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Title:
COSMETICS BRUSH HEAD WITH NESTED TUBE
Document Type and Number:
WIPO Patent Application WO/2020/092737
Kind Code:
A1
Abstract:
Example aspects of a cosmetics brush head, a cosmetics brush, and a method for using a cosmetics brush are disclosed. In a particular example aspect, the cosmetics brush head can comprise a cosmetics applicator; and an applicator tube nested within the cosmetics applicator, the applicator tube defining a tube cavity configured to receive cosmetics therein.

Inventors:
GODIN SARINA (US)
SOTO SARAH (US)
Application Number:
US2019/059114
Publication Date:
May 07, 2020
Filing Date:
October 31, 2019
Export Citation:
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Assignee:
ANISA INT INC (US)
International Classes:
A45D33/36; A45D33/02; A46B11/00
Foreign References:
US3167806A1965-02-02
US20020014246A12002-02-07
US7101107B12006-09-05
US1175705A1916-03-14
Attorney, Agent or Firm:
DUNLAP, Russell B. (US)
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Claims:
CLAIMS

That which is claimed is:

1. A cosmetics brush head comprising:

a cosmetics applicator; and

an applicator tube nested within the cosmetics applicator, the applicator tube defining a tube cavity configured to receive cosmetics therein.

2. The cosmetics brush head of claim 1, wherein the applicator tube comprises a

sidewall defining the tube cavity and a tube opening configured to allow access to the tube cavity.

3. The cosmetics brush head of claim 2, wherein at least one through-hole is defined through the sidewall.

4. The cosmetics brush head of claim 3, wherein a plurality of the through -holes are spaced evenly about the sidewall.

5. The cosmetics brush head of claim 3, wherein the at least one through-hole is oriented proximate to a bottom end of the tube cavity.

6. The cosmetics brush head of claim 2, wherein the tube opening defines a width that can be less than a width of the sidewall.

7. The cosmetics brush head of claim 1, wherein;

the cosmetics applicator defines an applicator channel;

the applicator channel defines an opening at the application end; and

the applicator tube is received within the applicator channel.

8. The cosmetics brush head of claim 7, wherein the applicator tube is recessed within the applicator channel relative to the application end.

9. The cosmetics brush head of claim 1, wherein the cosmetics applicator comprises one of a plurality of fibers and a sponge.

10. The cosmetics brush head of claim 9, wherein the application end defines one of a convex profile and a flat profile.

11. A cosmetics brush comprising:

a brush body; and

a brush head coupled to the brush body, the brush head comprising at least one

applicator tube nested within a cosmetics applicator, wherein the applicator tube defines a tube cavity configured to receive cosmetics therein.

12. The cosmetics brush of claim 11, wherein the applicator tube comprises a sidewall defining the tube cavity and a tube opening configured to allow access to the tube cavity.

13. The cosmetics brush of claim 11, wherein at least one through-hole is defined through the sidewall.

14. The cosmetics brush of claim 11, wherein;

the brush body comprises a ferrule and a handle;

the brush head is coupled to the ferrule of the brush body; and

the handle extends from the ferrule distal to the brush body.

15. The cosmetics brush of claim 11 , wherein;

the brush body comprises a ferrule;

the ferrule defines a ferrule channel; and

the applicator tube extends into the ferrule channel.

16. The cosmetics brush of claim 11, wherein;

the cosmetics applicator defines a plurality of bristles;

each of the bristles defines a restrained end and a free end;

the restrained ends are coupled to the ferrule; and

the free ends define an application end.

17. The cosmetics brush of claim 11, wherein;

the cosmetics applicator defines an application end distal from the brush body and an applicator channel;

the applicator tube is received within the applicator channel; and the applicator tube is recessed within the applicator channel relative to the application end.

18. A method for using a cosmetics brush comprising:

providing the cosmetics applicator and an applicator tube nested within the cosmetics applicator, wherein the applicator tube defines a tube cavity and a tube opening;

applying a cosmetic within the tube cavity through the tube opening; and

engaging an application end of the cosmetics applicator with a user’s skin to apply the first cosmetic to the skin.

19. The method of claim 18, further comprising dispelling the cosmetic through at least one of the tube opening and a through-hole formed in the applicator tube.

20. The method of claim 18, further comprising providing a brush body and manually gripping the brush body to facilitate applying the cosmetic to the user’s skin.

21. A cosmetics brush head comprising:

a cosmetics applicator; and

an applicator tube configured to receive cosmetics therein.

Description:
COSMETICS BRUSH HEAD WITH NESTED TUBE

TECHNICAL FIELD

[0001] This disclosure relates to cosmetics brushes. More specifically, this disclosure relates to a cosmetics brush head comprising a nested tube for receiving cosmetics therein.

BACKGROUND

[0002] Cosmetics (e g., makeup, moisturizers, serums, etc.) can be applied to the skin, and often are applied to facial skin. Cosmetics brushes commonly comprise a handle and a brush head and can be used in the application of cosmetics. A typical brush head can comprise a plurality of brush fibers attached to a ferrule. Often, cosmetics are manually applied to the skin and the brush head is rubbed against the skin to spread and blend the cosmetics into the skin.

[0003] Applying cosmetics manually to the skin can result in the transfer of bacteria from a user’s hands to the skin. Manually applying cosmetics can also cause the stretching of skin and/or can damage delicate skin areas, such as the skin below the eyes. Additionally, applying multiple cosmetics to the skin in series can be time-consuming and can result in inadequate blending of the multiple cosmetics.

[0004] Cosmetics can also be applied directly to the brush head. When the brush head is engaged with the skin, an undesirably large amount of the cosmetics can be deposited on the skin at the point of initial contact with the brush head, and it can be difficult to evenly distribute the cosmetics across the skin.

SUMMARY

[0005] It is to be understood that this summary is not an extensive overview of the disclosure.

This summary is exemplary and not restrictive, and it is intended neither to identify key or critical elements of the disclosure nor delineate the scope thereof. The sole purpose of this summary is to explain and exemplify certain concepts off the disclosure as an introduction to the following complete and extensive detailed description.

[0006] Disclosed is cosmetics brush head comprising a cosmetics applicator; and an

applicator tube nested within the cosmetics applicator, the applicator tube defining a tube cavity configured to receive cosmetics therein. [0007] Also disclosed is a cosmetics brush comprising a brush body; and a brush head coupled to the brush body, the brush head comprising at least one applicator tube nested within a cosmetics applicator, wherein the applicator tube defines a tube cavity configured to receive cosmetics therein.

[0008] Also disclosed is a method for using a cosmetics brush, the method comprising

providing the cosmetics applicator and an applicator tube nested within the cosmetics applicator, wherein the applicator tube defines a tube cavity and a tube opening; applying a cosmetic within the tube cavity through the tube opening; and engaging an application end of the cosmetics applicator with a user’s skin to apply the first cosmetic to the skin.

[0009] A cosmetics brush head comprising a cosmetics applicator; and an applicator tube configured to receive cosmetics therein is also disclosed herein.

[0010] Various implementations described in the present disclosure may include additional systems, methods, features, and advantages, which may not necessarily be expressly disclosed herein but will be apparent to one of ordinary skill in the art upon examination of the following detailed description and accompanying drawings. It is intended that all such systems, methods, features, and advantages be included within the present disclosure and protected by the accompanying claims.

BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE DRAWINGS

[0011] The features and components of the following figures are illustrated to emphasize the general principles of the present disclosure. Corresponding features and components throughout the figures may be designated by matching reference characters for the sake of consistency and clarity.

[0012] FIG. l is a perspective view of a cosmetics brush, in accordance with one aspect of the present disclosure.

[0013] FIG. 2 is a top view of the cosmetics brush of FIG. 1.

[0014] FIG. 3 is a cross-sectional side view of the cosmetics brush of FIG. 1 taken along line

3 3 in FIG. 2.

[0015] FIG. 4 is a cross-sectional top view of the cosmetics brush of FIG. 1 taken along line

4-4 in FIG. 3.

[0016] FIG. 5 is a perspective view of the cosmetics brush according to another aspect of the present disclosure.

[0017] FIG. 6 is a perspective view of an applicator tube of the cosmetics brush of FIG. 5. [0018] FIG. 7 is a perspective view of the cosmetics brush according to another aspect of the invention.

[0019] FIG. 8 is a perspective view of the applicator tube of the cosmetics brush of FIG. 7.

DETAILED DESCRIPTION

[0020] The present disclosure can be understood more readily by reference to the following detailed description, examples, drawings, and claims, and the previous and following description. However, before the present devices, systems, and/or methods are disclosed and described, it is to be understood that this disclosure is not limited to the specific devices, systems, and/or methods disclosed unless otherwise specified, and, as such, can, of course, vary. It is also to be understood that the terminology used herein is for the purpose of describing particular aspects only and is not intended to be limiting.

[0021] The following description is provided as an enabling teaching of the present devices, systems, and/or methods in its best, currently known aspect. To this end, those skilled in the relevant art will recognize and appreciate that many changes can be made to the various aspects of the present devices, systems, and/or methods described herein, while still obtaining the beneficial results of the present disclosure. It will also be apparent that some of the desired benefits of the present disclosure can be obtained by selecting some of the features of the present disclosure without utilizing other features. Accordingly, those who work in the art will recognize that many modifications and adaptations to the present disclosure are possible and can even be desirable in certain circumstances and are a part of the present disclosure. Thus, the following description is provided as illustrative of the principles of the present disclosure and not in limitation thereof.

[0022] As used throughout, the singular forms“a,”“an” and“the” include plural referents unless the context clearly dictates otherwise. Thus, for example, reference to“an element” can include two or more such elements unless the context indicates otherwise.

[0023] Ranges can be expressed herein as from“about” one particular value, and/or to

“about” another particular value. When such a range is expressed, another aspect includes from the one particular value and/or to the other particular value. Similarly, when values are expressed as approximations, by use of the antecedent“about,” it will be understood that the particular value forms another aspect. It will be further understood that the endpoints of each of the ranges are significant both in relation to the other endpoint, and independently of the other endpoint. [0024] For purposes of the current disclosure, a material property or dimension measuring about X or substantially X on a particular measurement scale measures within a range between X plus an industry-standard upper tolerance for the specified measurement and X minus an industry-standard lower tolerance for the specified measurement. Because tolerances can vary between different materials, processes and between different models, the tolerance for a particular measurement of a particular component can fall within a range of tolerances.

[0025] As used herein, the terms“optional” or“optionally” mean that the subsequently

described event or circumstance can or cannot occur, and that the description includes instances where said event or circumstance occurs and instances where it does not.

[0026] The word“or” as used herein means any one member of a particular list and also includes any combination of members of that list. Further, one should note that conditional language, such as, among others,“can,”“could,”“might,” or“may,” unless specifically stated otherwise, or otherwise understood within the context as used, is generally intended to convey that certain aspects include, while other aspects do not include, certain features, elements and/or steps. Thus, such conditional language is not generally intended to imply that features, elements and/or steps are in any way required for one or more particular aspects or that one or more particular aspects necessarily include logic for deciding, with or without user input or prompting, whether these features, elements and/or steps are included or are to be performed in any particular aspect.

[0027] Disclosed are components that can be used to perform the disclosed methods and systems. These and other components are disclosed herein, and it is understood that when combinations, subsets, interactions, groups, etc. of these components are disclosed that while specific reference of each various individual and collective combinations and permutation of these may not be explicitly disclosed, each is specifically contemplated and described herein, for all methods and systems. This applies to all aspects of this application including, but not limited to, steps in disclosed methods. Thus, if there are a variety of additional steps that can be performed it is understood that each of these additional steps can be performed with any specific aspect or combination of aspects of the disclosed methods.

[0028] Disclosed in the present application is a cosmetics brush head and associated

methods, systems, devices, and various apparatus. Example aspects of the cosmetics brush head can comprise a cosmetics applicator and an applicator tube nested within the cosmetics applicator. The applicator tube can define a cosmetics surface configured to receive cosmetics thereon. It would be understood by one of skill in the art that the disclosed cosmetics brush head is described in but a few exemplary aspects among many. No particular terminology or description should be considered limiting on the disclosure or the scope of any claims issuing therefrom.

[0029] Figure 1 illustrates an example aspect of a cosmetics brush 100 according to the

present disclosure. As shown, the cosmetics brush 100 can comprise a cosmetics brush body 110 and a cosmetics brush head 120. The brush head 120 can comprise a cosmetics applicator 122 and one or more applicator tubes 200 (shown in Figure 2) nested within the cosmetics applicator 122. According to example aspects, the cosmetics applicator 122 can comprising a plurality of brush fibers 124, as shown, bristles, or hair. In some aspects, the brush fibers 124 can be formed from a flexible and resilient material. For example, the brush fibers 124 can be formed from a natural material, such as, for example, sable or pony hair, or a synthetic material, such as, for example, PBT (polybutylene terephthalate) or nylon, or any other suitable material known in the art for forming brush fibers 124, or any combination thereof.

In still other aspects, the cosmetics applicator 122 can comprise a sponge 524 (shown in Figure 5), gel silicone, or any other suitable material known in the art or combination thereof.

[0030] According to example aspects, as shown, the brush body 110 can comprise a ferrule 112 and a handle 116. In example aspects, each of the brush fibers 124 can be coupled at a restrained end 126 thereof to the ferrule 112. For example, in one aspect, the ferrule 112 can comprise grooves (not shown) for receiving the restrained end 126 of each of the brush fibers 124. In example aspects, the grooves can extend into an engagement face 350 (shown in Figure 3) of the ferrule 112 towards the handle 116. In some aspects, a fastener (not shown), such as, for example, an adhesive, such as glue, can aid in securing the brush fibers 124 within the grooves or otherwise coupling the brush fibers 124 to the ferrule 112.

[0031] As shown in Figure 1, each of the brush fibers 124 can define a free end 128 opposite the restrained end 126. The free ends 128 of the brush fibers 124 can generally define an application end 130 of the cosmetics applicator 122. The application end 130 can engage the skin of a user during the application of cosmetics (e.g., liquid makeup, serums, lotions, etc.) to spread and blend the cosmetics on the user’s skin. In some aspects, as shown, the brush fibers 124 can fan outward from the ferrule 112, such that a width Wi of the cosmetics applicator 122 at the application end 130 can be greater than a width W 2 of the cosmetics applicator 122 at the restrained ends 126 of the brush fibers 124. In the present aspect, each of the plurality of brush fibers 124 can define about the same length, and as such, a substantially flat application end 132 can be defined at the free ends 128 of the brush fibers 124. The flat profile of flat application end 132 is best seen in Figure 3. In other aspects, the plurality of brush fibers 124 can define varying lengths to define a non-flat application end profile. For example, in some aspects the application end 130 of the brush head 120 can be curved to define a convex application end (shown in Figure 9). In other aspects, the application end 130 can define any other suitable profile, including, but not limited to, a concave profile.

[0032] In the present aspect, each of the brush fibers 124 can define a substantially circular cross-sectional shape; however, in other aspect, the brush fibers 124 can define a different cross-sectional shape, such as triangular, quadrangular, or any other suitable cross-sectional shape known in the art. Furthermore, in some aspects, the brush fibers 124 can define varying cross-sectional shapes. For example, in one aspect, a first set of the plurality of brush fibers 124 may define a circular cross-sectional shape, while a second set of the plurality of brush fibers 124 may define a triangular cross-sectional shape. In the present aspect, the brush head 120 can define a substantially circular cross-sectional shape, although other aspects of the brush head 120 can define any other suitable cross-sectional shape known in the art, including oval, triangular, rectangular, paisley-shaped, diamond-shaped, or any other suitable shape.

[0033] According to various aspects, the ferrule 112 can be formed from a metal material, such as aluminum. Other aspects of the ferrule 112 can be formed from a plastic material, wood material, or any other suitable material known in the art. In the present aspect of the handle 116, the handle 116 can also be formed from a metal material, such as aluminum; however, other aspects of the handle 116 can be formed from plastic, wood, or any other suitable material. In some aspects of the cosmetics brush 100, such as the present aspect, the handle 116 can be attached to the ferrule 112 distal to the brush head 120 and can extend away from the brush head 120, as shown. The handle 116 can be configured to be manually gripped by a user during the application of cosmetics to the user’s skin. According to other aspects, however, the cosmetics brush 100 may not comprise the handle 116, and can comprise the ferrule 112 only, as shown in the example aspects of Figures 5 and 7, wherein the ferrule 112 can function as the handle 116. In still other aspects, the cosmetics brush 100 may not comprise the ferrule 112, and instead can comprise the handle 116 only, wherein the brush head 120 can be directly attached to the handle 116.

[0034] In the present aspect, the handle 116 can define a generally circular cross-sectional shape, and in some aspects, can taper away from the ferrule 112, as illustrated. However, other aspects of the handle 116 can define any other suitable cross-sectional shape, such as oval, triangular, rectangular, and the like, and may or may not taper away from the ferrule 112. In the present aspect of the ferrule 112, the ferrule 112 can also define a generally circular cross-sectional shape. However, other aspects of the ferrule 112 can define any other suitable cross-sectional shape, including, but not limited to, oval, rectangular, triangular, and the like, and may or may not taper towards the handle 116. As shown, in the present aspect, the ferrule 112 can define a first ferrule section 113 proximate the brush head 120 and a second ferrule section 114 extending between the first ferrule section 113 and the brush handle 116. In the present aspect, the first ferrule section 113 can define a consistent circular cross-sectional area and the second ferrule section 114 can define a varying circular cross- sectional area, where in the second ferrule section 114 can taper from the first ferrule section 113 to the brush handle.

[0035] According to example aspects, the cosmetics applicator 122 can define one of more applicator channels 150 formed therein, and each of the applicator channels 150 can generally extend from the free ends 128 of the brush fibers 124 to the ferrule 112. For example, the present aspect can comprise a single applicator channel 150; however, other aspects can comprise more applicator channels 150. As shown, the applicator channel 150 can define a channel opening 152 located at the application end 130 of the cosmetics applicator 122 to allow access to the applicator channel 150. In some aspects, the applicator channel 150 can extend all the way through the cosmetics applicator 122 from the application end 130 to the ferrule 112. Furthermore, the applicator tube 200 (shown in Figure 2) can be received within the applicator channel 150. The applicator channel 150 of the present aspect can be oriented substantially concentric with a center axis 160 of the cosmetics brush 100, as shown. In other aspects, the one or more applicator channels 150 may not concentric with the center axis 160. For example, in other aspects, one or more of the applicator channel(s) 150 can extend from the ferrule 112 radially outward at an acute angle relative to the center axis 160.

[0036] Referring to Figure 2, according to example aspects, the brush head 120 can comprise the one or more applicator tubes 200 configured to receive cosmetics thereon. As shown, in the present aspect, the brush head 120 can comprise a single applicator tube 200 that can be received within the applicator channel 150 (shown in Figure 1), such that the applicator tube 200 is nested within the brush fibers 124. Other aspects of the brush head 120 can comprise additional applicator tubes 200 received in additional corresponding applicator channels 150. Example aspects of the applicator tubes 200 can be formed from a flexible and resilient material, such as, for example, silicone. Other aspects of the applicator tubes 200 can be formed from rubber, plastic, or any other suitable material known in the art. In still other aspects, the applicator tubes 200 can be substantially rigid. According to the present aspect, the applicator tubes 200 can define a substantially hollow cylindrical shape defining a substantially circular cross-section. However, other aspects of the applicator tubes 200 may not define the circle-shaped cross-section, and instead can define a different cross-sectional shape, such as oval or elliptical, rectangle, triangle, diamond, cross-shaped, pentagon, or any other suitable shape.

[0037] According to example aspects, the applicator tube 200 can be coupled to the ferrule 112 (shown in Figure 1) and can extend towards the application end 130 of the cosmetics applicator 122. Example aspects of the applicator tube 200 can comprise a sidewall 211 . In the present aspect, the sidewall 211 can be a substantially cylindrical sidewall. An inner sidewall surface 312 (shown in Figure 3) of the cylindrical sidewall 211 can define a tube cavity 210 within which cosmetics can be received. A tube opening 212 can be formed at a distal end 214 of the applicator tube 200 proximate to the application end 130 of the cosmetics applicator 122, which can allow access to the tube cavity 210. As such, cosmetics can be inserted into the tube cavity 210 through the tube opening 212. In the present aspect, the applicator tube 200 can extend substantially concentric to the center axis 160 (center axis 160 extending into the page in Figure 2). In other aspects, the applicator tube(s) 200 can be arranged in any other suitable orientation; for example, the applicator tube 200 may extend from the ferrule 112 radially outward at an acute angle relative to the center axis 160.

[0038] Figure 3 depicts a cross-sectional view of the cosmetics brush 100 taken along line 3- 3 in Figure 2. According to various example aspects, as shown, the ferrule 112 can define a ferrule channel 340, wherein the ferrule channel 340 can be substantially vertically aligned, relative to the orientation shown, with the applicator channel 150. The ferrule channel 340 can extend into the engagement face 350 of the ferrule 112 towards the handle 116, as shown, and can be oriented substantially concentric to the center axis 160. In the present aspect, a proximal end 314 of the applicator tube 200 can be retained within the ferrule channel 340 to secure the applicator tube 200 to the ferrule 112. In some aspects, a fastener, such as an adhesive, can be utilized to secure the applicator tube 200 within the ferrule channel 340, while in other aspects, the applicator tube 200 can be secured within the ferrule channel 340 by a friction fit, or any other suitable fastener. In other aspects, the ferrule 1 12 may not comprise the ferrule channel 340. For example, in other aspects, the proximal end 314 of each applicator tube 200 can be attached to the engagement face 350 of the ferrule 112 by an adhesive, such as glue. Other aspects of the applicator tube 200 can be attached to the ferrule by a clamp, clip, or any other suitable fastener known in the art. [0039] As shown, according to example aspects, the applicator tube 200 can be recessed within the applicator channel 150 relative to the application end 130 of the cosmetics applicator 122, such that the tube opening 212 can be oriented proximate to, but not at, the application end 130. In other aspects, however, the applicator tube 200 can substantially extend the length of the applicator channel 150, such that the tube opening 212 can be oriented at the application end 130. Example aspects of the tube cavity 210 can extend from the tube opening 212 towards the proximal end 314 of the applicator tube 200. The tube cavity 210 can be substantially defined by the cylindrical sidewall 211 and a bottom cavity wall 316 oriented opposite the tube opening 212. According to some example aspects, the tube opening can define a width or diameter Di that can be less than a width or diameter D 2 of the cylindrical sidewall 211. The tube cavity 210 can generally define a height Hi extending between the tube opening 212 and the bottom cavity wall 316. As shown, in the present aspect, the bottom cavity wall 316 can be oriented within the cosmetics applicator 122, and as such, the tube cavity 210 does not extend into the ferrule channel 340. However, in other aspects, the height Hl of the tube cavity 210 can vary, and in some aspects, the tube cavity 210 can extend into the ferrule channel 340. According to example aspects, cosmetics can be inserted into the tube cavity 210 through the channel opening 152 of the applicator channel 150 and through the tube opening 212 of the applicator tube 200. According to example aspects, the cylindrical sidewall 211 of the applicator tube 200 can aid in preventing spillage of the cosmetics out of the tube cavity 210, and in some aspects, the volume of the tube cavity 210 can generally indicate an ideal amount of cosmetics to be applied to the cosmetics brush 100.

[0040] According to example aspects, one or more through-holes 320 can be formed through the cylindrical sidewall 211 of the applicator tube 200, as shown. For example, in the present aspect, four through-holes 320a,b,c,d (through-hole 320d shown in Figure 4) can be formed through the cylindrical sidewall 211. In other aspects, more or fewer through-holes 320 can be formed in the cylindrical sidewall 211. Example aspects of the through-holes 320 can be spaced evenly and circumferentially about the sidewall 211, as shown; however, in other aspects, the through-holes 320 can be oriented in any other suitable arrangement. Moreover, according to example aspects, the through-holes 320 can define a substantially circular cross section, although other aspects of the through-holes 320 can define any other suitable cross- sectional shape. According to example aspects, the through-holes 320 can allow the cosmetics received within the tube cavity 210 to be slowly dispelled therethrough and into the cosmetics applicator 122 (e g., the brush fibers 124). Slowly dispelling the cosmetics on to the cosmetics applicator 122 can allow for a more even distribution of the cosmetics across the user’s skin. The cosmetics can also be dispelled through the tube opening 212 in some aspects when the cosmetics brush 100 is oriented such that the cosmetics within the tube cavity 210 can flow towards the tube opening 212. In the present aspect, the through-holes 320 can be formed through the sidewall 211 proximate to a bottom end 321 of the tube cavity 210, for example, proximate to the bottom cavity wall 316; however, in other aspects, the through-holes 320 can be positioned in any suitable arrangement about the sidewall 211.

[0041] According to aspects comprising multiple applicator tubes 200, each of the applicator tubes 200 can be substantially the same in size and shape or can vary in size and shape. For example, in one particular aspect, a first one of the applicator tubes 200 can define a substantially circular cross-sectional shape and a second one of the applicator tubes 200 can define a substantially triangular cross-sectional shape. Furthermore, in aspects comprising multiple applicator tubes 200, the tube cavities 210 may also vary in shape and volume. For example, in one particular aspect, the tube cavities 210 can extend into the applicator tube 200 varying distances from the corresponding tube openings 212 to define tube cavities 210 of varying volumes. According to example aspects, the size and shape of applicator tubes 200 and/or the size and shape of the tube cavities 210 can be selected based on the types and/or amounts of cosmetics intended for use with the cosmetics brush 100. For example, in one particular aspect, a first one of the tube cavities 210 can define a first volume and can be intended to receive a serum, and a second one of the tube cavities 210 can define a second volume and can be intended to receive a moisturizer, wherein the second volume can be greater than the first volume.

[0042] Applying cosmetics directly to the brush head 120 of the cosmetics brush 100 can be beneficial, as it can eliminate the need for a user to manually apply cosmetics to the skin. Applying cosmetics to the skin manually can result in the transfer of bacteria from a user’s hands to the skin. Manually applying cosmetics to the skin can also cause stretching of the skin and/or can damage delicate skin areas, such as under the eyes. Moreover, users typically must take time to wash their hands after manually applying the cosmetics to remove the cosmetics from the hands and to prevent the cosmetics from being transferred to other objects, such as clothing. Furthermore, a benefit of providing the applicator tube 200 for receiving cosmetics therein is that the applicator tube 200 can aid in locating and retaining the cosmetics proximate to the application end 130 of the cosmetics brush 100. If cosmetics are not retained proximate the application end 130, they may spread away from the application end 130 towards the ferrule 112 and be inaccessible during application. According to example aspects, applying cosmetics directly to the tube cavity 210 of the applicator tube 200 can provide the additional advantage of indicating an ideal amount of cosmetics to be applied to the cosmetics brush 100. Providing through-holes 320 in the tube cavity 210 can provide the benefit of allowing the cosmetics to be dispelled into the cosmetics applicator 122 slowly, so that the cosmetics can be evenly distributed across a user’s skin. Furthermore, in aspects of the cosmetics brush 100 comprising multiple applicator tubes 200, the user can apply multiple types of cosmetics (e.g., liquid foundation, primer, moisturizer, serum, sunscreen, etc.) at once, which can facilitate improved application and blending of the cosmetics with the skin. Blending and applying multiple cosmetics at once can reduce the application time and can improve the level of blending achieved, as opposed to applying each different type of cosmetics to the skin separately and/or manually.

[0043] As such, a method for using the cosmetics brush head 120 can comprise the steps of providing the cosmetics applicator 122 and the applicator tube 200 nested within the cosmetics applicator 122, wherein the applicator tube 200 defines the tube cavity 210 and the tube opening 212, applying a cosmetic within the tube cavity 210 through the tube opening 212, and engaging the application end 130 of the cosmetics applicator 122 with a user’s skin to apply the cosmetic to the skin. In some aspects, the cosmetics applicator 122 can comprise the plurality of brush fibers 124, while in other aspects, the cosmetics applicator 122 can comprise the sponge 524 (shown in Figure 5), gel silicone, or another suitable material. Example aspects of the method can further comprise dispelling the cosmetic through an opening of the applicator tube 200 (e.g., the through-holes 320 and/or the tube opening 212). Some aspects of the method can further comprise providing a brush body 110 and manually gripping the brush body 110 to facilitate applying the cosmetics to the user’s skin.

[0044] In some example aspects, the cosmetics brush 100 can further comprise a second applicator tube 200 nested within the cosmetics applicator 122, and the method can further comprise applying a second cosmetic within the tube cavity 210 through a corresponding second tube opening 212 of the second applicator tube 200. According to example aspects, the method can comprise dispelling the second cosmetic from the second applicator tube and the cosmetic from the applicator tube simultaneously through an opening, such as the through-holes 320 and/or the tube opening 212. In some aspects, the method can further comprise engaging the application end 130 of the cosmetics applicator 122 with the user’s skin to blend and apply the cosmetic and the second cosmetic to the skin simultaneously. Aspects of the cosmetics brush 100 further comprising additional applicator tubes 200 (such as a third applicator tube 200) can comprise additional steps associated with applying cosmetics within the corresponding additional tube cavities 210 and applying the all of the cosmetics to the user’s skin simultaneously.

[0045] Figure 4 illustrates a cross-sectional view of the cosmetics brush 100 taken along line 4-4 in Figure 3, wherein each of the four through-holes 320a,b,c,d formed through the sidewall 211 of the applicator tube 200 are visible. As shown, the four through-holes 320a,b,c,d are evenly spaced about the circumference of the sidewall 211. In other aspects, however, there may be more or fewer through-holes 320 and the through-holes can be oriented in any suitable arrangement about the sidewall 211.

[0046] Figure 5 illustrates the cosmetics brush 100 according to another aspect of the present disclosure, wherein the cosmetics applicator 122 comprises a sponge 524 instead of the plurality of bristles 124 (shown in Figure 1). The sponge 524 is illustrated as transparent for visibility of applicator tube 200 received within the applicator channel 150. The applicator tube 200 can be recessed within the applicator channel 150, such that the tube opening 212 can be spaced from the application end 130. The applicator tube 200 may or may not extend into a ferrule channel 340 (shown in Figure 3) of the ferrule 112. Moreover, the application end 130 can define the substantially flat application end 132; however, in other aspects, the application end can define any other suitable profile, including, for example, concave or convex. In the present aspect, the applicator tube 200 can define six through-holes 320, only three of which are visible. The six through-holes 320 can be evenly spaced about the circumference of the applicator tube 200, but in other aspects can be oriented in any other suitable arrangement. In some cases, an increased amount of through-holes 320 can allow for quicker and/or more uniform dispelling of the cosmetics through the through-holes 320 and into the cosmetics applicator 122. Moreover, in some example aspects, as shown, the cosmetics brush 100 may not include the handle 1 16 (shown in Figure 1). In such an aspect, the ferrule 112 can serve as the handle 116 or as a grip for gripping the cosmetics brush 100 during the application of cosmetics. Figure 6 is a close-up view of the applicator tube 200 of Figure 5.

[0047] Figure 7 illustrates the cosmetics brush 100 according to another aspect of the present disclosure. The cosmetics applicator 122 can again comprise the sponge 524, which is illustrated as transparent for visibility of the applicator tube 200. In the present aspect, as shown, the application end 130 of the cosmetics applicator 122 can be curved to define a convex application end 732, instead of the flat application end 132 (shown in Figure 1) described above. Furthermore, as shown in Figure 8, in the present aspect, the applicator tube 200 does not define the through-holes 320 (shown in Figure 3) formed through the sidewall 211 thereof. In such an aspect, the cosmetics received within the tube cavity 210 can be dispelled through the tube opening 212.

[0048] In one exemplary aspect, a cosmetics brush head can comprise a cosmetics applicator and an applicator tube nested within the cosmetics applicator, wherein the applicator tube can define a tube cavity configured to receive cosmetics therein.

[0049] In a further exemplary aspect, the applicator tube can comprise a sidewall defining the tube cavity and a tube opening configured to allow access to the tube cavity. In a further exemplary aspect, at least one through -hole can be defined through the sidewall. In a further exemplary aspect, a plurality of the through-holes can be spaced evenly about the sidewall. In a further exemplary aspect, the at least one through-hole can be oriented proximate to a bottom end of the tube cavity. In a further exemplary aspect, the tube opening can define a width that can be less than a width of the sidewall. In a further exemplary aspect, the cosmetics applicator can define an applicator channel, the applicator channel can define an opening at the application end, and the applicator tube can be received within the applicator channel. In a further exemplary aspect, the applicator tube can be recessed within the applicator channel relative to the application end. In a further exemplary aspect, the cosmetics applicator can comprise one of a plurality of fibers and a sponge. In a further exemplary aspect, the application end can define one of a convex profile and a flat profile.

[0050] In another exemplary aspect, a cosmetics brush can comprise a brush body and a brush head coupled to the brush body, wherein the brush head can comprise at least one applicator tube nested within a cosmetics applicator, and wherein the applicator tube can define a tube cavity configured to receive cosmetics therein.

[0051] In a further exemplary aspect, the applicator tube can comprise a sidewall defining the tube cavity and a tube opening configured to allow access to the tube cavity. In a further exemplary aspect, at least one through -hole can be defined through the sidewall. In a further exemplary aspect, the brush body can comprise a ferrule and a handle, the brush head can be coupled to the ferrule of the brush body, and the handle can extend from the ferrule distal to the brush body. In a further exemplary aspect, the brush body can comprise a ferrule, the ferrule can define a ferrule channel, and the applicator tube can extend into the ferrule channel. In a further exemplary aspect, the cosmetics applicator can define a plurality of bristles, each of the bristles can define a restrained end and a free end, the restrained ends can be coupled to the ferrule, and the free ends can define an application end. In a further exemplary aspect, the cosmetics applicator can define an application end distal from the brush body and an applicator channel, the applicator tube can be received within the applicator channel, and the applicator tube can be recessed within the applicator channel relative to the application end.

[0052] In another exemplary aspect, a method for using a cosmetics brush can comprise providing the cosmetics applicator and an applicator tube nested within the cosmetics applicator, wherein the applicator tube can define a tube cavity and a tube opening, applying a cosmetic within the tube cavity through the tube opening, and engaging an application end of the cosmetics applicator with a user’s skin to apply the first cosmetic to the skin.

[0053] In a further exemplary aspect, the method can further comprise dispelling the

cosmetic through at least one of the tube opening and a through-hole formed in the applicator tube. In a further exemplary aspect, the method can further comprise providing a brush body and manually gripping the brush body to facilitate applying the cosmetic to the user’s skin.

[0054] In another exemplary aspect, a cosmetics brush head can comprise a cosmetics

applicator and an applicator tube configured to receive cosmetics therein.

[0055] One should note that conditional language, such as, among others,“can,”“could,” “might,” or“may,” unless specifically stated otherwise, or otherwise understood within the context as used, is generally intended to convey that certain embodiments include, while other embodiments do not include, certain features, elements and/or steps. Thus, such conditional language is not generally intended to imply that features, elements and/or steps are in any way required for one or more particular embodiments or that one or more particular embodiments necessarily include logic for deciding, with or without user input or prompting, whether these features, elements and/or steps are included or are to be performed in any particular embodiment.

[0056] It should be emphasized that the above-described embodiments are merely possible examples of implementations, merely set forth for a clear understanding of the principles of the present disclosure. Any process descriptions or blocks in flow diagrams should be understood as representing modules, segments, or portions of code which include one or more executable instructions for implementing specific logical functions or steps in the process, and alternate implementations are included in which functions may not be included or executed at all, may be executed out of order from that shown or discussed, including substantially concurrently or in reverse order, depending on the functionality involved, as would be understood by those reasonably skilled in the art of the present disclosure. Many variations and modifications may be made to the above-described embodiment(s) without departing substantially from the spirit and principles of the present disclosure. Further, the scope of the present disclosure is intended to cover any and all combinations and sub- combinations of all elements, features, and aspects discussed above. All such modifications and variations are intended to be included herein within the scope of the present disclosure, and all possible claims to individual aspects or combinations of elements or steps are intended to be supported by the present disclosure.