By Alexis Bennett
Updated Jan 11, 2016 @ 3:00 pm
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It's no secret that using the same brush for multiple colors can instantly ruin a makeup look, yet keeping beauty tools squeaky clean often times falls to the bottom of our to-do list. The process of scrubbing each bristle isn't that tough, but waiting for them to dry can be a pain, especially when you use them often. And we can't fail to mention those moments when you're tempted to use the same brush for your highlighter and contour. Luckily there's a solution to help you instantly swap out different shades—and all it takes is a few simple swipes.

The heaven-sent product is the Sephora Collection Color Switch by Vera Mona ($18; The sponge tool grabs traces of powder left over on brushes to reveal product-free bristles in a matter of seconds. It's no surprise that makeup experts and beauty bloggers have fallen in love with the convenient sponges. Now there's no longer a need to have a billion brushes for every single pigment you apply to your face. What we love most about this game-changer is that it can be endlessly reused and is washable, making it an all-around winner.

While the Color Switch does lift all traces of product, it does not sanitize brushes. So, this is not a substitute for those mandatory washes, but, instead, the perfect quick fix until you make time to thoroughly cleanse each fiber. Scroll down and press play to see how the beauty tool is put to good use in the Lotus Color Switch Palette ($33;