The Best Makeup Brush Holders, Bags, and Pouches

tarte set 1Organizing Your Makeup Brushes with the Best Holders and Bags

You might have the best makeup brushes out there, but if you don’t have the right way to store them they can get jumbled up in your makeup drawer, lose their bristles, and get crunched into strange shapes. You should start investing in a good makeup brush holder to keep your brushes clean and organized, and ensure that the right one is always at your fingertips.

Here are our picks for the very best makeup brush holders:

Best overall makeup brush holder

sigma makeup brush holder1. Sigma Dry’n Shape

Let’s start with the very best. We absolutely love Sigma Beauty’s makeup brush holder for so many reasons. This black leather case is perfect not only to store your makeup brushes at home and on the go, it also has a built-in system to reshape the brushes after you’ve washed them.

The Sigma Dry’n Shape features elastic bands in different sizes. After you wash your brushes, insert the bristles into the smallest elastic band the brush will fit into and wait for only 4-6 hours – the case will do the rest of the work for you to dry and reshape your makeup brushes the way they originally were. Either leave the case open on your dresser drawer (there’s a clasp to make it stand up), or fold it up and bring it with you.

Best makeup brush containers for home

acrylic holder for brushes1. Lumsing Top Quality Large Wavy Acrylic Makeup Brush and Cosmetic Holder

Not only is it a good makeup brush holder, but the design of this lovely acrylic piece will add class to your dresser or vanity. The Lumsing holder is made of clear acrylic that curls into three compartments of different heights: 5 inches, 3 inches, and 2.5 inches.

While the holder itself does not take up a lot of space, you will be able to fit dozens of your makeup brushes inside. And while acrylic can sometimes look cheap and brittle, this model is elegant and has enough heft to ensure that it won’t break or tip over.

makeup brush holder2. Benjabelle Daisy Brush Tree

The Benjabelle Daisy Brush Tree is both cute and very functional. The great thing about this design is that it holds your makeup brushes upside down via silicone grippers so that they will dry properly.

The “Daisy” model can hold up to 14 brushes (2 large, 4 medium, and 8 smaller brushes), but you can also choose their “Sunflower” model to hold up to 26 brushes of differing sizes, or the “Original” model, which has space for 14 large brushes. Your brushes will dry completely within just a few hours. Fold up the brush tree and store it away when you’re done drying your makeup brushes, or leave your brushes in the tree for a great display! You can choose the Daisy model in either black or hot pink.

best makeup brush holder3. e.l.f Brush Holder

e.l.f stands for “eyes,” “lips,” and “face;” one of the cutest aspects of this makeup brush holder is that there are different compartments inside labeled, you guessed it. “eyes”, “lips”, and “face”. The case is very durable and lightweight. This is a great way to display and organize your makeup brushes on your vanity.


soho holder4. SOHO Expandable Cylinder Vanity Acrylic Organizer

We love that one of the best makeup brush holders can also fit plenty of your other makeup supplies as well. The SOHO brand makeup organizer is compact, yet can hold a large number of brushes and other products. Your vanity will be spotless and organized after you find a place for all of your makeup brushes inside this perfect little holder.


Best makeup brush pouches on the go

best rollup pouch for brushes1. Bdellium Tools Professional Makeup Brush Roll-Up Pouch

One of the top makeup brush bags for traveling, Bdellium’s Roll-Up Pouch is light and can fit about 15-20 brushes, depending on their size. The pouch folds up to a very compact size, and has a nice combination of nylon interior to keep your brushes clean and a leatherette exterior to look chic.


makeup brush travel case2. Sigma Brush Case

We’ve already sung our praises of the Sigma brand of beauty supplies, and this is another great travel option for your makeup brushes. The case is somewhat heavy, so it’s not the right one to just throw in your purse as you go out, but it does hold 29 brushes—perfect for longer travel needs. There is a zipper enclosure to keep all of your best brushes clean and safe.


good makeup bag3. Mommy Makeup Chic Petite Black Mesh Bag

This is a great little pouch for only your most necessary brushes. The black mesh bag only measures 8 inches by 3 inches, so it will fit into most purses. You won’t be able to fit all of your brushes into the bag, but you won’t need all of them for a night out on the town!
Bridgette’s Boutique Cosmetic Brush Cup Holder for Full Size Brushes
This cylindrical brush stand functions both as a way to keep your brushes upright at home and can also be clasped close to bring with you on your travels. The case is made of very high quality and sturdy black leather, with felt lining inside. This holder is especially made for bigger brushes, so it’s a bit big for weekend travel, but it’s perfect when you need to bring many dozens of brushes with you.

brush compact holder4. Brush Fan Compact by Makeover Essentials

Finally, here’s a great little travel or night-out idea. This compact comes stocked with 8 mini-brushes (so it’s not a way to store the brushes you already have). The fun part is that you can fold the brushes up depending on which one you need and do touch ups on the go. This compact holder is only 5 inches by 3 inches.

With so many options to choose from for the best makeup brush holders, we suggest that you decide what main function you’ll need from your holder. Consider combining of the great makeup holders for your vanity with a small travel bag or pouch. Or, if you spend most of your time on the road, invest in one of the bigger travel cases to keep all of your essential brushes wherever you go.