1.25.2012

DIY: Makeup Brush Organization


In yesterday's Beauty Organization post, I shared how I store my makeup brushes. This is the easiest thing ever. Directions: Pour. Add brushes. And you're done. This works better than decorative sand, glass marbles or pebbles, or coffee. Read on:


Weird Elle Fact #9372, I have a habit of doing this, just like Amelie (just play the first few seconds, if you'd like):

Bonus Fact: I like to crack creme brulee like Amelie too. So basically I'm French. Oui.

And it used to be a habit of mine when I'd go into Sephora (just to browse, right?) as I viewed the brushes and gadgets in containers. A few years ago they changed to these glass beads and I had to have some for my own. Oh, I had my brushes in a glass, but when I'd go to pull out a brush, the rest would tumble out. I asked a salesperson one day what they used and he said Sephora uses crazy expensive glass beads. I sighed in a French accent. He said to go to the craft store and get vase filler beads in the floral section. And that's what I did!
Try ColorFill Vase Filler Plastic Beads (around $4). Use whatever container you'd like (free & up).
Pour the beads about 1/3 to 1/2 in the container (depends on size). Remember to use caution if you have children.
PS: Think $4 is too much to spend on beads? Click to see what else you can do with them!

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FYI: I actually gave the package pictured above to my lil sis as a Christmas present (she got brushes & a container too!) so what you're seeing in this DIY are the beads I've used for years. I took my brushes out & poured them into the 2 containers & added brushes. Yes, I'm weird!

34 comments:

  1. i just bought a plastic one because my baby keep throwing my stuff :)
    xoxo, Haus of Gala

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  2. That's a great idea! I just have my brushes in a bag and finding the one I'm looking for is always a pain.


    Courtney ~ http://sartorialsidelines.com

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  3. I totally thought that was styrofoam in the cup; this is way cooler and prettier

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  4. Awesome way to hold your brushes! Unfortunately, I'm not someone who uses makeup every day or even once a week, so it's pointless to keep my brushes out like this all the time :)

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  5. I do the same with my brushes!! Love it! xox <3

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  6. So cute - you're such a smartie!

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  7. Love that! My brushes are currently sitting in a empty water glass. hahaha maybe I'll spice it up with some beads like you suggested :)

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  8. J'adore! ;o) Definitely looks much nicer displayed that way!

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  9. I am definitely in need of some organization when it comes to my brushes. I just throw them haphazardly into the box. Haha. Whoops!

    http://www.glamkittenslitterbox.com/
    Twitter: @GlamKitten88

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  10. That's a great way to organise brushes. I need to do that. Mine are just shoved in my drawer.

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  11. Love this! I was a little impatient a while ago and wanted to do something like this but didn't have plastic beads so I used cotton balls. Beads work nicer but if you're frustrated and sick of unorganized brushes and want an "in the meantime" solution then it works :)

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  12. Many girls need this tutorial, that for sure. Brushes are usually just stashed crowded on a place.

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  13. I love this idea! I have seen it done at beauty shops but never thought to do it myself at home. Thanks for sharing!


    XO,

    Sam
    www.ThePeakofTresChic.com

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  14. Really nice idea and it looks great.

    Lovely greetz from germany.

    xoxo
    Ina

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  15. What a smart tip. And pretty too.

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  16. Great idea -- definitely a functional and stylish way to store your brushes!

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  17. Awesome idea! Thanks for the tutorial.

    http://averysweetblog.com/

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  18. I really need to do this with my brushes! So easy!

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  19. That's such a cool idea! I've seen that at Sephora before but I never thought to do it myself

    xo Gillie

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  20. Brilliant and inexpensive. I like it!

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  21. I totally need this! Thanks for posting!!

    http://stylespotlighted.blogspot.com

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  22. brilliant idea! I don't have too many brushes, since I don't use much make up, but definitely that's an idea I could inspire myself from for something else, maybe I'll just put the pens like that ;)

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  23. Such a clever idea, I don't even know where all my brushed are because I don't have a proper place to keep it. Amelie is one of my favourite movies

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  24. This is such an amazing idea!! I'm so clueless sometimes when it comes to organization...need to do this.

    x
    Rachel

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  25. super duper easy! and quite inexpensive! I need to organize my brushes soon...
    ♥ laura
    the blog of worldly delights

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  26. I've totally been meaning to do this! Such a great idea!

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  27. Really really need to do this.

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  28. His is an awesome idea! I just store my brushes in a plastic bag but I could definitely do this!

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  29. Love this idea! I have tons of empty vases and vase fillers sitting around. Thanks for the idea, right now my brushes just sit in my costmetic tote.

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  30. Great idea.
    Have a fabulous day.
    xx

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  31. This is a great idea, but I'll probably have to wait to do this once my girl gets a little older. Fab!

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  32. Cool idea.

    the-renaissance-of-inner-fashion.blogspot.co.uk

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