Real Techniques Magnet Brush Base

by Sarah

I pimped my Real Techniques brushes! But hold up cos I do have a very logical story behind it all…I promise! :)


So I’m going about my usual business sorting through my makeup stash and I find my Uni palette. It’s a magnet base palette which also comes with a magnetic sticker sheet that you can cut to size and stick on the bottom of your depot-ed eyeshadow/blush/powder products to keep it all in the one palette.

I had a few eyeshadows to depot and as I was working through it, I got that light bulb moment: What if I cut this magnetic sheet to fit the base of my Real Techniques brushes, find a metal base that they will stick to and have my brushes securely standing upright on a super chic display! Of course I got to it right away and I’m so happy to announce…it works!!! Not only do they magically stand like soldiers ready to glam my face but it’s really functional and the display looks really unique.


Magnetic Sheet: you can find magnetic sheets in hardware stores, craft stores and also online. Some have sticky backing which you can easily peel off and stick down, with some others you may need to use glue. In any case, I think I will re-enforce mine with glue as the smaller brushes have very little bases to work with and I want to make sure they stay in place.

Metal Base: this can be anything from a metal serving tray to cookie tin lids or makeup artist mixing plates which are a sheet of metal. You can also get metal sheets cut to your preferred size at hardware stores. I was too impatient so I utilised the metal lids of my Bath and Body Works candles for the base plate and I ended up loving it.

Pair of scissors, pencil and glue. **You can also decorate your brush base with paint, stickers, ribbons, gems…you get the jist ;)


Place the base of each brush on your magnetic sheet, trace along the outer edge with a pencil. You can make the circle smaller too if you don’t want the edges to be visible. Cut the shape out and stick the magnets on the base of all your brushes.

From here on, it’s all about organising, depending on the number of brushes you have and how you’d like to display them.

Here are my babies :)

The flat base of the Real Techniques brushes work really well for this concept. The only pointer I have is, just make sure the magnetic sheet you buy is strong enough. Maybe decide on the metal base first and take it with you when you go shopping for the magnetic sheet, just to be sure it will stick strongly. If you have any questions, please leave them in the comment section below.

If you guys try this, please send me pictures as I would love to see your unique brush base creations ;) Enjoy!! xx 

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Erica June 30, 2019 - 6:05 pm

Great idea. Doing it now.

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Zazie February 4, 2014 - 8:32 am

Omg this is such a good idea! xx

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Sarah February 5, 2014 - 5:10 am

thank you Zazie! If you try it, I’d love to see your display so make sure to send me a picture :) xx


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