For those of us who aren’t lucky enough to have a dressing table tucked away in a plush boudoir, we have to do all of our getting ready in the bathroom. While mine isn’t grand, it is at least spacious – great counter space and plenty of room for getting dolled up.
However, that means that all of my makeup—and my brushes—are hanging out in there. While I’m not particularly grossed out by bathrooms, the fact of the matter is that every time you flush, particles from the bowl are thrust into the air.
While I love all of the cute ways to store/display makeup brushes, the thought of little poopy particles landing on them, and then me putting THAT on my face IS disgusting. But with a growing collection of brushes, I needed a better way to organize them than throwing them in a drawer.
Enter the most creative method I’ve seen to store brushes safely in the bathroom.
In case you haven’t deciphered, those are straw dispensers.
I have two sizes: one big one for my large, fluffy brushes, and one smaller one for my eyeshadow and detail brushes.
The best part is that accessing each brush is a BREEZE with this method – just pull the top up, and they fan out for you as they rise.
And if you’re crafty, like me, you can easily grab some chalkboard tape to personalize and cutesy them up even more.
If I may say so myself, this is f’in brilliant.
Tips on buying: Straw dispensers come in plastic and glass. I recommend the glass ones, as you want them to be heavy and sturdy so they don’t topple over.
How much they cost: Price ranges depending on size, but they’re generally in the $10 – $20 range.
So grab your brushes OFF your counter, give them a good cleaning, order a couple of straw dispensers and rock out as you setup your new makeup brush storage system.