BeautyBeam: Give Your Makeup Brush A Headlight

A month ago, I posted about the BeautyBeam tool for nail polish bottles. Today I have a review on the BeautyBeam for makeup brushes…

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There’s only two pieces to this tool; the light itself and a silicone sleeve that holds it on the brush…

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There’s only one button that turns the light on and off…


I picked out a few of my most used makeup brushes to see how it goes…



Since I had practiced with putting the BeautyBeam on nail polish tops, I didn’t have much of a learning curve this time. And, makeup brushes are more balanced to work with than a nail polish bottle. Once you get the silicone sleeve around the light and the brush handle, it’s fairly easy after that…

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I didn’t always worry about the sleeve being on perfectly. The more I messed with it, the more I was stressing it out and possibly causing a tear. If I got it on to this point, it was still on there firmly and I was good to go…


I found it best when the light was close to the bristles



I didn’t quite get used to the extra weight at the end of the brush…


I think this is a very clever idea. If you are putting makeup on in a dimly lit room, you need this. However, it wasn’t as practical for me to use as I found with the nail polish BeautyBeam. I have a large, lit makeup mirror mounted to the wall and I can put my face right up to it. Also, with one eye closed and, with the fast sweeping motion of the brush, my eye had a hard time tracking the lit area. It worked better when I made very slow movements, but that seemed unnatural for me. I attempted to go without the mirror’s light and just use the BeautyBeam once. As long as I had both of my eyes open, this was good. So, when I was brushing on a highlight shadow on my brow bone, I liked this.

Also, when I used the BeautyBeam on a smudge brush for under my bottom lash line, and I could keep both eyes open, it was quite nice. I liked that the best, actually. Mainly because the brush movement I make when doing that is much slower.  Right now, I have my BeautyBeam on that smudge brush and am leaving it on that brush.

You can purchase the BeautyBeam at their website or, on Amazon. They used Kickstarter to help with funding and they made their goal. 


This product was provided to me for review. These are my own, honest opinions.

  • This is fascinating! What a cool product idea!

  • BeautyJudy

    I don’t know about the makeup brushes, but I NEED to get that for the nail polish bottle. My living room lighting is horrid!

  • Mai

    That’s really interesting but I would just worry about the light going into my eyes. I think I’m much happier with the lighted mirror I have now!

  • Great idea but doesn’t look like it would work well for me.

  • That is a pretty cool idea. I wouldnt even have ever thought of that. I am just a bit worried about the light right in eyes. But what a cool product and idea.

  • wwwhhhhhaaaattt! that is crazy! interesting

  • Interesting concept. I wonder if it would feel awkward for me. I am all thumbs.

  • Allison @neversaydiebeauty

    Cool idea but I think I’d like it even more for the polish

  • I do like the idea, but I wouldn´t use it.

  • Interesting. I think its kinda gimicky but may work for others!

  • Oh, what a great idea – fantastic!

  • Cindy Ingalls

    This is such an interesting idea, not sure it would work for me if I have to go slow.

  • Cosmetic Sanctuary

    Very interesting device!

  • I think I’d rather have a lighted mirror.. but right now, I have a magnifying mirror attached to the wall, and I love it so much that maybe I’ll look into a light like this!

  • FabZilla_Kath

    Interesting concept for those who don’t have adequate light! I face the window every single morning I apply my makeup so I get all the best natural lighting as possible.

  • hmmm… I think that would be perfect for me if I have to do makeup at night. 😉 Interesting and cool.

  • Anastasia

    Now that’s an interesting tool! I could use something like that right now.

  • Justina

    This thing looks so cool!

  • Betzy Carmona

    I totally like the idea of this !

  • This is pretty cool!