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In a glass jar on my dresser. Some of the freestanding brushes are alternately free-standing in various places or laying where I knocked them over and didn’t bother to right them back up. I’m a bit of a slob.

I drink a fair amount of loose leaf tea, so I took a few empty cannisters I had leftover and used them for brush holders. The larger face brushes are in a small, decorative pail that’s allows the wider brush heads space to spread out. They sit on my dresser organized by type (face, eye, lip, etc).

I keep all my clean brushes upright in fancy mugs/vases. Dirty brushes go into a container to be cleaned. I have enough that brush cleaning only has to happen every 2 weeks.

I have a rather large oblong basket which houses cups which hold my brushes (by type/purpose), an empty cup for dirty/used brushes on one side, and old wash rags & brush cleaner on the other. It keeps everything organized, and on-hand for quick, immediate spot-cleaning, and the brushes I use most often in one place.

I have two Moroccan tea glasses, in theory one for dirty brushes and one for clean. My kabuki brush just sits by itself. I only have a few brushes though so storage isn’t that big of an issue.

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I have one of those big, fold-out makeup cases, and I store my brushes flat in one of the trays. I used to store them upright in a pink plastic jar, until I read somewhere that once you wash the brushes, they need to be laid flat until they dry (so water doesn’t run back into the ferrule). Since I wash them frequently, I’ve stored them flat ever since.

I keep them in the top middle drawer of my makeup vanity, bound together by colored elastics and separated into type (eye, face, cheek, fine detail). I’d love to display them, but my cats try to play with and/or eat them!

I have to keep mine away too because of my cats. They love them and if they get them I have to throw them away. No amount of cleaning seems to make it so I can use them without breaking out.

I store mine in glass jars too but can’t find the glass beads I was initially looking for, so I’ve been using rice! What beads do you use, Christine??

I feel like my brush storage would be on pinterest if pinterest showcased things that are creative yet not attractive or probably the best way to do things. I got a brush holder with my Mrs. Bunny Sigma brush set, so I use that, but then I also use the cup that came with my Brush Guard cleaner kit (to put my dirty brushes in), a sugar bowl, and a square box that I think might be for scrapbooking supplies. It’s a mess, but it works.

I have a brush belt that I never use since I didn’t pursue makeup as a career after I went to school, so I just tacked it to my wall and store my brushes in it instead.

I drink Crystal Light, the packages come in a long plastic tube. I use them for my makeup brush and Electric tooth brush holders. They work great.

Thanks for asking one of my questions, Christine.

I have all my brushes in an empty glass of an scented candle. I think I have to split them up soon, because the face brushes dominate the smaller eye brushes.

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