We all know how important it is to disinfect and deep clean our makeup brushes to prevent bacteria build-up and maintain healthy skin but the task can be tedious with wet brushes strewn everywhere. When you do make time to give your tools a bath, drying them properly helps prolong their lifespan and preserve the bristles for efficient product application. Placing them on their sides doesn’t allow for proper air circulation and drying them bristle-up can loosen the glue and cause shedding.
The Brush Bar is a portable drying rack that takes up just a few inches of counter space and can be placed on any table or flat surface. When closed, it looks like a long makeup palette and comes with a velvet travel/storage bag.
When you open the case, there are 10 metal clips inside that simply flip out and in by tilting the bar back and forth. To use: close the lid, place it on the edge of your counter and slide your brushes into the clips.
The great thing about this bar is that the clips are flexible so they expand to accommodate the size of most brushes (from thick to thin). You do have to make sure the handles are in properly and that the bar is sitting on the counter securely, but it works well and displays your tools beautifully. It would be nice to have a few more color options and cool designs but black does go with everything. The Brush Bar retails for $38.00.
The company also sells the Brush Board ($28.00) to help you scrub and deep clean those bristles. It comes with 6 different textures that you can swirl your brushes over to get in-between the fibers and remove stubborn makeup lodged deep within.
Just add cleanser and water to get rid of all the gunk! The board is easy to rinse clean and you simply lay it out to dry.
Both these products are sold separately or you can get the set for $55.00. They are available online at thebrushbar.com.