Real Techniques Gel Brush Cleanser ($8.99) is a new deep cleansing Gel Makeup Brush Cleanser that will be part of the Real Techniques permanent collection. Excuse me but can we possibly get a super size of this Real Techniques Gel Brush Cleanser? The 5.1 oz is simply not enough! I need like a gallon size.
This stuff is amazing!
I should start off this review by saying I do not like shampooing my makeup brushes. It’s a tedious cleansing process in my opinion and although cheap I personally prefer liquid brush cleansers like NYX Brush Cleaner, MAC Brush Cleaner, or my personal favorite (even though I hate the smell) Cinema Secrets Brush Cleaner. I just find liquids easier than sitting around hunched over a sink with shampoo. I can pour liquid into a bowl or a cup, swirl my brushes in it a few times, and rinse them out. DONE! Shampooing seems to take longer, and it feels messier to me! By the time I’m done my sink looks like I murdered someone.
So when Real Techniques Gel Brush Cleanser popped onto my radar I was all, “No way! I am not sitting around shampooing brushes!” But it’s been life changing and I can see myself using this as often as I can as it really gives brushes a super deep clean.
It’s a funny thing and the brand focuses on marketing this as a cleanser that will change the way your make applies and lord knows that’s all truth because dirty brushes just don’t get your look perfected. This is a thick gel formula with the powder of a concentrate that’s alcohol free. It doesn’t really sud up or lather in my opinion but a simple squirt on a wet brush and you’ll be amazed at how well it cleanses. I purposely used it on a really dirty blush brush and I was fascinated how easily and deeply it cleaned the brush. Simple water wouldn’t remove any of the blush embedded deeply into the bristles but a squirt of the gel, a little massage, and a quick rinse and the blush buildup was quickly rinsed away. It was like I had purchased a brand new brush out of the package. Did I mention the rather delightful fresh scent too?
Now this isn’t going to dry brushes quickly so you aren’t going to be able to use your favorite brush right after a cleanse. You’ll have to wait a few hours for the bristles to dry! I typically do my brushes on Monday night and by Tuesday they are nice and dried up for the week. I used an entire bottle of this stuff on about half my brush collection and I didn’t experience any bristle breakage or splitting. Plus it left bristles nice and soft after use and not dense and hard as some cleansers are prone to doing it.
Would I buy it again?
If your brushes are in need of a little deep cleansing TLC the new Real Techniques Gel Brush Cleanser is well worth a purchase!
Real Techniques Gel Brush Cleanser is available now at Ulta and Ulta.com.