Sample Sunday – Real Techniques Brush Cleansing Gel

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Real Techniques Brushes (L-R): Powder Brush, Expert Face Brush, Bold Metals Arched Powder Brush, Contour Brush. Real Techniques Brush Cleansing Gel.

I have so many samples that have accumulated through my love of beauty boxes and freebies in general. In an effort to use these up I have decided to post about a sample I have used during the previous week every Sunday.

This week I have used a sample sachet of the Real Techniques Brush Cleansing Gel. I wash my brushes once a week and it only took one sachet (7.39ml) to wash the above brushes and sponge. I usually use Dr. Bronner’s Liquid Soap to clean them so will compare the outcome of each using two of my Real Techniques blending sponges and both of the cleaning options.

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Soap and Glory Massage Glove 

The gel seemed to cleanse my brushes really well and in comparison to the Dr. Bronner’s soap I usually use I actually found with this gel I had to use a lot less. The gel consistency also meant it didn’t run off of the Soap and Glory glove I use or down the brushes before I had the chance to rub it all in, this hopefully means it’ll last me a lot longer. This gel is more widely available in high street stores such as Boots and Superdrug whereas I have only found the liquid soap I usually use in TK Maxx and as we all know you can never predict what will be in stock.

Anyway onto the comparison…

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Before Cleaning (Real Techniques Brush Cleansing Gel, Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge, Dr. Bronner’s Liquid Soap. 

I always find cleaning my make-up sponges really tricky as previously when I’ve rubbed them on the Soap and Glory glove I mentioned earlier they’ve split or gone slightly rough on the surface. You can sort of see it on the right sponge in the picture above, I think this happens because they are so delicate when they are wet and so easy to rip. Again when using the Dr. Bronner’s I had to squeeze much more product onto the sponge whereas the real techniques cleansing gel is thicker so much less was needed. Overall I feel the results were fairly similar but the sponge I washed with the Dr. Bronner’s Liquid Soap took a lot more effort. See the results below.

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How do you clean your make-up brushes? Have you used the new Real Techniques Brush Cleansing Gel?

As you can see from some of the photos the sample really impressed me and I’ve actually purchased the full size, I’ve found the best place to buy this is ASDA.

*Sample was recieved in February’s You Beauty Box, all opinions are my own.

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