When I'm doing makeup, there are plenty of tasks that I can get excited about! Deciding what palette to use, or just putting on foundation! But if there's one beauty-related task I try to put off, it's cleaning brushes. I know they need to be cleaned, I understand how important it is to be sanitary... and I always get to it eventually, but it just takes time! Not only to clean them, but to let them dry! And you also have to hope that little miss Cupcake doesn't feel like hopping on the sink to knock them off one by one while they dry!
The Sigma Dry 'n Shape is available for $29.00 at SigmaBeauty.com
Well, since trying the Sigma Dry & Shape, I lose 2 of my excuses for cleaning brushes. They dry quickly, plus they're not just hanging out for Cupcake to knock off the counter! They're inside what looks like a brush roll, but instead the little elastic bands hold the brushes in place, and actually provide pressure that gets the moisture out of the brushes faster. Plus it gets unruly brushes back in their original shape. The claim is that the Dry & Shape will get your brushes dry in 4 ot 6 hours, and for the most part, it can do this. I find small to medium brushes (like eye brushes, or blush) tend to dry in even less time, but super large brushes (like a kabuki) might need even more time. Sometimes the innermost part of the brush just needs some air to get totally dried out.
I'm really happy with the Dry & Shape and it's been working great for my twice-a-month brush cleanings with Johnson's baby shampoo. (I'll sometimes to quick in-between cleanings with Wet Ones antibacterial wipes). One issue I've found is that I wish there were more loops for smaller brushes, along with some even smaller loops. I don't know if this would require a larger roll, or maybe an entirely separate roll. Either way, you can always rotate brushes in & out, and I don't usually clean my entire brush collection at once anyway. Also, smaller brushes do dry faster (even on their own), so it's not a big issue.
Is this a TOTAL must have product? No... you can still just lay out your brushes overnight & it'll be ok! But if, for some reason, you need your brushes dried even faster, this is great. It would also be a nice tool for makeup artists who are cleaning brushes often, and maybe you have to clean and immediately pack them up and leave-- you can roll this up with the brushes drying inside and just take it with you... they'll continue to dry! :) And again, this is great for helping brushes keep their shape. Thanks for taking the time to read my blog, and keep checking back for more reviews! :)
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