This is currently how I store my makeup brushes – in cute little mugs! I fill the mugs with vase gravel from the discount store and then buy mugs that I like when I go shopping at affordable department stores like Big W, K-Mart and Target. The left and the right mug are from Big W but the middle one is a more expensive mug from a design store, one of those pantone coloured mugs. The pantone colour number isn’t facing the camera though, sorry! I was disappointed in the quality of the pantone colour mug because it’s not dishwasher safe, so I decided to use it to store my brushes instead of using it for drinking. The other two were cute and inexpensive and I liked the idea of storing my brushes in something decorative. The downside to using mugs is that the handles use up a lot of space compared to a more streamlined, square or rectangular shaped brush holder. Since I don’t have many brushes though (in comparison to some other makeup junkies anyway), the space inefficiency doesn’t matter so much. I think I need to get another mug though just to separate my dirty brushes from the clean ones (and also I just like mugs hehe).