Use a desktop organizer to hold makeup. This is prettier than the little plastic drawers I currently use. Much better for our future bathroom. Having makeup close at hand and organized is the only way to do it.
Tutorial on how to properly clean your makeup brushes. (T of white vinegar in a cup of hot water, 20 minute soak; hot then cold rinse and pat dry.) Disinfects, dissolves grease/makeup, leaves no film, and inexpensive.