Skip to main content

Comparison: Artiste vs MAC Brush Cleaner



General Information

Mac Brush Cleanser 
Price: $20
Weight: 235 mL 
Where to buy: Myer, David Jones, MAC stores and their website

Artiste Brush Cleaner
Price: $14.95
Weight: 100 mL
Where to buy: Priceline


Packaging

Both brush cleansers come in a plastic bottle with screw top lid, the Artiste cleanser however has a spray top making easier to use. The MAC brush cleanser on the other hand has a cap similar to those on shampoo bottles. Meaning you'll need either cup, bowl or the sink to be able to clean your brushes.



Whereas with the Artiste cleanser you can just spray it directly onto your brushes. So I just transferred my MAC cleanser into a spray bottle to make it user friendly. 

Scent

The Artiste brush cleanser has a very very strong perfumed alcohol smell. Which makes sense because the ingredients are made up of alcohol and perfume (I would describe it as quite sweet). For me personally I have no issues with it but for those who are sensitive to smells it may be an issue. 

On the other hand the MAC cleanser gives off very little scent if any. 

Performance

I use both cleansers to spot clean my brushes to avoid colours from mixing and both do a very good job at getting my brushes clean. How I like to use it is by spraying the cleanser directly onto the brush with a paper towel underneath then wipe the brush on the towel in a circular motion. 

The most obvious difference I discovered was the drying time. The MAC cleanser takes about 2-5 minutes (depending on the brush size) to dry whereas the Artiste takes about 30 seconds to a minutes and a half. Which I would assume is due to the high content of alcohol.  

Overall

I like both but I think in terms of convenience and the drying time I prefer the Artiste but depending on what you prefer both options do a very similar job in cleaning your brushes.  


If you have any brush cleansers you prefer let us know.

Comments

Popular posts from this blog

Review: Maybelline Baby Lips Lip Balm (Australian Version)

From the maybelline website:
Say goodbye to basic lip balm and rediscover the lips you were born to have!
- Lips are instantly moisturised for up to 8 hours.
- Contains active care ingredients, such as shea butter and centella.
- Vitamin Complex delivering powerful anti-oxidants.
- SPF 20 for protection against harmful UV rays.
- After 4 weeks lips are deeply repaired, completely reborn. Guaranteed.

Image from left to right: menthol, anti-oxidant berry, energizing orange, mango pie, smoothing cherry and protecting berry (Limited Edition) 
First off the obvious how cute is the packaging? The colours are soooo cute and pretty. Love it!!!!!
I really like the baby lips, it's moisturising, goes on really smooth and looks glossy when you apply it. They smell okay (the menthol one smells like vicks) and I find them to be longer lasting than normal lip balms given your not eating or drinking (they last for about 1-2 hours). The menthol flavour has that tingling feeling which I enjoy but if you don…

Review: Dettol Revitalise Antibacterial Hand Wash with Raspberry and Pomegranate

Today I'll be doing a review on a product concerning personal hygiene. We all know that in winter people are more susceptible to the flu and colds, especially if you haven't had a flu shot (like me...). So in order to lower chances of catching a cold, hand hygiene is vital. Because a lot of the time hands are doing all the work germs can spread very fast, therefore to prevent the spread of germs, soap is one of the easiest ways to ensure you're not spreading germs to family and friends. 

I had the opportunity to try a Dettol product new to the market. Dettol has a number of versions of their new hand washes so there will most likely be one for you. They include; Delight with Honey & Apricot, Replenish with Shea Butter & Rose Water and of course revitalise with Raspberry and Pomegranate. 

Dettol's Revitalise Antibacterial Hand Wash with Raspberry and Pomegranate has the most beautiful fruity scent. Honestly is smells EXACTLY like raspberry and pomegranate, it is d…

Haul: Myer, David Jones and Priceline

Over the last 3 months I've accumulated quite a few things, there have been a few things I needed to pick up plus a few sales. So let's get into it...



Kit Cosmetics in Myer

1. Mario Badescu Glycolic Foaming Cleanser - $22.95 AUD

2. 
Mario Badescu Drying Lotion - $26.95 AUD

3. Mario Badescu Buffering Lotion - $26.95 AUD

They also gave me a sample of the Mario Badescu Whitening Mask

Myer

4. Lancome Hypnose Doll Eyes Set - $46.80  ($52 RRP)
I got this when they had 10% off but even at $52 it's still a good deal. You get a full size doll eyes mascara, mini kohl eyeliner, mini gloss in love lipgloss in peach show and a mini nude nail polish. 

They also gave me 2 samples Teint Miracle and Teint Idole Ultra 24H

5. MAC Brush cleaner - $18 ($20 RRP)

David Jones

6. The Balm InStain Blush in Swiss Dot - $20.21 ($26.95 RRP)
They were having 25% off.

Also a few months ago I was looking for a cream or serum to lighten my hyperpigmentation so I went to the Kiehl's counter in DJ and asked what they …