STORAGE: How I Store My Makeup Brushes!

I’m a complete sucker for makeup storage and spying on how other girls like to display their products, and since setting up my very own makeup desk I thought I’d start sharing how I store mine!

I’m going to be filming a complete makeup storage video for my YouTube channel, but before that I thought I’d give you a quick sneak peek on how I store my brushes!

First up are the white Ikea Skurar Plant Pots (link) which are just the perfect size for storing large brushes!  I think I have 4 of these at home and none of them are used to store an actual plant, ha!  I use two of these to store my foundation, base, blush & powder brushes, of which I know I have too many but I love them too much to get rid of!  I’ve sorted them into one containing my favourite most used, and the other contains base products I like but don’t reach for as much.

Next up is my Camera Lens Cup (link) which was a gift to me from my parents a couple of years ago.  I had one cup of tea in it, decided tea tastes better in an actual mug rather than plastic and have been using it as a brush holder ever since!  I use this to store all of my favourite eyeshadow fluffy blending brushes as I am always using these to blend and need them to be easily accessible.

I use an empty Space NK Candle Jar to store all of my other miscellaneous brushes; flat eyeshadow brushes, liner, brow, lip brushes etc!  I love using old candle jars to store brushes as they are the perfect shape (height and width) so don’t throw them out girls!

Finally I picked up this Marble Mug (link) from H&M Home last month which I adore!!  I have a full blog post coming up on what else I picked up from H&M Home but until then, I like to use this to store my favourite small face brushes which I use to blend concealer and lightly apply powder.

So there we have it!  Stay tuned for full makeup storage pictures & video soon.

How do you store your makeup brushes?




  1. February 18, 2015 / 5:29 pm

    So cute! I love that marble mug and those Ikea plant pots are such a great idea

  2. February 18, 2015 / 5:35 pm

    Love the camera lens cup as storage it looks so cute! I keep all mine in old candle jars, definitely agree that that is a good idea!

    Amy x

  3. February 18, 2015 / 6:06 pm

    They are so pretty! I love your storage, and the camera lens cup is too cute!

    Des | Simple Charm Beauty

  4. February 18, 2015 / 6:17 pm

    I love seeing how other people store their makeup & brushes. Its a great way to get tips & ideas. I have most of my brushes in old candle jars but I like the look of the marble mug you have

  5. February 18, 2015 / 6:32 pm

    I use mugs too but those are truly adorable! Thanks for sharing! xoxo

  6. February 18, 2015 / 7:12 pm

    I need to get this organised. Although to be fair I've only just started buying good brushes

  7. February 18, 2015 / 7:20 pm

    I store my brushes almost the exact same way! instead of a camera lens tho, I have a moped mug that I got from a market stall in Verona haha
    Emma xo |

  8. February 18, 2015 / 7:42 pm

    Fab storage solutions – and those flowers are beautiful! x

  9. February 18, 2015 / 8:12 pm

    I store my brushes in the same Ikea pots, but the camera lens cup is amazing too. I've wanted the camera lens cup ever since I started becoming interested in photography.

    UK Beauty and Lifestyle Blog


  10. February 18, 2015 / 9:27 pm

    Great ideas Katie! I use empty candle jars for my brushes but that marble mug looks gorgeous, I need to pick one up myself! Thank you for sharing 🙂

  11. February 18, 2015 / 11:05 pm

    Such good ideas. Mine of often stored in empty Yankee Candle jars!

    Annabel ♥
    Mascara & Maltesers

  12. February 19, 2015 / 12:06 am

    hahaha I have my brushes in the Ikea pots too… I got other things in the other colors ( pink,white,green) They work so well and are deep and big enough to hold a lot of brushes. I like the lens holder thats cool !

  13. February 19, 2015 / 1:31 am

    I have that same lens mug! I never thought about using it for my brushes. I also love the marble mug, so pretty, so are the tulips.

    Xo, Emily | Embur.

  14. February 19, 2015 / 8:48 am

    It all looks so pretty! I love the map on your dressing table and the marble pot is so cute! x


  15. February 19, 2015 / 9:40 am

    You can never have too many make-up brushes, I'm in love with my pink ones haha, your storage is lovely 🙂 x

  16. February 19, 2015 / 10:20 am

    I always use the IKEA plant pots – they are so pretty and hold loads of things!

    Lauren x
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  17. February 19, 2015 / 11:39 am

    Mine are all in brush rolls, but this looks way prettier!

  18. February 19, 2015 / 12:52 pm

    Found your blog recently and I’d like to say that I’m in love with it!
    Interesting posts and beautiful photos!
    I’ll be happy to see you in my blog!)

    Diana Cloudlet

  19. February 19, 2015 / 5:11 pm

    I need those IKEA pots they are so cute 🙂

    Kat |

  20. February 19, 2015 / 8:51 pm

    These are some really good ideas and they look really pretty.
    Great photos!

  21. February 19, 2015 / 9:24 pm

    I have the Ikea plant pots too! 🙂 mine are a little different though I think. The camera lens is a really clever idea, something completely different and original, love it! x

  22. February 20, 2015 / 12:05 pm

    I use these ikea pots too! I love them ♥

  23. February 20, 2015 / 4:23 pm

    When I see things like this, it just makes me sooo anxious to get my own place. Bookmarking for ideas 🙂

    Bella Kulture

  24. February 20, 2015 / 9:17 pm

    I use a vintage diner style straw dispenser… It stops dust getting on my brushes 🙂

  25. February 20, 2015 / 9:27 pm

    I also store my make up brushes in those ikea pots, lovely post by the way. x

  26. February 21, 2015 / 1:04 pm

    This pots are super cute <3

  27. February 23, 2015 / 11:09 am

    I love the Ikea pots I look at then every time I'm there, but I love to store mine in quirky mugs so your camera lens cup defiantly appeals to me x

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  30. February 23, 2015 / 8:42 pm

    Love the marbled pot 🙂 I use candle holders from IKEA but may invest in these larger ones! xx

    Magpie Jasmine

  31. February 25, 2015 / 7:54 pm

    the ikea plant pots are such a good idea…never have enough space for my larger make up brushes!

  32. February 25, 2015 / 8:54 pm

    the plant pots are super cute.


  33. February 26, 2015 / 11:31 am

    I love the Ikea plant pots they look so simple and elegant. The marble pot is so cute as well, maybe I will purchase these as I need new brush holders.

    Beth x

  34. February 28, 2015 / 11:58 am

    This is so pretty. I love it <3

  35. February 28, 2015 / 8:00 pm

    You've just made me realise how uncreative my make-up brush storage is! I only have glass jars! Xx

    Carly's Beauty World – UK Beauty & Lifestyle Blog

  36. September 20, 2016 / 7:06 am

    What a lovely post! I want to use this Idea plant pots, they look so simple and elegant. Thanks for sharing!

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