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Title:
COSMETIC BRUSH COVER
Document Type and Number:
WIPO Patent Application WO/2020/264106
Kind Code:
A1
Abstract:
The present disclosure provides a cover for a cosmetic brush that includes a handle, a ferrule, and bristles. The cover comprises a body having substantially the same shape of the ferrule and bristles and comprising a stretchable and conformable material, the body having an internal volume sufficient to contain the entirety of the ferrule and bristles; a first opening at a first end of the body for receiving the cosmetic brush in a handle-first orientation; a stretchable second opening at a second end of the body, the second opening being less than or substantially the same width as the ferrule and capable of stretching to admit the ferrule therethrough; and a flap distally extending from the first end of the body, the flap configured to fold over the body to substantially cover the first opening and comprising a closure mechanism capable of attaching to the body. The cover is capable of holding the cosmetic brush substantially in place. Also provided herein is a covered cosmetic brush.

Inventors:
PYNE MARIBETH (US)
Application Number:
US2020/039543
Publication Date:
December 30, 2020
Filing Date:
June 25, 2020
Export Citation:
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Assignee:
TTR LAKESHORE (US)
International Classes:
A46B17/04; A46B9/08; A46B17/08
Attorney, Agent or Firm:
RAO, Minxi (US)
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Claims:
WHAT IS CLAIMED IS:

1. A cover for a cosmetic brush including a handle, a ferrule, and bristles, the cover

comprising:

a body having substantially the same shape of the ferrule and bristles and comprising a stretchable and conformable material, the body having an internal volume sufficient to contain the entirety of the ferrule and bristles;

a first opening at a first end of the body for receiving the cosmetic brush in a handle-first orientation;

a stretchable second opening at a second end of the body, the second opening being less than or substantially the same width as the ferrule and capable of stretching to admit the ferrule therethrough; and

a flap distally extending from the first end of the body, the flap configured to fold over the body to substantially cover the first opening and comprising a closure mechanism capable of attaching to the body,

wherein the cover is capable of holding the cosmetic brush substantially in place.

2. The cover of claim 1, wherein the body comprises neoprene.

3. The cover of claim 2, wherein the body further comprises spandex and has a thickness of about 1 mm to about 2 mm.

4. The cover of claim 1, wherein the second opening has an unstretched width less than the width of the body.

5. The cover of claim 1, wherein the first and second openings have substantially the same unstretched width.

6. The cover of claim 1, wherein the first opening has a larger width than an unstretched width of the second opening, and the body comprises a tapered portion configured to limit movement of the ferrule.

7. The cover of claim 1, wherein the closure mechanism comprises a hook and loop fastener, a magnetic fastener, a snap closure, a zipper, or a button, and the body comprises a receiver of the closure mechanism.

8. The cover of claim 1, further comprising a sleeve configured to hold a makeup container.

9. The cover of claim 8, wherein the makeup container comprises a makeup compact, a lipstick, a lip gloss, or a container for storage of liquids.

10. A cover for a cosmetic brush including a handle, a ferrule, and bristles, the cover

comprising:

a body having substantially the same shape of the ferrule and bristles, the body comprising neoprene, spandex, or combination thereof and having an internal volume sufficient to contain the entirety of the ferrule and the bristles;

a first opening at a first end of the body for receiving the cosmetic brush in a handle-first orientation;

a stretchable second opening at a second end of the body, the second opening being less than or substantially the same width as the ferrule and capable of stretching to admit the ferrule therethrough,

wherein the first opening has a larger width than an unstretched width of the second opening, and the body comprises a tapered portion configured to limit movement of the ferrule, or

wherein the first and second openings have substantially the same unstretched width;

and

a flap distally extending from the first end of the body, the flap configured to fold over the body to substantially cover the first opening and comprising a hook and loop fastener for attachment to a corresponding hook and loop fastener on the body,

wherein the cover is capable of holding the cosmetic brush substantially in place.

11. The cover of claim 10, wherein the width of the second opening is about 80% to about 99% the width of the ferrule.

12. The cover of claim 11, wherein the width of the second opening is about 90% to about 95% the width of the ferrule.

13. The cover of claim 10, wherein the second opening and the ferrule have substantially the same width.

14. The cover of claim 10, wherein the body comprises neoprene and spandex and has a thickness of about 1.5 mm.

15. A covered cosmetic brush, comprising:

a cosmetic brush including a handle, a ferrule, and bristles; and

a cover comprising

a body having substantially the same shape of the ferrule and bristles, the body comprising neoprene, spandex, or combination thereof and having an internal volume sufficient to contain the entirety of the ferrule;

a first opening at a first end of the body for receiving the cosmetic brush in a handle-first orientation;

a stretchable second opening at a second end of the body, the second opening being less than or substantially the same width as the ferrule and capable of stretching to admit the ferrule therethrough; and

a flap distally extending from the first end of the body and having a length less than or substantially equal to the length of the body, the flap configured to fold over the body to cover the first opening and comprising a hook and loop fastener for attachment to a corresponding hook and loop fastener on the body,

wherein the cover holds the cosmetic brush substantially in place.

16. The covered cosmetic brush of claim 15, wherein the cosmetic brush is a fan brush, an angled brush, a powder brush, a blender brush, a bronzer brush, a crease brush, an eye liner brush, or combination thereof.

17. The covered cosmetic brush of claim 15, wherein a shape of the bristles is not

substantially deformed by the cover.

18. The covered cosmetic brush of claim 15, further comprising a sleeve configured to hold a makeup container.

19. The covered cosmetic brush of claim 18, wherein the makeup container makeup

container comprises a makeup compact, a lipstick, a lip gloss, or a container for storage of liquids.

20. The covered cosmetic brush of claim 15, wherein the body comprises neoprene and

spandex and has a thickness of about 1.5 mm.

Description:
COSMETIC BRUSH COVER

FIELD OF THE INVENTION

[0001] The present disclosure provides a cover for a cosmetic brush that includes a handle, a ferrule, and bristles. The cover comprises a body having substantially the same shape of the ferrule and bristles and comprising a stretchable and conformable material, the body having an internal volume sufficient to contain the entirety of the ferrule and bristles; a first opening at a first end of the body for receiving the cosmetic brush in a handle-first orientation; a stretchable second opening at a second end of the body, the second opening being less than or substantially the same width as the ferrule and capable of stretching to admit the ferrule therethrough; and a flap distally extending from the first end of the body, the flap configured to fold over the body to substantially cover the first opening and comprising a closure mechanism capable of attaching to the body. The cover is capable of holding the cosmetic brush substantially in place. A covered cosmetic brush is also provided herein.

BACKGROUND

[0002] Cosmetic brushes are typically used for application of makeup to sensitive areas of a user, e.g., face and neck regions. Since the bristles of cosmetic brushes are in direct contact with the skin, an important aspect of brush maintenance includes keeping the cosmetic brush clean in order to avoid introducing sources of irritation and/or infection of the skin, as well as the eyes, nose and mouth. Exposure of the bristles during storage of cosmetic brushes may render them susceptible to contamination, e.g., by particles such as dust, bacteria, and viruses. Contact with moisture during storage should also be avoided.

[0003] A further aspect of cosmetic brush maintenance includes maintaining the shape of the bristles. Bristle deformation can occur during storage, as certain storage conditions can force the bristles into an unnatural shape. Bristle deformation can also occur during the insertion of a cosmetic brush into or removal from a cover or container that may not be well-aligned with the bristles. Deformed bristles can create inconvenience and reduce precision when applying makeup. [0004] Clean and secure storage of cosmetic brushes can be difficult. For example, thinner brushes may be prone to slipping out of covers or sleeves. For thicker brushes, e.g., bronzer or fan brushes that have wide bristle shapes, bristles may become easily deformed if not carefully handled.

[0005] Embodiments of the present disclosure provide a cover for a cosmetic brush. Also provided herein is a covered cosmetic brush.

SUMMARY OF THE INVENTION

[0006] In some embodiments, the present disclosure is directed to a cover for a cosmetic brush including a handle, a ferrule, and bristles, the cover comprising a body having substantially the same shape of the ferrule and comprising a stretchable and conformable material, the body having an internal volume sufficient to contain the entirety of the ferrule and bristles; a first opening at a first end of the body for receiving the cosmetic brush in a handle-first orientation; a stretchable second opening at a second end of the body, the second opening being less than or substantially the same width as the ferrule and capable of stretching to admit the ferrule therethrough; and a flap distally extending from the first end of the body, the flap configured to fold over the body to substantially cover the first opening and comprising a closure mechanism capable of attaching to the body, wherein the cover is capable of holding the cosmetic brush substantially in place.

[0007] In further embodiments, the present disclosure provides a cover for a cosmetic brush including a handle, a ferrule, and bristles, the cover comprising a body having substantially the same shape of the ferrule, the body comprising neoprene, spandex, or combination thereof and having an internal volume sufficient to contain the entirety of the ferrule and the bristles; a first opening at a first end of the body for receiving the cosmetic brush in a handle-first orientation; a stretchable second opening at a second end of the body, the second opening being less than or substantially the same width as the ferrule and capable of stretching to admit the ferrule therethrough, wherein the first opening has a larger width than an unstretched width of the second opening, and the body comprises a tapered portion configured to limit movement of the ferrule, or wherein the first and second openings have substantially the same unstretched width; and a flap distally extending from the first end of the body, the flap configured to fold over the body to substantially cover the first opening and comprising a hook and loop fastener for attachment to a corresponding hook and loop fastener on the body, wherein the cover is capable of holding the cosmetic brush substantially in place.

[0008] In yet further embodiments, the present disclosure provides a covered cosmetic brush, comprising a cosmetic brush including a handle, a ferrule, and bristles; and a cover comprising a body having substantially the same shape of the ferrule, the body comprising neoprene, spandex, or combination thereof and having an internal volume sufficient to contain the entirety of the ferrule and the bristles; a first opening at a first end of the body for receiving the cosmetic brush in a handle-first orientation; a stretchable second opening at a second end of the body, the second opening being less than or substantially the same width as the ferrule and capable of stretching to admit the ferrule therethrough; and a flap distally extending from the first end of the body and having a length less than or substantially equal to the length of the body, the flap configured to fold over the body to cover the first opening and comprising a hook and loop fastener for attachment to a corresponding hook and loop fastener on the body, wherein the cover holds the cosmetic brush substantially in place.

BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE DRAWINGS

[0009] The foregoing and other features and advantages of the invention will be apparent from the following description of embodiments hereof as illustrated in the accompanying drawings. The accompanying drawings, which are incorporated herein and form a part of the specification, further serve to explain the principles of the invention and to enable a person skilled in the pertinent art to make and use the invention.

[0010] It should be noted that drawings are not to scale, and measurements listed in the drawings for various components of the covers and brushes described herein are exemplary. A person of ordinary skill in the art will readily understand that other measurements can be used in preparing the covers described herein, and will be dictated largely by the size of brush that is desired to be covered.

[0011] FIG. 1A illustrates a top down view of a cover for a cosmetic brush according to embodiments herein. FIG. IB illustrates a side view of an exemplary bronzer cosmetic brush. [0012] FIG. 2A further illustrates a top down view of a cover for a cosmetic brush, according to embodiments herein. FIGS. 2B and 2C respectively illustrate two side views of an exemplary blush cosmetic brush.

[0013] FIG. 3 A further illustrates a top down view of a cover for a cosmetic brush, according to embodiments herein. FIGS. 3B and 3C respectively illustrate two side views of an exemplary angled liner cosmetic brush.

[0014] FIG. 4A further illustrates a top down view of a cover for a cosmetic brush, according to embodiments herein. FIGS. 4B and 4C respectively illustrate two side views of an exemplary flat eyeshadow cosmetic brush.

[0015] FIG. 5A further illustrates a top down view of a cover for a cosmetic brush according to embodiments herein. FIG. 5B illustrates a side view of an exemplary blender cosmetic brush.

[0016] FIG. 5C further illustrates a top down view of a cover for a cosmetic brush according to embodiments herein. FIG. 5D illustrates side views of an exemplary fan cosmetic brush.

[0017] FIGS. 6A-6B illustrate a cosmetic brush and a cover for the cosmetic brush including a sleeve for a makeup container, according to embodiments herein.

[0018] FIG. 7 illustrates cosmetic brushes having various shapes and covers for the cosmetic brushes, according to embodiments herein.

[0019] FIG. 8 further illustrates cosmetic brushes having various shapes and covers for the cosmetic brushes, according to embodiments herein.

DETAILED DESCRIPTION OF THE INVENTION

[0020] The following detailed description is merely exemplary in nature and is not intended to limit the invention or the application and uses of the invention. Furthermore, there is no intention to be bound by any expressed or implied theory presented in the preceding field of the invention, background, summary or the following detailed description. [0021] As used in this specification, the singular forms“a,”“an” and“the” specifically also encompass the plural forms of the terms to which they refer, unless the content clearly dictates otherwise. The term“about” is used herein to mean approximately, in the region of, roughly, or around. When the term“about” is used in conjunction with a numerical range, it modifies that range by extending the boundaries above and below the numerical values set forth. In general, the term“about” is used herein to modify a numerical value above and below the stated value by a variance of 20%. It should be understood that use of the term“about” also includes the specifically recited number of value.

[0022] Embodiments of the present invention are directed to a cover for a cosmetic brush that includes a handle, a ferrule, and bristles. The cover includes: a body having substantially the same shape of the ferrule and comprising a stretchable and conformable material, the body having an internal volume sufficient to contain the entirety of the ferrule and bristles; a first opening at a first end of the body for receiving the cosmetic brush in a handle-first orientation; a stretchable second opening at a second end of the body, the second opening being less than or substantially the same width as the ferrule and capable of stretching to admit the ferrule therethrough; and a flap distally extending from the first end of the body, the flap configured to fold over the body to substantially cover the first opening and comprising a closure mechanism capable of attaching to the body, wherein the cover is capable of holding the cosmetic brush substantially in place.

[0023] FIGS. 1-5 illustrate top views of a cover 100 for cosmetic brush 200 in accordance with embodiments of the present invention. In such embodiments, cosmetic brush 200 includes handle 212, ferrule 210, and bristles 214. Cover 100 includes body 110, which has a first opening 112 at a first end 111 and a second opening 114 at a second end 113. Cover 100 also includes flap 118 that extends distally from first end 111 of body 110 and comprises closure mechanism 120. Closure mechanism 120 is configured to attach to closure mechanism receiver 122 on body 110.

[0024] In embodiments, body 110 has substantially the same shape of ferrule 210 and bristles 214. By“substantially the same shape,” it is meant that body 110 has the same general shape as the shape of ferrule 210 and bristles 214, such that an entire three-dimensional outline of the body covers an entire three-dimensional outline of the ferrule and bristles. Body 110 can also include portions that specifically match the shape of bristles 214 and/or ferrule 210. For example, ferrule 210 can be tapered, e.g., as illustrated in FIGS. IB and 2B, and body 110 can include a corresponding tapered portion 116 that generally matches the same tapered shape of the ferrule, e.g., as illustrated in FIGS. 1A and 2A. In another example, ferrule 210 is not tapered, e.g., as illustrated in FIG. 5B, and body 100 also does not have a tapered portion to generally match the same shape of the ferrule, e.g., as illustrated in FIG. 5 A. In a further example, ferrule 210 can be slightly tapered, e.g., as illustrated in FIGS. 3B and 4B, while body 110 does not include a tapered portion, e.g., as illustrated in FIGS. 3 A and 4A. In each embodiment illustrated in FIGS. 1-5, body 110 is considered to have substantially the same shape as ferrule 210 and bristles 214. Such a design advantageously maintains the shape of bristles 214 when contained within body 110. Thus, in some embodiments, the shape of bristles 214 is not substantially deformed by cover 100.

[0025] FIG. 5C and 5D show an embodiment in which a fan brush with cover 100 is shown. As illustrated, bristles 214 extend outward beyond the width of ferrule 210, and this body 110 of cover 100 is designed to contain the entirety of ferrule 210 and bristles 214, utilizing a first opening 112 and body 110 which is larger than ferrule 210.

[0026] In embodiments, body 110 comprises a stretchable and conformable material and has an internal volume sufficient to contain the entirety of ferrule 210 and bristles 214. In embodiments, body 110 can also contain or cover some of handle 212, particularly where it meets with ferrule 210. Stretchable and conformable materials suitable for use in the present invention include, e.g., a knit material such as jersey, and woolen jersey; LYCRA® and spandex; latex rubber; neoprene synthetic rubbers; and blended materials such as, e.g., neoprene-spandex, cotton-spandex, polyester-spandex, stretch satin, stretch velvet, nylon-spandex, rayon knit-spandex, acetate- spandex, modal, TENCEL®-spandex, linen-spandex, stretch denim, cotton poplin stretch, faux leather, vinyl fabric, and stretch lace. In some embodiments, body 110 comprises a neoprene. In further embodiments, the neoprene comprises spandex. In additional embodiments, body 110 comprises spandex. In further embodiments, body 110 comprises neoprene, spandex, or a combination thereof.

[0027] The stretchable and conformable material of body 110 can have any suitable thickness. In embodiments, body 110 has a thickness of about 0.2 mm to about 5 mm, or about 0.5 mm to about 3 mm, or about 1 mm to about 2 mm. In additional embodiments, body 110 has a thickness of about 0.5 mm, about 0.6 mm, about 0.7 mm, about 0.8 mm, about 0.9 mm, about 1.0 mm, about 1.1 mm, about 1.2 mm, about 1.3 mm, about 1.4 mm, about 1.5 mm, about 1.6 mm, about 1.7 mm, about 1.8 mm, about 1.9 mm, about 2.0 mm, about 2.1 mm, about 2.2 mm, about 2.3, mm, about 2.4 mm, about 2.5 mm, about 2.6 mm, about 2.7 mm, about 2.8 mm, about 2.9 mm, or about 3.0 mm. In certain embodiments, body 110 comprises neoprene and spandex and has a thickness of about 1 mm to about 2 mm. In additional embodiments, body 110 comprises neoprene and spandex and has a thickness of about 1.5 mm.

[0028] In embodiments, first opening 112 at first end 111 of body 110 is capable of receiving cosmetic brush 200 in a handle-first orientation, i.e., handle 212 of the cosmetic brush is the first portion of the cosmetic brush inserted into cover 100. In some embodiments, first opening 112 is stretchable, e.g., having an unstretched width Wi smaller than the widest portion WF of ferrule 210 and configured to stretch as ferrule 210 is admitted through first opening 112. In such embodiments, first opening 112 has a width Wi about 50%, about 60%, about 70%, about 80%, about 90%, or about 95% the width WF of ferrule 210. In alternate embodiments, first opening 112 has a larger or substantially the same width Wi as the widest portion of WF of ferrule 210 such that ferrule 210 can be admitted through first opening 112 without stretching the first opening. In such embodiments, first opening 112 has a width Wi about 99%, about 100%, about 105%, about 110%, about 120%, about 130%, about 140%, or about 150% of width WF as ferrule 210.

[0029] In embodiments, second opening 114 at second end 113 of body 110 is stretchable and has a width W2 less than the widest portion WF of ferrule 210, e.g., as illustrated in FIGS. 1 and 2. In other embodiments, second opening 114 at second end 113 of body 110 is stretchable and has a width W2 substantially the same as the widest portion WF of ferrule 210, e.g., as illustrated in FIGS. 3-5. In some embodiments, second opening 114 has a width W2 about 50% to about 100%, about 80% to 99%, or about 90% to about 95% the width WF of ferrule 210. In certain embodiments, second opening 114 has a width W2 about 50%, about 60%, about 70%, about 80%, about 90%, about 95%, about 99%, or about 100% the width WF of ferrule 210. Thus, in embodiments, second opening 114 is configured to fittingly engage handle 212 so as to limit movement of the handle through the second opening. In further embodiments, Wi can be larger than WF of ferrule 210, so long as W2 is smaller than WF to limit the brush falling through cover. [0030] In certain embodiments, cosmetic brush 200 comprises relatively thin handle 212, ferrule 210, and/or bristles 214, e.g., as illustrated in FIGS. 3B, 4B, and 5B. Such cosmetic brushes may have a maximum width along the entire length LB of the brush of less than or about 1 cm, less than or about 0.9 cm, less than or about 0.8 cm, less than or about 0.7 cm, less than or about 0.6 cm, or less than or about 0.5 cm, and are typically used for application of thin, fine lines such as eyeliner, eyeshadow, lip liner, and/or touch-up of small areas of makeup. In embodiments, second opening 114 and first opening 112 of body 110 have substantially the same unstretched width, e.g., as illustrated in FIGS. 3 A, 4A, and 5A. In additional embodiments, second opening 114 may have a width that is just slightly larger than the width of ferrule 210, but because of the nature of the material used in body 110, may still be able to retain the ferrule 210, bristles 214, and/or handle 212 within the cover to provide the desired protection

[0031] In further embodiments, cosmetic brush 200 comprises ferrule 210 that includes a tapered width, e.g., the width of the ferrule decreases from the side in contact with bristles 214 to handle 212, as illustrated in FIGS. IB and 2B. In embodiments, first opening 112 has a larger width Wi than an unstretched width W2 of second opening 114, and body 110 comprises a tapered portion 116 configured to limit movement of ferrule 210. In some embodiments, tapered portion 116 of body 110 substantially matches the taper of ferrule 210, thereby limiting movement of ferrule 210. In embodiments, width W2 of second opening 114 is about 50% to about 100%, about 80% to 99%, or about 90% to about 95% the width Wi of first opening 112. In embodiments, second opening 114 has a width W2 about 50%, about 60%, about 70%, about 80%, about 90%, about 95%, or about 99% the width Wi of first opening 112.

[0032] Advantageously, body 110 is capable of holding cosmetic brush 200 substantially in place due to: its ability to stretch and conform to the shape of the cosmetic brush; its width W2 of stretchable second opening 114 being less than or substantially the same as WF of ferrule 210 (or in some embodiments, W2 is just slightly larger than WF); and/or due to its width W2 of stretchable second opening 114 being less than width Wi of first opening 112 and tapered portion 116 on body 110 configured to limit movement of ferrule 210. As used herein,“holding the cosmetic brush substantially in place” means that when the cosmetic brush is in the cover, the cover is configured to limit movement of the cosmetic brush, e.g., such that the cosmetic brush does not slip out of the cover without applying pushing or pulling force, even if turned upside down. Thus, in embodiments, the cover of the present invention provides secure storage of a cosmetic brush. In an embodiment wherein cosmetic brush 200 is secured in cover 100, handle 212 protrudes through second opening 114 at second end 113 of body 110, and ferrule 210 and bristles 214 are substantially encased by body 110.

[0033] In additional embodiments, brush 200 can comprise handle 212 that is wider than ferrule 210. In such embodiments, the covers 100 described herein can stretch to accommodate handle 212 through first opening 112, as well as second opening 114, while still allowing for holding cosmetic brush 200 substantially in place due to the ability of body 110 to conform and hold brush 200 either at ferrule 210 and/or part of handle 212.

[0034] In embodiments, body 110 further includes a flap 118 distally extending from first end 111 of body 110. As used herein, the term“distal” refers to a direction extending from first end 111 away from second end 113 along longitudinal axis LA (see FIG. 1 A). Accordingly, the term “proximal” refers to an opposite direction from“distal,” i.e., a direction extending from second end 113 away from first end 111 along longitudinal axis LA (see FIG. 1 A). In some embodiments, flap 118 is configured to fold over body 110 to substantially cover first opening 112, e.g., flap 118 folds along first opening 112. Thus, in an embodiment wherein cosmetic brush 200 is secured in cover 100, flap 118 folds over body 110 to substantially cover first opening 112, thereby also covering bristles 214 and ferrule 210 encased substantially by body 110. The covering of first opening 112 by flap 118 advantageously prevents undesired contamination of bristles 214 and maintains their cleanliness when cosmetic brush 200 is stored in cover 100.

[0035] In additional embodiments, flap 118 comprises a closure mechanism 120 capable of attaching to body 110, e.g., as illustrated in FIGS. 1-5. In such embodiments, body 110 comprises a corresponding closure mechanism receiver 122, e.g., as illustrated in FIGS. 1-5. In embodiments, closure mechanism 120 and corresponding receiver 122 of the closure mechanism are configured to secure flap 118 to body 110 such that the flap remains closed, i.e., substantially covering first opening 112. Examples of closure mechanisms and receivers thereof suitable for use in the present invention can include, e.g., hook and loop fasteners such as VELCRO®, hook and eye fasteners, magnetic fasteners, snap fasteners, loop fasteners, zipper, button and button receiver (e.g., loop or hole), buckle, and the like. In some embodiments, closure mechanism 120 comprises a hook and loop fastener, a magnetic fastener, a snap closure, a zipper, or a button, and body 110 comprises receiver 122 of the closure mechanism. Methods of including a closure mechanism on flap 118 and closure mechanism receiver 122 on body 110 are known to the ordinarily skilled artisan. In other embodiments, body 110 comprises a receiver, e.g., a loop or pocket, into which flap 118 can be inserted directly, i.e., flap 118 is the closure mechanism.

[0036] In further embodiments, when a user wishes to remove cosmetic brush 200 from cover 100, flap 118 does not need to be opened (i.e., closure mechanism 120 does not need to be disengaged from closure mechanism receiver 122). In such embodiments, cosmetic brush 200 is retrieved from the cover by pulling on handle 212, thereby pulling ferrule 210 and bristles 214 through stretchable second opening 114. Thus, by enabling flap 118 to remain closed during removal of cosmetic brush 200, fewer sources of contamination are likely to be introduced into cover 100, further serving to maintain cleanliness of the cosmetic brush.

[0037] In yet further embodiments, flap 118 has a length less than or substantially equal to the length of body 110. In some embodiments, flap 118 is about 10% to about 100%, or about 20% to about 80%, or about 30% to about 70%, or about 40% to about 60% the length of body 110. In some embodiments, flap 118 is about 10%, about 20%, about 30%, about 40%, about 50%, about 60%, about 70%, about 80%, about 90%, or about 100% the length of body 110.

[0038] In some embodiments, cover 100 further comprises a sleeve 130 configured to hold a makeup container, e.g., as illustrated in FIG. 6A. Sleeve 130 can comprise the same material, or a different material as cover 100. In some embodiments, sleeve 130 comprises a stretchable and conformable material. In further embodiments, sleeve 130 comprises neoprene and spandex. The makeup container can be any suitable container, and sleeve 130 can have a shape substantially the same as the makeup container. FIG. 6B shows an embodiment of cover 100 further comprising sleeve 130 for holding makeup container 610. Examples of makeup containers include a makeup compact (e.g., a blush compact), lipstick or lip gloss, and container suitable for storage of liquids such as essence, toner, fragrance, makeup remover, and the like; creams; and/or lotions. In some embodiments, the makeup container includes a pump, lid or cap and a base container. The lid or cap may be, e.g., a threaded lid or cap that is detachable from the container, or a lid or cap attached to the container via a hinge or other suitable attachment. In some embodiments, the makeup container is a makeup compact. In some embodiments, the makeup compact comprises a lid coupled to a base container, e.g., via a hinge. In embodiments, the makeup container stored in sleeve 130 of cover 100 includes a makeup suitable for application using cosmetic brush 200 stored in the cover. For example, the cosmetic brush may be a blush brush, and the sleeve is configured to hold a blush makeup compact; the cosmetic brush may be an eyeshadow brush, and the sleeve is configured to hold an eyeshadow palette; and/or the cosmetic brush may be a liner brush, and the sleeve is configured to hold an eye liner and/or lip liner. Thus, in some embodiments, cover 100 provides a simple and convenient storage of both a makeup and an appropriate cosmetic brush for application thereof.

[0039] In still further embodiments, provided herein is a multi-brush cover configured to hold more than one cosmetic brush. In particular, such a multi-brush cover conveniently allows a user to store multiple cosmetic brushes, e.g., cosmetic brushes of different types, in a single device, and also facilitates transport of multiple cosmetic brushes. In some embodiments, a plurality of covers 100 are arranged adjacent to one another such that the longitudinal axes LA of the covers are substantially parallel to one another. In some embodiments, plurality of covers 100 are attached to one another directly, i.e., body 110 of a cover is directly in contact with body 110 of an adjacent cover. In other embodiments, each cover 100 in the plurality of covers is attached to a connecting means, e.g., a fabric or other structural material that spans the entire width of the plurality of covers, such that each cover is not in contact with an adjacent cover. In other embodiments, a single piece of fabric can contain multiple covers 100 attached to the single piece of fabric resulting in a plurality of covers in a multi-brush cover configuration. In some embodiments, the multi brush cover is configured to be rolled or folded, e.g., for storage and/or transportation.

[0040] Further provided herein is a covered cosmetic brush 300 (see FIG. 7). In some embodiments, covered cosmetic brush 300 comprises a cosmetic brush 200 including a handle 212 and a ferrule 210 with bristles 214; and a cover 100 comprising a body 110 having substantially the same shape of the ferrule and bristles, the body comprising neoprene, spandex, or combination thereof and having an internal volume sufficient to contain the entirety of the ferrule and the bristles; a first opening 112 at a first end 111 of the body for receiving the cosmetic brush in a handle-first orientation; a stretchable second opening 114 at a second end 113 of the body, the second opening being less than or substantially the same width as the ferrule and capable of stretching to admit the ferrule therethrough, as well as bristles 214, which in embodiments, can extend beyond ferrule; and a flap 118 distally extending from the first end of the body and having a length less than or substantially equal to the length of the body, the flap configured to fold over the body to cover the first opening and comprising a hook and loop fastener for attachment to a corresponding hook and loop fastener on the body, wherein the cover holds the cosmetic brush substantially in place.

[0041] In additional embodiments, the covered cosmetic brush further comprises a sleeve configured to hold a makeup container. In yet further embodiments, the makeup container is a makeup compact comprising a lid coupled to a base container. Examples of makeup containers, including makeup compacts, are provided herein.

[0042] FIGS. 7 and 8 illustrate examples of cosmetic brushes 200 of various shapes and sizes that are suitable for the covers of the present disclosure, as well as covered cosmetic brushes 300. FIG. 7 additionally illustrates partially covered cosmetic brushes (i.e., the flaps are not folded over the body in the illustrated configuration, in order to show the bristles of the various brushes). In some embodiments, the cosmetic brush is a fan brush, an angled brush, a powder brush, a blender brush, a bronzer brush, a crease brush, an eye liner brush, or combination thereof. In some embodiments, the shape of bristles 214 is not substantially deformed by cover 100, as described herein. Cosmetic brushes 200 and the corresponding covers 110 shown in FIGS. 7-8 are for illustrative purposes and are not limiting on the sizes, configurations or relationships between components of the brushes and covers.

[0043] While various embodiments have been described above, it should be understood that they have been presented only as illustrations and examples of the present invention, and not by way of limitation. It will be apparent to persons skilled in the relevant art that various changes in form and detail can be made therein without departing from the spirit and scope of the invention. Thus, the breadth and scope of the present invention should not be limited by any of the above-described exemplary embodiments, but should be defined only in accordance with the appended claims and their equivalents. It will also be understood that each feature of each embodiment discussed herein, and of each reference cited herein, can be used in combination with the features of any other embodiment.