Brush Guards

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Brush Guards

Postby brushjunkie » Tue Aug 05, 2014 3:41 pm

Holy crap?! When did the prices go up so high?? The last time I bought they were like $5.99 a pack or something like that?? :shock:

I wanted to get some more for my new brushes. :x :?
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Re: Brush Guards

Postby alk1113 » Tue Aug 05, 2014 3:48 pm

I have some of the expensive ones - but I bought others from China for like a nickel and they work the same. If that helps. I know I saw the 'Brush Guard' for like $13 or something and thought that was ridiculous.

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Re: Brush Guards

Postby brushjunkie » Tue Aug 05, 2014 3:52 pm

alk1113 wrote:I have some of the expensive ones - but I bought others from China for like a nickel and they work the same. If that helps. I know I saw the 'Brush Guard' for like $13 or something and thought that was ridiculous.


Will go look on ebay. :lol: :ty:
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Re: Brush Guards

Postby Whee ! Confetti !! » Fri Aug 08, 2014 1:39 pm

Same here. When I was looking for my first brush guards and saw the prices of the actual brand "brush guard" I bought these on Amazon: http://www.amazon.fr/Cerro-Qreen-protec ... rush+guard and they're great.
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Re: Brush Guards

Postby brushjunkie » Fri Aug 08, 2014 2:52 pm

Whee ! Confetti !! wrote:Same here. When I was looking for my first brush guards and saw the prices of the actual brand "brush guard" I bought these on Amazon: http://www.amazon.fr/Cerro-Qreen-protec ... rush+guard and they're great.


Yes, am getting a friend in the US who is muling my Visage orders to grab some Coastal Scents brush guards for cheaper on Amazon. Looks like they are exactly the same as the official Brush Guard too.
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Re: Brush Guards

Postby sin » Sat Aug 09, 2014 12:40 am

You can order a 1m brush guard that you can cut into your desired lengths here and order some of their beautiful nail art stuff, too ;). Another local option could be going to a home improvement center near you, they offer cable protection sleeves that look very similar. I know that some people like to use the nets that garlic comes in or cut up bath sponges, but ymmv.

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Re: Brush Guards

Postby Carlyn » Sat Aug 09, 2014 12:49 am

Thanks for the ideas and links Sin. I have a few that I bought from Sephora that are okay. I tend to use them more for my eye brushes than anything else because they dry quickly. If I use it on a bigger brush then I take it off after an hour so I can fluff up the brush and aerate it to better to prevent mold/mildew from forming.

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Re: Brush Guards

Postby alk1113 » Tue Aug 12, 2014 8:05 pm

Just wanted to mention that the cheapo brush guards I got on ebay fit nicely around my kabukis after I washed them. I can't get the 'real' expensive brush guards to do that. They're usually too big. Money well spent Lol

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Re: Brush Guards

Postby Sylvia60 » Sat Aug 23, 2014 4:23 pm

Has anyone tried DIY brush guards from elastic lace?
I'm one of the 120 people in the world who have a Koyudo Red Squirrel cheek brush.

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Re: Brush Guards

Postby sin » Sat Aug 23, 2014 7:03 pm

You are talking about something like this, right? I haven't tried them yet, I have been thinking about DIY brush guards a lot though. They should work the same as the brush guards, I would make sure to choose a fabric that is not too tightly woven so there is enough air circulation.
Stores that offer lingerie making supplies usually have a wide range of elastic lace trims.
There are fibers with better moisture wicking properties, Cotton, Bamboo, Linen.... might be worth a try.


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