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How To Store Makeup Brushes

How To Store Makeup Brushes

You’ve invested in the best quality makeup brushes, because you know that having the right tools are what will take your makeup looks to the next level, including creating that flawless base of perfect winged eyeliner.  However, the last thing you want to do is damage these tools by throwing them into your drawer. So how should you store them? Luckily for you, we’ve created this handy guide to prevent any damage to your brushes.

Whether you’re building up your collection or you’ve already got a pro-worthy stash, read on to learn the best ways to store your makeup brushes, while keeping them in tip-top condition too.

How Do You Store Makeup Brushes At Home?

The first rule is: always store your brushes separately from your makeup. You don’t want them to get dirty or crushed from being thrown in with your favorite products. Make sure to clean makeup brushes regularly too. Brushes can harbor bacteria, dust and dirt – so keep breakouts and rashes at bay by cleaning your tools once a week.

How To Store Makeup Brushes Dust Free

One of the best ways to store your makeup brushes is upright, as this will protect them from damage and help them to keep their shape for longer. Organizing them vertically – on somewhere like your dressing table – means they’ll always be on hand when you need them too.

Although storing makeup brushes upright can invite dust to settle into the bristles, that’s why it’s important to choose the right kind of brush storage. Ideally using storage which has a lid or trying to place your storage in a dust-free area will help prevent this from happening. That way, your brushes are beautifully organized and they’ll be dust-free too!

Can You Store Makeup Brushes In A Drawer?

You can, there are plenty of brush storage options for tucking your brushes away in your drawer. For example, roll bags have secure straps for all your tools and fold up neatly to stow away in your drawer. Or choose an acrylic drawer compartment to make your brushes easy to find. For larger brush collections, look out for compartments that stack on top of each other to maximize your storage space.

Our top tip for organizing large collections: store them by type (face brushes, eye brushes, lip brushes etc.). Or you can arrange them by brushes you use the most often, keeping your most used brushes towards the front of your storage (or even upright on your dressing table!), and those used less often further away. This way, you’ll always have easy access to your tools – no need to dig around in your drawer to find the ones you need! 

How to Store Makeup Brushes for Travel

Jetting off on a well-deserved holiday? Wherever your next adventure takes you, you won’t want to be without your makeup routine staples. We’ve got the perfect travel-friendly storage solutions for your makeup brushes - the last thing you want is your brushes getting bashed around in your suitcase!

For traveling, we love makeup bags because they’re great for packing in your carry-on bag or checked luggage and will help keep your tools safe and intact. Don’t forget to take your favorite makeup brush soap, so you can keep your brushes clean while you’re away from home too.

Another great way to take your brushes on the road is to use our Brush Laundrette Towel. Designed to provide an easy way to towel dry your brushes, you can simply hang them in the sun to fully remove all moisture. The towel is also perfect for transporting your makeup tools. Brushes can be stored securely in the elasticated slots and then the towel can be folded and rolled-up with the brushes inside, giving you an easy bundle to pop into a suitcase or a cabin bag. 

How to Store Makeup Brushes In A Bag for Travelling

As we said before, never store your brushes in the same bag as your makeup. There’s nothing worse than your sparkling-clean brushes being stained by a makeup leak mid-flight.

Remember to clean your brushes first. Then if you can, wrap each one in a layer of tissue paper to cushion them and keep the bristles protected before placing them in your holiday makeup bag.

You won’t be able to take your whole collection on holiday, so you’ll need to decide which ones are your essentials. We’d recommend taking a foundation brush, powder brush, makeup sponge, and a few eyeshadow and liner brushes for creating a few different looks.

Ready To Get Organized?

Whether you’re at home or heading on holiday, now you know how to store your makeup brushes to keep them looking and performing their best.

Now all that’s left to do is shop our stylish and practical brush storage options and start organizing!