• 19th Nov 2012

The Brush Tree

The Brush Tree – $24.95 (around £15.70)*

I was recently asked if I would like to try The Brush Tree and seeing as it was something a bit different that I hadn’t seen before and something that might make cleaning my makeup brushes a bit easier, I took up the offer. 

It’s probably the strangest looking contraption I’ve ever seen but I do get the point. Usually I dry my brushes by placing them on kitchen towel flat, letting the brush ends hang off the edge so they keep their shape. It’s important to not let any water drip into the metal part of the brush otherwise this can loosen the hairs and cause them to fall out. 

The Brush Tree is a pretty simple design that allows you to hang your brushes out to dry upside down. As you can see in the photos the bigger brushes sit quite nicely and straight but the smaller brushes need to be grouped together and even then it’s quite hard to keep them looking organised. 

I love the idea of this but after using it I find it to be a little gimmicky. If it was easier to actually hang the brushes then this would be great, but it’s a bit fiddly. It comes in black, white or pink and is available from this website

How do you dry your brushes? Would you use a tree like this? 

Lily xx

Discuss this post

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/10323690425945244239 Tanya

    I need one now. Such an ingenious idea! x


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/05189958203164638176 Lollihearts

    i need this! great for storage


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/16931628941166343794 Emily

    This is a great idea!!


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/10186617958571654560 charissa

    This is fab! Such a great idea to keep them stored in the right way!



  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/05803485661236126372 Katie Walker
  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/02025088533055672972 Golden Touch

    hmm i think you might be right, and this may be a bit of a gimmick!
    i dry mine the same was as you, just making sure they are flat and ive never had a problem :) xxx


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/10433554379520813710 EllieAlice

    haha thats so cool!! xx


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/09943463515742105850 Milly

    I have to admit, it looks a bit clumsy and awkward – I guess it’s useful, but I think I’ll stick to laying them out on kitchen roll still for now!


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/11606390349510940310 Abbie

    I place them on a flannel and roll up one end so it’s higher. I then place the brushes on the flannel with the end on the rolled up part and the head over the side of the table. This means they’re on a slope so the water runs out of the brush not into the metal part :)


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/13426420261653221585 Laura Hollier

    It looks fiddly! I dry them on a towel hanging down xx

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/15987845836833273213 LaurenMjDavies

    It’s a good idea but it really doesn’t look that attractive!! Maybe they could create a better design!


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/08178038053930263660 Helen Gray

    Now thats very different, I can see that being great if you have lots of brushes to clean x

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/10209656353866534598 Raffles Bizarre

    This is SUCH a good idea! I want one!


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/09057571571994614452 Hannah

    Love this idea! Would be better if they had different sized slots for smaller brushes. At the moment I blue tack my brushes to the edge of a shelf and let them drip dry but this would be so much easier because you can just pop it in a corner!


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/11927379413823102953 Yayels

    I’ve never seen an instrument like this, however I think it is very interesting and convenient to dry thoroughly our brushes.

    Greetings from yayels-yayels-yayels

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/17456209768516109936 Rebeka

    Looks very strange, but at the same time very cool! :D


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/02551408429317901483 Electric Daisies

    Such a cute and unique way to store your brushes! Xo

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/16025467260489784407 FitznBitz

    Totally not into this at all! Like you, I would have tried it for the sake of it but I know by the look of it I won’t be rushing out to buy it. Just another unnecessarily money making gimmick I think.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/00804978433393252639 Leanne Helmer

    That looks like a great idea, but hanging my brushes off the side of my desk like you has always worked for me so far, so I think i’ll stick to the free method haha :)


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/07277018856700685942 WY

    I actually love how it looks, and I think it’s such a smart idea. Need one, really! x

    Raves ‘nd Ramblings

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/09625848854983465490 Kate Cleary

    I like this idea, don’t think its worth that much though!!



  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/04869164463456821380 Beth Bradley

    This is a great idea. Not something I’d buy though. X

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/01244665211791239170 ABeautyRomance

    Great post! Love this idea, looks amazing! :)

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/10163105086847652409 GeorginaGoodman
  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/05592099440604224397 Vicki

    It’s a good concept but obviously has some issues, think I’ll stick with drying them normally x

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/13352835683465181664 Sophie Pocock

    Looks great! not sure how I would get on with this though.


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/16745548340553984697 Klaudia…

    I actually really like this, especially for drying the brushes! <3 xo


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/00474534675927063438 Lou MyMakeUpCompulsion

    Great idea! I´m your new follower, BTW…


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/05514003350762812637 Shradha G Loves

    Love this!! Adding to my need list!
    S xx

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/09571368240134412757 Luxe.

    This is a good idea in theory, I just leave mine on some kitchen roll for a few hours to dry!x


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/07207918587200210792 Catriona

    I use the Real Techniques brush holder and put the brushes in upside down – it works really well for buffing brushes that take ages to dry! I leave eyeshadow brushes flat as they don’t take long.