Reddit just uncovered the strangest makeup brush drying hack we’ve seen yet

The Reddit Beauty Hack For Drying Makeup Brushes

Totally weird, but it works

Beauty Crew Digital Content Editor / June 26 2019

It seems everyone has a hack for how to clean makeup brushes. There’s the mini washing machine toy, the microwave beautyblender trick, and the clever gadget that takes all the effort out of the beauty chore.

But when it comes to drying our now-clean brushes, most of us just lay them down flat on the bathroom counter (you know, because standing them upright in a jar can dissolve the glue). But apparently, there’s a better way.

A Reddit user has come up with a new way to dry makeup brushes that’s nothing short of genius. Honestly, we’re kicking ourselves that we didn’t think of this clever hack ourselves.

Get a load of this:

Yep, that’s a foam pool noodle being used in a way we’ve never seen before.

It appears the creator of this bespoke brush-drying implement has cut slits halfway through the noodle on one side so they can slide their makeup brushes in.

The result? A purpose-built makeup brush drying rack that lovingly cuddles your precious brushes in a foamy hug, allowing them to drip-dry upside-down.

It may not be the most aesthetically pleasing way to dry your makeup brushes, but Reddit didn’t seem to be phased, with one user saying: “Practical will always win over elegance in my apartment”.

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Would you give this Reddit makeup brush hack a go? Let us know in the comments.

Main image credit: @josephineskriver

Isobel is a Digital Content Editor at BEAUTYcrew, marie claire and InStyle. When she's not busy hunting for the latest beauty news, you’ll find her arranging her skincare collection in search of the perfect “shelfie.” Isobel was previously BEAUTYcrew's Junior Beauty Writer.