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Don’t forget to clean your brushes at least once every other week with The Brush Guard’s Cleaning Kit.

The Brush Guard

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We close our compacts and screw on moisturizer tops, all to keep dirt and dust away from the products that touch our faces. But somehow makeup brushes get tossed around in cosmetic bags and left on vanity shelves. That’s why these brush guards are perfect—they keep our tools clean and protected against all the yuckiness that builds up.

How it Works

The cross-stitched plastic guard holds the shape of a makeup brush. It also protects it from dust and dirt. And the snug fit keeps all our favorite tools safe. Try the ¼” for your shadow or liner brushes, and the ⅖” size for blush accents. We like the ¾” guard for foundation brushes, and the 1” for powder or Kabuki brushes to keep your all-over application tools extra clean.

How to Use

Slide The Brush Guard® over the brush’s handle past the end of the bristles. Keep the guard on whenever you’re not applying or reapplying. That’s it. The only puzzle piece is which guard is the right size for your brush. As a test when the guard is on, tap the bristle end of the brush on a solid surface. If the guard slides back at all, it’s too big; try the next smallest size.

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I love these products! I travel a lot and always have an issue keeping my brushes in good condition when I packing them away in a makeup bag. These guards slide onto your brush and protects them from dust while keeping them in their original shape. I often times use this product when I was my brushes (after it's begun to dry) to ensure the bristles to do fall off or change shape.

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Not what I expected
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These guards don't really keep brushes clean because they have holes all over them. They're like those Chinese handcuffs from my childhood. I was expecting something like a sleeve to fully cover the bristle part that would protect from spilled liquid or powder - these don't do that.

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Great addition to my kit
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I originally bought the Brush Guard Kit and realized quickly that with all of the brushes I have it would be great to have extras. The can be used by them selves with out the kit too. They do a great job at reshaping your brushes while they are drying. Makes them like new again. Can be used as protectors for when you have to carry them in that vicious make bag too.

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AMAZING!!!
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Protects brushes well, love love love this purchase! You will not be disappointed! Never have my brushes been cleaner after a trip then when I used these!

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Great for travel

I love these. They are great for protecting makeup brushes while traveling and also reshaping them after washing your brushes

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Lifesavers (brushsavers)
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I have a very expensive set of professional makup brushes, and these little guys have saved my bristles! Keeps them in shape and lovely for the next time you need them. <3

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Love these guards!

These brush guards are fantastic and shape my brushes so well after cleaning! I have 2 packs and plan to buy more!

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Keeps my brushes like new.
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I invested a lot in purchasing my brushes, and I want to keep them at their best. These guards help make my investment last for years.

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Great for anyone who keeps their brushes bagged!
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I have one of these for every brush I own! They're a must-have for anyone who likes to play with shadows and liners, especially if you're using a canvas bag that isn't easy to clean. Keeps everything nice and neat!

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Great for travel and washing your brushes
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Love these brush guards. I use them when I travel and to reshape my brushes after washing them. I wish the set came with more of the larger sizes though.

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