March 27, 2017

NYX Didn’t Cut It But Will Sephora Polish Up Silicone Brush Cleansing Pad Do It?

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So, I hated the NYX On the Spot Brush Cleansing Pad. I’m so sorry. I’m wondering if the Sephora Polish Up Silicone Brush Cleansing Pad might catch my interest? I have my doubts because I love my Real Techniques Brush Cleansing Palette so much. NYX’s version was a little difficult to use for me and I didn’t love how the fit was in my hand. I liked that the Real Technique’s version had a little bit of a well to it that I could splash my brushes around it as I scrubbed.

You can slide this on your hand and buff away but the lack of a well means you might lose some suds and cleansing gel as your work. But hey, NYX is cheaper at $10 bucks where as Sephora’s version is $14.

As for me, I’m sticking with my Real Technique’s version!

How about you?

What tools are using to clean your brushes?

Have you tried the Sephora version? Or the NYX one? What did you think?

Do share!

Between you and I, what I really NEED is one of those Lilumia 2 Makeup Brush Cleaner Device. It’s the Jorge Jetson of makeup brush cleansers! Totally does the work for you with the click of a button.


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  • Deb

    Muse, check out some of the YouTube reviews on that automatic brush cleaner. I was so interested in it until I watched a bunch of reviews. It’s a hot mess! I watch YouTube reviews with one skeptical eye because frankly I think a lot of people on there don’t know what they’re doing. But the reviews on this were mostly bad.

    • Isabella Muse

      Leesha, xsparkage, had tweeted she didn’t like it (i think she reviewed it too but I didn’t get a chance to watch her review)! And that was one reason it ended up maybe don’t buy list ;-D damn!

  • Cindy

    I have the Real Techniques one, and love it! From the pic the NYX one doesn’t look that great. It’s too flat and the bristles /knobs aren’t big enough.

    • Isabella Muse

      I really like the RT one! I like that it isn’t flat, the cup holds a little water so I can swirl brushes in it as a clean 😀

  • Nat

    I kind of like my weekly brush cleaning session. There’s something very satisfying about seeing the colours run out in the water! 🙂

    • Isabella Muse

      I agree! there’s something terribly satisfying about seeing all the colors run together into muddy water haha! We are weird.

  • Isa

    I hate cleaning brushes, and I would love to get one of those brush cleaning machines, but they all seem kinda violent and rough on the brushes! 🙁

  • Michelle Luna

    I have this but I just read your review/discovered the existence of the black NYX one and now I plan to return the Sephora one and get the NYX one instead. As far as the it-has-no-well part, I actually cup my hand around this to make it dip into my palm and I get a decent well that way. I think it helps that I only use eye brush sized brushes anyway, I don’t use powder/blush brushes so the surface area I need of a cleaner pad is fairly small, compared to the overall size of the whole thing.