Wouldn't it be great if someone gives you the ultimate under-the-table remedies for all your makeup organization headaches?
In that case, let me do that for you!
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Often, we buy too much makeup and later don't know where to put it. I get it; who can resist those beautiful lip colors and can be satisfied with just a couple of nail colors.
Trust me; there is nothing wrong with buying every color of eyeshadow just so that you have the choice to match it with your mood. So pick that fiery red when you want to slay, and go for that subtle pink for those first dates. Makeup is fun, isn't it?
But, on the other hand, the only hoo-haa of owning too many makeup products is that your storage cabinet might look cluttered and messy. Not to mention, it can get tough to find a specific makeup product amongst all the mess.
Now, imagine getting ready for a party in a hurry but not finding your favorite lip color; I sure would be panicking in that situation.
Why suffer from all this inconvenience when you can just switch up the way you store makeup a little bit and make it more organized. And, as a bonus, it'd make your makeup storage space look excellent too.
So, before you can say Jack Robinson, let's just dive in.
Ten quirky and creative ideas to organize your mess
Use jars to store brushes, lip colors, and mascara
Clear jars can be a great way to store makeup tools and products like mascara, brushes, and lip colors. But, on the contrary, if not stored correctly, these pesky little things can take up a lot of space. And it gets tough to find a specific one when you keep all brushes together in a bundle.
Just grab a clear jar, and put all your brushes bristle side up so that you can grab whichever one you need with no problem, even when on the run.
The cherry on top jars can be great for decorating too. If you are feeling extra fancy, you pick out those cute little cookie jars with beautiful designs on them or get mason jars and mount them on a wall. Doing so will not only clear up some of your space, but it'll also look adorable.
You can even DIY a beautiful-looking one with your favorite design using old jars at your home.
Revamp your makeup drawer
Is your makeup drawer too messy? And do you have a hard time finding your makeup products in there? Then all you've got to do is revamp it a little bit.
Instead of just one makeup drawer, you can get multiple mini drawers and assign each drawer for a specific makeup product. You can even label them just to know which ones contain what just by looking at them.
This is the best solution if you don't want to buy new drawers.
Simply make your old one organized by adding different compartments to them. Try using cardboard cutouts to create multiple little boxes where you can stack all your products neatly. That should make it easy to find what you are looking for when you are in a hurry.
Get creative with a rolling rack.
You can put your makeup products in a rolling rack (or a rolling makeup case.) Yes, I'm not kidding. There are multiple trays on the frame, so you won't have any trouble keeping your makeup products organized. You can put different makeup products in other trays on the rack, and you can just put the most used ones on the top shelf.
That way, you can just grab whatever you need with ease.
Another good thing about the rolling racks is that they come with wheels, so you won't have any trouble taking your makeup products wherever you need them. Changed the position of your mirror; well, no problem, just roll the rack and your makeup products to it quickly. Cool, isn't it?
Utilize Old Serving Trays
No need to throw away the serving trays just because they got old or you got too many new ones.; use them to store your makeup, instead!
Any extra serving trays you might have lying around would work great for organizing your makeup. The large surface area on serving trays can be utilized well to hold a lot of makeup tools and products.
If the serving trays look too old or dull, just put up some decorations to make them look better. You can just wrap the trays with glittery wrapping paper and make them look brand new. In short, get creative.
Now they would look great on your dresser, and your makeup products are spick and span without you having to spend any extra money on them.
Hang Extra Makeup
Well, I am sure you do not use all of your makeup products all the time. For example, there might be a couple of brushes or lip colors that you just got in advance, and they are just cluttering up the regular makeup space for you.
Why not just clear up the space a little bit; it'll help your makeup storage look much better organized. And if you are worried about where you'd put all those different makeup products, I got you covered. Get some hanging storage bags. They have many compartments in them, and you can use these on your accord.
Once you have filled the storage bags with your different makeup products, just hang them on your wall. There you go; your regular makeup storage will be clutter-free, and you'd get some extra storage space too.
Little Fun With A Lazy Susan
Lazy Susan's are not just for the couch-potato lot; they are entertaining for everyone and can help you solve your space problem. All you've got to do is neatly organize all the makeup products onto a lazy Susan. You can use some decorative jars along with it to make your makeup storage extremely convenient.
When it is time for you to find a makeup product, you don't even have to get up and look around. Just roll the lazy Susan and see what you are looking for easily. Wouldn't it be fun to find what you are looking for in an instant? That's the perk of using a lazy Susan as a makeup organizer.
A magnetic board to the rescue
Bobby pins are notorious for getting displaced. I know. I have bought a mountain worth of bobby pins over the years because you can't find the one you used last time when you need them. If you can relate to this, which I know you do, then a magnetic board can help keep all the tiny pins in one place.
Besides, the magnetic board works excellent to store safety pins, metal clips, and other tiny little magnetic things that tend to go missing. You can attach these magnetic boards to your wall, and all of your pins and clips will be there. No longer will you have to look for them endlessly; they will be right there.
A nail polish rack
There are special racks available where you can store all your nail colors in one place. These racks are specially designed for storing nail polishes, so if you have plenty of them, go for this one without a second thought.
Keeping nail colors mixed in with your other makeup products is a bad idea for multiple reasons. Firstly, you may have trouble finding them. And secondly, nail polish bottles are not the sturdiest thing in the world.
You may someday just be looking for your eyeliner in your makeup storage and accidentally hit your bottle with just enough force to break it. Not only will the product get wasted, but the other makeup products in there will also get damaged.
So, you see why it is better to store nail polishes safely in a separate rack.
Cute Holding Stands
Everyone needs toilet paper, but what do you do with the roll they come in after the paper runs out? Do you just throw them away? Well, you shouldn't anymore, as they can help organize your makeup products.
You can make cute-looking makeup holders out of those empty toilet paper rolls. Since they are shaped like hollow holders, you don't need to do much to transform them. All you need is some glittery wrapping paper, glue, and a pair of scissors, and maybe some extra decorative elements, if you want.
Cut out the wrapping paper and glue it to the toilet paper roll to make it look fancier. Now attach a piece of a cardboard cutout, the same size as the diameter of the roll, to one side of it. Next, glue some glittery paper to it, too, and your new makeup holder is ready to slay.
Make as many of them as you want; you can play around with the wrapping paper pattern and attach some additional decorations. It would look charming on your dressing table, and hey, you made them yourself. So, of course, they will be memorable.
Upgrade old gift boxes
You may have one of the old gift boxes lying around from last Christmas. We all have many of them in the storage room.
Why let it sit when you can put it to use?
Gift boxes have plenty of compartments in them, so they work great for storing makeup. For example, you can use one of the compartments to keep your favorite nail paint and the other to put your go-to mascara. If you are lucky and have multiple gift boxes, then use those as storage boxes with different themes.
For example, maybe put all your smokey eye makeup supplies in a single gift box. Now you'll instantly know where they are when you need them for a particular look. You can maybe even label them for extra convenience and get some professional makeup artist vibes!
How Do I Organize A Large Makeup Collection?
When you own a vast makeup collection, first go through it and determine what you use daily and what is just there for special occasions. Then, keep the daily used products in your primary makeup drawer so that you can reach them easily. Store the rest of the makeup neatly in other drawers or use storage bags and trays.
How Do You Declutter Makeup?
Your space may feel a bit cluttered if you have a lot of products. To avoid this, separate all your makeup products into categories based on how often you use them. Now keep the ones you use most often in your makeup dresser and store the rest in drawers and storage bags.
How Do I Organize my daily Makeup Collection?
Your prime focus should be to keep your daily-use products where you can easily access them. To do so, store them in jars and trays which are see-through. Keeping similar products together can save up a lot of time.
Then, once you are done using them, place them in their original position neatly and have no trouble finding them the next time.
How should I keep my products securely?
Always store your products in a cool and dry place, as many are sensitive to moisture and heat. They have a very high risk of getting damaged; make sure that the site you store them is perfectly moisture-free.
To keep your makeup space a bit cleaner, maybe go through what you own every couple of months or so. Because, you might be unknowingly storing empty bottles that are cluttering up the space. Or worse, expired products might be occupying your valuable space.
Here's a simple guide on makeup shelf-life that will help you tons...
A random toss now and then can help you see what you bought in the spur of the moment and never ended up using. So take a better look into your makeup needs, and the next time you go shopping, you'll be able to avoid buying that makeup product just for the looks of it.
Life is chaotic enough; your makeup space doesn't have to be.