Quick Change Brush Cleaner
The best thing ever for your brushes!
Before I used this cleaner I would either clean my brushes on a dry piece of tissue or not clean them at all making multiple color shadow combos difficult to say the least. Then one day I was at a Bare Essentials store and I asked my favorite sales guy what I could use to clean my brushes that wouldn't leave them wet all day.. you know for eyeshadow color changes etc. He told me about this product and showed me how to use it. The first time I used it I was hooked! I use it to clean my brush before I put on my foundation everyday. I also use it for cleaning my eyeshadow brushes in between color changes. As an added bonus it smells awesome... I think the scent would be a fabulous perfume! :o)
I thought I would love this product, but I really don't. It seems to leave an oily residue on my brushes, making it impossible to use it for changing colors. I do however use it when I am DONE applying my makeup to keep them clean and conditioned between washings (which I do once a week). For on the spot color changes I find it easier to used use my fingertips to flick the color off the bristles.
Great for eyeshadow
I use this product most often when I'm doing a layered look in eyeshadow using multiple shades and colors, such as green/gold or green/purple. Colors should be defined and blended, not smudged and mixed. This product ensures the first color is completely off your brush before you start with the next. It works wonderfully and dries fast. Highly recommend it to anyone who uses more than one color eyeshadow at a time!
I don't have a large collection of eyebrushes, but I use a different set of colors to start off each day. After I finishing applying my eyemakeup - I spray the cleaner on a edge of a paper towel and wipe each one clean. It takes less than a minute. The next day the brushes are ready to go.
I love this product! I don't mix and match colors, but I used Quick Change after every make-up application and my brushes are good as new!!! Just spray a little bit on a tissue and gently rub your brushes on it... they'll last for EONS!!!
Product not designed for sensitive eyes
I've loved using the Well-Cared For brush shampoo and thought I'd like this too, but it really was not the product for me. I don't know if my eyes are more sensitive than those of the other reviewers, but I followed the instructions on the bottle and it didn't work. After I'd cleaned my brushes with this cleaner, I applied eye shadow and immediately my eyes started stinging. Although it wasn't bad enough for me to remove my eye makeup, it lasted for an hour or so and was really annoying. The perfumy smell was also too strong and stayed on my brushes even after I washed them with the brush shampoo.
I will not buy this product again and caution those of you with sensitive eyes to stay away from it as well!
Great for Changing Colors and Touch-Up Cleaning
What I love about the Quick Change Brush Cleaner is that it does 2 very convenient and ideal things for me. Aside from the fact that I have a rather extensive BE brush collection, this first function is great for those of you who don't, and go from one to three shades of shadow in daily application, or using your Flawless Application for both Foundation and Mineral Veil (I strongly suggest in investing in a separate brush for this particular scenario) - this is a surefire way to get a ton of build up on your beautiful, high quality BE brushes. Quick Change is a great way to give your brushes a quick daily cleaning in between washing them.
1. Quick Change is just that – a quick way to prep your brush for another color/product when using the same brush for different applications; several eye shadows, Foundation to Warmth (or any all over face color family members) to Mineral Veil. Quick Change gives you a fast, easy way to move about your products with the same few brushes and not mix them all together – getting Warmth in your Mineral Veil lid, or a deep crease shadow color into your light brow bone highlight color, etc.
2. A few sprays onto a wash cloth and a few sweeps of your brushes across the damp surface is a great, daily clean for your brushes before you store them for next use. This product dries fast and pulls away excess mineral build-up and skin oils.
Warning: Quick Change should NOT be used as a substitute for the Well Cared for Brush and Conditioning Shampoo – which you should use no less than monthly (I use it weekly) to keep your BE brushes in top condition. Quick Change is for the daily clean or removal of excess color before moving onto a new product.
Any quality make-up brush needs to be cared for; cleaned regularly and stored to protect them when not in use. Doing these few steps will ensure longevity and give you the same, if not better, great performance from your brushes as when you first got them new. This keeps the hairs in good condition and prevents distortion of shape, the splitting of ends (yes, several of your brushes are of natural animal hairs) and the falling out of strands. It is SO important that you care for your brushes if you expect them to last and consistently perform perfectly.
I know it may sound tedious, but I assure you it takes no more than a few minutes and will give you in return, gorgeous, soft and long lasting brushes that you will enjoy for many years.
Food for thought: I have my original 'start-up' kit brushes from 10 years ago and they look just as healthy if not better today than the brushes I've been ordering in the past 3 years.
Works well, exactly as advertised
The most tedious part of wearing makeup for me has always been cleaning the brushes. With that, whoever came up with the idea for Quick Change spray is a genius. As long as you follow the directions to the letter, this product works exactly as advertised.
Made my brushes feel like new!
I use this every two months, it makes my brushes feel like new! The first time I used it, it made my brushes stop sheding! It does not cause any build up of waxes and oils. It cleans them and gets rid of the bacteria without ruining the brushes! You only need like a pea size for each brush! Worth every penny!