My Makeup Brushes are my babies, as sad as it might sound, it's true!
More than just having them for practical reasons (i.e. my job), I would consider myself a collector. I see one I don't have and I immediately want it!!
Anyhow, I hadn't really sorted them out in nearly a year now, since I last moved house, and they were definitely in need of some rejigging.
For the most part I keep my 'own' brushes separate from my 'kit' brushes but I do have to 'cross-contaminate', so-to-say, every now and again for certain jobs, makeup tutorials etc. They were pretty much all mixed up and not in much order. Not something I enjoy!!!
So I pulled every single brush out and made sure each one was squeaky clean... Part 1 done.
I also hadn't counted my brushes in a long time either so today I got a nice round number of 250 on the button! 90 large/face brushes and 160 smaller/eye brushes etc.
That's a LOT of brushes to keep clean, but luckily I'm really good at keeping on top of it!
First I got all the face brushes I like to keep just for my own use and popped them into my Muji acrylic holder, which costs £7.95 and can be purchased from here.
These mostly consist of my Real Techniques brushes (most of which stand alone), My Sigma & Sedona Lace long handled Kabuki brush sets, and all my short handled brushes & stumpy kabuki brushes.
Buy Sigma here.... http://www.sigmabeauty.com
Sedona Lace website..... http://www.sedonalace.com/
|my Muji acrylic holder|
The rest of my face brushes I separated into these handy black mesh pen holders (from a local office supply store) until it came to organising them into their brush belt.
For my personal use eye brushes etc, I use another acrylic muji desk pot. This one has 3 partitions and costs only £5.50 from here.
I basically use all the brushes that are too short for my brush belts here, and luckily I have a good selection of great quality brushes to choose from!
|All of my 'personal use brushes' organised into their acrylic holders on my makeup desk.|
I keep my smaller synthetic & 'duo fibre' brushes their own acrylic pot. (see left of picture above).
|My 'kit' brushes organised and divided into their brush belts. I use a Sedona lace zip-up belt for my smaller/eye brushes and a Sigma one for the larger/face brushes... (no longer available from the website)|
|Whatever brushes I couldn't fit into the brush belt, I store in this Sedona Lace Brush Cup Holder which is from this brush set.|
|Until they are needed for a job, I store them in my makeup storage drawer along with the rest of my kit makeup.|
|My brushes on my makeup desk. I also have the 22 piece Coastal Scents Brush Set and my Sigma Performance Eye Kit stored in an acrylic holder on the desk as I am trialing these out at the minute.|
And that was a big chunk of my afternoon today. It's definitely worth the effort afterwards when you're left with a nice, neat work station ready to be messed up again!
Are any of ye as bonkers about organisation as I am??
Anyhow, Will Chat soon my lovelies,