Storing your Beautyblender can be tricky—because it’s a sponge, it will hold on to bacteria if not properly cared for and stored. Since a name-brand Beautyblender already sets you back $20, you probably aren’t in the mood to shell out yet another $20 on a fancy case to store it in. Luckily, one Redditor tracked down a perfect, affordable, and honestly adorable storage solution.
Redditor wireless_woman shared a photo of her find on the Makeup Addiction subreddit. “Two little cuties—my sponge storage solution :)” she captioned a shot of the tiny stands housing her Beautyblender and another makeup sponge. The stands have little feet, making them appear like tiny little birds (or Mike from Monsters Inc., as one Redditor pointed out in the comments). The stands came from RoseGal and are currently on sale for $5.13 for a set of two. A few similar (and similarly priced) alternatives are available on Amazon, where you’ll also find a similar one that’s shaped like a spiral.
This is not the first creative Beautyblender storage solution we’ve seen on the Internet. Last month, we were introduced to the Blenderelle, a ventilated (and really pretty) case that perfectly fits a Beautyblender. The Blenderelle is made with EPA-approved antimicrobial technology, which fights bacteria, and it’s small enough and protective enough to toss in your makeup bag. There are also plenty of products on the market to help you keep your Beautyblender clean. Our December 2016 Allure Beauty Box featured Liquid Blendercleanser, a subtle, lavender-scented cleanser for your blender. There have also been tests comparing the best ways to clean a Beautyblender, with the products specially formulated for the tasks actually coming out on top.
So while RoseGal’s stand doesn’t have antibacterial technology, it’s a great affordable alternative, especially if you have multiple Beautyblenders that don’t get out much.
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