|E.L.F. Studio Small Brush Holder|
PRODUCT DESCRIPTION: The stylish and sleek makeup compartment holds your brushes, makeup pencils, tools and more. The professional storage holder keeps everything organized for quick use. The luxurious material is easy to clean and durable for storing on countertops or in cabinets.
Dimensions: 3"L x 3"W x 4"H
Lately I've been really trying to make my cosmetic organization a little more functional. I have a three compartment brush holder currently, which I have my eye brushes, pencil liners and lip liners. Then, I have a separate holder where I have all of my face brushes. It is a little crowded, so I figured I could use another holder. I keep getting requests to post my makeup organization, so I should be posting that within the next couple of weeks.. so you'll see how I have it organized.
On the E.L.F. website, there are two holders to choose from. A small, one compartment holder and a large, three compartment holder. The large brush holder is exactly 3 times the length of the small holder, so it's basically three of the small brush holders put together. You would think that the large one would be a better value, but it's exactly three times the price. So, it really doesn't matter whether you purchase three of the small or one large. It's your preference.
I honestly can't tell if this thing is wooden or plastic. It may be wood with a shiny laminate on the inside. Who knows. What's great though is that the exterior of the holder is the same rubberized material that's on the NARS packaging. It may be a pain because it dirties easily if your hands aren't clean, but it's great because the material allows the holder to stay in place, so it won't easily knock over.
(**The best way to clean NARS packaging, and this holder when it gets dirty is put a little baby oil on a cotton ball and wipe the surface. Then wipe dry with a paper towel. It will remove every fingerprint/makeup stains very easy)
I wished the holder was a little bit bigger. It is pretty small, but it does hold a good number of thin handled brushes. Below is a comparison to Sigma's Brush Holder. I barely even use the Sigma one because it doesn't hold much. The opening is a pretty narrow oval. Good for traveling and to keep dust out of your brushes because it had a lid, but not so good if you have lots of brushes.
The price isn't too bad, but I think $15 for the large one is too expensive. If you're planning on purchasing one, wait till there is a sale. E.L.F. has 50% the Studio line pretty often.
How do you store your brushes?