Makeup Storage

Friday, January 11, 2013


I am always fascinated by the art of storing makeup. I love seeing how people organize their collection because I always glean inspiration from it. So today, I'm going to take you through my makeup storage story.

My makeup storage is simple. It's not all matchy-matchy, but that's what I like about it. The main body of my storage consists of two Ikea pieces:
  • a dressing table (which is unfortunately discontinued, similar here), and;
  • a 3 drawer chest (see here).


CENTER PIECE
I use this acrylic tray from Loblaws as a center piece to hold lipsticks and some daily skincare items.



FRAGRANCE PLATTER
An inexpensive 3 tier serving platter from Ikea. I use it for jewelry, my hoard of fragrance samples (though I adore the mini replica bottles), and miscellaneous trinkets.



INSIDE THE DRESSING TABLE
There are four sections in the long drawer of my dressing table. I use them for an assortment of things and I organize the products in inexpensive acrylic containers that I got found at a dollar store. They come in various sizes which fit perfectly in each space.




INSIDE THE DRAWERS
There's a Godmorgan box with compartments (also from Ikea). I use it for a myriad of lip products, mascaras, and eye liners.


My nail polish lives in the bottom drawer. I store them in trays by colour, not brand. The trays are from Really Useful Products, I found them at Staples but they're also available at Solutions.



SPACE SAVER
I keep most of my hair products in my closet on top of a drawer set. I sit them on a round turntable that I got from Homesense (similar ones available at Solutions). It's great because you can easily see everything with a simple spin.



DUST FREE BRUSH HOLDER
I've done a post on this before (I even borrowed a picture from it). I store my brushes in a cookie jar from Crate & Barrel. The lid keeps the brushes from gathering dust. The beads are the same ones toy makers use to fill up beanie babies. You can find this stuff at craft shops.



How do you organize your beauty products? :) 


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23 COMMENTS

  1. My make-up collection is like 1/10 of what you have an I am still overwhelmed lol But I do envy your collection!

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    1. I envy your Julep collection! Drool x

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  2. Wow this is quite the storage area you have here! My collection doesn't even come close to this!


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    1. It's after years of makeup hoarding haha :) x

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  3. Great collection! How do you like the Burberry lip glosses? Are they worth the money?
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    1. I love the Burberry glosses! They're my new favourite formula! They don't have a huge range of shades though (colour wise), but they're wonderful! x

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  4. great post! I love how you've set everything up!! I find sometimes that mine just looks to cluttered so its great to see other peoples solutions xx

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    1. Thank you! Mine can get very cluttered! I try to clean it once a week :) x

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  5. great post..pretty huge collection of lip gloss and nail color...

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    1. I love nail polish, though I have curbed my purchases lately :) x

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  6. Crap...my collection is bigger than yours...and yours is pretty big! My fiance would be so mad if I dedicated a dresser and tabletop just to MY products! I've been begging to move into a bigger place just so I can have my own makeup room!

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    1. Haha, the perils of being a blogger! I have downgraded my collection significantly. Sometimes I buy for the purpose of reviewing and never even get to it. I've given most of my products to better homes. Haha, I'm selfish -- I need an entire room dedicated for clothes and make up :) x

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  7. Great ideas! I'm really wanting to find a pretty way to store my perfumes, I love the platter you have :)

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    1. It's really handy! And pretty look at :) x

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  8. You have such a great collection and it is so well stored! I wish that I had more space so that I could do that! I've been dying to find a dressing table, but they are so difficult to come by for some reason!

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    1. Thanks! I really wish more dressing tables were available. I find I'm fairly picky when it comes to them, so nothing's ever perfect haha :) x

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  10. thank you so much for sharing your space and ideas! it's very practical and organized and cute! i went to ikea this weekend and picked up the server tray thing, wow it's beautiful for only $10!! and i'm eyeing the godmorgon when it's on sale :D

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  11. I love posts like this! I've been looking for those beads forever, I just didn't know where to look.
    Also the cupcake stand is such a great idea, you have no idea how many miniature perfume bottles I have and they're still in their boxes :/ I'll be in the lookout for one like it. xx

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  12. You're so much more organized than I am! Great storage ideas -- I may borrow a few!

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