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Pick up The Brush Guard’s Variety Pack to keep all your brushes clean and protected.

The Brush Guard

Birchbox Breakdown

Old makeup sticks around—and not just on our faces. Our makeup brushes need cleansing, too, and we’re not talking just a rinse in the sink. This makeup brush cleaning kit strips out oils, skin cells, bacteria, dust, dirt—and all that makeup that your handy brushes have been applying so dutifully.

How it Works

It all starts with an organic aloe-infused cleansing agent that trumps regular soap, plus a bristle-separating Washing Cup with a scaled bottom to deep clean. Once scrubbed, the brush gets wrapped in a cloth made of soft bamboo fiber that, like cotton, has a high absorbency. The final touch: A cross-stitched guard holds the brush’s shape in The Drying Vase. So we can freshen up with a fresh brush.

How to Use

It’s more than one step, but it’s no factory line. Just think: clean, shape, dry. Place a pea-sized shampoo drop into the cup, and swirl a wet brush against the texturized bottom. You’ll see a froth of dirtied makeup residue. Rinse brush in the sink, and part the center bristles to see if there’s leftover soap. If there is, pinch and smooth until the froth is gone. Dry with The Blotting Cloth, and set in The Drying Vase until your brushes are good-as-new. The final touch? Add The Brush Guard® by placing it on the right-sized brush, handle first, and pushing up over the bristles by ¼ inch.

Squeaky Clean Brush Shampoo®: Aloe barbadensis (Organic Aloe) Juice, Lavandula angustifolia (Organic lavender) Distillate, Anthemis nobilis (Roman Chamomile) Distillate, Sodium Lauryl Sulfoacetate, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Disodium Laureth Sulfosuccinate, Kosher Vegetable Glycerin, Phenoxyethanol, Calcium d-Pantothenate (Pro-Vitamin B5), Hydrolyzed Wheat Proteins, Simmondsia chinesis (Jojoba) Oil, Rosa mosqueta (Rosehip) Seed Oil, Tocopherol (Vitamin E), Tetrasodium EDTA, Citric Acid

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This cleaner covers it all! It has great cup holders one for cleaning the brush one for letting it set to dry after cleaning! Also instructions its the real deal when it comes o clean tools!

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Awesome
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I like to use high-quality (read: expensive) brushes that will last a long time. This is the perfect product to really give them a deep clean every once in a while. Until now, I have just used brush cleaner from a high-end makeup brand - every one or two weeks I would clean the brushes, and never having used another brush cleaner, I thought this product was great. Then I got the brush guard cleaning kit. Whole new story - this is like washing your hair, where you feel like a new woman. My brushes look great. Only complaint is that it is time consuming (but worth the time!).

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Great way to clean brushes!
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Gave a good brush cleaning, easy way to sanitize them. The drying towel works very well. I liked the color, it sits nicely on our counter!

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Very clever product
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Normally I wouldn't spend my money on something that I can do my self at home for free but I decided to give this a try. Definitely worth it! Cleans great, especially with the little bristle cleaners at the bottom of the cleaning cup. Cleaning solution gets the job done quickly. My brushes, shamelessly so, haven't been cleaned in years. The brush guards are great too! They really work to reshape your brush while it's drying. Would recommend this ( great value too)!!!

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So cute!
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I just started getting into make because of Birchbox so this was the first kit I ever really purchased to clean my brushes that wasn't just using my sink and I absolutely love it! It cleans them so quickly and when I'm not using it, it sits on my vanity and holds all my brushes for easy use.

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Makes cleaning easier!
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Made cleaning all my brushes easier and faster! It also cleans it better than I can with just my hands.

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Perfect cleaning method
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I invested a lot in purchasing my brushes, and I want to keep them at their best. The cleaning kit is all-in-one and helps make my investment last for years.

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Glad I bought it
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I've been using the Sephora make-up brush cleaner for a while now and its been great except its such a pain to get the inner bristles of brushes especially foundation brushes with the cleaner and a tissue (as I was instructed). I didn't see a noticeable difference in the brush soap in the kit, but the cup made the whole purchase worth while. It completely cleaned the brush.

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Just what I've been missing
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Washing brushes has been a complete pain until this nifty kit. Its much quicker and more effective and the deep cleaning really restored some brushes that appeared to be on their way out! love it!

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Great Kit
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I've been looking for a good kit to clean my brushes and this one definitely works great! I love how well it cleans all the old make up out of my brushes! Definitely love it

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