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Category Archives: makeup organization
I love finding pieces that can be mixed and matched to accommodate various space and storage needs. My most recent finds are these Muji acrylic drawers and stands. The configuration below shows the 2 Drawer Acrylic Case with the Large Acrylic Stand on top of it, used for organizing makeup brushes, tools, and cosmetics.
For additional storage compartments I could swap out the 2 Drawer Case for the 3 or 5 Drawer Case…or maybe add the Small Acrylic Stand… or this case placed horizontally on top of the drawers… So many possible combos!
image credit: top photograph by Emily Weiss
With an increasing collection of makeup brushes and makeup itself, I found myself frantically searching for a specific makeup brush every morning while trying to get ready for work. With no rhyme or reason, I would just toss my brushes in a drawer and leave them to get smashed by the million other makeup items I would throw on top of them.
I got the idea from Sephora to use clear jars filled with a weighted object to display and keep my brushes organized. While having a hard time trying to find beanbag fill, I opted for a $1.00 bag of white beans to use instead. I filled each glass container halfway full of the beans and stuck my brushes straight in the beans to stand them up. I designated one jar for eye brushes and one jar for face brushes. It was a cheap and easy alternative to easily find a brush, keep them clean and keep them organized. Another suggestion is to use coffee beans as a filler; your brushes will have an extra special scent and might give you an early morning boost while doing your makeup!
Painting my nails is one of those little things I like to do when I get a free moment to myself. Currently I keep my collection of nail polish in a cosmetics bag with clear zippered pockets – one pocket is for mani/pedi tools (nail clipper, file, etc.) and the other is for the polishes. It’s worked great, however after several years of use, the bag now is worn and torn, and so I’ve been thinking of either finding a similar replacement, or maybe trying out one of these ideas:
(1) Dedicate a shelf in the medicine cabinet to them
(3) Line them up on a vanity tray
How do you like to store and keep your nail polishes organized?
image credits: 1-glitter guide, 2-into the gloss, 3-the coveteur, 4-fabulous k, 5-refinery 29, 6-guide to style, 7-hopelessly devoted to makeup, 8-birchbox
Keep makeup brushes together and within easy reach by organizing them in a pretty little cup…
…and if you have brushes that are shorter than your container and consequently are inconvenient to grab, take a cue from the people over at the Makeup Box Shop (photo above right) and Carlee of Deliciously Organized (photo below) and fill a portion of your container with little beads or sand (or marbles). Doing so will help brushes stay upright, in place and optimally accessible. How do you like organizing your brushes?
image credits: 1- photography by virginia macdonald, styled by samantha pynn, via style at home; 2- into the gloss; 3- erika of small shop studio via made by girl; 4- via made by girl; 5- into the gloss; 6- via real simple ; 7-photography by heather bullard, via this is glamorous; 8- thank you, ok blog; 9- via jessie lauren blog; 10-via the makeupbox shop; 11- delicisouly organized
Today participating in the How I Organize series is the super sweet Victoria of the lifestyle blog vmac and cheese. She gives us a peek inside her home and shows us how she beautifully organizes her makeup, perfumes, products and other lovely things atop her dresser:I’m not the type who likes to hide everything away — my house definitely looks like someone lives there and my vanity area is no exception! An antique wood dresser which belonged to my great grandmother is right at home in a sunroom off of our bedroom, which we use as a dressing area. Atop the dresser, I store makeup in clear acrylic drawer and cosmetic organizers that I purchased from The Container Store. I also showcase different perfumes and products on an old mirrored tray found at the flea market; jewelry rests in a repurposed ceramic soap dish. Getting ready in the morning is easy with all my items in quick reach, and the area looks pretty, lived in, and organized!
Loving the this little box from Ikea. So perfect for organizing a makeup drawer. It compartmentalizes and gives a home to mascara, lipstick, nailpolish, etc. so they’re accessible and easy to find. Here it is in action:
image credit: Style at Home via Marcus Design
This beautifully organized vanity has a flip top that reveals a mirrored underside and built in compartments that neatly house makeup. Clear acrylic trays atop the vanity keep essentials in order.
This week’s beautifully organized space is from the home of interior designer and fellow design blogger Erica Cook. She keeps her makeup organized in sectioned drawer trays, her jewelry in beautiful boxes, and a few select pieces out to enjoy in perfectly styled vignettes that are free of clutter -only what she uses and loves:
images via moth design
Erica once suggested to me that her and I may be style twins. I’d definitely agree. We have similar taste and seem to be drawn to the same things (case in point: I also have amethyst rocks and tiffany boxes in little vignettes).To check out how uber stylishly this mother of five boys lives, click on over to her blog Moth Design. She shares many other gorgeous shots of her uh-mazing home.