Brush Cleansers are pretty convenient for spot cleaning. Especially when you want to create an eye makeup and use many different colors with only one makeup brush.
In the past I used the cleanser from Kiko. I know that MAC has a brush cleanser, too, which is pretty expensive, I never used this one. Since this month there is finally a brush cleanser available at the drugstore DM.
Today I am comparing the Kiko one with the ebelin brush cleanser.
Kiko: 50ml for 5,90€
ebelin: 100ml for 3,95€
Let's clean some brushes:
I took 2 similar blending brushes for this test. I dipped them into dark eyeshadow and used three pumps from each product straight on the brushes. Afterwards I swirled them on a tissue.
You can see that there is more product left after the cleaning with the ebelin cleanser.
Afterwards I used another pump of each product and swirled the brush again on the tissue to see if there is any product left in the brush.
After a second step the brushes are clean. You can see on the photos that both cleansing effects are pretty good.
For spot cleaning this is definitely a good solution, I can recommend both products. For me this would never replace deep cleaning with water and soap though (which I hate ;) ).
The main difference between this two product is the smell! The Kiko Cleanser has a sweet fresh smell but the ebelin one smells pretty harsh like alcohol which I don't like. But if you know that and don't mind you can get definitely a good, low-priced product when you buy the ebelin cleanser. I am happy about the fact that there is a brush cleanser now available at the drugstore and even though I don't like the smell I would repurchase it anyway.