Each time that I publish a By Request post I seem to receive yet another request. Thank you for indulging me- I am having fun working on this series. This time Rachel asked that I reveal how I store by brushes- so here goes!
I have gone through numerous ways of storing my brushes, but I am pretty content with my current method. I quickly dismissed a brush roll because I have accumulated too many brushes. I also stopped storing them in glass, ceramic, or metal containers because they often cause the brushes to get dinged and damaged. Therefore, I opted to find something made out of wood. I thought that I should try somewhere like Bed, Bath & Beyond, but ended up finding vertical bamboo cutlery boxes in the kitchen section at Ross for about $9.00 a piece. I bought two: one for faces brushes, and another for eye makeup brushes.
My primary reason for wanting wood was that many of my brushes are Hakuhodos, and since I spent an arm and two legs on them I wanted to keep them in good shape.
I organized all of the eyebrow and eye makeup brushes in one of the 4 compartment bamboo cutlery boxes. On the far left I keep all eyebrow and eyelash brushes, and since I don't have many of them it has lots of space available. The second compartment is filled with eyeshadow brushes, crease brushes and anything else that needs a home. The following compartment is basically various eye lining brushes (though it appears that eyebrow/eyelash spool brush migrated to this compartment). The far right compartment is largely filled with blending brushes- though two of them are actually small Hakuhodo Highlighter brushes that I most often use on the eyes, or even for concealer.
With a few exceptions, nearly all of the face brushes are Hakuhodos.
What is less than ideal is how all of my brushes are stored in my deep built-in cabinet in my master bathroom. They share space with piles of skincare products, and the whole space is in great need of an overhaul because it lacks efficiency. Call it a work in progress. To see my makeup storage click on the following links: blush storage, eyeshadow storage & lip product storage).
How do you store your brushes?