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The last time I went to use it, my Beautyblender was practically stuck to my makeshift vanity window sill. This was not my first makeup-sponge mishap; my dog has eaten three after they rolled onto the floor.
There’s really no good way to store a Beautyblender. They need to be left out to dry, but their irregular shape makes them tricky to leave on a counter. Tossing them in a makeup bag is one way to keep them put, but it means they’re going to turn into a breeding ground for germs, which completely undermines a good skincare routine.
So here’s an easy and cute solution: egg cups. These kitchen trinkets are meant to hold soft-boiled eggs for a fancy breakfast, but they’re also perfect for holding teardrop-shaped makeup sponges.
The best part is that egg cups are cheap, and the second-best part is that you can find cool-looking ones easily. Amazon and Etsy have tons, of course, ranging from stainless steel to marble to porcelain, and so do home good and kitchen supply shops like Crate & Barrel and Bed, Bath & Beyond.
They’d also make a great gifts. Buy a set and pass a few out to friends — or, for the beauty guru who already has everything from Sephora, a whole storage unit via an egg crate.