Shadow Switch

Recently I was lucky enough to win a competition with Beauty Essentials. The prize was Shadow Switch. For those of you who don’t know, Shadow Switch is a dry brush cleanser. It’s main purpose is to allow you to switch between powder brushes like eye shadow or highlighter brushes without having to properly wash them and wait for them to dry (every girls pet hate!)


I’ve read a lot of blogger reviews about this and I’ll admit I’ve been skeptical. How could a bit of foam in a tin clean your brushes? I was amazed though when it actually worked!! You remove the lid and swipe your brush around in the foam in circular motions, you can see the foam turning a slightly different colour when you do this. When your brush looks clean, stop swirling and test it on the back of your hand and like me, you’ll be amazed! There genuinely was no product left on the brush!


This is honestly the handiest little tool to have! I’ll admit, I honestly don’t have time some days to properly clean my brushes and I hate leaving them sitting in their litttle brush pots looking grubby so this is the perfect solution! I think the Shadow Switch will also be great for travelling. Who wants to pack a travel bag with eight different eyeshadow brushes and five different face brushes along with all your other cosmetics just for a night or two away?  Packing Shadow Switch means you could rationally bring only one eye shadow brush if you’re going for a simple look and you won’t need to worry about all the colours mixing.

The foam in the Shadow Switch is removable so you can take it out and wipe away the left over powder from the bottom of the tin and wash the sponge with warm water and fragrance free soap to stop it getting grubby. It’s advised you replace you Shadow Switch every two months for hygiene reasons but for only £5.99 I think that’s reasonable! You can buy Shadow Switch on Amazon with free shipping.

I’m so pleased to have discovered this and will definitely be repurchasing as it’s such a handy wee thing to have in your kit. Have you tried Shadow Switch before? Would it be something you’d find as useful as I do?

PaleGirlRambling xo

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  1. March 27, 2017 / 11:05 am

    I’ve never used Shadow Switch before but it sounds very useful!

    • April 1, 2017 / 11:16 am

      It’s honestly the handiest wee tool to have!
      PaleGirlRambling xo

  2. March 27, 2017 / 11:24 am

    Ahh! I have this exact product and I have been using it all the time to quickly clean my brushes in between uses. I think it’s such a handy little item and perfect for travelling around with you. Lovely review x

    • April 1, 2017 / 11:16 am

      It’s the best isn’t it?! Can’t believe I havent had one until now! So useful!
      PaleGirlRambling xo

  3. March 27, 2017 / 5:18 pm

    This sounds like an amazing little product and such a time saver! Am definitely gonna have to get one of these. X


    • April 1, 2017 / 11:17 am

      It’s so useful! And definitely saves time! I think it’s so affordable too!
      PaleGirlRambling xo

    • April 1, 2017 / 11:18 am

      It’s the handiest wee tool, definitely worth buying and so affordable too!
      PaleGirlRambling xo

  4. March 27, 2017 / 5:36 pm

    Hi, I’ve not heard of shadow switch before but it looks very useful. Thanks for sharing, Chloe.

  5. March 27, 2017 / 5:38 pm

    I’ve never heard about this product before, but I definitely want to check it out! I only have one blending brush, so when I’m trying to do a complex eye look, it can be difficult to keep things separate. I’m definitely going to invest in one of these in the future, considering how good you’ve said they are.

    • April 1, 2017 / 11:19 am

      Oh it’s well worth getting especially if you’ve only one blending brush! It’s so affordable as well!
      PaleGirlRambling xo

  6. March 27, 2017 / 5:43 pm

    I was sent one of these to review and I love it. Use it all the time. Like you said, it’s great for travelling too which is great.

    Can’t wait to try out more of the Beauty Essentials range when it’s released!

    • April 1, 2017 / 11:19 am

      Oh yes! I’m very excited to try out the rest of the range!
      PaleGirlRambling xo

    • April 1, 2017 / 11:20 am

      My friend does this! I think your dressing grown (or whoever does your washing) would appreciate you investing in one of these!
      PaleGirlRambling xo

    • April 1, 2017 / 11:21 am

      It’s totally a lazy girl gadget! Hope you like it as much as I do!
      PaleGirlRambling xo

  7. March 27, 2017 / 5:54 pm

    Heard such good things about this but I don’t aurally wear eye shadows but would Defo recommend to those who do!

    Jessica |

  8. March 27, 2017 / 6:03 pm

    This sounds so interesting! I might have to give it a try 🙂

  9. March 27, 2017 / 7:08 pm

    I have this and I LOVE it. I’m obsessed with bright colours at the moment so it makes it so easy to switch colours! X

    • April 1, 2017 / 11:22 am

      Oh yes this must be so handy with bright colours! I’m a neutral eye kinda girl but I’d love to branch out and try some bright looks!
      PaleGirlRambling xo

  10. March 28, 2017 / 10:48 am

    this sounds so handy! your photography is amazing and I loved this post xox

    • April 1, 2017 / 11:23 am

      Cleaning brushes is such a pain! This definitely makes it easier!
      PaleGirlRambling xo

  11. March 28, 2017 / 7:06 pm

    How interesting, congrats on winning that! It looks very handy indeed, never heard of it but definitely interested to try it now!

    • April 1, 2017 / 11:23 am

      It’s totally worth getting one! They’re so handy!
      PaleGirlRambling xo

  12. TheCrimsonCardigan
    March 28, 2017 / 7:07 pm

    These types of products are so handy, especially if you like to work with different shades at a time. I can’t remember where else I’ve seen something similar, but that is a pretty good deal for the convenience.

  13. March 28, 2017 / 7:07 pm

    I haven’t heard about things product before. This is amazing. Need to get my hands on it. xo

    Antonia || Sweet Passions

    • April 1, 2017 / 11:24 am

      It’s so handy to have! I can’t wait to bring it with me when travelling, will make life so much easier!
      PaleGirlRambling xo

  14. March 28, 2017 / 7:12 pm

    Those are gorgeous brushes I can see why you’d want to keep them clean! May get myself some! Xx

    • April 1, 2017 / 11:24 am

      I love having pretty brushes! Spectrum brushes are so beautiful!
      PaleGirlRambling xo

  15. March 28, 2017 / 7:34 pm

    This sounds like the perfect product for travelling! So Handy!!

    • April 1, 2017 / 11:25 am

      It’s so handy! Well worth getting one!
      PaleGirlRambling xo

  16. March 29, 2017 / 11:37 am

    I love the idea of this! I can never be bothered to clean my brushes, I defs don’t do them often enough!

    Lisa | A Bad Vegan

    • April 1, 2017 / 11:25 am

      It’s such a great lazy girl tool! Washing and drying brushes takes ages!
      PaleGirlRambling xo

  17. April 25, 2017 / 9:25 am

    I’ve seen so much about this on Twitter, and I really need it! I’m not very big on my makeup so terrible and uneducated when it comes to cleaning my brushes, but this looks like a really use to use tool. I definitely need to invest in one!

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