I was recently contacted by a brand that wanted me to test out their $100+ “brush holder” to recommend it to my readers. It was a kind gesture, but there is no way I could recommend someone to spend $50 on a brush holder, let alone $100. That’s just absurd. I would much rather invest that money in a good brush – or dinner!
You don’t need to splurge on makeup brush containers simply because you probably have a few great ones just sitting around your house. A cup, a mug, an empty bottle: if it fits, it sits!
My trusty pen holder is still an active pen holder, but it does a good job of being a brush holder as well. A little scrubbing and it can become the perfect brush holder. If you are looking for a little cushion to raise your brushes higher or stand straighter, add some beads, marbles or even uncooked rice grains.
I stuff dirty brushes into this little CVS tin can I had leftover from a Christmas project. I chose a small case to remind myself to wash my brushes often – but as you can see, I have been very lazy! On the right is a “pill” multipurpose container previously used for cotton balls. I ordered it from ModCloth a while back and it has since been one of my favorite nerdy Pharma/Chem case.
Brushes are happy sitting anywhere, so don’t feel the need to rush out for some new celebrity containers. You can always buy a ceramic mug and decorate it yourself for something new and different.