Ok, so the opening to this post is a little bit like ‘Whhhhhy is a Raven like a writing desk’, but I betcha can’t guess. They both have songs called ‘Switch’ and I couldn’t think of a better lead up to this post and with all the wonderful blogs out their, a gal has gotta try something to stand out.

Anywho, I stumbled across this little marvel when I was Amazon surfing. When I get bored I like to window shop, and the benefit to doing this on your phone/laptop/tech device is that you can do so in your pyjamas, heated lap yeti on full blast, cuppa in hand and know that you don’t have to face the outside world. Whats not to love, right? During a recent browsing I found the Shadow Switch by Beauty Essentials.

It is a dry brush cleaner which quite simply you use to clean your brush off after you have used it, so you don’t end up with a muddy mix of eye shadows on your freshly primed lids. Maybe it’s just me, but I just use my pyjamas to do this, which in fairness made a muddy mess of them. At only £5.99 I knew I had to have it and one prime delivery later it was in my grubby little mitts.

It is, very simply, a round tin with what I can only describe as an open cell foam inside. The instructions are quite specific in that you ‘glide your eye shadow brush around the black sponge in a clockwise motion to remove the colour’ and you can then use the same brush to dip into a new colour without any crossover. Side note, I am not sure what would happen if you went counterclockwise with your brush, the instructions leave this information out. Maybe if you risk it, a fairy loses her wings or something, so chance it at your own peril if you grab one of these pots.

The sponge, whist quite dense, is easy to remove and cleaning is simple with just water and fragrance free soap. I use my brush cleaner and have included the Shadow Switch into part of my make up brush cleaning routine, and it has done it no harm.

Whilst I wouldn’t go as far as to say that this little pot is a staple part of my makeup routine, it certainly has helped my application of shadows as they only blend when I want them too now, and has certainly saved my pyjamas from a grubby demise. For the small sum I paid I think it is worth it, but maybe you should be the judge of that. If you have a gazillion makeup brushes then you probably won’t need to add this to your collection, but who knows it might be the best thing since sliced bread for ya!

Until next time peeps,



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