I used to dry my makeup brushes by clipping them to a clothespin hanger.

Recently, I discovered another way to do it. Same as before, it has something to do with the laundry. If you have a small living space, you probably own a drying rack like this:

Ikea Drying Rack


I had the brightest idea of laying the brushes on it (along with our clothes). This is my setup:

Real Techniques Brushes

This only works for long-handled brushes. For kabuki brushes, I hang a mesh cloth or a dry microfiber towel on two rods and lay the brushes in between.


Hi, I’m Rae and I am a scatterbrain. I am in my 30s and I write in this blog from the Philippines. I spend a tiny portion of my time de-stressing with makeup and skin care. Email: scatterbraintures@gmail.com | Instagram: @scatterbraintures


  1. genzelkisses Reply

    I dry mine naman on paper towels effective din! ^_^

  2. I just let my brushes dry on a microfiber cloth, but I have to say natotorture brushes sa kin dahil so sobrang higpit ng piga ko, yikes!

  3. I use the black thing(?) that came with the Real Techniques Core Collection Set and insert the long handled brushes upside down after I wash them then I let it stand. Minsan towel lang din. Haha

  4. My hack is similar: I bought a mini-grill / rack from Daiso and set one leg lower than the other (folding legs, yay!). I lay the bristles on the lowered side over some quick dry towels and set the whole thing over a toaster sheet-pan. This way, I can move shit around my sink and not worry about a gazillion precious brushes that musn’t be disturbed.

    • Huhu, bakit variety pack lang meron ka? :D Dapat merong extra small version?

  5. I do the pinning to a clothespin hanger technique too. Kapag naiisip ko kung gaano karami kailangan kong bilhin na Brush Guard, kinakalimutan ko na lang na gusto ko bumili. Hahaha!

  6. Ayy, gusto ko to! :) now if only i can motivate myself to wash my brushes regularly haha :P

    • Do you re-use them? I only use the brush once tapos hugas na agad. Kaya siguro hindi ako nagmmakeup madalas, kasi onti lang brush ko, patamaran maglaba ng brushes. Haha.

  7. You can use brush guards to keep your brushes upside down while drying :) I’ve written about it here before if you’re interested to read about it – http://geekgirlmanila.com/2011/10/14/kikay-geek-must-have-brush-guard/

    • Thanks! I haven’t tried that yet. I should get more brush guards. I only have one (variety pack)

    • Wala na akong space! Huhuhu. BTW, I took that photo using my phone. Uhmmm, medyo out of focus, practice pa.

      • Haha bili na ng mas malaking table!!! Lol. Uy in fairness lumiwanag na siya ah! Focus nalang :)

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