Unlisted Brand • The Brush Guard • Misc Beauty Tools
|Would buy this product again.||89%|
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Black, Straight Eyes: Brown
For a few years I've been wanting to purchase these but thought they were too expensive. A few weeks ago I finally made the purchase and do not regret it one bit. The convenience and usability of these brush guards most definitely justify the price. I even think to myself why was I being so cheap before when they only cost $5 w/ free shipping! I purchased the variety pack and although there are some tiny brush guards to hold things like a brow brush or lip brush they stretch to fit regular eye brushes. They keep it's shape after every use and keep the shape of the brush hairs. I plan to re-purchase more variety packs for when I deep clean all of my brushes.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Tan Hair: Black, Straight, Fine Eyes: Brown
After reading reviews before my purchase, I saw that a few people had an issue with the size of the brush guards. I have about 15-20 brushes right now and decided to test the variety pack to see the actual sizes before purchasing multiple packs. For my ELF and MAC brushes, the shadow size fit for my tiny concealer brushes and angled eyeliner brush. They look super tiny, but they also fit ALL of my eye brushes perfectly. Remember, they're tight yet stretchable to shape your brushes! I hope this helps! :)
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Brunette, Straight, Medium Eyes: Brown
I had been drooling over these for years, ever since I saw Michelle Phan using it on youtube. Well, a month ago I caved and bought the variety pack. And I don't regret it a bit! I have been using them every time I was my brushes, with synthetic eyeliner and concealer brushes as an exception, seeing as they stay in shape anyway. I just slide them on and put them in a wide cup or something, and let it stay there over night. It takes longer for brushes to dry seeing as the brushes are being squeezed together to create a shape, but the result is so beautiful that I don't mind. I combine this with the brush cleanser from Daiso, and my brushes end up looking like they just rolled out of the mac counter. I recommend buying the variety pack if you just have a couple of brushes, but I am going to order at least two more of these just to have in handy if I decide to bathe my entire brush collection a rainy day.
This is a must have if you buy expensive brushes and you want them to last, especially since bristle brushes tends to lose it's shape over the years.
The price was reasonable, and the shipping was surprisingly fast. A++!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Medium Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
YOU MUST BUY THIS PRODUCT!!!!!! Especially for your larger foundation brushes, this will really extend the life of the brushes.
For those of you who haven't used them, you may have noticed that after a while your bigger brushes (think foundation and stippling brushes) may have started to flay and aren't quite as dense as they once were. The brush guard keeps them together and keep this from happening. And they're super cheap, too.
Note: If you travel with them, the mesh will catch the brushes and cause them to splay out. Don't travel with them, period. No matter what the packaging says.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Combination, Fair, Neutral Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine Eyes: Blue
I purchased 2 sets of these - one from Walmart called The BrushGuard and one from Amazon by Coastal Scents called the same thing in (if I remember correctly) almost identical packaging. Don't know if these 2 companies are related or if one bought out the other or what...regardless, both contained the identical products (albeit in different sizes because I purchased different size sets)
These work beautifully for drying my brushes upside down. I now store the brushes I am currently not using in these too (standing upright in a paintbrush holder similar to one I saw in one of EnKore's you tube videos).
The down side is that my thicker/denser brushes do not dry overnight if placed in one of these (example: Ecotools bronzer, any of my kabuki brushes), but that's OK - I dry upside down overnight and lay flat to dry rest of way next a.m. (I have backup brushes to use in the interim.)
I'm sure you can purchase the raw material product on ebay and cut to your own size requirements, but for me, this was way easier as I could get the variety of sizes I needed.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Red Eyes: Green
I really like these for travel, but that's about it. When I washed my brushes and used these, it took almost a whole DAY to dry where normally it would take like four hours just laying them on a towel. And I don't like the idea of them being wet for so long, even if they can 'breathe'. I won't buy again because I'm sure these will last me awhile.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Normal, Fair, Warm Hair: Black, Straight, Medium Eyes: Black
I have been eyeing this for a really long time now, especially after seeing Michelle Phan recommend it. I'm not a sucker for YouTube recommendations since I know most of the reviews are just paid and sponsored advertisements from the company, but I really wanted something like this that would help maintain the shape of my brushes after constant cleaning and drying. I've seen a couple of videos from other gurus showing the Sigma Dry 'n' Shape roll, but knew that I wouldn't really invest in something like that, so this was the perfect cheap alternative. Definitely recommend this to brush junkies out there! :)
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair, Neutral Hair: Brown, Straight, Fine Eyes: Brown
I just love them!
As I see, there are lots of uses for these guards, some of them work great, some are... well... just to be avoided. I bought 2 Variety packs about 5 months ago, and here is my experience:
So slim! I got them in my mail box in an envelope, so convenient. On the inside you will find directions and a rough size guide. Pretty good.
They are made of white plastic mesh that has the flexibility to expand, although it frays a little in the edges. So far I had no problem at all. The biggest problem I have is not to fit the bristles but to fit the fat handles... I have a lip pencil from Body Shop and the guard that will fit its unnecessary wide bottom will be useless for the tiny head.
- the extra small eyeshadow guards are completely useless to me.
- the blush guards I use for my eyeshadow brushes (MAC 224 & 239 and BB Eye contour-travel size).
- I use the foundation guards for my blush (MAC 168), concealer (MAC 192) and BB Eye shader-travel size brushes, and
- the Kabuki guards for my foundation (MAC 187) and powder (MAC 150) brushes.
Unfortunately nothing fits my MAC 182 Kabuki brush, so it stays in its container... So that's pretty much all of my brush collection and how the brush guards cover it.
I do not use them very much for drying. I leave my eyeshadow brushes to dry in these, but all the rest I let air-dry in a towel overnight and then I place them in their guards. I do that because the first times I tried to let them dry in the guards (following the instructions), the inner hair were still moist after 24hrs and I was afraid of damaging the brushes. However, with the method I use they dry properly and still look amazing.
Storing (on the go):
No no no no no no no.....
If the brush guards move even so very little towards the handle, they splay the bristles like you would not believe! Never EVER use them on brushes that are going to be moved. I prefer to have my brushes "naked" when I travel, I know that when I get home and put them "on guard" they will get back into perfect shape.
Now that's my favorite of favorites use for the guards! I keep them stored in a case I have, and I am so happy that every time I take them off they are just like new! Amazing! I have to be a little careful when I put them back but it is really nothing much.
This is how I do it and be sure that the guard won't slip towards the handle: I put the guard from handle to bristles (du-huh!) and as soon as the bristles are completely covered I pinch the upper end of the guard (along with the tip of the bristles) and place the brush on its appropriate socket on the storing bag. I then take my hand by slipping the guard a little further beyond the tip and release. It takes just a couple of seconds and I am sure to avoid any unwanted slipping towards the handle. Perfect shape every time!
I get them through Amazon and although on the US Amazon I see them for around $5.50 (EUR 4.00), on the UK Amazon (which I use - due to EU customs etc) they are GBP 5.50 (EUR 6.31). More than 50% up and with crazy transport cost!. For those lucky girls living in US the price is really great. Just a little more to keep your investment (brushes) as good as they can be.
Definitely! I am going to buy the blush & foundation sets, though, since the rest of my needs are covered. Buy and buy again. Definitely recommend!
Age: 56 & Over Skin: Dry, Fair, Neutral Hair: Brown, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Hazel
I am a performer and these covers work very well to protect my makeup brushes in my cosmetic case going to and from gigs. I got the variety pack, which has a nice sample of sizes:
- 1 extra small (Shadow/Liner)
- 2 small (Blush)
- 2 medium (Foundation)
- 1 large (Powder/Kabuki)
But there are also packages of each size - 10 ex. sm. or 8 sm. or 5 med. or 4 lg. if you have a lot of brushes of any one size - each pack is the same price. I need to buy more medium & big ones, now that i have more brushes!
I also checked out The Brush Guard website (www.thebrushguard.com) and it turns out they are made locally to me and they employ the developmentally disabled, a couple more reasons to pick up some more.
I confess i don't dry my brushes in these things... i see they are promoted for that purpose. I'll give it a try next time i wash some brushes.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Oily, Fair, Warm Hair: Black, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Brown
I like this because it keeps my brushes in a nice shape after it is dried. Good for storage. But if it is in your bag, the guard might move around. sheesh.