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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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Great for anyone who keeps their brushes bagged!
Purchased

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
Purchased

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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I LOVE these!
Purchased

What a great value for $5! I have a small make up back that I take to and from work with me. This helps keep the bristles of my make up brushes perfect!

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Brushes looked Tamed!
Purchased

Travled recently and used the brush guards. Very useful and kept my brushes looking perfect! Will be purchasing more for my brushes.

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Awesome way to protect brushes
Purchased

I used to just throw my brushes into ziploc bags, but since I got these, I just use them alone. Keeps brushes clean and neat and since there are so many sizes, you'll find one to fit any brush. the smaller ones can be harder to fit, but i mostly use the big ones. Also, I have some brushes that are double sided, and it's hard to get the cover over those, but any of these covers would have the same issue. I need to wash the covers soon tho bc they are starting to get a little dirty.

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I wasn't so sure at first
Purchased

I use makeup brushes every day and know that I don't clean mine often enough. These brush guards keep brushes protected and also allow air to circulate around them so, when I do give them a good 'shampoo' they dry quickly and the bristles are kept from getting 'bushy.'

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They're good
Purchased

I bought this mostly for when I wash my brushes. I like that I can stand the brushes upside down and it won't smash the bristles down. They work similar to Chinese finger traps in that they are flexible and mold to the brush. But when you pull them, they get tight (like a Chinese finger trap). They are inexpensive and are at no risk to try!

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Do what they're supposed to

These do what they're supposed to do-- keep the brush shape after cleaning-- but I probably wouldn't buy them myself. Of all the things I could spend my beauty budget on, I just didn't see a huge difference in laying out my brushes vs using these.

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Happy
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I bought these on a whim to meet the threshold for free shipping, and I'm so happy that I did. These work awesome. My brushes seem to dry faster and retain their shape longer after using them.

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The Brush Guard Variety Pack
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I purchased this product as a way to keep my cleaned brushes in perfect shape while drying. The guards do just that. Simply clean your make up brushes as you normally would then slip on the brush guard and stand brushes up right (or so that the bristles are upwards). The guards are made so that air can get in and around the bristle for faster drying.

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