When you dry your makeup brushes, you’re supposed to dry them pointing down. That way the water drips down and off the bristles, so it doesn’t destroy the brush. When I wash several brushes at a time, as I usually do, I have brushes gingerly balanced, pointing downward, around my bathroom sink. It’s a real pain.
I know there are very nice dryer trees out there such as Benjabelle, but they tend take up a fair amount of space. And they tend to be a little pricey, money I’d rather spend on makeup!
I belong to a group on Facebook that’s made up of a lot of makeup artists, and one of them recommended Artist’s Loft Brush Wash & Dryer Rack.
It is kind of a weird gizmo, but by and large it works! It’s simple: it contains:
- a brush bowl to use for washing brushes, if you like
- a mesh liner that you can use to help clean any super-dirty brushes that may have caked on foundation (I hope not!)
- a twirly, coiled top to hang the brushes (sorry, I can’t think of any more accurate words to describe it!).
It’s made out of metal, and is fairly sturdy.
Unfortunately, brushes with fat handles don’t fit in the twirly top. I guess art brushes must have skinnier handles. So instead, I stick one brush in each end of the tube formed by the top, and I put the ones with the widest handles in the bowl with the mesh liner in it.
I bought the Artist’s Loft Brush Dryer at Michael’s Craft Store. It was priced at $9.99, and I had a Michael’s coupon for 50% off. It was well worth $5!
What do you think about this contraption? What do you use to dry your brushes?
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