July 26, 2017

Beautyblender Keep.It.Clean Cleans Blending Sponges and Makeup Brushes

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Need a way to cleanse your blending sponges? This new Beautyblend Keep.It.Clean ($20) kit comes with a textured cleansing mitt that fits over the palm of your hand which can be used to cleanse your sponges and makeup brushes. It also comes with a mini BeautyCleanser Solid Cleanser as well as a sample of the liquid BeautyCleanser.

The set is $20 and available now at Sephora.com.

I have to admit I never thought I’d have the need for a cleansing palette or mitt. It seems like a big giant gimmick. I have two hands, I have brush cleanser, and I have a cup. What more do I need? Pour a little cleanser into the cup, swirl my brush in it, and rinse. Simple enough right?

But honestly, these cleansing palettes and mitts are game changers. I use the Real Techniques Brush Cleansing Palette and I’m not sure how I got by without it. It has those tiny ridges that get deep into the bristles of the brush for a super deep clean.

I’m curious if the Beauty Blender version is somehow different or more beneficial for cleansing blend sponges. I typically don’t use anything but liquid cleanser to clean my sponges! It’s wet, pour some cleanser on, squeeze, wet, more cleanser, squeeze, wet, squeeze, dry. I’m always worried I’ll tear them if I scrub them over a palette.

Count me curious!


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  • Susan

    Is anyone else bothered by the trend lately of “you have to buy Y to clean/remove/manage the X that you already bought from us”? Like companies make their mascara so difficult to remove that you need to buy their specific eye makeup remover. 🙁

    Cleaning sponges is not rocket science. A gentle soap and your fingers will get them clean.

  • evo

    I’ve torn the RT sponge over the RT palette.

    I think also, the RT palette has ruined my eyeliner brushes. The bristles have all splayed now 🙁 Been going by inexpensive brushes from Michaels before I stock up on more inexpensive brushes at IMATS in a few months

  • CC

    I love the beauty blender solid cleanser but it now comes with a mini of the scrubbers that helps remove everything from the BB! I don’t think I see a need for this especially since I don’t like the cleanser for my brushes and it would be way too expensive. I have the RT too and love it for my brushes.

  • Andi

    Count me in as I’m not buying into the gimmick. Do I know I don’t get 100% of the make-up out when I wash using just my hands – yes, does it bother me – no. Looking at the texturized mitt, it makes me wonder if I would get the same result using my $0.99 soap holder which has little nubs

  • Courtney

    I found that the Shea Moisture Black African soap is the best BB cleanser ever. You can get a giant bar at target for 5 bucks and it gets my BB cleaner than any of their own cleansers. Seriously… I love it. I cut the bar in 6 smaller bars with a knife and I’ve been using the same 5 buck bar forever!

  • Deb

    I tried using my Sigma brush mat to clean my beauty blender. It didn’t work. It seemed like I was having to be too rough with the bb, and sure enough I got a couple of small tears in it. I think this is a gimmick. I wet my bb, put a couple of drops of liquid Castile soap on it, then put it in a small bowl of water in the microwave for 30 seconds. Then I rinse it while squishing the soap out. Boom! The makeup melts right out. And it hasn’t harmed the sponge yet. I do it every time I finish using it.

  • Virginia

    Ok. So. Confession. Once when I first bought my beauty blender , I was washing it and using the Real Techniques cleaning palette thing. I ran my precious beauty blender over the nubs and ripped the dam thing. I didn’t even scrub hard!! So. Yeah. This will definitely be a pass for me. Might be nice for brushes tho ?

  • Logan

    I use a cheap one from TJ Maxx, and I can’t imagine it would be any different from the BB one (other than the price tag). I attempted to use it once with a Real Techniques sponge and it ripped right through it! I could have been scrubbing too hard, but I don’t think these “cleaning pads” or whatever they’re called are great for Blenders. I just use Baby Shampoo and my brushes and it works great.