Do you protect your brushes?

Posted by Lipglossiping On March - 16 - 2012

For some of us, makeup brushes can amount to a big investment and it pays to look after them.  It’s only fairly recently that I’ve bothered – to be honest, I’m a little bit easy-come-easy-go as my Mum used to tut at me whenever I was being less than careful with my possessions.

(foundation size – good for foundation and small powder brushes)

I use Brush Guards to protect my favourite brushes.  The mesh slips over the handle and cradles the bristles tightly, it’s not the perfect solution for travelling but I love them after washing my brushes as I can simply stand them on end (brush guard down) and this protects the ferrule whilst ensuring that the bristles dry to a perfect shape.  Infact, they’ve even recovered some of my domed brushes that I thought had lost their shape for good.  A worthwhile investment!

(blush size – great for large(r) eyeshadow brushes)

Brush Guards are priced at around £5.95 a packet and come in various sizes from eyeliner-brush sized right up to kabuki.  I bought mine a long time ago from Cocktail Cosmetics.

Do you do anything to protect your brushes? (or have you got better things to do with your life? haha)


11 Responses to “Do you protect your brushes?”

  1. Alice says:

    I bought some of these not long ago! havent tried them yet. but they look great :) x

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  2. Shockingly I’ve never bothered but with you saying you’ve improved the shape of some of your brushes, I wonder if I ought to invest. Off for a lookie-loo now!

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  3. Sydney says:

    I barely even clean my brushes, it’s so bad I know but I just wonder what else I could be doing rather than baby shampooing my brushes.
    I do like the look of the guards though, and as someone who travels A LOT it might be a good investment.

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  4. I love my brush guards! They’ve really brought back shape to some of my domed/tapered brushes, namely the MAC 165 and 217. I’ve actually found them to be terrible for travel because if the brush guard gets jostled back toward the handle it ruffles up the bristles and damages them.

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  5. These are so neat! I don’t use brush guards, but then again I rarely wash my brushes. . . maybe I’ll wash them today!

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  6. Louise says:

    I love Brush Guards for after I’ve washed my brushes, I wouldn’t be without them. I agree they’re not great for travelling though, brush rolls are better for that I think. They’re also not good for double-ended brushes – that’s just awkward.

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  7. I have a set of Brush Guards and I use them after I wash my brushes. I think they’re fab!

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  8. I’ve just bought a metre of brush guard off ebay for 99p. Feels a little flimsy and like it won’t last that long – but for that price you can’t go wrong :)

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  9. I use brush guards when I have to travel with them, or after I’ve washed them. Other than that, they just live their life in their brush holder, and I don’t get too paranoid about dust falling on them or that kind of thing.

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  10. Ruby says:

    I love using the Brush Guard to protect my brushes when I am not using them and drying them after washing. Definitely a worthwhile buy to protect the brushes. :)

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  11. […] may remember this post about the brush guards that I use whenever I clean my brushes, it allows them to dry and retain […]

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