August 02, 2013

Review: Jazzy Collection Make Up Brush Cleaner

August 02, 2013
I don't have the biggest and most complete makeup brush collection like some other fellow bloggers and beauty mavens. What I do have though are the makeup brushes I need and in reality, I don't need any more unless one needs to be replaced. I'm also not a makeup brush snob and don't exclusively buy from high-end brands because though they're obviously great quality, I can still find competitively good quality ones from more affordable brands.

Of course, like any responsible makeup brush owner, I have to keep them in good shape and make sure they're cleaned regularly. Aside from using a brush guards to retain their shape and give them added protection, I clean all my used brushes once a week. As I was growing tired of using the old baby shampoo and water trick, especially since I found it time consuming, I decided to finally get myself a proper brush cleaner and bought Jazzy Collection's Make Up Brush Cleaner.


Some of you may be familiar with the James Cooper makeup brand, if you are then you'll know that the Jazzy Collection line is under it. The product comes in a simple, black cardboard box and inside is a 150ml plastic spray bottle.

I was a little disappointed that upon opening it seemed like a little bit was already used up. I'm not sure if all the bottles are intentionally not filled up completely or I really chose one that someone had used or tested out already. Either way, not such a big deal. I'll just remind myself to check properly and compare it with other bottles being sold next time.


I like how the spray nozzle is good quality and delivers a fine, even mist each time so that I don't end up wasting product.



These are what I consider two of my more important brushes: my powder brush from Charm and flat foundation brush from The Face Shop. I use these everyday so they're the ones I need to clean the most. This is how they look after almost a week of use.


Directions: Spray cleaner directly on tissue three times. Gently stroke brush back and forth over tissue to clean (repeat if necessary).
I do things a little differently from the provided instructions. Instead of using a tissue, as it would eventually be too wasteful, I use a towel. Also, I spray the solution directly onto the brush head itself and then stroke it back and forth on the towel.


This is what happens when I started to clean my powder brush. I specifically use a white towel so that I can see how much cleaner the brush is getting. I repeat the process of spraying and stroking until there's either no more color or very little of it showing up on the towel.


Now my brushes are like new! Compare how clean they are to the previous picture. The solution also leaves behind a faint, soapy smell on the brushes which I don't mind at all. After, I simply lay my brushes on a clean towel and leave them to dry overnight.

Honestly, I'm not too sure if this is the most economical brush cleaner since I can use up a quite a bit of product for just one cleaning session, especially with my bigger brushes or the one I use for my liquid foundation since I need to spray them 5-10 times each in total. I'm starting to think that maybe it would be more practical to buy one that involved me dipping and washing my brush in the solution instead. However, I can't deny that this is a really good brush cleaner and certainly beats my tedious hand-washing with baby shampoo. It's also gentle and I've used it on both kinds of brush types, natural and synthetic, and there have been no damages to my brushes so far (no added shedding, no discoloration, etc.)  I'll look into a different kind of cleaner though once I finish this up, just to see if a dip-and-wash type fares better overall for me or not.

WHAT I LIKE:
  • Cleans all kinds of brushes thoroughly and gently.
  • Spray nozzle dispenses a fine, even mist.
  • Brushes aren't soaked in the solution or any liquid so they dry faster.

WHAT I DON'T LIKE:
  • I find it a little bit pricey for a brush cleaner.

ANYTHING ELSE:
  • May be less economical than a brush cleaner that involves dipping and washing in a reusable solution.
  • I have to repeat spray bigger brushes (eg. powder and blush brushes) and brushes I use with liquid products (eg. liquid foundation brush) a number of times to get them as clean as possible. I didn't file this under a feature I don't like because bigger brushes do obviously pick up and hold more makeup in them and the brush for my liquid foundation inevitably ends up with the foundation clinging to the bristles until it's cleaned so I can't really say it's the solution's fault.

Price: PHP399.00, Purchased from: SM Makati

36 comments:

  1. great review, thank you for sharing!~ i love your blog banner hahaha *_* Looking forward to your upcoming posts!♡

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  2. Ooo myy!! Looks like a fab product xx

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  3. Wow! Looks like a nice product! ^_^

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  4. This looks great!

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  5. OMG! This is amazing.. I really really need this.. my brushes are all dirty..and I just wash them with warm water every now and then :(

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  6. I didnt know that there's makeup brush cleaner.. yeah, pricey it is but it brings convenience ;) ;)

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  7. I agree about the price.. As for now baby shampoo works well for me. Maybe I can use this for spot cleaning nalang.

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  8. yay thanks for the tip!! i dont use brush cleaners before but i will now give it a try :D

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  9. I kinda don't like this product ksi it dries out my brushes so lot. but i'm think its not for expenesive makeup brushes.

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  10. honestly, i haven't tried something like this but with the price i guess i need to find another alternative.

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  11. I think it is not pricey at all because you just need at least 3 sprays to clean a brush. I am currently using the J&C Super Clean Solutions and it works well. It is 120 ml for 395. This one is 150ml for 399, so it is cheaper. :)

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  12. Never used a cleaner before, simple and usual wash lang hehe! Thanks for sharing!

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  13. Caity @ Moi Contre La VieTuesday, August 06, 2013

    Great review - Thank you for all the interesting information!

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  14. this sounds nice - I like using plant oils and a bit of baby soap to clean my brushes ♥

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  15. Great review! I normally clean mine using a mix of water and baby shampoo, but I like how the packaging of this product allows for light spritzing instead. Thanks for sharing! :)


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  16. This looks good, thank for the review!
    I wash my brushes with baby shampoo but I want to invest in a 'real' brush cleaner... (:

    GIG love <3

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  17. I bought the ELF brush cleaner but I also wash mine every week. I use the spray for daily use.

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  18. ah i'm tried this product already and but di ko gusto yung amoy ng cleanser nito. it have strong alcoholic smells. napkaluma

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  19. hi there! i didn't know that jazzy has their own brush cleaners....hmm...anyway, i suggest you try parian spirit. it's a bit pricey but it works really good! and it has this nice and fresh citrusy scent.

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  20. This is great! My brushes really need to be clean :S

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  22. Sounds like someone woke up on the wrong side of the bed. :)

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  23. Jean Lharra de GuzmanThursday, August 08, 2013

    Your nose is so ugly!

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  24. this post reminds me that I should start cleaning my brushes more often.....

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  25. I think this sounds amazing ! :) GIG

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  26. Definitely a good reminder that I need to clean my brushes!

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  27. Margaret Heisworkingitout ReedSaturday, August 10, 2013

    I could sure use it, I normally buy cheap brushes and seal them after each use and then throw them away. Living F.A.B.ulously on Purpose

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  28. I haven't tried a brush cleaner yet. I just use liquid soap and water haha. But this is a super fast way to clean brushes!

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  29. Raimar ღ Guevara ღSaturday, August 10, 2013

    Oh I don´t have a brush cleanser I use baby shampoo and water this looks really great sweetie. I can´t understand the last comment. Thanks for your review!

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  30. I'm just using soap, water and EVOO for mine but this can be convenient! Sucks that it takes so much product though.

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  31. Amazing to see how clean the brushes got :)

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  32. Love the before and after photos; your brushes are so clean!! I have tried a few brush sprays, but I don't love the residue they typically leave behind. I guess the hunt continues!

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  33. I'm always on the hunt for a makeup brush cleaner. I was head over heels for Enkore's makeup soaps, but now I'm loving olive oil and dishwashing liquid.

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  34. Wow this looks great. But I'm not really a makeup person. So a brush cleanser wouldn't really be of much help to me hahha.. But I think I might gift it to my sister. What's the price of the cleanser?

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  35. Nice review! <3 I'm thinking of buying this one too but I'll use it for spot cleaning my brushes they I still go for J&J for deep cleaning. Mas matipid for me :D

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