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You finally did it—you 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! With the right makeup brush organizer, you can take your newfound love of organizing to the next level. Read on to try one of our 27 stylish (and practical) makeup brush holder ideas. Bonus: If you’ve ever wondered how to make a makeup brush holder, these options are DIY-friendly!
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.
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—even your shorter kabuki brush—to peek out at 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.
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!
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, from your concealer brush to your stippling brush, 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.
Upcycle empty paper towel rolls by using them as makeup brush holders! If you’ve ever wondered how to make glitter brush holders, this is one of the easiest ways to do so. 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, grab your crafting supplies, and decorate away.
You’d be surprised how many cute, trendy pencil cups you can find at the store these days—and if we’re honest, we can’t picture a better use for them than as a makeup brush holder cup. Whether you decide to go with a sleek white one or a fun polka dot cup, it’s all up to you!
What can’t you use a mason jar for? Not only are they totally adorable, with their shabby chic vibes, but they’re also a great makeup brush holder option. You can use them as-is or personalize them with a touch of ribbon or burlap!
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.
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!
Glass organization is seriously in right now—and why wouldn’t you want a see-through makeup brush cup to show off your gorgeous brushes? Grab a glass cup and fill it up! Quick, simple, and chic.
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.
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 a modern industrial look.
How many times do you see adorable coffee mugs but can’t justify buying yet another mug? 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 cup. 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.
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.
Say cheers to this makeup brush holder idea! Grab a wine glass—without a stem—and pop your brushes in for a luxurious look.
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 bag.
Similar to how you would repurpose a shopping bag, you can use a gift box as a makeup brush organizer 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!
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.
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 in all different shapes, sizes, and colors, giving you the opportunity to find one that reflects your style without the need for customization.
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 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 makeup sponge holder. 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.
You may be familiar with this trending storage technique as a way to stylishly stow your makeup products, but you can totally use the method as a makeup brush holder, too! All you need to do is securely fix a magnetic board to the wall, then add magnets to the back of your fan, oval, and other makeup brushes! Not only is this makeup holder idea aesthetically pleasing, but it’s also super convenient since you can easily grab and replace your brushes as you need them.
Who said your makeup brush organizer has to put your brushes on display? If you want a place to store your brushes, but don’t necessarily care if they’re out in the open, you can use a jewelry box to hold them! Look for an empty one that doesn’t have compartments that may prevent all your brushes from fitting properly. You can also remove the inside padding if needed.
Cupcake stands don’t have to be reserved for dessert. In fact, they can be used to showcase your prettiest brushes artfully. Get one with multiple tiers so you can separate your brushes based on type. If you don’t have a big brush or makeup collection, you can also display some of your favorite products this way.
Those handy over-the-door shoe organizers are another item that can be repurposed to store your makeup brushes. With pre-made pouches meant for different pairs of shoes, you can store your brushes based on type or the category of makeup they’re used for (face makeup, eye makeup, and lip makeup).
We mentioned drinkware like glass cups and coffee mugs, but we bet you didn’t think you could put a full dinnerware set to use. Stack a coordinating bowl on top of a dinner plate, then place a coordinating mug inside the bowl. Then, use the multiple layers to store your brushes. Some will be laying down, while others will be standing up. To ensure your DIY tiers don’t move each time you reach for a brush, you can attach each piece with the help of super glue.
As far as easy makeup brush holders go, this blast from the past is high up there. Take a trip down memory lane (and the school supplies aisle) and pick up a crayon box to store your brushes. You can leave the box as-is (we’ll admit they’re cuter than they were back in the day) or decorate one with paint or glitter or rhinestones or whatever you choose. Bring on the nostalgia!
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