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The best makeup brush holders to organise your beauty tools

If you’re finding that your face keeps coming up in blemishes, especially in areas where you brush (opens in new tab) on makeup, such as on the cheek bones, it could be sign that your makeup brushes (opens in new tab) aren’t hygienic. Keeping them in your makeup bag (opens in new tab) among all the leaking foundations (opens in new tab), concealers (opens in new tab), mascaras (opens in new tab) and anything else you have in your collection means they’re in among the germs, and won’t be clean when you apply your makeup - dirty makeup brushes are a sure sign that you need a makeup brush holder.

Makeup brush holders are also a handy place to store makeup brushes so you don’t lose them. Knowing where they are all the time means you can be certain that you’re sibling must have ‘borrowed’ one if it suddenly decides to go walkabout. You may also find that your makeup brushes go flat after a while, so keeping them in a holder will make them last for longer. 

When looking for the best makeup brush holders consider what you need - do you want a holder that focuses more on delivering insta-worthy style than it does the amount of storage space (opens in new tab) that it offers you? Have you got a collection of 20 different brushes that need a home, or do you want an enclosed pot that stores just a few? We’re pretty sure you’ll find the perfect makeup brush holder for your requirements in our selection below. 

1. 3 Slot Acrylic Cosmetics Brushes Storage Solution By N2 Makeup Co

A stylish black makeup brush holder that offers ample storage space

Specifications

Best for: Makeup hoarders
Colour: Black
Dimensions: 8.89x20.07x6.98cm
Material: Acrylic

Reasons to buy

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Designed for makeup artists
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Lots of storage room

Reasons to avoid

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Fairly expensive 

If you’re looking for a professional looking makeup brush holder that’ll look super stylish on your vanity cabinet, the sleek, black acrylic of this holder makes it a great one to choose. N2 Makeup have really thought about things when it comes to delivering an appropriate storage solution with the size of the holder and the amount of slots carefully considered. Reviewers seem to love the design and quality of the product, so in terms of ticking the boxes, this one does it’s fair share - certainly worthy of a number one space.  

2. Lifewit Brush Holder

A brush holder that takes care of your sponges and lipsticks too

Specifications

Best for: Multi-storage solution
Colour: Clear
Dimensions: 22x8.5x21.5cm
Material: Acrylic

Reasons to buy

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Space for brushes, sponges and lipsticks
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Dust proof

Reasons to avoid

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Don’t tip it over 

This clear acrylic makeup brush holder stores a good amount of brushes in its two brush slots. There’s also two slots for sponges and one for lipstick or whatever you see fit. Lifewit have creatively used pearl beans as a support mechanism for your brushes, making the brush holder a smart feature for your dressing table at the same time. Reviewers constantly compliment the appearance of this brush holder, while the dust-proof exterior is certainly an added bonus.  

3. Caveen rose gold makeup brush holder

Makeup brush or pencils - your choice

Specifications

Best for: Simplicity
Colour: Rose Gold
Dimensions: 10.3x8.5x8.5cm
Material: Iron

Reasons to buy

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Multi-purpose
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Simple, yet stylish

Reasons to avoid

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 Small brushes may slip through the gaps

Who says a makeup brush holder needs to be fancy and expensive? This pocket-friendly, multi-purpose rose gold brush holder does a good job of being stylish, promising elegance and attractiveness. With Caveen aiming to create a rust-proof, rust-resistant, sturdy and durable holder, you can be sure that it will provide many years of service - you could even use it to store brushes one year and your cooking utensils the next! 

4. Luxie Pink Perfection Brush Holder

A cute, stylish makeup brush holder offering one or two pots

Specifications

Best for: Cuteness
Colour: Pink
Dimensions: 10.2x8.4x8.4cm
Material: Faux leather

Reasons to buy

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Cute colour for any girl’s bedroom
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Doubles up as a carry case

Reasons to avoid

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 Small if used as a carry case

A cylinder alternative to the marble makeup brush holder we featured earlier, this one is slightly girlier, yet it will make a stylish addition to any dressing table. With the choice to use it as two separate pots or as a covered carry case, it’s up to you whether you store lots of brushes or just a couple. It’s also interesting to know that Luxie operate vegan ethics, so if you’re that way inclined not just in the way you eat, this is a great option.  

5. Maxwell Scott Bags Personalised Leather Makeup Brush Holder

A stunning piece of craft from a name you’ve probably never heard of before

Specifications

Best for: Luxury
Colour: Brown leather
Dimensions: 22x5.2x7.8cm
Material: Felice leather

Reasons to buy

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Luxury leather
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Zip close

Reasons to avoid

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 Very expensive

Available on Not On The Highstreet, this isn’t your average makeup brush holder. Made from stunning leather, size isn’t the overwhelming feature of this bag but if you’re looking for designer finesse, Maxwell Scott Bags suggest you’ll find it right here. Boasting that this bag comes from one of the most renowned tanneries from the heart of Tuscany, the brand say you’ll benefit from the strict standards and quality checks. While small, it’ll fit perfectly into your handbag and you can personalise it.  

6.InterDesign Clarity Tumbler Cup for Bathroom Vanity Countertops, Clear/Rose Gold

A simple and functional makeup brush holder

Specifications

Best for: Budget
Colour: Clear
Dimensions: 6.4x6.4x10.2cm
Material: Plastic

Reasons to buy

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Great budget buy
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Does the job

Reasons to avoid

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 Not particularly exciting

If you’re looking for a pocket friendly makeup brush holder that does the job, this one is for you. Available with a range of coloured bases for that personal design feature, it’s the perfect size to store makeup brushes whether on a bathroom counter or your vanity table. Reviewers seem to compliment the appearance of the holder, although some suggest it is a little on the small size for those with lots of brushes.   

7. Personalised Makeup Brush Holder #Nofilter

A beautifully carved personalisable makeup holder

Specifications

Best for: Personalisation
Colour: light wood
Dimensions: 12x9x9cm
Material: Wood

Reasons to buy

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Great gift idea
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Minimalist for those who don’t like clutter

Reasons to avoid

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 Only holds three large brushes 

If you like the idea of a personalist makeup brush holder but don’t feel like paying out as much money as the 6th product on our list, this is a great alternative. Yes, it’s no good if you’ve got 20 million makeup brushes; but if you’re looking for a home for your blusher brush, your bronzer brush and your foundation brush, the three slots of this wooden hexagonal sculpture provide the perfect storage solution. If you’re looking for a gift, ask MIJMOJ Design to carve the desired name into the wood.  

8. Success Is My Only Option' Makeup Brush Holder

A sassy makeup brush holder - perfect for teen bedrooms

Specifications

Best for: Teenagers
Colour: white and black
Dimensions: 9.2x8x8cm
Material: Ceramic

Reasons to buy

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Will appeal to teenagers
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Motivating yet sassy message

Reasons to avoid

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Smaller than others on the list 

If you’re struggling with present ideas for your teenager, this ceramic mug-style makeup holder could fit the bill. With a motivating message, it may inspire them to think about their future success. Made from high quality ceramic and promising to be completely dishwasher proof, this is a convenient makeup brush holder that should last for many years… or until they become too grown up for it.  

If you are in need of more storage for your cosmetic kit than just a brush holder, our guide to the best make-up organisers (opens in new tab) will help you out.