Tuesday, July 13, 2010

The Brush Guard Review


I was surfing the net one day when I came across Enkore and Michelle Phan's videos. They are both video blogger who makes really nice makeup tutorials and teach you all about interesting makeup stuff. I was watching a video where Michelle Phan made on how to clean makeup brushes She introduced this very simple thing called The Brush Guard. I was immediately sold on the idea and went to check them out.

You can watch Michelle Phan's video here and Enkore's review of the brush guard here. You can check out The Brush Guard website here.

Taken from The Brush Guard website

The Brush Guard is an entirely new product that keeps your makeup brushes like new!
The Brush Guard is a stretchable, breathable tube which protects your makeup brushes:
While drying—bristles dry in perfect shape
In use—handle stays clean and grips better
In storage—no snags or squashing
On the move—perfect packing

Now available in five package choices: assorted or packages of all one size (all $5.50 including tax and domestic shipping):
Variety pack—assortment of each size
Ex. Small—Shadow/Liner
Small—Blush
Medium—Foundation
Large—Powder/Kabuki

I always have a problem drying out my brushes. I wash all of them at the same time and it is darn hard finding enough places and clothes pegs to dry them upside down. Don't laugh but this is how I usually dry my brushes. I either hang it on the clothes drying pole or on a clothes hanger.



The Brush Guard wasn't that expensive and I wanted to find out for myself how useful they were so I bought the shadow/liner pack and the large pack. They cost me USD$5.50 each and I had to pay a USD$3 shipping.


Well as you can see, the large pack contains 5 brush guards. They look kinda thin but they can be stretched out. For my brushes that are too thick and I can't push them through the brush guard. I used a medium brush to stretch them before trying it out on the larger brushes.


This is my MAC 129 Blush Brush.



This is how you would place your brush with the brush guard to dry it. Easy peasy, now I don't have to find places to hang my brushes.



All my face brushes in their brush guard glory.



The shadow/liner pack has more in them. 10 of them in total.



Some of them do fray at the ends but it isn't worrying and doesn't spoil the brush guard.

All in all, I think it is a useful thing to have in your beauty arsenal. I feel that USD$5.50 is a tad too expensive considering they are just made of plastic, perhaps they could have added more brush guards for the price. But considering how it will keep your brushes protected and help make them last longer I think it is a worthy investment.

Ratings: 4 lipsticks

2 comments:

  1. i absolute love the brush guard!!! seriously one of my best purchases ever :) i need to get the ones for the eye-brushes though :)

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  2. Hey Mimi, my sentiments exactly. It is so simple yet so useful.

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