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21 Makeup Brush Holder Ideas

You’ve finally done it—you’ve organized every eyeshadow palette, lipstick, and mascara in your collection to perfection. There’s just something about taking the time to organize your makeup that is oh-so-satisfying. Of course, with so many makeup products to sort through, there’s one thing you may be neglecting—your makeup brushes! Take your makeup organization game to the next level with one of our 21 stylish (and practical) makeup brush holder ideas.

MAKEUP BRUSH HOLDER #1: CANDLE HOLDER

Whether you’ve used up your favorite candle or found a cute candle holder while shopping, a candle holder is the perfect method for organizing your makeup brushes in a way that’s elegant and trendy. There are so many looks to choose from, so it’ll be easy to find one the reflects your personal style and matches your decor.

MAKEUP BRUSH HOLDER #2: VASE

A vase is another classy makeup brush holder idea that requires virtually no effort. Simply choose one that’s the right height to allow your makeup brushes to peek out the top! You can take your makeup brush holder up a notch by placing a vase filler of your choice—decorative stones, sand, and marbles all work wonderfully—at the bottom. This will also allow your brushes to stand up straight in the center of the vase and make it easy for you to reach for the right brush.

MAKEUP BRUSH HOLDER #3: PLANT POT

Similar to a vase, a plant pot is another easy option for a DIY makeup brush holder. If you’re a fan of rustic decor, this is the option for you! You can even paint the pot with a cute floral pattern or a chic gold finish—have fun with it!

MAKEUP BRUSH HOLDER #4: BRUSH ROLL

Want a makeup brush holder you can take with you wherever you go? There’s nothing more annoying than having to transfer all of your goods from your vanity to your suitcase when traveling. If you want a convenient, on-the-go makeup brush holder option, use a brush roll! A brush roll is a piece of fabric with slots for each of your brushes that—as you may have guessed—is rolled up for easy storage! Even if you don’t make a brush roll your go-to brush holder, we highly recommend having one on hand for travel purposes.

MAKEUP BRUSH HOLDER #5: PAPER TOWEL TUBES

Upcycle empty paper towel rolls by using them as makeup brush holders! This thrifty option can be customized however you’d like—whether you want to decorate the rolls with wrapping paper, lace, or glitter! Just cut the roll down to size and decorate away.

MAKEUP BRUSH HOLDER #6: PENCIL CUP

You’d be surprised how many cute, trendy pencil cups you can find at the store these days—and if we’re being honest, we can’t picture a better use for them than as makeup brush holders. Whether you decide to go with a sleek white or a fun polka dot cup, it’s all up to you!

MAKEUP BRUSH HOLDER #7: MASON JAR

What can’t you use a mason jar for? Not only are they totally adorable, with their shabby chic vibes, but they’re a great makeup brush holder option. You can use them as-is or personalize them with a touch of ribbon or burlap!

MAKEUP BRUSH HOLDER #8: SILVERWARE TRAY

Believe it or not, you can use a silverware tray to organize your makeup brushes. If you would rather keep your brushes organized in your dresser drawer instead of on display, this is the option for you. Since a silverware tray is already divided into different sections, you can easily separate your brushes based on their use. Think eye makeup, face makeup, and lip makeup.

MAKEUP BRUSH HOLDER #9: TOOTHBRUSH HOLDER

Love the marble look? You can easily get your hands on a marble makeup brush holder if you just look in the bathroom decor aisle. Yes, that’s right, a marble toothbrush holder (or any toothbrush holder for that matter) can totally be used to stash your brushes!

MAKEUP BRUSH HOLDER #10: GLASS CUPS

Glass organization is seriously in right now—and why wouldn’t you want a see-through makeup brush holder to show off your gorgeous brushes? Grab a glass cup and fill it up! Quick, simple, and chic.

MAKEUP BRUSH HOLDER #11: BEDAZZLED JAR

More sparkle, please! Add some shine to your vanity by bedazzling a jar to use as your makeup brush holder. Use clear or colorful gems and a hot glue gun to create your glitzy holder.

MAKEUP BRUSH HOLDER #12: EMPTY CAN

Believe it or not, you can use an empty can as a DIY makeup brush holder. Yes—even an old soup can! Simply wash it out and then choose your method of decorating. You can cover it in wrapping paper or spray paint it for an industrial modern look.

MAKEUP BRUSH HOLDER #13: COFFEE MUG

How many times do you see adorable coffee mugs but can’t justify a use for them? Now you can! Whether you choose one with your initial, a cute saying, or a fun pattern, pretty much any mug will work as a makeup brush holder. This is also the perfect option if you fall in love with a handwash-only mug but don’t want to deal with the hassle of washing it all the time.

MAKEUP BRUSH HOLDER #14: SKULL

Skulls are seriously on-trend at the moment—and they’re not just for Halloween! Embrace your edgy side by using a skull-shaped jar as your makeup brush holder.

MAKEUP BRUSH HOLDER #15: STEMLESS WINE GLASS

Say cheers to this makeup brush holder idea! Grab a wine glass—without a stem—and pop your brushes in for a luxurious look.

MAKEUP BRUSH HOLDER #16: SHOPPING BAG

How many times do you get a cute shopping bag from your favorite store that you just don’t want to part with? Well, you can use it as a DIY makeup brush holder! Grab some cardboard and glue it to the border of the inside of your shopping bag of choice. Then, use more cardboard to create sections for your brushes within the makeup bag.

MAKEUP BRUSH HOLDER #17: GIFT BOX

Similar to how you would repurpose a shopping bag, you can use a gift box as a makeup brush holder by following the same steps. If you have a small gift box, you may even be able to use it as a brush holder without creating separate sections. So, don’t forget to save your holiday gift boxes and get to DIYing!

MAKEUP BRUSH HOLDER #18: FISH BOWL

There’s nothing fishy about this DIY makeup brush holder idea. A fish bowl is a super cute brush holder option that will showcase your stylish brushes. Fill it with sand, beads, or pebbles to add your own personal touch.

MAKEUP BRUSH HOLDER #19: DESK ORGANIZER

A desk organizer can be used to sort and hold your brushes. If you don’t have time to DIY anything, this is the perfect option for you! They come is all different shapes, sizes, and colors, giving you the opportunity to find one that reflects your style without the need for customization.

MAKEUP BRUSH HOLDER #20: COSMETICS BAG

Of course, you can always go the traditional route of using a cosmetics bag to hold your brushes. This is a convenient option because it’s easily transportable, much like a brush roll.

MAKEUP BRUSH HOLDER #21: EGG CUP

Makeup blenders need storage, too—and you might be able to find something in your kitchen that will work! Think about it: Makeup blenders are similar in shape and size to eggs. So, it makes sense that a decorative egg cup would be a cute and functional way to store your makeup blenders. Similarly, a plastic Easter egg left over from last year’s egg hunt can also be used to stow blenders like the L’Oréal Paris Infallible Blend Artist Foundation Blender.

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