Real Techniques brush cleansing pallet review

Sunday, July 30, 2017

Real Techniques brush cleansing pallet review

real techniques brush cleaning pallet review

Hey all! In today's post I'll be reviewing the Real Techniques brush cleansing pallet - time to clean some dirty makeup brushes!

I was downtown on a Saturday night with my bestie walking around, noticed a Rexall (Canadian drug store) and had to pop in. I initially went into Rexall looking for the new Cutex quick dry top coat (review coming in the near future), ended up browsing around (what girl doesn't?) and spotted the Real Techniques brush cleansing pallet. I have a mini cleansing 'egg' type thing I bought off eBay a while back which is quite tiny, so I've been on the hunt for something bigger and better. I purchased the Real Techniques brush cleansing pallet for $19.99 (Canadian dollars) at Rexall before tax. Stay tuned until the end for my final thoughts of this product! 

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In the 3 photo's down below show what it looks like out of the package and I really like how they've included a handle to slip your hand in - helps for better control!

real techniques brush cleaning pallet review

real techniques brush cleaning pallet review

real techniques brush cleaning pallet review

I really enjoy a lot of the Real Techniques makeup brushes, clearly, because you can see how well loved and used they are. I've tried several brush cleansers, I'm never entirely happy with them and always revert back to a simple 2 ingredient home made concoction: 1 part olive oil and 3 parts dish soap - simple! I alway's feel like I get the best deep clean using that combination.

real techniques brush cleaning pallet review

real techniques brush cleaning pallet review

For photo purposes I've decided to put my foundation brush to the test, as built up foundation/concealer is usually the most time consuming to clean vs dirty eye shadow brushes. I will add that I use the Real Techniques miracle complexion sponge to blend in foundation, and use the Real Techniques essential foundation brush to apply product to face before blending with the miracle complexion sponge.

real techniques brush cleaning pallet review

I started off by wetting my brush with warm running water (downwards direction), swirl the wet brush into the cleansing mixture and swirl across the various surfaces of the brush cleansing pallet. Using the 2 ingredient cleansing solution, it quickly and effortlessly lifts off that stubborn foundation! You can see how the suds are foundation coloured - yucky! You'll want to continue swirling the brush over the cleansing pallet until all foundation/product is cleansed away. Depending on how built up the product is on your brush, you may have to repeat the steps a few times: rinsing brush under warm water, dipping back into cleansing solution and swirling onto the cleansing pallet. You'll know your brush is clean when the foam turns white! Once your brush it all cleaned through, rinse in a downwards direction under warm water and gently squeeze out excess water in a downwards direction. When brushes are all clean, I suggest laying them flat on a towel to dry - nothing like clean brushes I tell ya!

real techniques brush cleaning pallet review

I cleaned 4 of my Real Technique makeup brushes using the Real Techniques cleansing pallet, and only photographed the process of the foundation brush to save from a photo heavy post. 

real techniques brush cleaning pallet review

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Final thoughts:

As you can see from the last photo, my brushes are squeaky clean! It's good to give your brushes a deep clean wash every so often, as it helps to not spread bacteria on your face. I do own a spot cleansing spray, which I use mostly for eye shadow if I want a quick fix clean but its definitely not a deep clean. The price like mentioned in the beginning for the Real Techniques brush cleansing pallet is $19.99 Canadian dollars, a teensy steep but I feel it's well worth it. Something like this would most likely last a life time, so that price tag isn't too bad when you put it into that perspective. I really like that I'm able to slip my hand underneath, which allows for a sturdy grip and hold. It doesn't state on the box what it's made out of but I feel it's safe to say, perhaps silicone. It's really bendy, but not super  flimsy which is nice. I didn't see any other colour options but I really like the bright pink it is! Due to what it's made out of, it's pretty low maintenance as far as cleaning and dries super quick! I'm really glad I purchased this, money well spent and hope you all enjoyed this post! What are your thoughts on this product? Do you have one? What cleansing solutions are your holy grails for cleaning dirty makeup brushes? Let's chat down below =)

Thank's for stopping by and hope to see you back in my next post!

2 comments

  1. Hi Elena, for home use, I just use my own two hands and fingers to clean my makeup brushes. This product, while interesting, would just give me another thing to clean, dry, and store, which I don't need! I can see how it might be useful in a professional setting, however. Thanks for the review!

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    1. Hey Cat, thanks for reading - much appreciated! I used to use the palm of my hands and fingers to clean my brushes actually, and theres nothing wrong with doing so. I stopped doing it that way for several reasons: my hands would get all wrinkly from being in the water too long and have pretty sensitive hands (eczema) so I try and keep my hands out of water as much as possible. I have quite the collection of brushes so with this I'm able to clean more than 1 at a time - very convenient for me! I used to have the little 'egg' looking thing: silicone with the various surfaces and it cost me just under $2 off eBay. It worked great but my hands were still being exposed with too much water. The Real Techniques one is a little larger than my hand, doesn't require any cleaning as when I'm done, I just rinse it off and towel dry it. Even if I leave it out to dry, it'll dry in a few minutes!
      Thanks again for stopping by <3

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