Wednesday, March 7, 2012

DUST FREE BRUSHES - Makeup Brush Holder Ideas

When I first started collecting makeup brushes, I would just put them in a jar and leave them sitting out. I noticed that they would get so dusty especially ones that I don't use every day. I spend a lot of time washing my makeup brushes so the last thing I want is for them to get dusty before I even use them. I dont know, but the idea of using a brush full of dust on my face just doesn't sit well with me so this is what I came up with.



I love the fact that this isn't just a brush holder but it also serves as a beautiful decorative piece for my counter. I got these at TJMaxx for $9.99 each but if you don't have any of the discount stores by you, you can also find jars similar to this one at your local craft store. I know Joanns and Michaels have them and they are about $25-$30 but you can use a 40 or 50% off coupon to make them more affordable.

There is also a jar that you can get at Walmart (Houseware section) for $7.44 which I think is a good alternative. Here is what it looks like.

Now for those of you who have a smaller brush colletion, here is another idea.



This case came with a microdermabrasion kit I had bought so I can't really tell you exactly where to get one but I'm sure you can find something similar to this somewhere.

I hope you enjoyed this post. Pls. feel free to leave a comment or ask questions. Thanks!

65 comments:

  1. I LIKE! You're make up brushes and makeup looks so organized and clean.

    where did you get the clear acrylic drawers?

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    1. yeah where did you get the acrylic drawers at?

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  2. I am gonna do this. Thanks for the tip!

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  3. Where did you get the acrylic drawers?

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    1. Hey Amanda! Sorry for the super late reply. Anyway, the acrylic drawer is from amazon. It is actually a jewelry drawer.

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    2. hi, love this post! Can you please give me a link of the jars? i can't find it! Thanks :)

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  4. This is FABULOUS! I am going to do this for my brushes...I have been looking for a way to display them!

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    1. Thank you! I'm glad you liked it. Let me know how yours turns out.

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    2. I think I did OK! Follow my blog and I will do the same?

      http://www.mylifeinthecurvylane.com/2012/09/diy-make-up-brush-holder.html

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    3. You did an awesome job on the brush holder. Thanks so much for mentioning my blog on your post. I really appreciate it. oh and I will definitely be following your blog.

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  5. I have cases similar to yours but unfortunately not tall enough. For now my brushes are in a foldaway cosmetic bag as I rarely put on makeup but loving this post <3 :D now I'm going on the hut for big jars (probably in TKMaxx for me but fingers cross)!! Thanks again :D

    Amz

    hypertofu.blogspot.co.uk

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  6. Oh wow I love this!! I have seen similar ones and I am going to get them, that;s so innovative! x

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  7. What's the white stuff inside the jars?

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    1. They are just fillers I found in the floral department at Michaels. Here is a link to a similar one at Joann although I think it was cheaper at Michaels. I also used a 40% off coupon so the price wasnt that bad.
      http://www.joann.com/bright-fill-clear/zprd_02450518b/

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  8. Where did you get the beads that are in the containers?

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    1. They are just fillers I found in the floral department at Michaels. Here is a link to a similar one at Joann although I think it was cheaper at Michaels. I also used a 40% off coupon so the price wasnt that bad.
      http://www.joann.com/bright-fill-clear/zprd_02450518b/

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  9. soooo creative and beautiful. I love it!

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  10. Where are the acrylic drawers from? They look like the Muji drawers..but better!

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    1. My husband got the drawers from Amazon.It is a bit pricier than the Muji ones but I really like it. It's actually a jewelry box if you look at the pictures on the site they also used it for makeup.
      http://www.amazon.com/Acrylic-Deluxe-7-Drawer-Jewelry-Chest/dp/B000I84QZO/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1346302425&sr=8-3&keywords=acrylic+drawers

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  11. Super cute idea for the brushes & make up but I also noticed the nail polish on the wall & what looked to be an acrylic holder for that. Is that also a purchase from Michael's or is that a specialty item? Thanks so much for sharing your ideas!

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    1. I got the nail polish rack from one of those small nail/beauty supply stores (not sallys). I know of three stores here in AZ and I noticed that all of them are by the big asian grocery stores. The price ranges from $25 to $35. There is also a smaller rack but I'm not sure how much. I hope this helps and Thanks for visiting my blog.

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  12. Great idea! not only practical, it looks super cute too! :)

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  13. I love this idea! I need this, it is soo organized!

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  14. I love this idea! I'm in Arizona too (North Phoenix) where are these beauty stores you mentioned that have the nail polish racks? I have been to so many salon supply stores but I can't purchase without a beauty license.

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    1. I bought one at the nail supply store inside Mekong plaza in Mesa and the other one was at a supply store beside Leelees in Chandler. They were both asian owned. I have been to a few of these stores and I have never been asked for a license.

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  15. I am wondering if the glasses are too tall for the brushes??? Do you find it hard to get them out, or is it easy? It was a bit tough to tell by the picture if it was easy to take them out or not.

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    1. I really dont find it hard to get the brushes. You can always add more fillers so that the brushes are at the very top.

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  16. This is brilliant and so innovative!!! Thank you!!!!!!! I'm sick of digging through a basket or bag to find my brushes EVERY morning. Definitely going to do this!!

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  17. je la difficulté a trouver les trois a bijoux en acrylique ..pourriez vous nous donner le links pour l acheter sur Amazone. S.V.P. merci.

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  18. I love the case idea. I think it would be easier to grab the brushes then the jars. the jars are beautiful though. Natalie

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  19. What's that nail polish thing on your wall?

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    1. I got the nail polish rack from one of those small nail/beauty supply stores (not sallys). The price ranges from $25 to $35. There is also a smaller rack but I'm not sure how much. I hope this helps and Thanks for visiting my blog.


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  20. Wish I had the counter space for this!

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  21. What do you put inside to hold the brushes up?

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    1. They are just fillers I found in the floral department at Michaels. Here is a link to a similar one at Joann although I think it was cheaper at Michaels. I also used a 40% off coupon so the price wasnt that bad.
      http://www.joann.com/bright-fill-clear/zprd_02450518b/

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  22. Im so excited to do this! I can't wait to got to my local Tjmaxx. Hopefully I find some for good prices. Love your set-up. :)

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    1. Thank you! Good luck on your search!!

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  23. What brushes do you have in these jars... I'm looking for a new brush set myself and yours look nice

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    1. The brushes are all different but my favorite are the sigma ones www.sigma.com . They can be a bit pricey though so if you have a limited budget then I highly recommend the brushes by real techniques. You can get them at Ulta. They are reasonably priced and are just as good as the sigma ones.

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  24. This post of yours is so interesting. All these pieces are just beautiful. My absolute favorites are the shoe closets. Both are really amazing and I would certainly love to have one at home. Thank you for sharing. By the way, your son looks so adorable!

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  25. This bathroom setup is so beautiful. I'm defiantly thinking about buying the organizer. I just had one question though, does the organizer hold an eye lash curler? I'm afraid that if I buy the organizer, the drawers will be to skinny and my stuff won't fit. :/

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    1. Unfortunately, the drawers are pretty small so your eyelash curler will not fit in it. I store my small eyeshadow palettes, pencils, primers, concealers and some blush in mine. You might want to check out the muji drawers although I'm not too sure how big they are either.

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  26. Love this idea...found it on pinterest and I am featuring it today on my blog if you want to check it out!
    http://www.linleyhouse.com/2013/06/what-are-you-loving-come-link-up.html

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  27. We're obsessed with makeup storage, this is an enjoyable post!

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    1. Thank you so much! I will look into that.

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  28. Great post! Thanks for sharing these ideas. I hope we also have something like TJMax here in the Philippines. Got your link from Charmaine (ofroyalty) :) Following you now. I enjoy your blog so much :)

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    1. Salamat! I don't think there's a tjmaxx there but I recently saw a kristv episode where she went to a flea market full of houseware at a great price. I think its somewhere in mla. You might be able to find something there. Again, thanks for following. Ill try my best to post more.

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  29. How tall are those jars? I was going to order a few, but don't want them to be too tall or short. Thanks. c:

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    1. The jars are about 18" tall from the base all the way to thw tip of the lid. Just the container without the base or lid is about 9.5".

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  30. I've been looking for something like this for my daughter and myself, but when i search "make-up brushes clear with top" nothing comes up until i saw this idea. Thanks for sharing, never thought of it.

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  31. I do exactly the same thing!!!!!! I'm a brush junkie, luv luv luv make up brushes and do NOT like dust...

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  32. I'm so glad, I'm not the only one who thinks like this. I'm always looking out for dust and I've been looking for a closed container for my brushes. I love your creativity!

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  33. Love the Nutella idea! :)

    Follow back!!! :)

    www.happiprettygirls.blogspot.con

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  34. What did you put in the containers for the brushes to stand straight and neat? Very cool idea will definitely try it out :)

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  35. What are the containers that the brushes are in called?

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  37. Such a cute storage for makeup brushes. Thanks for sharing this unique ideas!

    If you have time, you can also visit this website: http://blushies.com/

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