I know I’m not the only one who has gone a bit NYX crazy since it’s launch in the UK. It’s a whole new range to discover and my local store has a massive range to try out. I’d been out of a spot cleanser for a good 6 weeks or so and my brushes have been need of a clean ever since, but I’ve not had time to wash them properly and wait for them to dry.
When I spotted the NYX On The Spot spot cleanser it went I my basket straight away. I sat down on Sunday afternoon to do some semi-theraputeic mindless brush cleaning on the sofa whilst watching Prison Break on Netflix and immediately I was disappointed.
Compared to others that I’ve tried in the past from the likes of Makeup Revolution and Freedom this was both smaller in size (slightly) and more expensive than a few £s – so my expectations were already a little higher. I found that I was spraying, and spraying and things just weren’t getting clean no matter how many times I kept reapplying.
The below brush is a Sephora Pro buffing brush (I think – the name has all rubbed off and I’ve had it for about three years). I use it to apply bronzer into my cheekbones to contour before going it with something fluffier to blend it out, but I like the initial precision it gives. The pictures below are after only two days of use as It had just been cleaned – so it wasn’t super caked in makeup. You can see from the pictures below just how bad a job it did of cleaning and it’s the same story when it comes to eyeshadow. I’ve cleaned my most regularly used brushes once (about 15 at absolute most, and most of those are shadow so small in comparison) and half of the bottle is already gone. I went in with 30 sprays on one brush – doing 5 pumps at a time before swirling on a kitchen towel as I would with any other. 30 sprays is ridiculous and it still wasn’t actually clean.
Overall this gets a big fat thumbs down for me and I’ll be going back to the Makeup Revolution one asap! If you have any other recommendations though please let me know if you have a spot cleaner that works well, and is preferably inexpensive too!