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I have a well worn Bobbi Brown zipped brush wallet I use. I don’t like having my brushes out as one, dust, and more importantly, I have a 10-month-old Burmese cat who would destroy them by playing and dragging them around the floor.

Cats and makeup sponges… Cats and natural hair brushes…
That’s the reason there’s a closed door between my car and my brushes. 😅

Face brushes are in a 3-way divided metal mesh office “tumbler”, for lack of a better word. Eye brushes are standing upright in a square office drawer divider. Kabuki brushes are in a drawer with my 2 main finishing powders.

Two cups on either side of my vanity. Left is dirty and right is clean. I have a little short and long bin for clean dual ended brushes and my dirty ones lay on my vanity until they can get attention

I have two simple jars, one for the clean brushes, one for the used ones. I like my brush collection small, and I wash them at least once a week. When I clean the brushes, I make sure to clean the jars too.

Embarrassing, but I have a set of plastic cups I got from Walmart years ago I store mine in. I also have various makeup bags (the pink bubble wrap from Glossier, various Clinique GWP’s). my vanity is a mess!

I store my brushes in one big, round container – which isn’t quite satisfactory when I am looking for a smaller brush. But it does the job of keeping them available on my ensuite bathroom cabinet.

I store mine in clear, slanted acrylic cups divided into three areas, which help keep brush types (and makeup pencils) separated. (I’m not sure whether it’s okay to post a link here, but I got mine from Amazon. Search “iDesign” and “cosmetic organizer cup”.) I have several. They work out well for me: reasonably priced and versatile.

I have a rectangular glass and metal bathroom counter unit i got from target some years back. From left to right, larger face brushes (powder, bronzer), smaller face brushes for blush/highlighter, then all eye brushes. I have primarily IT brushes and kept most of the included caps to keep them clean of dust. I also have the Sephora dual ended brushes that are kept in a makeup bag for travel.

But more importantly, it’s almost 10pm and I am zeroed in on that HUGE latte 😂

I keep my clean ones in a drawer , and dirty ‘in use’ ones on an old candle jar. It has a cool label. My too dirty to use and needs to be washed is stored in a different drawer.

The ones I use regularly are in a vase (covered with a cloth for dust) and I’d love to have another vase exactly like it for a second bunch. Then the Sonja G’s have a rubber magnet tube on the base to hang them upside down (like Rae Morris’ older set). I had found a cheap magnet set a few years ago and figured I’d reappropriate it for her brushes so they dry upside down. My backup brushes or brushes I use on others are packed away in Zoeva pouches and a MUFE brush roll. I really like MUFE’s roll! Convienent for different brush sizes and the flap protect one side well.

I’m pretty proud of my system. I got a small set of rectangular bins for Ikea for under $10 that come in varying sizes. The largest bin holds cotton pads, brush cleaner, wipes, etc. The second largest holds dirty brushes. The two smallest bins are divided into four quadrants labeled A,B,C, and D. A is for application, B for blending, C for cleanup, and D for…dumb brush that I should declutter. One bin is the perfect size for full size (or male makeup artist size?) brushes and one is the perfect size for the smaller brushes I tend to prefer. Having brushes sorted by function is really useful in preventing me from buying too many of one type of brush.

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