Beads are OUT, crushed mirror is IN

I’ve been looking for the perfect way to store my makeup brushes. I’ve played around with different containers, beads, etc. trying to find the right combination. Alas, the search is over. I found bags of crushed mirror at Michaels (available in a variety of colors). I chose the silver because it reminded me of glitter and it matched my glitter-topped vanity.

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To recreate this you’ll need:

1 long glass container approximately 4 – 5″ tall (I got mine at Michaels for $14.99)

2 – 3 bags of crushed mirror (Michaels)

1 – 2 bags of clear large beads, to line the bottom (I got these at the Dollar Tree. This is optional, but I chose to do this to save on cost since the crushed mirror is a bit pricey in comparison)

Just layer and insert your brushes! I chose to separate my face brushes on the left and eye brushes on the right.

What do you think of this way to store makeup brushes? How do you store yours?

 

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Say “No!” to Dirty Makeup Brushes!

It’s always appalling when people can’t remember the last time they cleaned their makeup brushes. It usually means they aren’t washing them often enough.

As a firm rule I wash my makeup brushes AT LEAST once a week. Why does this matter? Because your skin will suffer if you don’t! Your face is covered with oils, dead skin cells and bacteria and when your brushes come in contact with your skin, they pick up some of it. Day after day, you are reapplying these oils, cells and bacteria to your skin, or even worse, contaminating your clean makeup! All these things clog your pores causing blackheads and pimples. YUCK!

Washing your brushes is easy. Here’s how I do it:

How often do you wash your makeup brushes? What do you use? Comment below!