At the moment most of my makeup brushes are neatly stored in flat drawers where I can see them at a glance and pick the right one immediately. However, I do keep several vintage cups on top of the dresser to hold some of my most used brushes (and another one for dirty brushes waiting to be washed). One of my favorite brush holders is the little vase you see above. I bought it an antique store and knew immediately that it was perfect (I wish I could find more).
Other options for brush holders are flower bowls and frogs. I saw the one above on Etsy, and would have bought it immediately even though I'm not necessarily a fan of carnival glass; however it's in the UK and shipping costs are painful. Regular vintage flower frogs are cheap and easy to find.
Do you have any creative ideas for brush storage? Please share.