May 7, 2015

Do Want Vera Mona Color Switch Duo

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Vera Mona Color Switch

I can’t tell you how many times I was working on an eye look with a few shades of eyeshadow but ended up messing it up because my brush wasn’t fully clean. I tend to swipe my brush between uses on a small pieces of tissue. I’ll stroke it back and forth briskly to remove any excess shadow and re-dip into the next shade.

Sometimes this doesn’t always work out great especially if I’m using dark eyeshadows and sometimes I end up messing my look up when switching between shades. I can avoid this by just using separate eyeshadow brushes that works!

But I have to say the Vera Mona Color Switch Duo could potentially become my new best friend!

The Vera Mona Color Switch Duo is a simple sponge that serves two purposes. The outer ring sponge can be used to swipe your brush across when switching between colors to remove excess eyeshadow and the inner sponge is damp and can be used to not only clean your brush but also slightly dampens your brush so you shadows can be applied more intensely and richer.

Nifty right?

I dunno if it works better than my little tissue trick but I’m willing to try!

Next trip to Urban Outfitters I’ll be picking this one up!

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  • Simone

    Interesting. If you end up getting this, I’d love your opinions on it 🙂

  • amy

    Fortunately, this is an online exclusive, so I won’t be so tempted to buy this, LOL! I don’t mind using multiple brushes at home, but this would be nice for traveling. Investing in some baby washcloths might be worth considering, as tissues can break down & produce little bits of lint. I have several from when my daughter was a baby that I never ended up using, and they’re great foe spot-cleaning rushes, and I find I use far less brush cleaner, too!

    • Isabella Muse

      Sephora used to have brush wipes which were SO great. They were slightly damp and you could easily switch up colors by swiping off on the wipe 😀

  • Ryou

    I think Wayne Goss reviewed this a while back and he said it’s basically a piece of stippling sponge in a tin. So I tried using coarse stippling sponge to clean my brushes between colors and so far it’s working out okay (I need to remember to be gentle, though).

    • Elena

      I saw the same video and ordered a stipple sponge from a paint store site. Works great and for $4.00 rather than $20.00.

  • Kat

    I like the idea, but I don’t think i’d pay 20 dollars for one of these ):

    I one of those sock bun sponges I got at H&M for the same purpose as the outside sponge here and it works great to remove some excess shadow!

  • Amber

    I’ve seen a few reviews on this on Youtube! Grav3yardgirl did I demo and it looked like it got all the dark shadow out of the brush!

    Hope you’re able to pick this up first!

    • Isabella Muse

      I was thinking about but it seems you can just use one of those bun rings and it does the same thing haha!

  • Eriu

    Save your money! This is essentially a craft stippling sponge you could get at Michaels for cheap. Or you could get a cheap bun donut at the dollar store and that works exactly the same (this is what I did after watching a video a MUA did to compare the two). Works perfectly and much faster and more thorough than the tissue trick.

  • Daniel

    I got this one and it works out great 🙂 However, I DO suggest you buy one of those sock bun sponges, as it’s pretty much the same. I bought the Vera Mona solo, because even the sales rep at the store told me the duo one has no real added value.

  • ana

    Hey, I tried this out at IMATS nyc this year. The sales guy was pushing this on me, he did his little bit and used a red shadow and it seemed to work. But I was still skeptic so I asked to try it. Needless to say, I did the same thing the guy said to do. I used the red shadow and cleaned it, then swiped the brush on my skin to see if it was clean, and NOPE. There was still red on my arm. I wasn’t about to drop the money for that. I’m okay With Multiple Brushes And cleaning extra pigment on my forearm (I’m a mua we do that sometimes). It seems like you have to really rub the brush in that thing, I’ve invested too much on my brushes to damage.

  • Zadidoll

    It’s a gimmick product because it’s just a stippling sponge which you can buy for under $3 at any beauty supply store that carries special effect makeup (or at Halloween).

    Duo: $20
    Solo: $17
    Duo refill: $10
    Duo white sponge refill: $8
    Solo refill: $8

    Save your money, there are alternatives out there for $2 or less.

  • inatay02

    I saw Bunny on youtube review this and many comments said to buy a cheaper equivalent. I actually use a scrub daddy spong that i bought at bed bath and beyond. it seems to be almost the same material, comes in fun colors, a good price and smiles at you from your vanity. I use mine daily and it definitely works for me! check it out!