I Need A Better Makeup Storage Solution



Behold my “main makeup drawer.” Its contents include almost all of my lip products (with the exception of all my Lip Butter collection and Revlon’s Lipstain pen marker thingies.) That means alllll my Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stains, Ultimate Liquid Lipcolors, Colorburst Lipsticks & glosses, and much more are housed in this drawer. It’s just one drawer from a set like this.

I just went through and also found some vintage lip products as well as a couple of eyeshadow palettes, liners, and brushes. Just so much stuff that I forgot a lot of it was even in there!

As I mentioned, the Lip Butters, and some other products aren’t in there. For some reason, I put them in the bathroom medicine cabinet with my foundations. No clue why, but that’s where they are. Most of my eye stuff (mascara’s, liners, shadows, brushes, and other accessories) make their home in an old school makeup/toiletry case, like this and this. I think they’re called train cases. In any case, it was my mom’s when she was young, and she gave it to me. It doesn’t have any drawers or separators, so everything is just piled in there. Not very efficient.

And then there’s my nail polish collection. I completely forgot about those! Man, I need a better solution! And preferably below $50. Or maybe just another set of drawers? In the meantime, I’m looking through the #makeuporganization and #makeupstorage tags on Instagram for inspiration.

Erin, from one of my favorite blogs, Scandalous Beauty, is going to use this solution from IKEA, but that’s far too pricey; especially considering I’m not a “beauty blogger” per se.

What storage system do y’all use? Do you like it? I’d love to hear what others use. It could help me figure this out. I have way more cosmetics products than I did just a couple of years ago.

  • I use one of those white, three drawer things (scientifc, huh?). I also have a huge makeup box (with dividers) I keep in my closet for my “seasonal” or not every-day makeup. I also have a couple of palettes in there as well. Not really too organized…I would love that tower from IKEA, but I don’t have that kind of space!

  • suzdawg

    The IKEA tower actually isn’t that big, from the videos I’ve seen on YouTube. If you have a spot for the 3 drawer shelving system, you probably have room for it too.

    I actually reorganized my 3 shelves, thanks to some dividers from the dollar store, but I’m not 100% happy with it. I think I’m going to get a second 3-drawer shelf thing at the end of the month in order to make it more like I want.

    Moral of the story: I have WAY too much makeup! LOL

  • I use cigar boxes (a longer one for my lipsticks and liners), a deeper one for my eyeshadows, my nail polish is stored in a plastic bin (like a shoe bin) and I store the other misc in various makeup bags by item type.

  • I need that IKEA storage unit. However I really should a) purge a ton of things and b) organize my back stock. My biggest issue is that I can’t see everything. Well, that and I have too much!

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