If you’re someone who uses a lot of different eye shadow colours, doesn’t have that many eye shadow brushes, or just generally doesn’t enjoy deep cleaning your brushes as often as you probably should, than this product will be worth reading on about.
The Sephora Collection Color Switch By Vera Mona Brush Cleaner has a really long name but is also a really unique tool.
I was so used to wiping off my shadow brushes on my sweatpants whenever I needed to switch colours that I wasn’t even conscious that I was doing it. It wasn’t until I saw this in a favourites video (either Casey Holmes’s or Nicole Guerriero’s…maybe both?) that I realized that I would probably get some good use out of it (and cleaner sweatpants).
The product is basically a rough sponge that comes in a circular tin.
To use it, you gently run your brush back and forth on the sponge to remove any eye shadow pigment that was clinging onto the brush. The sponge grabs onto the colour that was on the bristles, removing it so you can go into a new colour without worrying about any traces of the old shadow distorting it.
You can take the sponge out of the tin to flip it over when one side gets too dirty, and you can also clean it with a gentle soap and leave it out to dry. It sells for $23 on sephora.ca.
I really, really like this! Just as I hoped it would, it takes away enough of the left over shadow on my brushes to allow me to use another colour without any transfer. The ridges in the sponge do a good job of removing the excess pigment, although don’t expect your brushes to come off of this sponge looking freshly washed. There is still pigment left on the bristles, just not enough to transfer off onto the eye. Here is my brush after I wiped it off on the sponge:
Because this brush has white bristles, you can still see the previous shadow colour that I used on it. The only way to remove that is to use a spray brush cleanser or give it a good shampoo, but that can wait 🙂
I think that this is a great tool for makeup fanatics. If you’re doing your makeup a lot like I do, it’s awesome to have such a efficient means to remove colour from your brushes. Plus it is easy to store in it’s little tin on top of your vanity or in a drawer.
Do you spot clean your brushes as you’re doing your makeup? If so, what is your favourite way to do it?
Thanks for reading 🙂