Monday, September 3, 2012

Makeup Storage 101

For me, the way I store my makeup affects every single day. There is not really a day that goes by that I don't use my makeup. If you know me though, you know I love to sleep, which means that I usually don't have a lot of time to get ready in the mornings or to put things away.
When we first got married, I did my makeup in our room on the floor using the mirror on the door. I stored my makeup in this:
It worked decently well, until I started collecting more makeup. It would take me 10 minutes to put my makeup away because it was like putting a puzzle together. So, a lot of times I wouldn't have time and it would end up all over the bedroom floor. My husband was not a fan of this. So, then I started doing it in the bathroom, using this container still. Well, then my makeup just ended up all over the bathroom! Not good.


I found this beauty.

It is perfect for storing makeup!
The drawers are very shallow, so you can see everything perfectly.
There are enough drawers that you can divide everything up by category.
It looks a lot cleaner and sleek so I am fine with storing it on my bathroom counter.
It takes 2 seconds to put everything away and my husband is pretty happy with that. :)

If you are lucky enough to have a makeup drawer, I would recommend a drawer divider that fits the dimensions of the drawer and is shallow enough that you can lay out all of your makeup and not have to double things up.
One like this would be perfect:

One downside to this storage container is that the drawers are too shallow for a couple of my products. So, I just put them in a small bin in the medicine cabinet right above it.

Here's how mine looks:

On the shelf above my makeup, I store brush cleaner, setting sprays, primers, and then other makeup that won't fit in the drawers.
Top drawer: Face and eye brushes.
Second Drawer: All my face makeup- concealer, foundation, powder, blush, bronzer.
Third drawer: I store my eyelid primer, eyeliners, brow liners and gels, mascaras.

Fourth Drawer: All of my eyeshadow.

Last drawer: All lip products (Probably the most fun drawer. Yes, I really really like Revlon lipsticks!)

Please forgive all of the finger prints and smudges, I tried to clean them off, but they are kind of inevitable. I think the flash on the camera just makes them look worse! What can ya do?!

So, there ya have it. How I store my makeup. Oh, and I also store some random makeup, that I don't use very often but can't part with, under the sink in a bin!

How do you store your makeup??

P.S. Happy Labor Day! I hope everyone is having a great long weekend!!

To see how I organize my bathroom cabinets, go here.
To see how I organize my medicine cabinet, go here.


  1. Oh my gosh Haley. That thing is perfect! I keep my makeup in one of those cases and it is a nightmare. I might totally copy you.