I’ve needed a proper brush cleanser for ages, too often just scrubbing them with baby shampoo once in a while (which does the trick, but it’s nice to get the real deal, you know?)
I’d gone to buy Real Techniques Brush Cleanser but it was unfortunately not in stock. I went for the next best thing: Superdrug’s B. Makeup Brush Cleanser, which was almost half the price than the Real Techniques product I had originally wanted due to a deal on.
All you have to do is spray the product directly onto the bristles of the brushes and then work into a cloth or tissue – it’s really satisfying, actually. An added bonus is that the spray doesn’t just remove the make up, it also contains a sanitiser so that you know your brushes are really clean.
I was pleasantly surprised with the product when cleansing my brushes. The picture below is of my Sigma SS217 (now E25) brush after about 30 seconds of cleaning and it came up even cleaner after spraying a little more product on it. It doesn’t have a particularly pleasant smell, but this soon disappears and the brushes dry really quickly.
Crucially, the spray is suitable for both natural and synthetic brushes, which is a bonus. The only downside is that you definitely have to spray more than the three to five squirts the bottle recommends, but I suppose that depends on how dirty your brushes are (and mine well totally unclean).
Overall, it’s a useful bargain that works – you can’t argue with that. Now I’ve got no excuse for dirty brushes!