Previously I was using the Clean Apothecary Brush Shampoo to clean my makeup brushes and stuggling to use it. It was the same type of brush shampoo as this Nanshy Brush & Sponge Cleaner. Both were solid soaps set into a container however I couldn’t get the Clean Apothecary formula to lather up. I had hoped I was unlucky with that first attempt and bought this Nanshy formula thinking it would be better. Unfortunately that hasn’t been the case. I have equally struggled with this Nanshy brush shampoo.
Nanshy Brush & Sponge Cleaner
Once again this solid soap formula is difficult to work into a lather. With a certain type of brush it will lather up easily but if the bristles are too dense or too fluffy then the shampoo wont lather. When the shampoo doesn’t lather it leaves me swirling a brush onto a wet soap block. This then coats the bristles with a soapy film that’s difficult to remove.
I have also invested in a brush cleaning mat with various patches of texture that is supposed to aid in the cleaning of brushes and still I struggle to work up a lather from this soap.
Overall I have not been impressed with this style of makeup brush shampoos. The solid soap formula is difficult for me to work into a lather and having tried two different brands now I think it’s just not for me. From now on I’ll be using a liquid shampoo formula to wash my brushes with as I’ve found it’s much easier to wash my brushes with that style of formula.