Ulta Makeup Brush and Sponge Cleaner Review

Today, I am going to review a functional product that is required by almost everyone, who love to use make up. Yes, no prizes for guessing it is Makeup Brush and Sponge Cleaner from Ulta.

About the brand, Ulta Beauty:
Ulta Beauty is the largest beauty retailer in the United States and a premier beauty destination for cosmetics, fragrance, skin, hair care products and salon services. Since, the opening of its first store, 25 years ago, Ulta Beauty has grown to become the top national retailer providing All Things Beauty, All in One Place™. The Company offers more than 20,000 products from over 500 well-established and emerging beauty brands across all categories and price points, including Ulta Beauty’s own private label. Ulta Beauty also offers a full-service salon in every store featuring hair, skin and brow services.

Ulta Makeup Brush and Sponge Cleaner

Product Description:
Ulta Makeup Brush and Sponge Cleaner gently cleans brushes by dissolving all types of makeup products, while conditioning and disinfecting the bristles. The brushes look, feel, and perform like brand new brushes.

Water, Sodium Laureth Sulfate, Nonoxynol 9, CocoamidopropylBetaine, Glycerin, Polyquaternium-7, PEG-7 Glyceryl Cocoate, Sodium Chloride, Diazolidinyl Urea, Disodium EDTA.

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How to use?
Wet the brush and sponge. Then, spray the desired amount of cleaner to the items and work up lather. Finally, rinse with clean water until all the cleaner is gone.

Price and Quantity:
$3.50 for 50ml

My Experience with Ulta Makeup Brush and Sponge Cleaner:

I went to the nearby Ulta salon and store for my regular haircut, As usual, while I come back I see loads of products on display. Well, I came back with this brush cleaner and a hairbrush.

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This brush cleaner come in a transparent spray bottle that has a protective cap as well. It has a travel friendly packaging and could be carried to trips without compromising on spillage or accidental sprays.

The brush cleaner looks like water in the bottle but on shaking it, suds are formed. There is no strong smell to it but it does have a soapy/ chemical kind of smell to it. I have used the ELF Brush Shampoo prior to this and have found it no different than any regular shampoo or baby body wash. This one looked and felt different form the Elf one.

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I got Ulta Makeup Brush and Sponge Cleaner, hoping that only spraying on the brush or sponge would clean them or at least sanitize them, but it is not the case. This thing is soapy water that needs to be washed off with water.

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I used this cleaner on my foundation brush, and eyeshadow brushes as well as blending sponge. I thoroughly moistened all of them with water, prior to using the cleaner, just as directed. I sprayed enough on the brush and sponge then worked up lather. It did lather up too much. When, I washed off the suds my brushes and sponges were hardly clean.

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I repeated the same process again but that did not make much difference and I gave up. This did work somehow on my liquid foundation sponge but on my lip brushes this made no difference at all. This is a poor performing product. So, I will be sticking to my baby shampoo cleaning procedure.

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Pros of Ulta Makeup Brush and Sponge Cleaner:

  • Great concept of spray cleaner.
  • Good packaging.

Cons of Ulta Makeup Brush and Sponge Cleaner:

  • Chemical smell.
  • Loads of chemical ingredients.

IMBB rating:

Do I Recommend Ulta Makeup Brush and Sponge Cleaner?
No, I would not recommend this product to anyone. The baby shampoo works much better in the cleaning department.

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