Shadow Switch Beauty Hack

You know the pain, when you’re doing your eyeshadow, you switch brushes, only to find your matte brown eye has now got pink shimmer in it from the last time you used it… NIGHTMARE!

When you’ve spent what feels like hours blending and perfecting your eyeshadow, to ruin it from an easily avoidable situation, is annoying to say the least. That’s where shadow switch* comes in, and trust me, it will be your new best friend.


Essentially, shadow switch is a coarse textured sponge in a tin. However it is actually so much more than that. Aside from the adorable packaging, the product works wonders, such a simple yet effective product.


I wrote a blogpost on how I clean my makeup brushes and I feel like this is the next installment in that series. No other method is as effective as shadow switch, it is super quick and your brushes don’t need time to dry, they are ready to use immediately.


I feel a bit like I’m stating the obvious when telling you how to use this product because it’s so simple to use. You literally just swirl your dirty eyeshadow brush into the sponge and voila! The brush is clean and you can use it without any worry of the previous colour transferring.

You can see below how effective it is, the brush had dark brown eyeshadow on it, then after swirling for a couple of seconds, it was fully clean again.


I’m absolutely delighted with my shadow switch, I wasn’t particularly overwhelmed by the prospect of it, but after testing it out I can confirm that I really do love it. It’s been a firm favourite in my morning makeup routine for the past few weeks now, I reach for it every morning, at £5.99 it is super affordable as well!

Shadow switch is the start of something amazing from Beauty Essentials, they are releasing a bunch of new products soon, which will be available from Sephora. They are currently only available on Amazon but big things are coming from them very soon so keep your eyes peeled…

Do you have any beauty hacks that I just NEED to know?

Ruby xoxo

Disclaimer – products marked with an asterisk (*) are samples but all opinions remain my own.




  1. Lucyy Writes
    December 18, 2016 / 1:54 pm

    This sounds incredible, I keep meaning to clean all my brushes this weekend in prep for Christmas week…I never learn. Always leave it because I have so many and suddenly they’re all dirty. This would be great for inbetween washes! Lucy xx

    • December 22, 2016 / 10:54 pm

      Yes yes yes!!! I love my Mac 217 but only have one so it’s perfect for blending without ruining it xxxx

  2. January 12, 2017 / 7:14 am

    This looks so fabulous! Need to get my hands on it ASAP! 🙂 xx

    • January 22, 2017 / 6:27 pm

      Such a steal at £5.99 as well! You will love it Xxx

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