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    For the Ladies: How to transport cosmetic brushes?

    I could do with some good advice: I took a small nitting-sack for all my cosmetics, I like that it opens so far and stands on its own, so that I can find everything easy. But I always use fullsice brushes for my eye-makeup and I have not found a good transportation for them. Some of them a quite pricey and I havened had the guts to just put them in a pencil case or such.
    I would love to hear how you are carrying yours and how they are holding up.

    Since now I only had them standing up in a jar (?), but I have to get up really early sometimes and would love to have everything with me, so that I can make myself beautiful when I arrive at work.

    Please let me now, if you have any experiences in this area.

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    A makeup brush roll is great for travelling, especially one with a top flap. I do use tissue over the individual brush tops to keep the eyeshadow etc from transferring colour. Over the years I have also built up a collection of brushes with removable lids specifically to stay in the handbag makeup bag.

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    Would a medium organizing pouch work? I don't have pricey brushes (I buy mine from Target), but mine would work just fine in a pouch like that. I would wrap them in tissue to keep any color from transferring to the bag.

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    I cheat and use folding brushes for travel - they collapse down into a metal tube.
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    Although I've never used a makeup brush in my life, I am a frequent user of artist brushes.
    Granted, makeup brushes are a bit fluffier at times - a cloth wrap or a Japanese style roll would work quite nicely for the longer handles.

    Scroll down on the left of this link,
    Brush Holders and Brush Organizers - Cheap Joe's Art Stuff
    Last edited by Trailhiker; 03-04-2014 at 06:16 AM.

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    Thank you all for sharing. I honestly hoped for a TB-Pouch to work. I have to admit, that I became quite a fan in the last 6 Month or so. These rolls for brushes look great... I have to think about that. Tissue is a good advice in any case.
    @ Trailhiker: you don't put your artist brushes in a TB-Pouch?

    @ scribe: may I ask, what brand those brushes are? The travel-brushes I found so far (in Germany) are by far not as good as the full-sized ones.

    Ilkyway

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ilkyway View Post
    Thank you all for sharing. I honestly hoped for a TB-Pouch to work.
    @Ilkyway I'd recommend the Kit, but that was recently retired.

    TOM BIHN Blog - New Product: The Style Kit Pouch
    Where is the Tom Bihn makeup bag?
    Introducing the Style Kit Pouch

    Tom on designing the Kit:
    I'd like to claim the Kit as a highly original design, but alas I cannot. I noted that a few Japanese women in my French class (in Montreal) had these very chic and subtle pencil cases -- the shape and construction of which sort of stuck in my head. So, when Ms. D asked for a cosmetics case, the Kit is what she got.

    But don't be mislead by the story: you needn't be a woman to find this little bag useful and beautiful. The Kit also makes a great men's dopp kit. -- Tom
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    Not being much of a makeup girl these days my ideas are somewhat limited. The first thing that comes to mind for the smaller brushes is a tooth brush holder. You can also find plastic tubing with various internal diameters at the local hardware stores. Pictures of what you find that works always appreciated.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mausermama View Post
    Would a medium organizing pouch work? I don't have pricey brushes (I buy mine from Target), but mine would work just fine in a pouch like that. I would wrap them in tissue to keep any color from transferring to the bag.
    I was thinking the pencil OP could work. The length is appropriate, but it might depend on how many and how bushy the brushes are.

    ETA: The new knitting tool pouches might work too.
    Last edited by hamiltee; 03-04-2014 at 06:32 PM.

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    I picked up a makeup travel case at a Muji store in Paris. On one side of the case it has specific slots to hold full-sized makeup brushes and a flap of fabric to cover the brush heads. I'm sure they have them at the Muji stores in Japan too.

    Unfortunately I did not see them in stock at the Muji store in New York. Here is one listed on eBay with photos.

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    Thank you moriond for the links, I missed out on the Kit, but that is okey because I love the nitting-pouch for all the makeup. As for the brushes: I think I will try the pencilcase and the long knitting tool pouch. I will go and ad thous to my pending order. I was just afraid, that those might be to tight and "hurt" my brushes. But there the idea of Moose with this tubes might come in handy.

    When I now how and what and had a triel-run I post pictures. But that might take a little time, since my order is pending till late march.

    Thank you all so much!


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