Last month I was browsing Aliexpress, looking at cheap acrylic storage, when I came across this makeup brush dryer. I had never seen anything like it, so I ordered one to see what it was like. It cost $11.27 USD with free shipping which is just under €10.
The dryer took just under a month to get here, which is pretty okay going by Aliexpress shipping times. I have found that it tends to take a little longer than eBay, but everything I've ever ordered here has gotten here safely - just choose a seller with good feedback.
Anyway, I am a tit. And here is why. When I got this, I was a bit underwhelmed by the fact that the ones on the site were white or black, and I got a brown one that looked like MDF. It's plastic, and I thought it looked a bit meh, but that maybe I'd brighten it up with acrylics at some stage. I literally only just realised this minute that it's backing paper. That I need to peel off.
I'm a gobshite.
Anyway - I have the photos done and the brushes washed so we shall have to bear with the backing paper for now! Here's what it looks like in reality.
The one I chose has space for four big brushes, six medium brushes, and sixteen small brushes. I managed to squeeze face brushes into the medium holes too, which was handy. There are ones with all big holes or all small holes, you can have a look at those here.
To use this, wash your brushes (I use Daiso, aka the Holy Grail of brush cleaners), squeeze out as much excess water as you can, take the top flat part of the dryer off, and stand the brushes up in the holes. Don't push them down too hard.
When it's full, turn it upside down and pop the top back on the stand.
And there you go! Job done. Put it somewhere warm and your brushes will dry. I put mine on top of a couple of books in front of the radiator overnight, and they were all pretty much 100% dry in the morning - except my big Blank Canvas face brush, that took a little longer.
Finding somewhere to lay a long towel for brushes to dry has been, frankly, a pain in the arse lately, so this is ideal.