Hi all - wife just bought a small black leather purse. Its nice and we'd like to keep it tip top, so trying to navigate my way through leather protection products on Amazon and its a nightmare - thousands of mixed reviews, a lot by 'professional' reviewers. Long story short, can anyone suggest a good product that will do the job and not ruin it or change the appearance? Bonus points if it can also be applied to a brown leather jacket that I have that I'd like to start treating right too.
I have a pair of black leather shoes that are semi-dull (there's a tiny bit of shine, but nowhere near where I'd like).
All the tutorials/videos I've seen show a process of adding polish (I'm using a black Bickmore cream polish) and then brushing the shoe to a shine.
When I go to brush my shoe, whatever shine that was there from adding the polish disappears and it gets duller than it was before.
My question- is it that not all leathers benefit from a brush (in terms of shine), or am I not brushing enough? Once the shine goes away (which is immediate), I stop brushing in fear of damaging the leather more.