What make-up brushes do you use? What's your favourite make-up brush? These are the questions I hear all the time at blogger meet-ups or from chatting to other bloggers on-line. I have way too many make-up brushes and I love them all, there I said it! I'm no make-up artist so it is a bit ridiculous that I have an unnecessary amount of brushes. I have my favourites and I have ones I regret buying and I can safely say I will not be buying another make-up brush for a very long time. The conversation of how I clean my brushes and what do I use usually follows after and I have to admit I use to love washing my brushes, I'm no Monica Geller but I found the process almost therapeutic.
When my collection grew my enthusiasm for washing my brushes quickly faded! Instead of washing my brushes regularly I worked my way through each brush before washing them all and taking over each surface of the bathroom. I had my eye on the Sigma Dry'n Shape for over a year now and I was over the moon when I got my paws on one at Christmas from my boyfriend. I have a feeling he wasn't fond sharing the bathroom with a tonne of make-up brushes!
The Dry'n Shape system holds twelve brushes and is like a brush roll that folds over and fastens using snap buttons which makes it just about perfect for travelling and is also made from synthetic material making it easy to wipe clean. It was designed by Sigma as the name says to dry and shape your brushes but in a lot less time that it would normally take if you where to just lay them out to dry on a towel.
Sigma are trying to patent the material that holds the bristles of your brushes while they dry. The fabric applies pressure to the bristles to remove water from every fibre allowing it to evaporate during the drying process and amazingly has your brushes dry in four to six hours.
I'm not going to go over the top and say that this product has changed my life but It has certainly changed the way I look after my brushes and has encouraged me to wash them regularly and sometimes even straight after I have applied my make-up.
I have been using it for over a month now to dry various brands of brushes. It is excellent for prolonging the shape of my brushes and has encouraged me to clean my brushes more often. As a result of them being dry so quickly, I find it very convenient that I can apply my make-up in the morning and after washing them and leaving them in the Dry'n Shape I can use them again in the evening.
I only have two negatives to say about this product. This isn't a big issue but for larger brushes like the Sigma F80 or the bdellium tools 957 drying time for those particular brushes is about 6-8 hours because they are so thick it takes longer for the inner bristles to dry. My second comment about the Dry'n Shape is that smaller compartments for the likes of blending brushes could do with being a little smaller as I find the brushes do not sit as snug as the larger ones.
With the negatives out of the way I just want to say I love this product. I have heard of a few people in Europe having problems with customs when ordering from the American Sigma website so I want to take the time to let you know there is a website in Europe that stock Sigma and you can get the Dry'n Shape on their website too. I was not paid or sponsored by any company or brand to tell you this I just think it's really great and I will be getting another Dry'n Shape as soon as I can afford it!
Is the Dry'n Shape something you would consider using? If you have any questions don't hesitate to ask me in the comments below.
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My Dry'n Shape proudly sitting on my shelf doing what it does best!