BUY it for drying, BUH-BYE for cleaning.
I have the StylPro. I think it's the original brand from UK that popularized this device. I saw a video of how this works circulating around social media, so I got one during my trip in Europe. After a few tries, I can say that in terms of cleaning makeup brushes, it does NOT clean all the gunk out especially when you use liquid and cream products on the brush. Powder products can be easily removed provided they didn't leave a lot of pigment on the brush prior to cleaning. I still noticed traces of blush and powder foundation on the brush after 2-3 cleaning cycles, and I'm not satisfied with that because I want my brushes to be spotless after cleaning. I still rinse the bristles under running water after the cleaning cycle because I don't want traces of soap in my brushes, so it doesn't really save much time (though the instruction doesn't tell you to do this). Also, the centrifugal (lol) force exerted on the bristles as the device spins makes the bristles of your brushes prone to fraying, so it's not advisable to use it on brushes with natural hair bristles (eg. eyeshadow brushes). It's better to use the Brush Egg to clean your brushes. The only plus side when using this device is drying time because it cuts it down to at least 80% (at least in my experience). Drying time still differs on how dense the brush is, so denser brushes (eg. packed powder brushes and foundation buffing brushes) will take a bit longer to dry. As for brush types, domed brushes are more suitable to be used with this device. I also find cleaning angled brushes with this can be a challenge despite only using powder products on it. Using this on flat brushes won't really have any effect.
about 1 year ago