Sunday night is basically what I like to refer to as time to ‘sort my life out’, which basically means everything from a general tidy, to laundry, changing bedsheets, sorting out my handbag for the week, doing my nails and cleaning my make-up brushes. All those little things that when in place just makes life that little bit smoother. This week I reached for two products that are on different ends of the cost scale to help me with the brush cleaning chore so wanted to do a little run down for my latest ‘spend vs save’.
First up is the SPEND option – Clinique Make-up Brush Cleaner*. This is the ‘premium’ price of £13 for a bottle. Which really isn’t actually that bad at all, but when you see the save option you can see the real price difference. This one comes in slightly prettier packaging, with the same spray option to apply to brushes for an anti-bacterial ‘daily’ rinse. I use these frequently in the week plus when I give them a proper wash I usually finish the process with a spritz to add that little bit extra ‘germ killing’ goodness. This one doesn’t smell as alcohol based as the ELF version although that is the second ingredient, so assume there’s just some added fragrance in there to mask it.
Then we have the SAVE option – ELF Daily Brush Cleaner. Simple black packaging that looks ok, but a little on the cheap side and feels a tad flimsy but for £3.75 you can’t really sniff at that. As I mentioned above, the alcohol smell of this is more noticeable than the Clinique but in an odd way that scent thing makes me trust that it’s doing something and I’m not just spraying random water on my brushes.
Overall, whilst I like the Clinique spray for something as simple as keeping brushes clean I’d opt for the save version in this case!