12 August 2013

HOW TO // DIY Brush Guards

DIY Brush Guards

Brush guards have become an increasingly popular way to protect your makeup brushes, I've been tempted to buy some for a while as my brush collection seems to be "magically" expanding but have always changed my mind as they're expensive for such a small product. I noticed someone mention on YouTube about making a DIY version so decided to do a little research about making my own. A few clicks on eBay resulted in finding a metre of basically exactly the same material for the small price of £1.60. BARGAIN! 

DIY Brush Guard

The material comes in a roll that simply needs to be measured against your freshly washed brush, snipped at the length you would like (I normally cut a little more than I need) and that's as complicated as it gets. I'm really impressed at how many brush guards I managed to make for such a small price and can now keep them all neat and in shape. The only downfall of this material is that it isn't as good for small brushes as it isn't tight enough to keep the shape, I've been trying to find a way to get around this with no luck so if anyone has any ideas or DIY tips below I'd love for you to share them :)


  1. Anonymous12/8/13

    This is actually really clever and I've never even thought about it!

    Thank you!! :)

    Layla xx


    1. I wish I could take the credit for the idea aha! xx

  2. This is really helpful!

    1. I'm glad you found it helpful :) xx