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I store most of mine in pretty, mismatched cups that have caught my eye. But they are stuffed full and getting tippy so I need to find a better solution. The long, low rectangular vase full of rice is looking better and better…
Re: The pretty stones and marbles yep, I bought big, pretty ones too and have one glass container where I have to stab the brushes in too hard! I’m thinking of taking 1/2 out, do black aquarium sand on top of the marbles with a layer of plastic wrap invisibly separating them. That way I can still enjoy looking at the opalescent marbles in the bottom.

I use two of these large ELF brush holders –

With these bean bag filler pelletts as fillers to hold them up –

It’s perfect as both the container and filler are really light, I store them in an under the counter drawer to keep them dust free and then pull them out when I need to use them. I own very high end brushes, and the filler beads are very gentle and do not damage brush handles.

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My big, fluffy brushes I store in a drawer or else my kitten thinks they are toys and will drag them around. My smaller eye brushes I keep in pencil holders. When I wash them I use one of the cases they came in (I have a lot of Real Techniques brushes) and put them in upside down, then shut the top bit in a drawer so they dry hanging upside down. I believe I would have to change the way I store my brushes if I had more, but I have a moderate amount so what I have works for now.

I have a glass container I got at Michaels. It is long and slightly curved. I have sand in the bottom to keep the brushes up right. I have a mug that says “love” that I keep brushes in. I have the Sigma Miss Bunny collection stored in the travel containers they come in. I have Real Technique brushes stored in the stands they come in. I have a silver vase like container and a glass container that my mom gave me. (I have too many brushes!) xD

I store mine in a big square glass vase with rice in it to keep them upright! It makes it so much easier to find things than when they’re splayed out in a cup. The only problem is the ends of the brushes (and eyeliners I put in there) get a little dusty from the rice…

I bought a few brush sets that came with pretty brush rolls. I gave the unusable ones to my daughter for painting, and put my good brushes in there.

I have them in random pencil cups, which are in an oblong wicker basket. The brushes are on one side, and I keep my spray bottle of brush cleaner on the other, with a large stack of baby wash-cloths (they were my daughter’s) in the middle. Next to the basket is a plate, with a towel on top to lay them flat to dry. This set up makes it more convenient to clean them as I go. For those occasions I can’t clean my brushes immediately, I keep a small pail on my makeup shelf to toss the dirty brushes in, so I’m reminded to wash them ASAP. This also prevents me from having brushes scattered everywhere, making me less likely to lose one, yet they’re easily accessible when I need them.

I keep my double-ended brushes in a rectangular clutch that came with a set of Sonia Kashuk brushes next to the basket.

I’ve thought of creating a “prettier” set-up, but this one is so effective that I don’t care about aesthetics. It’s a fairly new one, which I put together on a whim, but it’s the best one I’ve ever had. I also keep them in a cool, dry place, outside of the bathroom, along with the rest of my makeup.

I keep mine in the top drawer of my vanity, grouped by function and bound with hair elastics. (I also have cats that would never leave them alone if I kept them out) Liners/brows are in one bundle, foundation/concealer in another, eyeshadows in the third and lastly, cheeks/highlighters. I have one lonely lipbrush that roams free!

No not at all pretty, but I get caught up in what can be made available to grab quickly and this works for me..In pencil holders sitting in a wicker basket with my brush cleaning supplies in same basket. I also have my pencil style eyeliners/ lipliners / eyebrow pencils in the similar holders in the same basket. The rest of my things are stored in plastic bins and sorted according to product type.

I store the ones I use regularly in a large glass cotton ball container from Target (no top). Brushes that are not currently in the rotation (i.e., foundation brushes I prefer to use with a foundation that I’m not currently using, extra blush brushes) are stored in an empty makeup bag.

I got a black tool turnabout.(inspired by xSparkage) which is perfect. For dirty brushes i have a large novelty mug.

I have a mosaic holder and two ceramic vases from Edible Arrangements. They make the perfect holder for now; but I predict my brush collection will outgrow them.

All my brushes are protected by brush guards and bristles side down in glass vases I bought from the dollar store.

I use vintage vases and compote dishes. You can pick them up for cheap at thrift shops/flea markets and etsy but they look so elegant!

I store my everyday brushes in a pencil holder. But all the brushes that I don’t use on a day to day basis I keep in a cosmetic bag in a drawer.

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