Tuesday, 23 February 2016

Makeup Revolution V Real Techniques - Brush Cleaning Tools

Brush cleaning day, usually Sunday, is one of those chores that I huff and puff about having to do. It is one that only I have created and therefore only right I clean the brushes. Having read some horror stories in the media about infections from dirty brushes, I have embraced this chore much more regularly than I used to, but I still dislike doing it intensely and as soon as someone invents a self-cleaning brush, the happier I will be. In the meantime, anything that I can use to make this chore a bit more exciting will capture my attention and currently there are two items that have done just that. The Real Techniques Brush Cleansing Palette and the Makeup Revolution Pro Cleanse Brush Tool. 

Makeup Revolution V Real Techniques - Brush Cleaning Tools
Makeup Revolution V Real Techniques - Brush Cleaning Tools


The Real Techniques Brush Cleansing Palette, which you can find in Superdrug for £12.99, look a bit like a soap dish, maybe that was the intention, who knows but it is beautifully bright pink so you can’t miss it and it makes the task of cleaning brushes so quick and easy it is much less of a chore. Using it is really simple, you just need to wet your brush, add some brush shampoo, whichever one you use and then rub the brush along and around the little knobbly bits a few times and you are done. Inside the dish there are some different sized knobbly bits (I am sure they have a proper name) and they are for different sized brushes, so no brush is left unclean. 


Makeup Revolution V Real Techniques - Brush Cleaning Tools
Makeup Revolution V Real Techniques - Brush Cleaning Tools
Makeup Revolution V Real Techniques - Brush Cleaning Tools
Makeup Revolution V Real Techniques - Brush Cleaning Tools

Makeup Revolution, not one to be without something funky have their Pro Cleanse Brush Tool, which again you can buy online or via Superdrug for just £4.99 and this little gadget works similarly to the Real Techniques dish. Bright purple in colour this time, it is designed to fit over your fingers this time and instead of having knobbly bits, it has groves and they work in the same way and are different sizes are different brushes. Again you need to wet your brush, apply your brush shampoo and swipe the brush backwards and forwards along the grooves, as you do so, you can see all the makeup ‘stuff’ that has been lingering on there run off into the sink and within seconds your brush is clean and ready to be left to dry.


Makeup Revolution V Real Techniques - Brush Cleaning Tools
Makeup Revolution V Real Techniques - Brush Cleaning Tools
Makeup Revolution V Real Techniques - Brush Cleaning Tools

So there you have two tools to help you clean your brushes and they both have plus points and both have minus points.  The dish for Real Techniques is pink so that is always going to be a hit, but... tend to find myself cleaning the dish as much as the brushes, given the amount of dirt and grime and stuff that comes off the brushes, I don't want it lurking in the dish when I grab my next brush, so I wipe the dish clean with an anti-bac wipe after cleaning each brush and start again. The Makeup Revolution Tool fits over your fingers and doesn't get the chance to grab onto any gubbings off the brushes, it has long since run off into the sink.  The knobbly bits for Real Techniques are brilliant and do help with the cleaning of brushes and it does speed up the job, the same for Makeup Revolution, but with Makeup Revolution, i'd have liked a few more smaller grooves for my smaller brushes please.

All in all, both tools help make the job of cleaning brushes quicker, easier, less of a chore and worthy of owning and whilst I am a fan of both, Makeup Revolution is a third of the price and is worthy of purchasing for a hassle free, faff free brush cleaning tool.

41 comments:

  1. I bought a version of the real techniques thing on Ebay for 99p and while it was good I then bought the Lottie London brush cleaning soap and it is amazing how quickly I can clean my brushes now! x

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  2. I must admit I don't wash my brushes as often as I should, but these sound like the make the job much easier.

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  3. I don't even have brushes too wash eeekk. Certainly looks like a handy tool though x

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  4. I have one that is like the MUR one off of ebay and I don't rate it that much. I would rather use my hands but the RT one looks interesting! x
    www.hollieroseblog.com

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  5. I love the dish one, it looks like it will make cleaning brushes so much easier x

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  6. I don't think I've ever cleaned my make-up brushes #oops

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  7. I'm still working on one of the Primark £1 pink face cleanser jobbies and it's great but I'm loving the look of both of these :)

    Gillian  xx  EyelinerFlicks.com

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  8. I must admit, I don't clean my brushes as much as I should do, so I need to get these.

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  9. I need to clean mine, OMG, it's just so time consuming! Maybe I'll check this out!

    www.aymielouise.co.uk

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  10. it is scary, the amount of people that don't wash their make up brushes. We live in a throwaway society and so many people just buy new ones. With this range of brush cleaning items you can clean your brushes until they look like new again.

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  11. Both the products look nice, but I prefer the look of the Makeup REvolution one.

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  12. I hold my hand up and just throw mine away and buy new ones, but am going to invest in a cleaning kit as it will be more cost effective

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  13. My friend has just started out as a makeup artist so i will forward this to her as hygiene will be so very important. thanks.

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  14. I have never cleaned by make up brushes oops! But I hardly ever use them!

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  15. I really need to buy one! I actually prefer the design of the makeup revolution one though, I just think it would be easier to use putting it on your fingers. xx

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  16. I had no idea you could get tools like this - that is pretty cool, I might just have to invest I think. x

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  17. oh dear are you meant to clean your brushes lol OK hands up I have never cleaned my to date so I think this may be a must for me to try

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  18. Wow this is smart. Will check this out.

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  19. Who knew this was a thing? This make up wearing thing seems a complicated affair! :)

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  20. Not being a big make up wearer I never even gave this a thought but of course you would have to wash your brushes. These look like they make it easier.

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  21. I swear by Mac's make-up brush cleanser but I've never tried any of these products. Perhaps I should mix it up a bit!

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  22. I did not even know you could get make up brush cleaning gadgets. I have learnt something new.

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  23. We have never ever seen anything like this! But I suppose if you buy and use professional brushes and want to extend their shelf life then you would use one of these! Some make-up brushes can be really expensive!

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  24. I don't really used my makeup brushes so never had to wash them but nice to know there is such cleansing tools.

    Anosa

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  25. Ooh what a fab idea for a post! mad that they are both as good as each other, I will save my pennies and buy MR then aha

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  26. I need to start cleaning my brushes because they are full of makeup lol! I need these dishes but it can be a bit of a hassle having to clean them too.

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  27. Don't shoot me but I don't clean my brushes, I don't wear make-up too often so maybe thats why but this looks really good

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  28. I had no idea such a thing existed. And they say that men like their gadgets! (Yeah I class this as a gadget. :D )

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  29. i have something similar to the make-up rev one which i actually bought off ebay! Its good but a little small! Love the Real Techniques one need to try this out!

    Shareena | www.forever-you.co.uk

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  30. Need to get something like this to give my brushes a proper clean I think.

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  31. I need to get one of these, I am a bit obsessed with the brushes being clean! Im leaning more towards the dish one I think, Thanks for sharing

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  32. I haven't used one of these before - I just use the makeup brush shampoo designed for the brushes I use. Thanks for sharing!

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  33. Great review - I have never heard of either of these. My eldest daughter would love either one! Kaz x

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  34. I'm so terrible at cleaning my make up brushes and I know it's something I need to do much more often. These gadgets look like they make a laborious job a bit easier so I really must look at getting one of either. x

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  35. Great tricks! I badly need these stuff now to make my cleaning life easier.

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  36. It's such a grotty job isn't it, but one that has to be done. So many horrid things can hide in those brushes. These tools sound really helpful

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  37. I never even knew you could get brush cleaning tools. My brushes need a good clean. will have to look out for these

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  38. Interesting review - brush cleaning is not my favourite job, so anything that can make it easier will be a winner for me! Might give the RT one a go first

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  39. I would prefer to use the real techniques one. I've got the egg one which isn't branded and I find that it's still effort lol

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  40. I like how cute and little is the MR brush cleanse :) Good to have with you when traveling some where for a longer period of time x

    Laura
    Pink Frenzy

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  41. I prefer the look of the RT one, looks like it could give a more thorough clean with all the different size knobbly bits xx

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