Could the affordable BrushEgg give the Sigma Glove some competiton?
Thanks to Instagram’s new Explore tab we get to see “liked” photos of the people we follow. I came across the BrushEgg ($8.00 + $2.00 shipping) and curiosity literally took over; just as fast as I was clicking to make the purchase, I was also getting red flags and warning signs were going off. As usual I skimmed Instagram comments and everything looked wonderful; great feedback on the product and shipping times … nothing unusual. Once I got to the site it was a different story. A lot of basic information was missing, colors are selected at random, no contact email address, FAQ page, About Us page was missing, and more importantly the product doesn’t mention a pending patent. It’s likely that there isn’t a patent on the BrushEgg since Sigma already has one the Sigma Spa Brush Cleaning Glove which has the same concept so the BrushEgg could possibly be an infringement.
Very little is known about the owner, from what I’ve found (because of a Youtube review) she’s a makeup artist in the Los Angeles area and launched the FingerEgg around 9 months ago and later changed the name to BrushEgg. For some reason her company’s domain name is registered to Cynthia Colis which I guess could also be an owner or an investor, but that wouldn’t explain why the domain name doesn’t forward to the site to make purchases.
Enough rambling & speculation let’s talk about the product. I really like the BrushEgg. I have a small patch of eczema on one of my fingers and it flares up really bad after washing a ton of brushes. I was able to clean my brushes without any issues by holding the egg in my hand. I can’t fit both of my hands inside comfortably but it still got the job done. I handles small detail brushes such as eyeshadow and lip brushes like a charm, even getting out bold colors and cream eyeliner build-up. It does an okay job with fluffy less dense brushes like powder and all over face brushes but overall still cut down on the cleaning time which is the main goal. Because of the size and limitation of textures (only dense dots and wide ridges) I think this convinced me to invest in the new Sigma glove because I need it when cleaning all the brushes in my kit. My order came in 2 days and I would buy more for The Pretty Agency because we need them! You can also check them out on Instagram.