When I walked past these in Boots, they stopped me in my tracks and instantly went in my basket. I was needing a spot cleaner back up (thanks to the rubbish one I’d got from NYX) was practically useless to me. EcoTools have recently launched their Makeup Brush Cleaning Cloths and thought they would be the perfect and easy thing to quickly swipe over your brushes with.
These are priced at £6.99 for 25 wipes – which if you ask me is a little pricey, converting to 27p a wipe. Folding out the wipes they seemed very much like the size of a regular face wipe and first impressions were, “they’re not as wet as I was expecting”. The £6.99 in store whilst did seem steep – also felt semi justifiable if the towel was going to be soaked in an effective product that was going to wipe everything away easily. Spot cleaning is normally a chore in itself for me, I have to run downstairs to get some kitchen roll to brush against, so having something to hand which is an all in one seemed like a premium that was possibly worth paying.
They’re described as being a way to simply cleanse your brushes daily, and are dematologist tested as well as being free from parabens and phthalates. so I started with my makeup brushes which were freshly cleaned and had been used just once to apply makeup – so they weren’t totally caked or needing a deep cleanse and therapy session.
The only brush out of all the ones I used was a brush from Teez which was natural/animal haired, every other synthetic brush was left dirty. The denser and bigger the brush was meant that the more impossible it was to clean too, the brush I’d used for blush looked literally no cleaner no matter how hard I tried. It kind of makes me wonder though, EcoTool’s own brushes are synthetic, so I’m not sure they even tested with their own products!
Overall given these are more expensive than face wipes, and probably would have done exactly the same job as a pack of face wipes did, if not they may have even performed worse they’ve not hit the mark with me. Given I wrote everything but this paragraph on the first wipe (I decided to give it a few more days of trial to make sure I wasn’t being unfair!) but I can’t imagine how these will perform as you get towards the end of the packet once they’ve inevitably dried out somewhat. Given this is my first experience with EcoTools (although I do have a new brush set which is waiting to be trialled), I’m disappointed and for 27p wipe I was definitely expecting more.