I’m sure if you’re an avid user of makeup, you know how important your brush set is to a solid makeover game. If you are in that camp, then I am pretty sure you also know how important it is to take care of them to keep them functional and useful. A big part of this taking care process is cleaning them. We get a lot of gunk onto our brushes and do not even realize it! I mean, just thin, for a second, of how much product we get on those poor little brushes. And to make matters worse, just think of everything there is on your skin.
I know, you probably have a very thorough face cleansing routine but regardless of whatever cleaning measures you take, let’s just be real for a second, your face is full of dead skin cells, oil secretion from underneath the skin and leftovers of products that you use. Therefore, it is imperative that you employ a cleaning solution for your brushes that is effective and thorough and preferably, quickly. The last part isn’t that important if you clean your brushes overnight but in certain situations, the speed will definitely come in handy.
So what solution is it that I might be speaking of? Electric makeup brush cleaners of course! Yes, they are legitimately a thing, if you didn’t know! They’re automatic, use electricity and get done with cleaning and drying your brushes in a matter of minutes and best of all, they are, for the most part, really easy to use! And to make things easier for you, here are a bunch of different electric cleaners, ten to be precise, to make your decision-making job a hell lot easier! You’re welcome!
The machine is automatic and thus, works very quickly. According to manufacturer claim, it can wash your bristles thoroughly and then have them dried in all of 30 seconds of time. 30 seconds! If your brushes get cleaned in that time, what more could you possibly want? Imagine you come back home after a long night out and all it takes your brushes to get clean is a small matter of 30 seconds! Talk about convenience! Late outings aren’t going to be an issue for your brushes now!
The cleaning device has a 360-degree rotation and the circular cleaning is more efficient in removing debris than rinsing the bristles in one direction. You can be sure of getting a more thorough cleaning than you would if you were running the brush under a faucet.
Finally, the device supports brushes of 8 different sizes and that is going to cover the bulk of the brushes, especially the bigger brushes that are harder to clean through.
This makeup brush cleaner from Hopemate is an automatic, electric cleaner and unlike most other makeup brush cleaning kits, this one has a holder that is supposedly compatible with most sizes of brushes. Therefore, you do not run much of a risk of your brush not fitting on it so that’s definitely useful!
Like all other conventional electric cleaners, this one also cleans and dried through the bristles of your brushes in no time and for added measure, it even has support for makeup sponge cleaning too! Hey, sponges need some love too, you know!
Additionally, the inclusion of multi-brush collars, something that is not commonly found among electric brush cleaners, is also something that really makes this stand out from all its competitors. However, they will not work necessarily with the bigger brushes as they will need to be mounted with the additional brush holder. Either way, the option of mounting several brushes at the same time for cleaning means that you save even more time as you can clean and dry out multiple brushes together.
It even has the option of choosing between two different speed settings in case you need more firepower to get your cleaning done or simply to get it done as fast as possible.
This makeup brush cleaner from Luxe is a solid brush cleaner and dryer that will leave your dirty bristles clean and fresh in a matter of seconds! It uses a more premium cleaning solution, which it provides aplenty so that you can continue to clean it without needing replenishment of the cleaning solution anytime soon.
It has a structure that lets you store your makeup brushes in an organized manner around your cleaning handle and additionally, it uses amount to charge that lets you store the device in a functional way which also looks quite good. Oh, and did I mention that it supports USB charging?! Yeah, there is that as well and all in all, from the charging and aesthetic standpoint, this brush cleaner ticks a lot of boxes and goes beyond!
It is quite easy to use and directions are provided, which are fairly straightforward. Additionally, though, it also uses good quality build materials and sacrifices some of the environmentally friendly aspects that other manufacturers emphasized on. This should mean better durability though.
Manufacturer provides two years of warranty so Luxe has you covered if anything happens to it in this time. Warranty is always a great thing to have around, I always say!
A cleaner that is definitely more on the leaner side, it is a smaller cleaning tool kit but it has the same automation and all the perks of the automation along with it. Combining a small size with the automation is a pretty winning formula!
Unlike most other cleaning kits, this automated brush cleaner has the option of changing the rotation speeds. It has two options of 13000 laps/min and 16000 laps/min, letting you change speed depending on how much horsepower you need to clean the brushes or to save time. It’s a good alternative to have I imagine.
One nifty feature of this cleaning kit is that it has a built-in lithium battery and it supports USB charging so you can pretty much work off your phone’s charging cables and what not. Why doesn’t everyone do this nowadays!? It’s a huge help to know that you don’t have to carry separate chargers for it.
Another clever feature built into this is the emission of a very small amount of ultraviolet rays, which are well known for killing off germs and other organisms that are notorious for causing breakouts. The last thing you’d want on top of your makeover is a fresh new breakout!
This makeup brush cleaner from NiceWave is another decent choice of an automated cleaner that is rechargeable and saves you from having to get batteries, something that can be desirable on a lot of different occasions.
It is going to give a good spin to wash out the bristles of your makeup brushes to give them a good cleaning and doesn’t even take long to dry them out either. The perks of an automatic cleaner are sure to come in handy!
The ease of use is also something noteworthy in this particular product. To get it up and running, you need to put in some water with the included brush cleaning shampoo and place the brush into a holder and then into the cleaning device. Then, you can just let it rip and do its magic!
This should be enough to get your bristles cleaned thoroughly and dried in time for use very soon. Don’t worry about having a late night and not being able to use it the next day. Just pop it in as per instructions and you’re done!
Coming in at a budget price level, this electric makeup brush cleaner from Houteman is also a quick and efficient means of cleaning your makeup brush set without breaking the bank and doing so relatively quickly at that.
It has eight silicon collars made that lets you fit eight different sized brushes. That is a lot of different sizes and in most cases, this should be enough to fit in the bulk of your brushes into the cleaning mechanism.
The build material is high quality and it should mean that you get considerable usage life from this product and continue cleaning your brushes for a prolonged period of time.
It uses a separate battery that is rechargeable and it has a separate adapter that lets you charge it. It isn’t quite as functional as USB charging and given that a lot of other products that clean makeup brushes do use USB, it is going to fall behind in that regard.
It has a protective cover on the motor that suppresses noise so you can have the device plugged in nearby cleaning your brushes and it won’t make a substantial amount of noise to where you will be bothered by it. It isn’t something that you think of too often but it definitely is a big plus.
Another budget-friendly makeup brush automatic cleaner, this has a host of mounting options and several properties about the build material which makes it a good choice for people concerned about health and the environment.
It has eight different mounting pods that let you mount brushes of eight different sizes. That is comprehensive coverage of brushes of different sizes and that lets you clean pretty much your whole set!
Usability on this machine is also very simple! All you need to do is dunk your brushes into the cleaning bowl with water and the cleaning solution. After that, just turn on the cleaner and let it do its thing!
With a rating of 10,000 revolutions per minute, this machine will let you get quite a high speed of cleaning that lets you thoroughly and rapidly clean and dry out all your brushes. The speed should be sufficient to not only clean out multiple brushes at the same time but also let you deal with the bigger brushes, which need a stronger cleaning than the conventional ones.
A slightly better than the budget range products, this electric brush cleaner by E-senior touts itself as having compatibility for brushes of all sizes. This will let you clean more or less every brush that you can reasonably expect to use. It achieves this by having a host of different mounting collars. Just don’t misplace any of them!
It provides very rapid cleaning. The manufacturer touts it as providing a thorough clean and drying in thirty seconds. The fact that this is supposedly true even for the bigger brushes is quite the feat! They are big bristles and need quite some effort to clean!
The inclusion of the cleaning solution for the washing purpose also means that in addition to removal of all the gunk and debris that is normally stuck to the bristles of the brush, you will be getting a disinfection that will help remove germs and other organisms so you do not have to worry about skin problems and breakouts after a good cleanup. Goo as new, basically!
The holders are made of rubber to let you fit in brush handles properly albeit a bit tight. In the case of plastic holders, sometimes you won’t be able to fit brushes of certain sizes so this is a welcome addition, even if the rubber isn’t as sturdy.
Whew, that was a lot of products to go through! So, maybe the products I discussed above do not meet your criteria and you still need guidelines and hints regarding what to purchase. I mean yeah, I can definitely see why you would want to choose your own but for that, you’ll need to know what to look out for and do not worry, I have your back, friends! Here are some things you’ll want to look out for when you are making a purchase for an electric brush cleaner.
Build quality: First things first, you’ll want to get service for a decent amount of time from your device and if so, build quality is essential. Having a brush cleaner that is durable is going to last you quite some time and through heavy cleaning as well. Granted, environmental concerns are an issue when it comes to this and you may opt to instead go for something for environmentally friendly instead of something that is well built and the discretion is on you totally.
Max Speed: The top speed will determine how thorough a wash is and how long it will take to get a brush cleaned and dried. Bigger brushes typically need faster speeds and you’ll need to take this into consideration before you jump the gun and get a cleaning kit.
Mounting options: This will determine how many different sized brushes you can mount onto the cleaning machine and typically, more mounting collars are good. There are mounts that can support all kinds of sizes but they’re few and far between. The inclusion of multi mounts is also something you’ll want to consider if you have extra bucks and want to clean up your eye makeup brushes in one go.
Charging and power options: Power sources tend to vary among internal batteries, AAA batteries, and internal batteries are charged either by USB cables or specific adapters. Needless to say, I prefer to have USB charging but if you do not mind buying batteries every now and then or have access to good, rechargeable AAA batteries, you can definitely opt for that as well. Not a bad option!
Warranty: It isn’t a must to consider but it’s definitely very useful to have a warranty for your products. Repairs and replacements can be expensive so you can never be too safe, especially if you’re going for one of the more premium products and want to get as much usability as you can from a particular product for as long as you can. Hopefully, you won’t ever have to access these services but they’re nice to have nevertheless!
Why get an electric brush cleaner?
So, if you’ve ever tried cleaning your brushes manually, you’ll know just how annoying it dissolves the cleaning liquid in water and then run the bristles through the liquid and then using your fingers to rinse through the bristles to remove the dirt while you have it running under the faucet. It is very annoying, to say the least! AN automatic brush cleaner, on the other hand, would be so much easier to use, wouldn’t it?!
Using them is so simple! All you need to do is to mix the solution in water, mount the brush onto the cleaner and turn it on. Simple as that! The water is going to move really fast, faster than anything your faucet could throw at it and the multi-directional nature of the circular motion of the cleaning solution is going to be much more effective as well.
Also, this cleaning method is much, much faster than anything you could do with bare hands. We’re talking washing and drying in less than a minute! If that isn’t crazy to you, then I don’t think you’ll ever be satisfied! Speed and convenience is a winning formula.
And if that’s not enough, you can have access to all this nice stuff at what is really a very low price point. These electric cleaners are so cheap that they shouldn’t be more expensive than most of your brush sets either! If you’re gonna spend a good amount to accumulate a top tier brush set, why not throw in a good brush cleaner along with it!?
Q.1 Can I use the cleaner with water only?
Answer: You can but it will definitely not be as effective of cleaning as it would be with the cleaning solution or shampoo inside with it. The cleaning solution dissolves a lot of the debris of leftover makeup and gels and also has certain disinfectant properties. This makes the cleaning much easier and also makes the brush safe to use for your skin. Don’t cheap out man! Get a new solution if you’re out of the old one.
Q.2 Do I need to change modes to dry the brush?
Answer: Not really, all you need to do is remove the water and cleaning solution mixture from the cleaning bowl and then let the device spin for a while after it is done. The amount of speed generated should get excess water and solution out of the brush. You may have to let it dry for a short time period afterward though.
Q.3 How do you tell if your brush will fit a particular mounting collar?
Answer: Manufacturers should have a rating of the size of the mounting collar and you have to match the size of each collar to the sizes of your brushes. Typically, brushes will have a diameter very close to that of a particular mounting collar so if you see that one of your brushes isn’t rated at a diameter close to any of the mounting collars, don’t expect it to mount on that particular cleaner!
So there you have it, a comprehensive rundown of electric makeup brushes. I hope the combination of product reviews and features and FAQs and all of this all together will be more than sufficient to help you come to a decision regarding what you want to buy. These devices are quite handy and thankfully, not too many of these are awful products so you can’t lose out too much regardless of what you choose to get.
However, we as consumers should always try to maximize the value we get from a certain product and if you are a rational person, you should be thinking along those lines as well! Following this guide should steer you in the right direction and give you an idea of what you need to be on the lookout for.
With the right information with you, now you should be ready to go out and make your brush cleaning chores hell of a lot easier by getting an electric makeup brush cleaner. You can thank me later after I’ve saved you hours of time on cleaning up!