Muji 2-Drawer Acrylic Drawers for Makeup Organization Review & Photos

Muji 2-Drawer Acrylic Drawers
Muji 2-Drawer Acrylic Drawers

Muji 2-Drawer Acrylic Drawers ($25.25) is a set of two, clear, acrylic pull-out drawers. Each drawer full extends out, and it is on a “track” so it doesn’t rub against the drawer above or below it, so it is also less noisy. The acrylic is thin along the interior drawer edges with the exterior edges being slightly thicker. The unit itself is 10.2 inches / 25.5 centimeters in width, 6.8 inches / 17 centimeters in depth, and 3.75 inches / 9.5 centimeters in height. Each drawer is 9.6 inches / 24.4 centimeters in width, 6.25 inches / 15.75 centimeters in depth, and 1.75 inches / 4.5 centimeters in height. There is a slight pocket of empty space between the edge of the organizer and the top of the drawer, so you have a little margin for error.

I like the slightly taller drawers, as it gives you some room to play with and layer products if you get a little overflow, though with this type of system, it is ideal to use single layers so that you can see what you have. You can also get the same version with a clear lid (here) for $26.75, which would enable you to keep it open to use the top drawer as a standing area for taller products. For a moderate size stash, I would recommend getting four drawers with one set having a lid, so you can keep foundation bottles, setting sprays, larger powder containers, and so forth there. If you have a makeup room-sized stash, this type of system is best for storing essentials or everyday products, but it’s not space or cost efficient otherwise.

It has moderate weight; enough not to feel flimsy, and it sits on slick surfaces without rattling around, especially once you’ve loaded it up with your stash. The acrylic used isn’t quite as crystal clear or as thick as top tier price ranges would dictate, but I think it would be sufficiently clear and streamlined for most. It seems more prone to picking up scratches and visible smudge marks from dirty fingertips (hey, it’s makeup!), but I don’t tend to notice either unless I’m really looking. Once you put your stash into the drawers, the weight of the products keeps the drawer from falling out even when extended by 75-80%.

What each drawer can hold…

  • 3 x Urban Decay Naked + 2 x Naked Basics Palettes | fits two of the full-sized palettes stacked on top of each other
  • 20 x Urban Decay Eyeshadow Singles | five per row, offset, one layer maximum
  • 22 x ColourPop Super Shock Shadows | five per row with two fit in the “notches” of the rows, one layer maximum
  • 8 x MAC Blushes | two rows of three each comfortably, with room for two more offset; one layer maximum
  • 20 x NARS Lipglosses | two rows of ten each, vertically maximizes space; two layers possible; easier to remove glosses with two rows of nine glosses
  • 8 x NARS Powder Blushes | two rows of four each, two layers fits most comfortably, three layers comes right up to the edge (doesn’t seem to scrape, but it is very close)
  • 24 x MAC Lipsticks | two rows of twelve each, labels facing outwards makes it easier to read from either end of drawer
  • 6 x MAC Large Powders | two rows of three each, six fit comfortably, one layer maximum
  • 14 x ColourPop Super Shock Cheeks | three rows of four each, two fit offset to the side, fit comfortably, one layer maximum
  • Makeup Brushes | fits various makeup brushes, including longer ones (like Chikuhodo) as well as fluffier ones (like Chikuhodo Z face brushes)
  • 22 x NARS Audacious Lipsticks | two rows of 11 each, labels facing outwards for readability, one layer maximum
  • 29 x Marc Jacobs Eyeliners | single row fits approximately 29, but easily could have three or four layers
  • 28 x Sephora Eyeliners | arranged in column of 17 and a row of 11 for maximum capacity (fits about 25 in a single row across)

Today is all about acrylic organizers, and next up, we’ll take a look at the Muji 5-Drawer system, followed by Container Store’s modular acrylic system and Sherrieblossom’s Icebox, and we’ll conclude with a round-up and comparison of what’s best and for what and how to maximize these systems.

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Muji 2-Drawer Acrylic Drawers
Muji 2-Drawer Acrylic Drawers

Muji 2-Drawer Acrylic Drawers
Muji 2-Drawer Acrylic Drawers

Muji 2-Drawer Acrylic Drawers
Muji 2-Drawer Acrylic Drawers — 3 x Urban Decay Naked Palettes + 2 x Naked Basics palettes

Muji 2-Drawer Acrylic Drawers
Muji 2-Drawer Acrylic Drawers — 20 x Urban Decay Eyeshadows

Muji 2-Drawer Acrylic Drawers
Muji 2-Drawer Acrylic Drawers — 22 x ColourPop Eyeshadows

Muji 2-Drawer Acrylic Drawers
Muji 2-Drawer Acrylic Drawers — 8 x MAC Blushes

Muji 2-Drawer Acrylic Drawers
Muji 2-Drawer Acrylic Drawers — 20 x NARS Lipglosses

Muji 2-Drawer Acrylic Drawers
Muji 2-Drawer Acrylic Drawers — 8 x NARS Blushes

Muji 2-Drawer Acrylic Drawers
Muji 2-Drawer Acrylic Drawers — 24 x MAC Lipsticks

Muji 2-Drawer Acrylic Drawers
Muji 2-Drawer Acrylic Drawers — 6 x MAC Powders

Muji 2-Drawer Acrylic Drawers
Muji 2-Drawer Acrylic Drawers — 14 x ColourPop Super Shock Cheeks

Muji 2-Drawer Acrylic Drawers
Muji 2-Drawer Acrylic Drawers — Brushes

Muji 2-Drawer Acrylic Drawers
Muji 2-Drawer Acrylic Drawers — 22 x NARS Audacious Lipsticks

Muji 2-Drawer Acrylic Drawers
Muji 2-Drawer Acrylic Drawers — 28 x Marc Jacobs Eyeliners (should fit 29-30)

Muji 2-Drawer Acrylic Drawers
Muji 2-Drawer Acrylic Drawers — 28 x Sephora Eyeliner Pencils