Are your products thrown everywhere in your bathroom? Do you need some inspiration for organizing your makeup easily and beautifully? We found 10 of the most aesthetically pleasing ways to organize your makeup, so you can worry less about finding your favorite products, and spend more time using them.
Let’s begin with everyone’s favorite cosmetic storage solution, a throwback to the 80s and 90s, Caboodles! Recently, Caboodles have been made in updated colorways and patterns to suit nearly all tastes. Store all of your favorite lipsticks, small eye shadow, cheek, and highlight palettes. There’s always plenty of space to fit what you need either in the bottom compartment or the pop-up top compartment. The fold-away mirror and removable tray for smaller items are just an added bonus.
2. Tiered Makeup Tray
A more compact and refined way to organize your makeup would be to use a tiered makeup tray. Multiple levels which, generally, increase in size as they get closer to the bottom are great for holding all of your bottled cosmetics, and compacts. Since they are available in different sizes, you can choose one that fits on your vanity or dresser without taking up too much space. Often, you’ll find tiered makeup trays that rotate making it easy to grab your most liked products without trouble.
3. Acrylic Organizer
One of the more popular options, acrylic organizers are well-loved for their beautiful, classy, and expensive appearance. Due to their popularity, you can find these organizers online on Amazon or at stores like Ross or Marshalls that carry beauty products at relatively inexpensive prices. There are plenty of different styles with separate compartments for lipsticks and makeup brushes as well as drawers. These organizers are the best way to keep your cosmetics within view and neatly in order.
4. Magnetic Frame
Surprisingly, there are many cosmetic lines that create magnetic components, packaging, for their products and many makeup lovers have found a way to use this to their advantage. If you would like to free up some space on your vanity or would simply enjoy having your makeup displayed on your wall, a magnetic frame might be just what you’re looking for. If you need help creating one, there are plenty of tutorials on Pinterest or YouTube you can follow. The best part is that you can choose your best cosmetics to group neatly on the board, similar to the image below.
5. Mirror Compartments
Want to keep your makeup out of sight? There are mirrors made to open and reveal storage within. Keep your makeup stored inside your mirror to avoid having to look at clutter. The shelves will help you keep everything lined up and tidy. It will also keep your cosmetics close by so you can even apply it directly in front of the mirror.
6. Glass Organizer And Tray
Like the acrylic organizer, a glass organizer can really add a gorgeous look to your collection. Get some that stack and have cohesive pieces like the one below so you can mix and match drawers with trays. Since it’s clear, all of your products can be seen easily from the front. The matching tray can hold larger items such as taller bottled products and even perfumes.
7. Single Shadow Wall Rack
Another way to organize your makeup and put it all on display would be to use a single shadow wall rack. Specially made compartments keep your single shadows in place perfectly without popping or sliding out. You won’t have to struggle to search through mountains of single shadows in a drawer since this rack will keep each one of them separate and in plain view. Some, like the one below, also have space to hold lipsticks. You can buy a rack like this (in different colors, too) for $20 right here.
For the extreme makeup lovers, those with overflowing drawers and absolutely zero space on their vanities, there is the option of hanging shelves. You can use each row of shelves for a different product such as one for foundation, another for powders, etc. The best part is you can continue to add shelving as your collection grows. With this option, it’s possible to have a whole wall dedicated to displaying and organizing your cosmetics.
9. Makeup Pegboard
Pegboards have become the minimalists’ go-to for hanging things in an aesthetic way. Now you can even add small shelves and brackets to hold your brushes and palettes. Since the shelves and brackets are removable, your layouts won’t be permanently set in stone so you can rearrange them as much as you like. Add a few clips around the board to hold photos for an extra personal vibe.
10. Transparent Drawers
Transparent drawers are an updated way to keep your makeup stored in drawers and within view. Each drawer can be dedicated to a specific product and having everything in the drawers on display will motivate you to keep them arranged neatly. Another plus, they look absolutely gorgeous! Achieve this display by taking the tops off of the drawers and replacing them with glass.