MAKEUP STORAGE IDEAS
Having recently renovated a new Beauty Room, I needed some new storage ideas for the drawer units as well as more decorative storage for the pieces I want to display. I thought I would show you how I organise my makeup and also give you some more ideas for storage, too.
It can be tricky to know how best to separate your makeup when using drawers to store it. I prefer to divide by category and product type, for example I have a drawer just for blushes, another for bronzers, but also a couple that share, like my brows and eyeliners drawer.
If you don’t have as much space or products as I do, meaning you need to have multiple categories of products in one drawer, you’ll need some dividers! You can buy drawer organisers from IKEA (the Raggisar ones will fit nicely, or the Hofta customisable dividers are cool) or get handy and create some yourself. Why not find a cutlery drawer that fits, or use spare bits of plastic or wood and some glue?
An easier way than getting your craft on is to use boxes. I use my subscription boxes to store makeup in, but you could use any old plastic or cardboard box – how about packaging from your latest online purchase, or a plastic box that did have sweets in? I had some clear plastic tubs that I use for various things too.
If you have more of a budget, you can find acrylic lipstick or compact holders on eBay. They’re still cheap – if you order from a Chinese seller you can get one unit for around £5 – but if you’re like me and you have a lot of makeup, you’ll need a few!
Brushes are probably the easiest thing to store. I use a variety of things for my brushes, and there’s an endless amount of possibilities. You can get brush holders that are acrylic (I got mine from Primark), or use empty candle holders, glass jars, flower pots (mine is from IKEA), pencil pots (eBay or any stationary shop). You could even use a mug. A lot of people use empty vases filled a little with decorative stones, so the brushes can be pressed into it and stand upright.
Some people want their makeup on display, especially if you have a collection you’re proud of! For eyeshadow palettes, the most popular ways to display them include letter holders – mine are from Home Bargains but any home or stationary shop should have them – or toast racks, or even baskets. I keep one set of palettes in a rose gold basket from Primark Home, but I used to keep all of them in two gold wire baskets from eBay, You can also get acrylic palette holders that fit in the Urban Decay Naked palettes perfectly.
Get creative – you can find small decorative trays in plenty of home stores, cake plates in kitchen shops, trinket plates and boxes in lots of places and lots of weird and wonderful decorative storage items online.
You can also buy clear acrylic drawers from eBay, Amazon and more expensive cosmetic companies online (like Muji or Osco) that are perfect for housing lipsticks and smaller items of makeup.
Below is a video about how I store my makeup, as well as a video that gives you even more makeup storage ideas! Make sure to subscribe!