Well-Cared For Brush Conditioning Shampoo
4 fl. oz. for $14
Last Updated:05.08.2013
Jar Packaging:No
Tested on animals:No
Review Overview

This shampoo is supposed to be special for use on makeup brushes, but it is no different from dozens and dozens of other shampoos that cost much less. In fact, you pretty much can’t tell it apart from Johnson & Johnson’s classic Baby Shampoo, which you also can use to wash your brushes.

Well-Cared For works great to clean your makeup brushes, but so do most shampoos and liquid soaps; you don’t need a special product to clean your brushes, especially not at this price. Last, the teeny-tiny amount of conditioning agents in this formula isn’t going to make brush hairs softer; however, the TEA-lauryl sulfate it contains may make the hairs stiffer and drier with repeated use.


Brushes need care, too. Keep your brushes in great shape with our Well-Cared For Brush Conditioning Shampoo. This rich, foaming cleanser washes away all traces of dirt, makeup, oil and debris. Then, thanks to nourishing ingredients, it conditions the hair and fibers for a soft finish.


Water, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Sodium Laureth Sulfate, Tea-Lauryl Sulfate, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Pentasodium Triphosphate, Octoxynol-9, Polyquaternium-7, Lauramide DEA, Dmdm Hydantoin, Sodium PCA

Brand Overview

Bare Escentuals At-a-Glance

Makeup is what this San Francisco-based cosmetics line is primarily about, and they use the pure and natural marketing angle to entice consumers. Founded in 1976 by Diane Ranger, who left the company in the early '90s Bare Escentuals was one of the first brands to introduce the concept of loose powder foundation. Since then, they have moved beyond it to include liquid foundations and tinted moisturizers and an ever expanding line of color cosmetics as well as skincare products.

The products are sold in most Sephora boutiques and Ulta stores, though the full selection of skincare products is most often found at the Bare Escentuals freestanding stores scattered throughout the United States.

We should note that loose powder makeup does take some practice to get the hang of—yet there is no denying that this type of foundation has its fan base. There is a lot to love about Bare Escentuals, even if mineral makeup isn’t your thing (especially their price ranges, which have remained affordable in comparison to many of their neighbors at Sephora).

Strengths: Good makeup removers; a few well-formulated powders with SPF; some nice eyeshadows and impressive mascaras; some impressive foundations; several elegant brush options; not too expensive.

Weaknesses: Some of the loose powder products have texture and finish concerns; some of the skincare contain potentially problematic ingredients.

For more information about Bare Escentuals, call 1.888.795.4747 or visit www.bareescentuals.com.

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