using a gentle conditioner i clean all my brushes one more time to nourish my brushes and keep it soft and then wash out and rinse out all the conditioner. i squeese out the excess water and lay out all the brushes on top of a dark colored towel, waiting for it to dry over night. my product recommendations are you do not have to purchase seperate brush and sponge cleansers, you can use any gentle shampoo with a gentle conditioner to soften the brushes or you can also get a gentle baby shower gel from dollar tree as its the safest thing to use for your brushes. for a quick fix you can also use those donut hair buns you can find in dollar tree, its basically made out of the same foam they use in the brush instant cleaners.

  • Shannon Pippin

    This looks like a great cleansing solution! I wash my brushes at least weekly, but with a routine this quick I could do it after each use. Great tutorial!

  • Jennifer Henning

    These are great tips for brush cleaner and if I had a method this would be it. Really good review nd video thanks for taking the time to share this.

  • Melissa Green

    Great video! Thanks for sharing...I generally try to remember to clean my brushes once a month but I have forgotten and went a bit longer before. This Cinema Secrets stuff looks like it works way better than my dish or hand soap method. I'm gonna have to give this a go. Thanks again for the great video! 🤩🤩🤩

  • Cait Burrie

    Great review! I have a couple brush cleaners that I have never used yet even though they say antibacterial, I’m skeptical! I have to admit I have not cleaned my brushes recently however when they get to the point where I can see they need it I set aside from the others. I currently have an ever growing pile as we speak. What I have always used in the past is antibacterial bar soap 🧼. And blot and swirl on a hand towel. Dial is my go to. I’m a real stickler on antibacterial soap considering I’m acne prone!

  • natosha miller

    That is very awesome this worked for you. I really am always cautious of products because I have no idea how they really are cleaning a brush. I always do that DIY simple cleaning process of water and baby shampoo. Think my mom was the one that told me about the shampoo. However, I never felt sure about actual product for the brush or thought there was such an item like that to help out. I really loved the review of this and get an idea of how cleaning products work or smell. I think that might turn me off, a strong scent as my nose is very sensitive and I can't tolerate smells. However, I like that it really helps and cleans the brushes really well and very easily. You did a wonderful review and thank you for sharing such an awesome product! ☺♥

  • Tina Dalasinski

    I don’t have brushes at the moment but if I did I would use mild soap to clean them. 😍

  • Bonita kasee

    That looks like a quick way to clean, I usually just use a mild soap, or sometimes just dip in alcohol and blot on paper towels, if I'm in a hurry,, thanks for sharing your cleaner with us, I been cleaning mine every 2 weeks

  • Nia Deloney

    Someone once told me that you were supposed to clean your brushes after every use and I have tried to keep up with that schedule, but sometimes I forget. I usually just clean my makeup brushes with the tiny shampoos and conditioners hotels provide you and rub them against a brush cleaning egg then let them rest on their sides and go about my day.

  • Christy Lee

    Thanks so much for sharing this product! I have to admit, I often forget to clean my brushes super often!😅 When I do clean them, I use warm water and a gentle soap. I then take a blow dryer, and blow dry them upside down to help the brushes stay super fluffy! Will definitely have to look into this cleanser though!

  • Victoria

    Thanks for sharing your holy grail brush cleaner, I currently use brush cleaning wipes but they are hard to use and this looks much easier and more effective

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