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I have large dressers that have sixteen drawers each, which house the majority of what I have. Inside each drawer, I use shallow and deep clear drawer organizers from The Container Store. I also have large bookshelves that hold equally large clear plastic containers for to-be-reviewed products. I organize by brand when there’s enough product that it makes sense to do so, but when there’s not, I will group the odd ones out (e.g. I have one container that holds various high-end lipglosses).

— Christine

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I have a helmer for most of my stuff, everyday things/skincare goes in the medicine cabinet and any overflow makeup goes in small clear plastic bins in the cabinet.

I have a tall five-drawer organizer for hair, nails, skincare, jewelry, and miscellanea. My actual makeup is in a small train case, usually ashed under my bed.

You should do a makeup collection video!!

I have three units of plastic drawers, and I separate with smaller containers (I repurpose containers when I can, buy them when I can’t). I group most things by type of product (lippie, eyeshadow, etc.) and then by color.

I’m starting to depot and use freestyle magnetic palettes too – not just for organizing but because I think I’m going to like “creating” my own palettes on the fly.

i have two, four drawered organizers stacked on top of each other to house the majority of my makeup. i then have a file organizer thing to hold my larger palettes. i have a glass organizer that has 3 sections to hold q-tips, hairties/eyelash curlers and my lovely clarisonic πŸ™‚ another big glass jar with a lid that houses my cotton pads for removing makeup, and a wide and short flower vase filled with white decorative sand from Ikea to stick all my brushes in! skincare and accessories are in my bathroom counter drawer, the drawer next to that holds all my hair styling tools.

I have simple boxes ( 1 small, 2 medium, 2 large ), which is not the right thing to do ! My apartment is very small ( 28 mΒ² I don’t know what it is in the US, I live in Bordeaux France ), if you have a solution to my problem feel free to tell me, I would greatly appreciate. Thank you in advance !

I’ve seen tons of storage/organization tips online, I like to watch Dusty and Koren’s videos on Youtube (dustyohunter and EnKoreMakeup are their channel names). I use Dusty’s tip for organizing eyeliners by putting them in an artist’s pencil carrying case with individual holders for each pencil, it makes them easy to see and access. I’ve also seen quite a few people online place magnets on the back of light compacts and stick them to mirrors/metal plates on walls (I Googled “DIY magnetic makeup storage”) so if you have more space on the wall than you do on the floor, that may be helpful πŸ™‚

I use a one large shallow drawer with a kitchen drawer organizer to organize all my face/eye/blush products, then I use 2 of those little long rectangular baskets to store my lipsticks upright, and I also use a small sterilite 3-drawer to store my pigment sample jars, lip balms, and other miscellaneous stuff. I have a little decorative metal bucket that I store my brushes in. I like this system a lot because I can easily see all my products and everything is stored nice and tightly

I have a couple of three drawer thingies that hold the majority of my makeup. A couple of my palettes don’t fit and are just out on top of my Melmers (which hold my polish collection) and I have more makeup in the small middle drawer of my dressing table. All of my brushes are in cleaned out glass candle jars, as are my lipglosses, liners, pencils, mascaras and so forth.

I keep my skincare On my dressing table. Cotton pads and makeup remover wipes are in a drawer in the nightstand that holds my Melmers and drawer components. It isn’t my ideal setup but it works. For now. πŸ™‚

I have a chest of drawers in which I store my makeup. I organize by product category and store them in shoe boxes in that chest. I also have a clear plastic drawer case for lip products.

That sounds amazing Christine, I would love to see pictures!

I have a big old writing desk painted tiffany blue. It has lots of compartments built in, plus a drawer and cupboards. I have plastic containers dividingthe products in the drawer (lip balms, misc palettes, Sugarpill Chromalusts, Lime Crime Magic Dusts, blushes, MSFs, Glamour Doll Eyes shadows, misc samples, single eye shadows & depotted lippies etc) and in the cupboard (false lashes, back ups, prettt packaging, extra brushes). In the compartments on display I keep my lipsticks, glosses, eye liners, MAC holiday palettes, Ardell false lashes, mascara etc. Finally I have my top 10 MAC lippies in a clear stand on top of the writing desk, along with glass jars of shadesticks and lip liners, brushes & a bottle of brusg cleanser. I also have a wooden house display in co-ordinating colours on the wall above it which holds paint pots, Guerlain Meteorites, YSL lipsticks & some of my mini polishes. The resr of my nail polish is.. Well. Taking over my room. On the walls, on my dresser, under my dresser, in the wardrobe.. *blush*

Painted Tiffany blue?? Gorgeous! πŸ˜€ I know what you mean about the nail polish being everywhere though, everything of mine is neatly organized (er, somewhat, haha) and then there’s the nail polish that just needs more storage!

I have a vanity with a few drawers and also have a stack of acrylic drawers on my vanity. Just ordered a chest of drawers though for some more room

I have one 3-drawer container that holds most of my makeup. Top drawer is eye stuff: pigments, glitters, quads, and some single eyeshadows that I haven’t depotted. Middle drawer is all my lip stuff. Bottom drawer is face stuff. Sitting on top of that container I have a case that holds all my eyeshadow palettes. Then I have two boxes: one for cream shadows and color bases and gel liners and such, and the other for eyeliner pencils and mascaras and brow stuff.

I don’t. But I really should, now that I have started to own too much make-up for it to just lay around in drawers in the bathroom.

I have 2 single carts and 2 double carts that hold all my non used products. Each drawer has plastic containers that hold each type of beauty product (lips, eyes, face etc). I sub-group from there (ie lip: gloss, liner, lipstick, balm, treatment etc). I then try to group by brand (all MAC lipsticks together, all Revlon gloss together etc). I have a large Caboodle that holds all my daily/most used make-up and a small Caboodle that holds already open products (waiting to be used again) and sample products (which I try to use up first). I have an old Sephora box that holds my monthly purchases. When I get down time or at least once a month I will then sort those products. I’d like a better system but have yet to find the perfect one.

i have two white organizers from ikea.. they got seven drawers.. in each drawer i got a separater to keep my stuff organized.
it’s enough space to store all my make up!!

please christine show your make up collection in a video or with pictures.. i wonder how it has been growing since i last saw it…??

I have a Helmer for IKEA, another smaller drawer that stands on top of that that holds all my makeup. For the rest of my beauty-related things (perfumes, lotions, shower gels etc.) I have a shelf next to the Helmer. I live in such a small place to have it any other way, but it works out pretty well!

I have a corner of my bedroom dedicated to makeup, with an antique dressing table next to a small bookcase. I will use literally anything to help me create a work area where I just have to reach my hand out to get what I need. I have an organizer from Lowes, a two-drawer plastic container, some Hull pottery planters, vases to hold brushes filled with decorative beans from a craft store and a cd holder to arrange palletes. Sounds weird, looks nice, works really well!

i have 2 ikea alex 6 drawer units. one of them is filled with makeup.
i group them into categories : single eyeshadows\pigments, small palettes of shadows, cheeks\blush\bronzer\highlighter, foundation\concealer\powder, lipsticks\lipgloss, nails
i like this idea because it makes me see my entire stash and not only using the newest products.
also, i think it saves me money to be able to see everything and knowing what i have.
the lipsticks drawer i’m trying to find a way of making them stand in order for me to see the labels clearly
and i also use empty lip palettes and put about a third of all my lipsticks into it. (japonesque lip \ foundation palette)
i keep larger palettes like mac, z palette and japonesque with my lipsticks on my vanity
i’m planning however to get a card organizer or a book holder to keep those in order

the other unit i use it in the same way but for skincare and body care each drawer has its own category

For my daily use cosmetics, I have a 5 drawer acrylic container. It’s great because I can see everything that’s in each drawer and I’m not left digging around for products. For my less used or even bulkier products, I have a bathroom drawer dedicated to them that I separate by type.

The acrylic organizer is a life saver!

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