April 6, 2017

Revlon Brush & Sponge Daily Cleanser Review

This was provided to me by a brand for review but all opinions expressed are my own

Revlon Brush & Sponge Daily Cleanser (7.99) is a new makeup brush cleaner that actually launched back in December which I only just recently heard about. Aside from NYX Brush Cleaner, Real Techniques Gel Brush Cleanser, and Ecotools Makeup Brush Cleansing Shampoo, I feel like drugstore makeup brush cleansers are a little lacking aren’t they?

I was pretty excited to see Revlon decided to venture into the brush cleansing world.

Here’s my thoughts and review on their Brush & Sponge Daily Cleanser.

Revlon Brush & Sponge Daily Cleanser is available in a 5.07 oz spray bottle and can be used on natural or synthetic hair brushes. I wasn’t too surprised at the mist spray application because I actually pour Cinema Secrets Brush Cleanser into a mist bottle and use it to clean my brushes during color switching since it dries instantly. Although, Revlon’s version is not a quick dry formula. The mist application seems like a handy, mess-free, and different way to clean brushes but I had some reservations. For example, how much would I have to mist on to get my brushes clean, would I go through a bottle fast, etc…?

To use the cleanser you simply spritz your dirty brush a few times, work the cleanser into the brush with your fingers, and rinse. I didn’t love working the cleanser into the brush with my hands and felt like I wasn’t successfully cleaning them using this method. So, I hauled out my Real Techniques Brush Cleansing Palette to do the work for me. I misted and stroked the brush over the palette a few times and added water and stroked them a few more times across the palette. The cleansing formula seems a little weak. I misted quite a bit onto a brush that I had used with cream foundation and it struggled removing it. I did give it the benefit of the doubt with creams since creams are always a little harder to remove from makeup bushes so, I went to work on my powder and eyeshadow brushes. In this area, it did a little bit of a better job but it still left behind a good deal of residue on my brushes. I was left wondering if it might have done a better job if I dumped some in a cup and swirled brushes around in the fluid. Maybe it was the misting that just wasn’t cutting the job? For those curious, this has absolutely no fragrance.

In the end, I decided to reserve using this on some of my smaller eyeshadow brushes and just for quickie cleans because I just felt like it was quite deep cleaning my brushes well enough. If you have a small handheld cleansing palette and a few brushes that aren’t super filthy this will be good to get a basic clean in without spending a lot of time bent over a sink. For example, if you use certain eyeshadow brushes day to day that you want to give a quick clean too! But for brushes that need a good, deeper clean this probably won’t get the job done well.

Revlon Brush & Sponge Daily Cleanser a available now at drugstores.

Tried it?

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This was provided to me by a brand for review but all opinions expressed are my own

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Isabella MuseIsabella is just an average everyday geeky girl who doesn’t blend her eyeshadow correctly, wears too much blush, and hopes she never finds her holy grail products because she likes the thrill of the chase so much. Her mission is to bring you super honest reviews on makeup, skincare, fragrance and all things beauty. She’s in no way an expert on the topic and she sure as hell isn’t a super model. But she’s passionate about makeup and is seeking like-minded individuals that like pina coladas, getting caught in the rain, and ones that enjoy spending hundreds of dollars at Sephora without feeling buyer’s remorse. If you’re that person feel free to reach out and leave a comment or follow me on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Bloglovin‘.

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  • Isa

    These mist brush cleansers don’t seem to do much. Admittedly, I’ve only tried 2, but they certainly didn’t inspire me to try anymore. Nowadays if I just want a quick clean I use wipe them off with a bit of micellar water.

    I’ve also tried the Daiso brush cleaner after hearing ppl actually rave about those. Well, maybe they work well for sponges, but god-awful IMO on brushes! One of my Sephora Pro brushes came out practically a different shape and the bristles felt completely different.

    • Isabella Muse

      Agreed! I’ve tried a few and you have to use so much product and they don’t seem to get brushes clean :-/ Good idea on micellar water 😀 Oh no! I never tried it! My fav is still MAC Brush Cleaner! And the Real Techniques gel is really good 😀

  • Cheryl

    Nothing beats Cinema Secrets. I buy the 32 oz bottles on Amazon for $30-$34 (the price varies). At around $1 per ounce, it’s much more cost effective than buying the little bottles in Sephora, lasts a long time (I decant it into a small spray bottle, like you), and it cleans better than anything else. I still deep clean every couple of weeks, but it’s not a tough job when you spritz and wipe your brushes on a microfiber cloth after each use.