I have been desperate to try out this device since I saw it advertised online a couple of months ago. I feel like there hasn’t been a lot of reviews on this, not that I have been aware of anyway. With it being such a unique product in the beauty industry, I just had to give it a go and see if it is all too good to be true….
The set includes; a bowl, spinning device, different rubber ‘collars’ to insert the brushes into, instructions and two brush cleanser samples from the brand. The rubber collars fit all different shapes and sizes of brushes, I didn’t have a problem with any of my brushes. Some you did have to squeeze on and it is a bit of a workout inserting and removing the brushes but, there’s not much you can complain about since there’s not much resolution to this, you need it to be tight or the brushes will obviously fall out! I have some square base brushes which fit into the desired collar without a problem. I do wonder how long the collars will last, as I can imagine they may weaken after a load of uses, however, you can buy replacements from their website.
So the big question is…..does it actually work?? In short, yes. It’s pretty darn amazing. It’s so quick and I couldn’t believe that when you’ve finished the steps, the brushes are pretty much bone dry, you get the odd damp one, but you can just keep spinning and it should dry.
Okay, so firstly, I used the sample brush cleanser and it worked like a dream. You dab the brush into the cleanser water and then spin in the liquid for 10 seconds, then take the brush out of the liquid and spin for a further 10 seconds, et voila. CLEAN BRUSH!
So once I’d cleaned a fair amount of brushes, I had refilled the bowl and used up the second cleansing sample, I still had a lot of brushes to clean (brush hoarder…) so I reached for my trusty Tesco Everyday Value baby shampoo and plonked it in a separate glass and diluted it with water. I dunked my brush into the soapy water, fully saturating the bristles and then put my brush and did the 10 second routine as instructed. Nevertheless, it didn’t seem to work as well as the cleanser, and the brush was still pretty grubby. I then put the shampoo in the bowl, and hoped it wouldn’t froth up too much! I then filled my spare cup with plain water in the sink (because the water overflows without the barrier that the StylPro bowl has) I did the 10 second routine etc and it did froth but thankfully the barrier at the top stopped the bubbles from pouring out over the top! However, this meant you couldn’t use the bowl to dry spin the brush. After lathering up the brush, I then put the brush into the plain water (in the sink) and rinsed it with the spin and then dry spun the brush in the sink to stop spluttering water everywhere! I felt this technique worked and the brushes still came out nice and clean. As you can see from the above picture, it wasn’t quite as squeaky clean as the brush which was cleaned with the cleanser.
After a few more attempts of trial and error (doing two soap and rinsing spins) I found the brushes came out perfectly.
Overall I’m super impressed with the product and believe it is totally worth the money. It’s quick and easy, and saves SO MUCH TIME, especially when considering the time it takes the air dry the brushes. With more saturated brushes, i.e. foundation brushes, you do need to do about 2 or 3 rounds of cleaning, but, it’s still 10x easier than doing it by hand. Even better? You don’t finish the cleaning marathon with hands that resemble prunes! Win Win!
- Enjoyable (who’d have thought).
- Actually cleans the brushes.
- Saves water.
- Hands don’t look like dried fruit after.
- Can make your brushes fan out a bit, but if you leave it a tad damp you can just model it back to its original shape.
- Ideally you need to have the cleanser for a more efficient clean .
- Pricey (£49.99)
- Debatable how long the rubber collars will last.
Here’s the website for more info. It’s available in boots stores and online, feelunique and the StylPro Website, as is the cleanser (which is also sold in Tesco). The cleanser is £9 (150ml) which is quite standard price. NYX had a good cleanser, which is £12 for 250ml, so I’ll be trying that next to see if it works as well as the StylPro cleanser.
An all round thumbs up for me, and I’m looking forward to my next round of brush cleaning…..never thought I’d see the day!
Also, how much do you love my Spectrum brushes? I’M OBSESSED! They’re vegan, cruelty free and so so pretty, what’s not to love?! You can get them here.
Lots of love,