Posted on 14th June 2016

Clean your Makeup Brushes with the Real Techniques Brush Cleansing Palette

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Hi everyone! I hope the start of the week is treating you nicely. As for me, it’s been a lovely relaxed weekend of casual drinking, playing games and watching lots of films with friends and the boyfriend. I really am enjoying being home so much at the moment! I’m making extra effort to make time for my friends now I’m home and I’m so glad, I’ve missed everyone beyond belief.

Today I want to share with you a secret which I have been DYING to let loose… Well… It’s not that much of a secret, I’ve already blabbed about it to countless people because I just couldn’t believe the results. So be prepared for a lot of gushing in this upcoming post because this is my favourite purchase of the month!!

RT Cleansing Palette in Packet www.wingitwithjade.com

Real Techniques, Brush Cleansing Palette

 

This product is by Real Techniques and is called the Brush Cleansing Palette. I bought this simply because I was absolutely SICK of scrubbing my brushes against my hand and it taking me at least 30 minutes to clean them – it’s hardly motivating and quite frankly puts me off cleaning them altogether.

So one day a few weeks ago, after labouring once again over my brushes, I thought enough is enough and I typed “Brush Cleaner” into Google and BEHOLD I landed on makeupbrushes.co.uk which offered me the product at a discount price and for free 1st class postage. For once in my life I didn’t even hesitate to check out the reviews, I just whizzed through the checkout and crossed my fingers.

 

RT Cleansing Palette & Cleansing Gel www.wingitwithjade.com

*Swooooon* It’s so pretty in pink!

Because I checked out in such a hurry, I hadn’t even noticed that you receive a free trial of the brush cleansing gel, so that was a big bonus for me as I usually just use hand soap or fairy liquid… I’m not exactly a makeup pro quite yet I guess.

RT Brush Cleansing Gel www.wingitwithjade.com

I found that this gel went a long way! Only half a sachet managed to do all my brushes, so this is a product I will definitely be investing in separately!

RT Cleansing Palette Closeup www.wingitwithjade.com

The multi-textured surface is designed to gently work between the bristles for enhanced cleaning. It’s ideal for both large powder brushes and tiny liner brushes!!! Score!

 

Something really HANDY (I know, my humour is amazing terrible) about this product is the amazing handle and the flexible palette design.

RT Cleansing Palette Handle Closeup www.wingitwithjade.com

Please excuse my gross thumb nail – for some reason that one always snaps…

It fit like a glove and allowed full movement whilst cleaning. It’s also incredibly light so at times I completely forgot I was wearing it at all! As you can see in the photo, the palette is perfectly sized to your hand, and this was something I wasn’t expecting as my hands are exceptionally small, and this means that you are in full control of the palette, which is really important once it’s holding mucky water and your beloved makeup brushes.


HOW TO CLEAN YOUR MAKEUP BRUSHES:

Brush Set Before www.wingitwithjae.com

Bleughhhhhh…

Brush Set Before Dirtiest www.wingitwithjade.com

These two were particularly disgusting. I didn’t hold out much hope for the beauty blender, but I’ll get onto that later 😉 

 

Step one: Fill your cleansing palette with some lukewarm water. Don’t fill it to the brim, just enough to spread across the whole palette. If you overfill the palette it becomes very heavy, and you can damage your brush by exposing the roots to water as it will loosen the bristles and destroy it completely!!

Step two: Apply a small amount of the cleansing gel to your brush. Alternatively, you can use hand soap or fairy liquid as I’ve said earlier – if you have sensitive skin though, it’s probably safest to stick to what you’re comfortable with.

Step three: Swirl your makeup brush back and forth over the textured surface of the palette. As you can see in the image below, I’ve only used the smallest amount of water and look at all that dirt!! It was so satisfying to watch all of this come out. When the water gets quite murky, pour down the drain and refill with some clean water.

Cleansing the Brush Dirty Water www.wingitwithjade.com

Step four: Repeat until clean. Keep swirling and draining until the water comes out completely clean and without suds. For this particularly gross brush it only took roughly 2-3 minutes which is AMAZING. It used to take me at least 10 before!

Cleansing the Brush Clear Water www.wingitwithjade.com

How satisfying is that?! Ahhhh.

Step five: Leave to dry. The handy shape of this palette means that you can leave all your brushes to dry on the edge of the sink, inside the palette. As it is a rubbery material I found that it didn’t slip into the sink but stayed put until morning!

***VERY IMPORTANT*** Do not put your brushes bristle-up when drying. The water will travel down the inside of the brush and loosen the bristles, which will ruin the brush completely. So many times have I done this and little hairs come off on my face when applying my makeup. Don’t make that mistake!

Brush Set After www.wingitwithjade.com

So pretty and clean!

Brush Set After Dirtiest www.wingitwithjade.com

It’s a miracle!! All of this was done in roughly 15 minutes!

 

A BEAUTY BLENDER WORD OF CAUTION: As you can see, it cleaned my beauty blender to the point of removing long term stains, which was amazing. However, I got a bit cleanser happy during the process and forgot about the slightly sharper textured area in the middle of the palette, which lead to slight damage of the beauty blender, which you may or may not be able to notice in the images. I’m sure most of you clever lot will figure that one out for yourself, but don’t get too excited and lost in the moment like I did – stay away from the middle section with your beauty blender!


THE PRICE:

As I’ve said, I purchased this brush cleanser from makeupbrushes.co.uk and following this link, there is a current promotion on which saves you £1.49. At RRP: £12.99 you can now purchase this item from the site at £11.50 with free 1st class postage!!! To me that is an absolute bargain, and you really can’t put a price on happiness, or on beautifully clean makeup brushes!!

Overall I would rate this item as 10/10 for affordability, the look, and for its easy-to-use and highly effective function. I am one happy lady, with beautiful makeup brushes!


 

If you’re interested in reading another beauty-related post, how about you check out my Everyday Makeup Essentials post, where you can find out which products I rely on for my daily look!

I really hope you’ve enjoyed reading this post and that I have at least shown you how easy it can be to clean your makeup brushes, and hopefully you’ll find this product as fun and easy to use as I do! Have you got any other brush cleaning tips? Have you tried this product and have something to say? Please let me know what you think in the comments below!

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  • Ahh I so want this!! It seem’s so practical and easy to use. I defo need to get it xx

    Lauren | itslaurenvictoria.blogspot.co.uk

    • I highly recommend it Lauren, honestly, it’s amazing! xxx

  • This looks great! I’m so, SO terrible at getting around to cleaning my makeup brushes, mainly because it always takes me so long. I love how simple it looks to use, and pink is always a good thing!

    Great post, thanks for sharing something so useful 🙂

    Rebecca xx
    http://www.thestyleshake.com

    • WingitwithJade

      We’re all guilty of it Rebecca – that’s what makes this tool so perfect!! Now we have no excuses 😉 <3 xxx

  • I really want to try this real techniques brush cleaning set, I have been using either coconut oil or baby shampoo for a while, but would love to try this 🙂 Great post xx

    • WingitwithJade

      Ooooh I’ve never thought to try coconut oil… I’ll have to give that a whirl! I bet it smells divine too!! Thanks Paige 😀 xxx

  • Great little product, so useful and will save so much time on cleaning brushes
    Sharon x
    rosieloveslife.blogspot.com

    • WingitwithJade

      It really does save soooo much time, it’s an absolute godsend! Thank you Sharon! <3 xxx

  • You’ve persuaded me to get this… (I think the comment is actually working now – yay!)

    • WingitwithJade

      Muahahah I’m good like that 😉 xxx

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