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How to dry makeup brushes? I have a cheap solution for you, the Brush Drying Stand

Brush Drying Stand

Wondering how to dry makeup brushes properly? I have a cheap solution for you. I’m really excited to write this post about the brush drying stand. If you already have this then you already know the deal but if you don’t then girl you must get your brushes a drying stand, It will make your brush drying process lot easier and organized.

I use to dry my brushes just laying them flat on a towel but that was always a mess. Once my maid trashed one of my favorite liner brush. Seeing that brush on the floor she thought I don’t need that anymore! Can you feel my pain???

However, it took me time to consider spending on a brush drying stand. I always felt that’s just unnecessary. But as because my brushes were growing in number it started getting more messy and critical to find a clean surface to let them lay flat and dry. When Sigma launched their dry n shape tower I was intrigued. Almost bought one. Luckily, at the checkout a good thought came up in my mind, “I should find a cheaper option rather than spending $40 on that dry n shape tower”.

Usually, I don’t get a hundred brushes to wash at the end of the day but it’s around 15 to 20. So I definitely don’t need (was so determined to save money haha) to be that fancy to spend $40. Thus, I browsed through eBay and ordered this $9 worth brush drying stand.

People call this thing ‘brush tree’ as well.

How to dry makeup brushes, cheap solution, sigma dry n shape tower dupe

The stand is 5″/8″ in size and height is 4.5″. This is made of plastic, obviously, but sturdy enough to hold the weight of brushes; assembling it is just kids play. This one holds 26 brushes at once. It also has big, medium and small holes so can hold fat to skinny, whatever shape your brush has. You can also de-assemble it easy to store it in a compact way.


How to dry makeup brushes, cheap solution, sigma dry n shape tower dupe

Won’t lie, I was super skeptical while ordering. Thought those cut out spooky grips won’t be well made and will scratch my brush barrel. When it came home I got happy seeing those spooky things are made of soft silicone-ish plastic as you can see from the picture above). No chance of getting any scratch on my brush but they are strong enough to hold my fattest brush.

Loving this brush drying stand ever since I got this. If you wash more than 26 brush at once regularly (I wash all my brushes after every use) then you can definitely get more of this stand because they are cheap! When I’ll be uber rich then I might give Sigma dry n shape tower another thought but for now, meh, totally don’t need that! haha…

I strongly recommend this if you’re still drying your brushes just laying them on the floor. eBay it right now, there are thousands, just find a right seller who can easily ship to you (better if you can find free shipping to your destination). They have different names on them but I don’t really care that. I assume all these stands are made of China and all are same.

Brush Drying Stand

Lastly, I’ve got a little extra trick on how to dry makeup brushes properly:

This is about how you should keep your natural hair brushes in shape. For what, you don’t have to spend money.

De-shaping doesn’t really happen with synthetic hair bristle. But, You probably noticed it before, those brushes with natural hair bristle often tend to fly away and make weird shape when washed. To get the right effect in your makeup and to make more use out of your brush it is very important to keep your brushes in shape.

For my MAC brushes and a few sigma eye brushes, I use a soft towel or tissue to take off as much water as you can from the brush. Then tear apart a small (single ply) piece of facial tissue and fold around your natural hair brush tip with that. Let the brush dry normally. As because the tissue isn’t much thick so it won’t create any problem passing air in-out but will keep the brush hair in its shape. I always do this with all my natural hair brushes when drying, no matter if I’m lying them flat or in a stand.


  • Reply
    March 13, 2016 at 11:40 am

    oh wow this brush stand looks absolutely great! would like to get one too!

  • Reply
    Laagan Kaayo
    March 12, 2016 at 12:23 pm

    can you share the link from ebay? like the exact vendor in ebay where you bought the stand? i really hope they ship to Philippines! i badly need this!

    • Reply
      Tamanna I.
      March 14, 2016 at 3:19 pm

      Hi dear, I wish I could give you the link but I lost it as I just randomly placed the order. These products are mostly shipped form China, I’m sure you’ll find many that ships to Philippines. Give it a try. As because eBay has money back guarantee so you can get the money back if your product doesn’t reach you after 30/40 days.

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    Donah @ SJB
    March 11, 2016 at 11:49 pm

    Omg, I want!!! I’ve always wanted to own one and might actually grab this – maybe two. I have one of those nets to help reshape your brushes, which help a lot!

    • Reply
      Tamanna I.
      March 12, 2016 at 2:45 am

      Yes yes… I wanted to try those net thingy. Even I ordered them a couple of times via eBay. But they never seem to arrive for some unknown reason. Might give another try soon 😄

  • Reply
    March 9, 2016 at 1:33 am

    This is such useful product! I don’t have one but I am definitely going to buy for my lovely brushed. Thanks for sharing :)

  • Reply
    March 8, 2016 at 9:51 pm

    I’m in love with that brush stand, I’d use that as a brush organizer as well. I really want one of those for my brushes coz keeping them in boxes makes it difficult to find when I need one.

    – GIG Love – Chai – Style a pastiche

  • Reply
    March 8, 2016 at 7:46 pm

    Omg, how convenient it is for us beauty bloggers ^_^ it reminds me of Sigma Tower brush stand. I definitely would love go try this out.

    • Reply
      Tamanna I.
      March 9, 2016 at 12:56 am

      I know right! I thought the same! Get a t girl, so worth it

  • Reply
    March 8, 2016 at 11:43 am

    I actually need one myself! Its different and easier to store brushes

  • Reply
    Maria Clara Novita Kusumahati
    March 8, 2016 at 9:34 am

    nowadays people sell makeup tool is so pricey and unreasonable!
    i really hate it, but this is looks great!

    • Reply
      Tamanna I.
      March 9, 2016 at 12:57 am

      Totally agree with you! Some makeup tool give me heart attack when I see the price tag 😁

  • Reply
    Siew Hui
    March 7, 2016 at 8:41 pm

    This is so convenient and a genius idea. I always dreaded washing my brushes till I got this! x

    GIG Love,
    Siew Hui

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    March 6, 2016 at 7:07 pm

    This is the cutest thing ever! I wish that I can own one of this! But I don’t have that many brushes anyway. =)

    • Reply
      Tamanna I.
      March 9, 2016 at 12:58 am

      If you don’t have many brushes then you are the the lucky one girl. Cleaning brushes is the most Annoying task ever!

  • Reply
    cindy tong
    March 5, 2016 at 6:04 pm

    thanks for the tips of maintaining the brush shape…..i dont use a stand as it’s space consuming..i use tic tac to stick to any place….. here is how i dry my brushes….

    • Reply
      Tamanna I.
      March 9, 2016 at 1:04 am

      Aww! Just checked your blog and tricks! Amazing… I didn’t have any idea about that tictac thing. Might gonna give that a try!
      And I use that same kitchen matte as well 😃

  • Reply
    March 5, 2016 at 4:55 pm

    This stand looks amazing, i definitely need one for me. Thank you for introducing the cheaper version.

  • Reply
    March 5, 2016 at 1:38 am

    I have one too, but it’s from a different company. I really love how convenient it is, plus the fact that it’s collapsible so you can take it with you when traveling, etc.

    • Reply
      Tamanna I.
      March 5, 2016 at 12:55 pm

      Exactly, brush drying process never been so convenient until I have this stand 😀

  • Reply
    Mia Foo
    March 4, 2016 at 11:35 pm

    i didn’t know such a thing exist! brush drying stand? it’s really useful when you have a lot of brushes and need to wash quite a handful at one go.

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    March 3, 2016 at 5:19 pm

    Great tip. And great buy. Ive heard of these but as you said the branded brush tree prices 😬. I never thought to get one from ebay for cheap. Ive got so many thing on my ebay watchlist/wishlist now lol.

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    Kylie cre8tone
    March 2, 2016 at 4:54 pm

    This is so nice.. I like the stand and it makes the brushes looks so organized!

  • Reply
    February 23, 2016 at 6:53 pm

    Great tip, never thought of buying a stand before. I usually dry them on the windowsill, with the ends resting on something so that the water runs down the brush, not up. But such a stand would probably be perfect to keep them all neat and in order when storing as well, not only when drying them.

    Thanks for the blog post :)

    • Reply
      Tamanna I.
      February 23, 2016 at 7:51 pm

      I know right. This stand has made my life so easier and also it has made the drying process quite faster. 😀

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