I picked up the Real Techniques Brush Cleansing Palette on a recent Walmart run and I’d been eyeing it for a while. I had about 30 makeup brushes to wash so I figured it was a great time to purchase it. The palette claims to:
Clean brushes 55% better. The brush cleansing palette helps sweep away makeup, oil, and impurities from bristles to give you truer, more consistent color application.
Similar to other cleansing trays and pads, this cleansing palette is made of silicone and has raised “bristles” to help give your makeup brushes a deep clean. There are three sets of bristles on the palette for small, medium, and large brushes. The difference is, this palette fits in/on your hand which I really like. I don’t have to worry about having wrinkled/wet skin in the middle of my hand after washing 30+ brushes.
There are steps on the packaging that you can follow however I deviated just a bit. Instead of putting my brush cleaner (Dr. Bronner’s Lavender Pure Castile Liquid Soap) directly on the palette, I put it on a little saucer and dipped my brush then brought it to the palette to scrub. I just felt like pouring soap on the palette multiple times would be wasteful.
I do feel like this helped me wash my brushes faster but I had so many it still took 35 minutes to finish them all. My good friend Karen blew my mind when she told me I should’ve just washed multiple brushes at a time! No idea why I didn’t think of that but I will next time and hopefully be done in 20 minutes. Is it a necessity? Absolutely not but my unwrinkled palm is happy for the purchase.
What are your thoughts on brush cleaning tools? Worth the hype or not? Let’s chat in the comments below!