Since launching in October 2017, Ella & Jo Cosmetics has gone from strength to strength for creators Charlene Flanagan and Niamh Ryan. From creating their very first product from scratch, to finding their way into the hearts of Irish MUAs, it’s been a whirlwind first few months.  

The ladies have already built up a stellar fanbase with Michelle Regazzoli-Stone (, Pippa O’Connor, Tara O’Farrell and Skin Nerd Jennifer Rock, all hailing the results from their very first product; Squeaky Clean Brush Cleanser. 

After years in the Beauty Industry both Charlene and Niamh became frustrated with the lack of quick and convenient brush cleaning solutions for make-up artists and their clients. They found there was no quality product on the market that satisfied both the cleaning and hygienic element of brush cleaning. Combining their knowledge, Charlene and Niamh created their very own solution.  

 What you need to know: 

  • Removes make-up between uses & deep cleans 
  • Antibacterial  
  • Conditions brushes 
  • Handy for on the go 
  • Fresh orange zest fragrance
  • 200ml 
  • Cruelty Free  
  • Made in Ireland 

How To Use 

Step 1: Spray cleanser directly onto your brush, 2-3 sprays depending on brush size. 

Step 2: Swirl brush onto clean tissue paper. 

Step 3: Leave to dry for 2 minutes. 


To test out the brush cleaner I cleaned 3 different types of brushes; eyeshadow brush, blush brush and foundation brush.  

I absolutely love this brush cleaner, it smells incredible and as you can see, IT WORKS!! The amount of sprays needed does vary, which I anticipated, but even 7 sprays to clean a flat head foundation brush is seriously impressive.  


I genuinely believe that it’s such a good buy for not only make up artists but everyone! Despite the fact that it is extremely handy for cleaning brushes and prolonging the time between having to wash your brushes, it would be the ideal product for acne suffers. A quick spray of your brushes before or after use would help stop the spread bacteria on the skin.  

Where to buy 

You can buy directly from Ella & Jo Cosmetics and Meaghers Pharmacy for just €20.  

The girls have also just launched their newest product and it sounds incredible!! Check out their new 3 In 1 Hyaluronic Skin Mist.

Have you tried it any of their products yet? 

Love, Laura xxx