We'd like to begin by thanking Tricia Savino of http://www.nihaonewyork.net for taking an interest in asking us some very important questions as she wrote about and reviewed Prism Brush Bar. We really value an open conversation with our customers and collaborators; we're constantly learning and making tweaks along the way to serve our fan base better!
1. What prompted you to start Prism Brush Bar?
I feel like most entrepreneurial ventures are started to solve some sort of problem. We started Prism Brush Bar because we found that we weren't cleaning our brushes often enough, a true skin care no-no. We thought a lot about the current ways to clean makeup brushes, their inefficiencies, and as well as how we could improve on the process. My background is in graphic design, so I was passionate about making the brand both green and aesthetically beautiful. Ultimately though, Prism Brush Bar was inspired by the very engaged and supportive online beauty community.
2. How did you eventually decide on the shape/design?
The shape was very driven by aesthetics. We drew a lot of inspiration from geometry, and by experimenting we found that the design was not only beautiful, but ergonomically correct!
3. I can imagine that after many uses the Prism Brush Bar will begin to wear thin and it may not be possible to hold it and swirl the brushes over it. What then can I do to prolong the use the bar?
As the bar wears thin, it still holds its hexagonal shape! To keep using the bar once it wears very thin, we still recommend placing it in your palm and swirling the brush over it. A main thing you can do to prolong the life of the bar is letting it fully dry before closing the lid on the storage packaging!
4. What can we expect from Prism Brush Bar in the future? (i.e. more colors, travel-sizes etc.)
Great guesses! You can expect more colors and travel-size bars. We are a little limited in color selection as we are choosing to keep the product/brand vegan. A lot of natural red and magenta based colors contain carmine; this pigment is produced from some scale insects. This is a problem we're currently seeking a solution to.
We're also currently collaborating with a rad Canadian company to create some Prism trays and accessories. The trays are going to be hexagonal shaped with a marble look to them. They will also have a debossed imprint of our logo. Also coming out of this collaboration is a beautiful brush holder.
6. I noticed that Palm Oil is stated as the second ingredient. Can you confirm if this is from an ethical and sustainable source? I'm asking because there has been a spotlight on the use of Palm Oil recently. :)
Of course! We love when people ask for product details. It isn't something we overly advertise and market as certain buzzwords are so common with the greenwashing of beauty products that they've seem to have lost all meaning. All of our raw materials are made in the USA. All of our plant derived oils are food grade and farmed with sustainable growers. Our Palm Oil specifically comes from a company that complies with RSPO. You can find out more information about the RSPO here
Tricia is based in New York but was born and raised in Singapore. She has also lived in Tokyo, Japan and Melbourne, Australia! She loves travelling and has been to 20 countries altogether, but there’s still so much of the world she desires to explore. She is an avid photographer. Follow her Instagram here
. She also loves green beauty, art, books, museums and coffee (in no particular order). Visit her blog
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