Makeup organization does not have to be a nightmare. If you’re tired of having your makeup thrown all over the bathroom then maybe it’s time to get organized!
From minimalists to makeup enthusiasts, everyone could use some guidance with how to organize it all.
I myself have a rather small collection of makeup, but man, it gets messy fast. It’s always been that way, and I thought that’s how it would always be until I seriously stepped up my makeup organization game.
Now, not only does my makeup stay organized, but it stays cleaner, and takes mere seconds to get back into line if things get a little… messy.
You makeup can feel like this for you too!
Whatever makeup organizing system you’ve tried in the past might just not have been the right fit for you.
Here you will see some of the most brilliant makeup organization ideas that will be sure to tame even the largest of makeup collections!
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01 | DO A MAJOR DECLUTTER
Before you can organize anything you must perform a major declutter. This is your time to get rid of rarely used lipsticks, outdated eye shadow, and your really, really, really old makeup (you know you got something that you’ve been holding onto for way too long…)
Think like a minimalist and remember what you actually wear. There is no need to hang onto special occasion makeup if special occasions rarely happen. There is no need to keep red lipstick that you never wear because you feel like you must own red lipstick.
Most importantly, it’s OK to simplify your makeup to what you know always looks good.
02 | THE CLASSIC DRAWER INSERT
Seems like a no brainer right? Yet so many people skip this simple step. If you keep your makeup in a drawer without an insert you are setting yourself up for failure.
Now not all inserts are created the same. Actually measure your drawers and find one that fits comfortably.
Also skip the individual insert pieces and opt for one solid insert for the entire drawer. It will prevent shifting every time the drawer is opened and help prevent small pieces slipping between the cracks.
03 | LET’S SEE IT ALL
If you like to see all of your makeup at once, an acrylic table top container with drawers might be exactly what you need. Do not forget to label the drawers, a beautiful font is a fun way to add visual interest and more importantly, keep things organized.
04 | KEEP IT SIMPLE ON THE COUNTER
If you are a super minimalist, then you may be able to simplify your makeup storage by keeping it all in one tray on top of your counters.
Use a unique tray with a complimentary makeup brush holder to make a statement that also keeps it all organized.
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05 | MAGNETIC MAKEUP BOARD
Low on drawer and counter space? These magnetic makeup boards are amazing! You can buy peel and stick magnetic sheets, buy a magnetic board, or DIY with anything metal you might have laying around in the house!
Easily peel and stick magnetic tape to the back of any of your makeup and you will have instant organization in no time.
06 | DEDICATE MAKEUP SHELF
If you have a lot of makeup why not showcase it all with it’s own shelving unit? Add a few touches of decor and nice containers and you’ve created a functional focal point in the room.
07 | OVER THE DOOR STORAGE
If space is the issue for your makeup then maybe it’s time to utilize an over the door storage organizer. From simple clear pocket organizers to heavy duty designs, this is one sure easy way to organize all of your makeup in one spot!
08 | WHEEL IT AROUND
If you like to put on your makeup in different areas of your home, you might want to consider condensing everything into one portable tiered rolling cart. This makes putting on makeup anywhere a breeze and can easily be stored out of sight when not in use.
09 | USE A 3 TIERED TRAY
These awesome 3 tiered trays are not just meant for the kitchen! You honestly can use these anywhere in the home, and using it for clever makeup organization is no exception.
Makeup organization just needs to be a little creative! With so many different shapes, sizes, and varieties we often can feel overwhelmed trying to make our makeup and functional.
Give one of the above brilliant makeup organization ideas a try until you find the one that works for you!