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Ok now fess up…. Do you really clean your makeup brushes and tools as regularly as your meant to? Really you said yes…… well if I go into your bathroom right now would they be sparkling clean? Nope thought as much. If you answered no then 10 points to you for being so honest. I try my hardest to wash mine at least every 2nd weekend. Now sometimes life gets a little fast paced and hectic so I too don’t always stick to this plan. My usual method of cleaning was washing my brushed in Mac brush cleanser and then conditioning with conditioner but I noticed the bristles were moulting so I changed to baby shampooand then conditioner which really helped with the moulting. See some abrasive or alcohol solutions can deteriorate the glue that hold your hairs/bristles therefore you start loosing hairs\bristles from your brushes which is disastrous considering some brushes can be quite expensive.  while I was happy with my method and products being used I heard Becca had released a new brush soap so off to David Jones Melbourne I went.

Becca say:

Designed with your prized makeup brushes in mind, this unique Professional Brush Soap is formulated to clean, condition and sanitize, lengthening the lifespan of your brushes and making them work better for you. In a unique vintage-style shaving tin, this soap is designed for all brush shapes and sizes and works on both natural and synthetic fibers.

Unlike shampoo, which is designed for human hair types and can leave brushes limp or brittle, this special soap is universal in its cleansing properties. Its solid formula is made from nourishing plant oils ensuring that it is gentle on brush fibers while tough on product build-up. Unwashed, brushes can be a common breeding ground for bacteria, which can in turn cause skin irritation and blemishes, along with reduced application performance.

More information

Key attributes

  • Effective cleansing ingredients remove all traces of make-up, leaving brushes fresh and looking like new
  • Unique formula ensures gentle yet thorough cleansing of both natural and synthetic brushes
  • Plant oils nourish brush hairs for a soft application
  • Vintage soap-tin packaging to stylishly house soap

Artist’s tips

Dip the brush in lukewarm water, then with a stroking action, move across the soap until it produces a white lather, working well into the bristles. Rinse under the tap until the water runs clear, squeeze out excess water, reshape, then leave to dry on a clean towel.


Sodium Palmate, Sodium Palm Kernelate, Aqua (Water), Sucrose Cocoate, Glycerin, Sodium Chloride, Parfum (Fragrance).

Madam M Says:

Oh this was so disappointing. Sorry guys but this gets a big SAD FACE! This seriously did not have the cleaning ability I was expecting. I did everything the directions suggested. Soaked brushes in lukewarm water. Brushed over soap cake, worked into bristles and rinsed until water runs clear. Then i repeated the process as when you splayed the bristles apart there was still traces of makeup residue, then had to do it for a 3rd time. Now while this does clean your brushes i just dont have time to have to wash, rinse, repeat 3 times. It smells great. Lathers up quite well but dosn’t have cleansing power i was looking for. And i really dont have the time and my previous method worked so much better. I will not be repurchasing this sadly. 

you can get your mitts on this product from:

David Jones $15


This product was purchased for review.