You know when you come across products and you think, ok that’s definitely a gimmick. And with the Shadow Switch, I definitely thought that.
Described as a Dry Brush Cleaner, the velcro-like sponge is meant to pull eyeshadow powder from the brush to reveal a clean brush ready for application.
It’s only £5.99 via Amazon so when I received it to try out, I was a little hesitant to think it would do anything. The sponge comes in a round tin and can easily be removed and replaced. It’s recommended that you replace the sponge every two months and is washed regularly with warm water and non-fragranced soap.
I grabbed my Urban Decay Naked 2 Palette and rubbed my brush into a golden shimmer shade. I was going to go for the darkest colour but it wouldn’t show up on the sponge. So for review purposes I wanted to try out a lighter colour.
I’m pretty certain that the sponge can be made pretty easily but the handy tin it comes in, keeps it from collecting dust and also makes it great to take on the go. The instructions are simple and any dry brush can be swiped on the sponge using circular motions.
It took less than 10 seconds and I went from having a dirty brush to a clean one. It was like magic! For the price of this product, the perks are great. If you don’t have time to clean brushes, for example, if you are holidaying, it’s a quick way of cleaning them without having to get them wet. Although, I’d still clean my makeup brushes on a weekly basis just for hygiene reasons!
This definitely a great value for money beauty hack and one I’ll definitely be using in the future. Why not try one for yourself?
What do you think of the Shadow Switch? Let me know in the comments below.
*Disclaimer – I was gifted this product in return for my honest opinion. This post contains affiliate links.