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Sherrieblossom Icebox Wide Acrylic Makeup Organizer Review & Photos

Sherrieblossom Icebox Wide
Sherrieblossom Icebox Wide

Sherrieblossom Icebox Wide ($415.00) contains five drawers and one top section (with lid), even in height. The unit is 15 inches / 38.1 centimeters in width, 12 inches / 30.5 centimeters in depth, and 12.5 inches / 31.75 centimeters in height. Each drawer has an interior space of 14.5 inches / 36.8 centimeters in width, 11.5 inches / 29.2 centimeters in depth, and 2 inches / 5 centimeters in height. The system comes with three sets of removable/adjustment inserts–an X (creates four triangle-shaped compartments), Slide (for dividing space into three columns), and Grid (creates six compartments) (each additional insert is $15).

It’s the heaviest, sturdiest, and uses the thickest acrylic out of the organizers I’ve reviewed today (full post of comparisons and thoughts coming next). The acrylic on the actual drawer component is 5mm in width, which is almost double the width of the other systems. There are indentations on the side of the interior of the unit for each drawer to slide out more easily so they don’t slide on top of each other. The acrylic used in the Icebox was also the clearest/cleanest in appearance from what I have tried. The unit comes altogether, so there’s no worry about drawers sliding off of each other. It comes with rubberized feet, but you’ll need to fill it or else I found that pulling one drawer would cause the whole unit to move forward (I had just one drawer filled and the others were empty, but when they were all filled, I didn’t have trouble).

These are all good things, but like I am with most things, function is also quite important. I really love that it comes with inserts so you can divide up the wide space and create smaller compartments, which I think works well for someone with a few of different types of formulas or a variety of brands, since like can be with like (which almost always uses space more efficiently). I don’t like the height of the drawers. I would rather see one drawer at four or five inches, another at three inches, and then shorter ones at one or one and a half inches, because I think you could make better use of the vertical space this way. It will be difficult to find the shade you’re looking for if you have two or three layers of products, as you’ll have to dig through it all. This is a default when you have a ton of products to organize, but this type of system really lends itself better to displaying products so you can easily pick the ones you want to use for the day. As a result, it is ideal to have things in single layers, and most products are either short or very tall (think eyeshadow vs. lipstick, stored vertically) and having every drawer have a two inch height is overkill for that purpose, yet it’s way too short to accommodate anything stored vertically.

I would have loved to see this unit come with a large, four inch tall drawer at the base, three drawers at one and a half inches tall, and then the top compartment at five inches. It could also work with shorter drawers overall and a large top compartment. The Icebox Skinny has a five inch tall top section, but the drawers underneath are the same two inch height, but I think that would be a better use of vertical space than the Wide based on my attempt to fit various products into it. The Icebox Wide fits a fair amount of product, so it is ideal for someone who has more than a traincase-full but not enough for a “makeup room”! It’s extremely well-made, and I can see a lot of thought into some of the details (like how the drawers slide out, customization of interior space), but I definitely had trouble maximizing the space in a way that I felt was efficient but still practical (from a usability standpoint).

What each drawer can hold…

  • 28 x MAC Blushes | no dividers, three rows of six, two rows of five
  • 24 x MAC Blushes | with divider (creates six compartments), each compartment holds four offset
  • 30 x ColourPop Super Shock Cheeks | with divider (creates six compartments), each compartment holds five
  • 48 x MAC Lipsticks | with divider (creates six compartments), each compartment holds eight
  • 25 x NARS Blushes | no divider, five rows of five, up to three layers, or six rows of five staggered
  • 24 x NARS Blushes | with divider (creates six compartments), each compartment holds four, up to three layers
  • 62 x Urban Decay Eyeshadows | no divider, seven rows of eight each, plus six offset on the side, up to two layers
  • 48 x Urban Decay Eyeshadows | with divider (creates six compartments), each compartment holds eight flat, up to two layers, can accommodate them on their side
  • 54 x NARS Lipglosses | three columns of eighteen each, up to three layers
  • 2 x Make Up For Ever Artist Palettes | divided compartment holds two layered, up to three layered
  • 24 x NARS Blushes | with divider (creates three vertical compartments), each compartment holds eight flat, up to three layers
  • 62 x ColourPop Super Shock Shadows | no divider, seven rows of eight, plus six along the offset on the side

What the top compartment can hold…

On the Icebox Wide, the top compartment opens with a lid, which is on a hinge and lays flat against the back of the unit when opened, or it can rest against a wall, if it is leaned up against one. If you leave the lid open, you can create an area where vertical space isn’t restrained. The Icebox Skinny has a much taller top section (5 inches). After using this one, I would highly recommend the ability to have a much deeper top section if you tend to have a lot of product syou’d want to store vertically, assuming you want to keep the lid closed. The top section comes with a cross-grid that divides it into four triangles. If you plan to store a lot of products vertically in this area, I would recommend swapping out the X divider for a Grid, as you can get six, rectangular spaces, which are much easier to work with and enable you to sort by type/brand/size and not have to fill each compartment as full in order to keep them all standing vertically. (Be careful pulling the X insert out, as it is very tightly fit into the space.)

  • 55 x NARS Lipsticks | fit an assortment of Audacious and regular lipsticks
  • 55 x MAC Lipsticks | fit them horizontally, but as these have curved tops, you’ll need to pack it full in order to keep them standing
  • 3 x Urban Decay Naked + 2 x Naked Basics Palettes | fit three full-sized Naked palettes, plus the two smaller palettes flat and stacked
  • 3 x Z-Palettes + 2 smaller palettes | these sections were good for storing these wide, tall kind of products/palettes (your lid won’t close, if that wasn’t obvious!)
  • 3 x Liquid Foundations + Loose Powder | one section fit three liquid foundations (lying down) and a loose setting powder, so you could close the lid with this set-up; the foundations obviously can be stood up, too, and then the space would accommodate more bottles

See more photos!

Sherrieblossom Icebox Wide
Sherrieblossom Icebox Wide

Sherrieblossom Icebox Wide
Sherrieblossom Icebox Wide

Sherrieblossom Icebox Wide
Sherrieblossom Icebox Wide

Sherrieblossom Icebox Wide
Sherrieblossom Icebox Wide — 55 x NARS Lipsticks

Sherrieblossom Icebox Wide
Sherrieblossom Icebox Wide — 3 x Z-Palettes + 2 x Make Up For Ever Artist Palettes

Sherrieblossom Icebox Wide
Sherrieblossom Icebox Wide

Sherrieblossom Icebox Wide
Sherrieblossom Icebox Wide — 28 x MAC Blushes

Sherrieblossom Icebox Wide
Sherrieblossom Icebox Wide — 24 x MAC Blushes (Grid Insert)

Sherrieblossom Icebox Wide
Sherrieblossom Icebox Wide — 4 x NARS Blushes, 5 x ColourPop Super Shock Cheeks,
8 x MAC Lipsticks (Grid Insert)

Sherrieblossom Icebox Wide
Sherrieblossom Icebox Wide — 4 x NARS Blushes, 5 x ColourPop Super Shock Cheeks,
8 x Urban Decay Eyeshadows (per layer), 8 x MAC Lipsticks, 8 x NARS Lipglosses,
2 x Make Up For Ever Artist Palettes (Grid Insert)

Sherrieblossom Icebox Wide
Sherrieblossom Icebox Wide — 54 x NARS Lipglosses

Sherrieblossom Icebox Wide
Sherrieblossom Icebox Wide — 36 x NARS Lipglosses + 8 x NARS Blushes (Slide Insert)

Sherrieblossom Icebox Wide
Sherrieblossom Icebox Wide — 62 x ColourPop Super Shock Shadows

Sherrieblossom Icebox Wide
Sherrieblossom Icebox Wide — 25 x NARS Blushes


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Christine Avatar

Great for layering, and you can store eyeshadow singles like MAC/UD on the side, but good luck finding anything! And then if you have them all flat (like the ColourPop), you can see nicely but there’s too much wasted space.

It is gorgeous, though – definitely had the clarity that I think makes acrylic storage seem so appealing.

Nicole Avatar

I agree. For that price, It should be completely user friendly. This would be perfect for a college student or for a person with a small stash. I always think about my daughter when looking at things in the beauty world that may be not fit for me because I won’t have use for it because I know I am the one who is going to be buying the stuff,lol! And this seems like a rip off! Sorry- no offense to you at all. I appreciate you presenting the honest facts.

Stacey Avatar

It is really nice,, but too costly. I don’t like to leave my makeup all out in the bathroom. Alot of mine is stored away. I own the Muji five drawer. That is suffice.

Christine Avatar

Yes, the price is a major deterrent — I think it has to fit your needs perfectly and then you have to appreciate the value of the acrylic used for it to feel good about the purchase. This version is also quite large, and though they have smaller versions, they aren’t that much cheaper.

Ginny Avatar

Lovely and all, and I know “worth the money” is a subjective notion, but for $400 I’d expect the unit to be as big as… me.

Nichole Avatar

I spent a little over $300 on a whole metal drawer system at the Container Store that is 2.5ft wide and deep and almost 5ft tall with a faux wood top to hold my entire collection, plus room to grow. I love it. $400 for this is beyond ridiculous.

Nichole Avatar

I actually use a lot of the clear plastic bins you’ve blogged about or said you use in your own storage.

Now that I’m home and looking at my storage. It’s closer to 20in deep and wide.

Allison Avatar

for those who are loving this but not the price tag, i got a cosmo cube, which is almost identical to this, and its still a bit pricey but about half the price. I think I paid $250 for mine with extra inserts and shipping. It is also very high quality, very sturdy, and very clear.

Justina Avatar

Love your review. I reviewed this a couple years ago and had to re review it after the entire body warped over time. The company was not very nice about my unfavorable review, either. Kind of a bummer that they didn’t stand behind their product.

Lulle Avatar

I have a small 3-drawer chest from Ikea that probably contains double what this one houses and cost me about 10 times less. It’s not clear, but it’s a piece of furniture in itself and it doesn’t need a table or counter to sit on. To be honest I don’t see the point of these super-expensive acrylic storage units, but then everybody has different needs!

Christine Avatar

That’s a great solution, Lulle! Some people don’t have the space for larger pieces of furniture, and I know others just like having everything displayed/easily seen, so I can see why the acrylic organizers are popular, though it’s good that there are so many options at different price points so they can be more accessible to all!

Chellie Avatar

OH MY GOODNESS! That’s some expensive organizer! LOL We have a local shop here that makes acrylic ornaizers like that. Her biggest organizer is 10″ x 11″ x 13.5″ a liitle smaller than that but when converted to $ is just $89!!!! Plus shipping of course, but still a loooot under $400! Haha If I have spare money I would glad to send you one just to compare! 😉 🙂

Telesilla Avatar

This is pretty nice and obviously holds a lot, but wow, talk about sticker shock. I mentioned it to my partner and she said, “for that price I want a MUA to pop out of it and do my make up for me.” I do like the options the inserts give you, though. It would be nice to be able to customize individual drawers like that.

Lotus Avatar

It looks like you’re just starting your collection with a few pieces. Very nice! 😉 bah ha! I’m overwhelmed and can’t even look at these but can thank you for such outstanding reviews, and a wonderful job as always! 🙂

Tracy Avatar

I purchased this sherrieblossom icebox wide back in 2013 based on Justina’s first review of the ice box, I liked it because the dementions fit perfectly on my counter. After having it for close to 2 years, it’s held up, but I wish I had the chance to get the clearcube wide instead. it’s much more sturdy than the sherrieblossom version.

Tracy Avatar

Sorry I’m so late in responding! the sides of the icebox got warped so the drawers aren’t opening and closing as smoothly when it was brand new. I just wish I got the clear cube wide version instead. I don’t think the company makes them any longer..

Corliss Avatar

The only thing I can think of is how much make up I can buy with that $415.00 this is way too overpriced. It’s a no for me just based on price.

Beth Avatar

I bought one from Amazon and it was a fraction of the cost! It is made the same way as the Icebox and I store all of my makeup in it! I think it was around $99.00 at the time I bought it.

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