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How To: Store Make-Up Brushes & More

Make-up brushes, eye liners, lip liners and the similar can get totally lost in a big make-up bag, or stuck in those rollers and holsters/ holders that make it challenging to quickly remove them. So when I saw a  pic of this — which is similar to how Sephora does it — I knew this quick DIY solver was the answer to my challenge.

Here’s my new brush and eyeliner storage container:

{What you need}
– Vase or storage container, any shape (consider two square ones: one for eyes and one for face!)
– Glass beads: I found these at Michael’s in the floral department (called vase fillers). Get creative with colors, textures. Just avoid anything any ‘water beads’)
– Your makeup and brushes! I like keeping them separate, but that’s just the type-a gal in me. Have fun with it!

PS: how to clean your brushes? Check out our how-to here!

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    Siobhain
    August 5, 2015 at 4:31 PM

    Hi where did you get this lovely container? It’s so perfect for brushes!

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      Alyson
      August 5, 2015 at 8:09 PM

      HI! I purchased mine at Michael’s a few years ago though I’m sure they have something similar. I found in the floral department.

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    July 19, 2014 at 9:55 PM

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    July 19, 2014 at 9:54 PM

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    Katniss
    November 26, 2013 at 4:46 AM

    HORRIBLE storage idea! I NEVER stick them up right like that anymore because it catches all sorts of Dust dirt bacteria and splatter from the sink
    use storage drawers or tubs instead way more hygienic for your skin

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    Dee dee schrom
    December 15, 2012 at 7:49 PM

    Great idea, I used fish aquarium rocks, looks fabulous. I also made one for pens

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    Pfunkchica
    June 23, 2012 at 12:11 AM

    Perfect idea to keep all those brushes that you have to separate in a hurry every morning.

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      Alyson
      June 23, 2012 at 8:43 AM

      Thanks so much… totally helps me get ready fast, keep everything clean and see what I have!

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    Nicole Siegel
    April 18, 2012 at 10:10 PM

    I know this comment is late – but do you know where I can get a plastic container like this?  Like the oval shaped featured in this picture.  Thanks!

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      Alyson
      April 19, 2012 at 11:47 AM

      Never late! :) I got this at Michael’s, found in the vase section. There’s typically lots of options (I’d even consider heading to Target or Walmart, too!).

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    Mia
    March 1, 2012 at 2:52 PM

    I love this idea! Great way to keep all those eyeliners organized. They can be so easily overlooked when in a jumbly drawer!

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      Alyson
      March 2, 2012 at 2:25 PM

      Thanks so much! It’s been a huge help to be able to easily find things. Appreciate you stopping by!

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    Marionberry Style
    February 4, 2012 at 9:14 PM

    This just helped me with one of my New Years Resolutions to get my make-up tools organized! Thank you! And so simple…
    XO – Marion

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    Milla
    February 4, 2012 at 2:07 PM

    Genius – definitely giving this a try! Thanks for the idea.

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      Alyson
      February 5, 2012 at 9:06 AM

      My pleasure!! So thrilled this has been a good idea for so many. I’m so not the DIY girl. :)

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    Anne Walsh
    February 2, 2012 at 1:13 AM

    I will be among those who will do this idea, very stylish and organize.

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    Ayelet
    February 1, 2012 at 11:45 PM

    genius.

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    Just Another Shopaholic
    February 1, 2012 at 10:03 PM

    Amazing idea!!

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    megan, the frugalista diaries
    February 1, 2012 at 7:58 PM

    great idea!

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    Leeann @ Join the Gossip
    February 1, 2012 at 7:46 PM

    Super cute! I love how this looks. And is that a Stila liner I see? I have that one too 😉

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    Sandy a la Mode
    February 1, 2012 at 7:08 PM

    i love the storage!!! i don’t have nearly enough brushes to warrant a storage like that… so mine just all go in a drawer!

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    Miranda
    February 1, 2012 at 5:34 PM

    Ohhh, I am diggin this 😉

    XX,
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    Fashion By Alicia
    February 1, 2012 at 2:00 PM

    Great way to store your brushes! I need to be better with mine and this is a great idea! Love it.

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    Ro
    February 1, 2012 at 1:56 PM

    What a great idea. I store in a glass but this is so much more practical and can be left on the counter

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      Alyson
      February 1, 2012 at 2:09 PM

      Exactly… and they don’t move around in the filler, which is really nice!

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    Bonnie
    February 1, 2012 at 1:51 PM

    I so need to get on the organization train when it comes to makeup brushes. I usually just throw all the crap into my train case. Not a good method.

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      Alyson
      February 1, 2012 at 2:09 PM

      Ha, luckily for you this is like a 2 second DIY! And, I felt so fancy and accomplished. :)

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    Ally
    February 1, 2012 at 12:48 PM

    I love this! It makes me want to go home and organize immediately :) I have all of my brushes/eyeliners/mascaras in a pencil cup but things still hide… I always like to play with these beads at Sephora!!

    xoxo, Ally
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    Penny Pincher Fashion
    February 1, 2012 at 12:32 PM

    I really wish I had more counter space in our bathroom & could do this…love the idea!

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    G.
    February 1, 2012 at 11:25 AM

    That looks so organized! Great

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    Lia
    February 1, 2012 at 11:17 AM

    So fabulous! I have a tiny jar I use for my pencils and a small vintage glass for my brushes. But I like this better :) Totally doing it, thanks for the inspiration!
    xo
    Lia

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    Kimberlee
    February 1, 2012 at 11:01 AM

    Lovely! I use a toothbrush holder for mine :)

    P.S. Don’t break any brooches! haha

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    My Dressy Ways
    February 1, 2012 at 10:56 AM

    Hey! I do this already. Lol. I use a holder I bought from Marshalls that has four ‘sections’ that are about 4 inches wide each. two sections are filled with the vase filler for my brushes (I keep eye and face brushes separate) and the other two have lotions, cleasers, deo, q-tips etc in them. :)

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    Adventures in Dressmaking
    February 1, 2012 at 10:49 AM

    Ooh, great idea!! I will totally try this once we move and I have a bathroom with counter space… =)

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      Alyson
      February 1, 2012 at 11:44 AM

      Got to love a bathroom counter! GOod luck with your move… we just did so this past weekend. Exhausted/exciting!

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    Marissa - Makeup and Manicures
    February 1, 2012 at 10:30 AM

    Love it – definitely going to have to do this!

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      Alyson
      February 1, 2012 at 10:36 AM

      Hope you do! Looks pretty on the counter and is super useful!

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    Berlinda Christian
    February 1, 2012 at 10:25 AM

    Really great idea. I’am always hunting for mine in the bag.

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      Alyson
      February 1, 2012 at 10:36 AM

      Exactly… used to feel the same. This really simplifies it (ie time saver!).

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    Grace - Stripes & Sequins
    February 1, 2012 at 10:22 AM

    Love this – very clever!

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    NauticalWheeler
    February 1, 2012 at 9:47 AM

    That’s such a great idea!! Much better than the plastic thing I have mine in now!

    From Brooklyn with love,

    Jen

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