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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

Birchbox Breakdown

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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Purchased

Thought I was purchasing a set of brushes not plastic guards, it was my fault I did not read the items description...however the item was junk regardless!!
I returned the item on 3/3 and am still waiting for a refund???

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love these!
Purchased

I bought these to go with my brush cleaning kit, and I have loved them so much that they now live on my brushes... definitely worth keeping my nice, expensive brushes clean and shapely.

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Must have!
Purchased

I love how the guard protect my brushes in my brush bag. I am very particular with my brushes. The guards keep all the bristles nice and together.

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LOVE
Purchased

I purchased these to add to my starter kit. These work REALLY well. I love that I can wash all of my brushes at the same time now instead of in multiple "shifts".

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actually made my brushes worse
Purchased

The hair from my brushes got stuck in the mesh and it actually made my brushes worse. Do not recommend.

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great for travelling
Purchased

These are great to keep brushes protected in makeup bags. I don't use them for drying, because using a rubberband to hang them upside down on my towel bar is easier and ensures the bristles won't slide and bend (which they can do if u dry them in the guards). It makes sense to purchase these if you have quality brushes and want to keep them in great shape.

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Simple, great invention
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Love these to keep my brushes safe and nicely shaped while they bang around in my makeup bag with everything else. I am kind of sad I didn't think of this myself, as it's a pretty simple concept - a woven plastic mesh that fits over brush tips and compresses them to keep bristles straight and tight. Kind of expensive for what it is, but I like & will use them just the same.

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Love these!
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I love packing my make up brushes with these covers when I travel...it keeps the bristles where they belong. I also love that you can put them on when washing your brushes and it helps shape the bristles as they dry! Definitely recommend this.

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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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