Review : Elf Brush Shampoo

I've had this for quite some time and today I used it (not for the first time) to clean some really dirty brushes! I had 3 flat top brushes that were used with Revlon Colorstay foundation, which almost stains any brush you use with it! So, I use Elf's Brush Shampoo from their Studio Line to clean really dirty brushes, especially those that have been used with cream products, like foundation, concealer, cream/gel eyeliner etc. !

So, this product comes in a sleek, black plastic bottle that's see-through, so you can see how much product you have left! Nice!! :) It holds 120ml, which is not much I think! I'd love to have a bigger bottle, let's say 200-250ml ! :) Here's what the bottle looks like, you can see I've already used half of it! :)

The actual product is kinda liquidy, a bit more liquid than hair shampoo, and it has a scent, which I can't describe (lol, it's definitely not floral), but it's not overpowering! At least not to me! :) When I use my brushes I can't smell anything! :)

Let's see what elf says about this brush shampoo on their website and check whether their claims are true or not:

"An anti-bacterial brush cleanser for thorough cleaning in-between makeup applications. Disinfects brushes to provide a fresh and clean application every time. Washes away traces of dirt, makeup, oil and debris from your brush while conditioning the hair to provide a clean and soft application for every use.

Cleanse brush regularly by massaging a small amount of the shampoo with water and working it through the bristle from the base of the brush outward. Rinse thoroughly and gently squeeze out excess water. Reshape the bristles and lay flat on a clean cloth to fully dry before next use."

The more dirty your brush is, the less this shampoo lathers up! So, don't think that your product is crappy because it doesn't lather up from the first wash! After the first wash it will lather up more! As I've already said, I used it today with 3 really stained flat top brushes that I had used with Revlon Colorstay foundation! I had to wash each brush 2-3 times (using a small amount of shampoo each time) to get it completely clean! It did the job though, my brushes were perfectly clean!! :) Sometimes with regular baby shampoo you can't get brushes, which have been used with cream products, completely clean! It also leaves the bristles of the brushes nice and soft! :)

This brush shampoo retails for £3.50, which isn't very cheap, considering that you get only 120ml of product! So, I only use it with very dirty brushes, for the rest of my brushes that aren't so dirty I use Johnson's Baby Shampoo! I will continue to buy this brush shampoo though, because I'm happy with the results I get from it! :)

You can buy this brush shampoo here for £3.50 ! ;)


  1. Since I'm a poor student, I wiil keep on washing my brushes with shampoo... But when I get rich... LOL

    Good review, S!

  2. Hehehe! You can get one and use it with REALLY dirty brushes, that's what I do! Unfortunately I can't afford to wash all of my brushes with this brush shampoo!

  3. I washed my brushes once with Herbal Essences shampoo and they smelled soooo good. I usually use dettol for its antibacterial action or any shampoo