Jae's Blog

War of the Brush Cleaners [[REVIEW MAC BRUSH CLEANER VS SHU UEMURA BRUSH CLEANER]]

Posted in MAC, Shu Uemura by Jae on December 27, 2010

Before I start, I‘ll have to say that both of the cleaners work. I can vouch for their effectiveness on brushes that have been used for powder products BUT I cannot say the same for liquid products because I use sponges for my BB cream and liquid foundation.

This post is extremely text intensive!

Why Shu Uemura’s Brush Cleaner is not my favourite
I used to use Shu Uemura’s Brush Cleaner the thing is, it works but it smells so bad that I really didn’t like washing my brushes at all.

Have you ever stood over a beaker of ammonia in the chemistry lab and inhaled deeply? That’s how it feels to have Shu Uemura’s Brush Cleaner out in a bowl on the countertop with the doors and windows of your toilet open. Even with proper ventilation, the smell was still overwhelming and my lungs would very literally feel like they’re on fire.

The brush also comes with a warning for you to never put it in plastic – apparently, the chemical is strong enough to cut through it – So I had to sacrifice a bowl to put the liquid in =.=|||

Lastly, the bad smell lingered even after being rinsed with water and would still linger after the brushes dried and it’s such an off-putting scent I hated washing my brushes.

The difference between Shu’s Brush Cleaner and MAC’s Brush Cleaner
-pointing at the picture above-

In terms of appearance, the Shu Uemura Brush Cleaner is clear while the MAC Brush Cleaner is pink.

Shu’s comes in a glass bottle while MAC’s is in a plastic one. And in you’d ask me, in terms of safety, it’s MAC hands down.

The one from Shu only contains 120ML of product while the one from MAC contains 235ML for… 18 SGD is it? I don’t actually remember the prices for either very clearly so if you’re waiting on a price check, I’ll have to get back to you.

*** One of my readers mentioned that the Shu Brush Cleaner is 25 SGD! Thanks Rina! ***

So there you go dear! I really hope this post helps you!

Once again, both of the cleaners work.

I can vouch for their effectiveness on brushes that have been used for powder products BUT I cannot say the same for liquid products because I use sponges for my BB cream and liquid foundation.

Advertisements

10 Responses

Subscribe to comments with RSS.

  1. Rina said, on December 27, 2010 at 11:58 am

    shu uemura cleaner is $25.

    • Jae said, on December 27, 2010 at 12:21 pm

      Thanks Rina dear! 😀
      Updated my post~~~! ❤

  2. bones said, on December 27, 2010 at 2:31 pm

    i think you should stop using the shu uemura one babe…

    if it smells dangerous, has a dangerous warning to it, then it’s most likely dangerous.
    i mean… shouldn’t the cleaner just be that? just soap and form bubbles for easy cleaning?
    since it smells so badly like ammonia and stinks your brushes and could possibly melt plastic… then you might wanna not use it – like every again! >_<

    i'll just stick to me cheap and effective $2 daiso one. hahahahaha! XD

    • Jae said, on December 28, 2010 at 9:28 am

      BONESSS~~
      Haha, totally, love! I’ve actually completed stopped using it already… Come to think of it, I might be quitting Shu Uemura altogether…

      And ah~~~ The joys of Daiso, it’s such a useful place with such great products~ Sigh!

      • bones said, on December 30, 2010 at 7:07 pm

        DAISO LOVERS! *cartoonic drama-ish BGM plays*

      • Jae said, on December 31, 2010 at 9:32 am

        HAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!
        XDDD I swear girl, you’re so funny XDDDD

  3. Keita said, on December 28, 2010 at 12:46 am

    Woot MAC FTW~~~~ Xp

    Hey dear. I received your wonderful package 😀 Thank you sooo soooo much.

    Love them all 😀 They are all better looking in real life Xp The lady gaga lipgloss is gorgeous!!! Too bad its limited :/

    • Jae said, on December 28, 2010 at 9:30 am

      KEITAAAAA!!!!
      Hahaha, yay! Happy (belated) Christmas~~~!!!
      I’m really glad you like it dear~ Hehe, pssst~ Cheer up okay?
      (I read your blog >_<)

      And yeah! I know right?! I’ve actually gotten a backup of it! -phew!-

  4. Keita said, on December 28, 2010 at 2:32 pm

    Yeap thanks for your concern 😀 Your package really cheer me up hehe.

    I am using the pouch as pencil case now and Im using the ring every day 😀

    I use the lady gaga gloss love it now cant bear to use T.T The necklace I keep it first. Haha.

    • Jae said, on December 28, 2010 at 9:30 pm

      Hehe, no worries sweety… ❤
      Ahh haha… Yay~ It's useful for you~!!
      Must use the gloss yo dear!!! It's superrrr pretty right?! XDDD
      -sends hugs- Stay happy, babe~


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: