I know everyone has been buzzing about these things, but it is for a good reason. If you haven’t already been converted to the Sigma Dry’n Shape, hear me out. It does everything it claims.
The elastic on the Dry’n Shape pulls the water out of your brushes in an upwards motion so that water evaporates from the specially designed Sigma fabric, leaving your brushes dry and protected. This Dry’n Shape will mold your brushes into its perfect form while drying it within 4-6 hours. You can also use the Dry’n Shape as a brush holder or dry your brushes on-the-go. There is no longer a need to dry your brushes upside down or use brush guards to keep them intact. The Dry’n Shape is also washable (although there is no need to wash it as the fabric dries clean completely on its on).
How the Dry’n Shape manages to draw water out of the brushes while tightly molding them into shape is beyond me. I never imagined binding a super dense brush together could help it dry. I used to have to stop by my wet brushes every now and then to try to squeeze it back in shape – but whenever I pushed the bristles of my dense brushes together, they would just stick together in a mess of wetness and never dry. I hate brushes that don’t dry even if I don’t have to use them right away. Wet brushes attract dust and dirty particles more easily!
With the help of the Dry’n Shape, I can wash my densest brushes at noon and have them ready to use by evening. The Dry’n Shape will not tightly hold your smallest brushes in its patented water-drawing fabric, but those small brushes dry within minutes of being wash anyway. If you want, you can combine your smallest brushes and fit them snugly into one slot:
This is fantastic tool for makeup artists. The brushes can literally dry on-the-go. The only concern here is that it holds 12 brushes. While that is perfect for regulars users like me, professional artists may need a few more slots for their brushes. Perhaps once the Dry’n Shape becomes a big hit with professional make up artists (which I am sure it will), Sigma will consider expanding it into bigger travel cases or even brush belts!