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.