Product Review | The Brush Guard

How many times have you invested in quality make up brushes only to find that once they have been deep cleaned a couple of times they begin to loose their shape? Or have you ever travelled with your brushes but when you arrive at your destination the hairs of the brush are all splayed out from being thrown into your make up bag or into a brush roll? Realising that your brushes are no longer in their original shape can be devastating, especially if you have spent a lot of money on top quality brushes!

A couple of weeks ago I was lucky enough to get my hands on The Brush Guard variety pack that claims to help makeup brushes retain their shape and increase their longevity. The Brush Guards are long polyester covers that stretch over your makeup brushes keeping all of the hairs in place when they are being transported, stored or are drying. Given there is no universal makeup brush size The Brush Guard has made different sized guards to fit all of your brushes from small lip and shadow brushes right through to your largest kabuki. In the pack that I have tried there are 1 large, 2 medium, 2 small and 1 extra-small Guards. This pack worked really well for the variety of brushes that I own and use regularly.
When I first used The Brush Guard's I was worried that I had split and ripped the first one that I tried on my Real Techniques Buffing Brush. What I hadn't realised was that the mesh guard is very stretchy and easily slips over your brushes. So don’t worry if the Guard stretches over your brush, this is actually a good thing as it is important that the Guard is not on too loosely so as not to hold the hairs in place. Since using The Brush Guard's on my brushes over the last few weeks I have found that my brushes are retaining their shape a lot more than previously. I use them mostly once I have given my brushes a thorough deep clean when the brushes are still wet. I have found in the past that when the hairs on my brushes have dried the brush looses its distinctive shape. The Brush Guard's are breathable and allow my brushes to dry while also maintaining their shape, and when I am travelling The Brush Guard ensures that the hairs of my brushes won't get damaged in transit.

The Brush Guard is a simple yet practical invention that is a must-have for anyone who uses and values their makeup brushes, and wants to ensure their longevity. is the only authorised seller of The Brush Guard in New Zealand and sells 5 packs of different sized guards. I think The Brush Guard is a great idea and I use them on all of my brushes!

* I received this product/s for consideration in return for my personal and honest review. There will not, and has not, been any monetary compensation given in exchange for this review, unless otherwise stated. The opinions and assessments are my own, and are are based on the exclusive experience that I have had with the product/s. This review is a genuine and true reflection of my experiences at the time of publication.


  1. This is such a good idea! Great product x

  2. Thank you Chloe for your comment. The Brush Guard is a fabulous idea and a must-have for those who want to take good care of their makeup brushes. I am pleased you enjoyed my review x


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