Cinema Secrets Brush Cleaner Works Extremely Well BUT I Just Can’t Get Over the Scent

Cinema Secrets Brush Cleaner Works

Cinema Secrets Professional Makeup Brush Cleaner is pretty recognizable from it’s rich blue color and is often raved over. It’s even called “The World’s Best Brush Cleaner” as it’s said to be the most requested on the market. The environmentally safe non-carcinogenic formula cleans and sanitizes brushes while conditioning the bristles to extend the life.

Cinema Secrets Brush Cleaner Works


The quick dry formula is safe to use on natural and synthetic brushes and easily dissolves all types of products from liquid and cream foundation to powders and wax from brushes and tools, and removes 99.9% of bacteria in the process. I have to say that I am very impressed by the performance as it cleans my brushes with no problem, even stuck on gel liner and hard to remove concealer…

Cinema Secrets Brush Cleaner Works

Dirty Brushes

Cinema Secrets Brush Cleaner Works

Cleaned with Cinema Secrets Brush Cleaner

This brush cleaner does an amazing job with cleaning brushes. You do have to be careful with using too much though as it can leave blue residue on white brushes and they can feel a little stiff. Now as much as I love the cleaning power of the Cinema Secrets Brush Cleaner, we fall out when it comes down to the scent. It claims to have a vanilla scent but OMG no this stuff stanks, yes with an a. It smells absolutely horrible like some insecticide… garden spray.. Raid, you get my drift. You have to use it in a well ventilated area or you will choke and if you have a respiratory ailment I would say to stay far away from this stuff. As the brushes dry the scent wears off a bit but then your brushes are left smelling like bug spray and that vanilla scent that you were looking for initially. When I use my brushes cleaned with this spray it makes me sick to the stomach. Oh and did I mention that it’s super flammable?! So yeah don’t smoke while using it. On that note I used up my bottle that I received as a sample but I do not plan to purchase this brush cleaner unless they do something about the scent.

Have you tried the Cinema Secrets Brush Cleaner?

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  1. 05.22.2013 / 12:40 pm

    I can’t stand the scent either. Parian spirit’s scent is a little more tolerable.

    • Erica
      05.22.2013 / 1:18 pm

      I like the Parian Spirit one much better

  2. Olivia
    09.20.2015 / 8:02 pm

    Is there a cleaner you would recommend that’s similar to this one – quick dry and easy to use? I hate cleaners where you have to wash in water (because the brushes take forever to dry!)

    • Erica
      09.20.2015 / 8:48 pm

      ActuallyI don’t suggest using this type of cleaner as your only type. These are good for quick cleaning but after every few uses your brushes will need a deeper cleaning.

  3. Cesar
    12.02.2019 / 11:05 pm

    I had bought 4 bottles. Yes the scent is too strong like gasoline. And every sprayer I use it gets broken.

    • Erica
      12.09.2019 / 4:48 pm

      Yeah, I don’t use this anymore. Couldn’t get pass the smell.

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