December 27, 2019

You Probably Don’t Need the Fenty Dry Brush Cleaning Sponge

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Guess what? You probably don’t need the Fenty Dry Brush Cleansing Sponge because dude, it’s $18! Riri, babe, how you getting away with this sort of highway robbery? I love you but really, $18? Ok, we’ll give you one thing, your packaging is ace. The rose gold tin, the lid, it’s pretty darn chic but dry makeup brush cleansers are around $5-$6 a pop from a variety of brands. I mean, the J. Cat Beauty Dry Makeup Brush Cleaner I reviewed and loved a few years ago set me back $5.99 and I think it actually had a bit more surface area for my brush to move around in than the Fenty one.

Dry makeup cleansing sponges are pretty nifty. They have a rough surface area that almost has a Brillo-like feel and require no water nor soap to quickly remove eyeshadow or blush from a brush. If you need to quickly switch between colors this is a great way to do so as you simply swipe your brush across the pad a few times and it’ll remove the powder from your brush. This makes things easier when applying several eyeshadows in a look as you look won’t go muddy while blending due to colors polluting each other! It’s actually not as rough as brushes you’d think either. I was concerned I’d have split hairs or even shedding when using one but it actually doesn’t split the brush hairs at all. It’s not a cleansing solution but it is a quick clean solution when working on an eye look.

However, it is not worth spending $18 on as there are a variety of brands that do cheaper versions!

What do you think of the Fenty Dry Brush Cleaning Sponge?

Worth $18 or a major skip?

Where to buy



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  • atwiglikeme

    Definite skip, because here I am using my old bun donut for the same purpose.

  • kjh

    The Ulta one is 9, but it has an insert square of a denser, less scratchy foam for cream shadow removal. That insert gets kind of skeevy, because it retains the color off the brush. The outer, netting type cleaner for dry just lets the powder fall through and collect in the pan. Ri? No way. Unless it delivers on a promise to make my skin like hers.

  • Linda Whitener

    I’m with you, Muse! $18 for that is just silly when there are several versions available at 1/3 the price (or less).

  • Juliana

    I was thinking of getting it because no other brands sell them in Australia but at $29 here, I’m not so sure.

  • Violet

    Hahaha, sorry, Ri, but this is one product that most people would not care to spend $$ on cos it’s pretty. My J Cat ones work wonderfully and I got them on sale for around $3 each.

  • pauline

    I have a stack of washcloths on a shelf in my vanity for that purpose. When they get covered with product I toss them in the laundry.

  • Kish

    I’m pretty sure I just saw one of these at Dollar Tree, so yeah I’ll start there haha.

  • Julia

    It’s exactly what I thought when I saw the price! Even the Sephora branded ones are cheaper and BIGGER!

  • Natalie

    I haven’t really seen or heard of these before, but I just swipe my brush on my hand when changing colors, and then wash my hand when I’m all done. I also apply many of my shadows with my fingers though (so have to wash my hands anyway after doing eye makeup). I suppose a tissue would work fine too.