5 Great Makeup Storage Ideas

5 Great Makeup Storage Ideas

5 Great Makeup Storage Ideas

Once I started following IMBB, I became a makeup addict and I started shopping madly all of a sudden. Like most of us, I was a lip gloss and kajal person, so all I had was one kajal and a handful of lip glosses. Β I started using foundation, compacts, blushes and my current love is lipsticks. I am trying so many lipsticks these days πŸ˜€ One day when I stopped and turned back to see my collection, I got so frustrated seeing my unorganized makeup space. That is when I started looking for ways to store the cosmetics.

Many a times, while rushing, I end up using a random blush that my hand grabs from the pouch and only when I return home I realize that I have a better blush that would have worked better on me for that occasion. This happened to me so many times that I seriously started looking for a way to organize my makeup storage. So, here I am sharing with you what I have found.

Lipstick and Lip Gloss Storage Idea

We need a lipstick organizer wherein I have planned to segregate it into browns, pinks, peaches and corals, etc. This segregation is based on your collection. You can label each box with these shades, so that it will be very easy for you to pick the right box (read shade) even if you are in a hurry. Β It is better to have a transparent box to store all the lipsticks.


Else you can also buy these lipstick organizers to stack your lipsticks individually. Β For example, you can stack all pinks in one such holder which can hold up to 24 lipsticks and another one with browns, etc. Only problem with this would be cleaning the holder as it is left open.


You can follow the same method for lip glosses as well.

Blush and Eye Shadows Storage Idea:

I personally prefer draws for my blush/eye shadow storage. In each draw, you can keep the blush in a way such that the shade name or number is facing upwards. We can find draws that are completely transparent and again segregating the blushers/eye shadows based on the color would help a lot.


Nail Polish Storage Idea:

There is this friend of mine who is crazy about nail enamels and nothing else (I mean no other cosmetics). Β She is an expert in Nail Art too, but she never took it up as a career. Β She just does it for herself and she is a pro I will say. She has almost all shades from OPI and the way she stored it impressed me a lot. Β I couldn’t click a pic of that so will try to show something similar. She just nailed a slim wooden plank on her wall, one below another, and arranged according to their shades. The colors would go from Pink to Purple and Red and then Yellow to Coral, Coral to Orange and Greens. This not only helped her to spot colors easily, but added a glamour to her room as well. Though I don’t have so many nail enamels, I have asked my hubby to make the same in my walk-in wardrobe as well πŸ˜€

nail polish

If you have already got drawers and they still have some space left, you can also store them up as shown in the pic below.

Nail Polish

Brush Storage Idea:

The easiest thing to store are the makeup brushes. I just took a glass and kept these brushes based on for what purpose they are being used or for which part it is used like face, eyes, lips, etc. But keeping it this way might be easy, but you have to make sure to clean it before every use.


If this pre-use cleaning bothers you a bit, then you might find the right pouches for the storage.


Multi-Storage Idea:

Since I have a 1-year-old kid, I usually find it difficult to do things on time. Β I end up rushing, spilling, dashing, breaking while getting ready πŸ˜‰ So, I thought I should keep all the necessary makeup stuff ready as soon as I decide on my outfit. So, at such times, I need something like the one shown below to stack all my foundation, compact, brush, lipstick, eye shadows, blush, etc.


Hope you find this post useful. Do share your ideas on storing makeup.

Image Sources: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9.

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63 thoughts on “5 Great Makeup Storage Ideas

  1. Wow aarthi.. i found ur article extremely useful. :puchhi: :puchhi: My dear dad gets panic attacks every time he comes into my room :toothygrin: can u temme from wr can i get that lippie stand?? i am hunting for it long time. :(( and everyday its a pain to search for the perfect lippie from my box.

  2. I would love to own a multi storage box like the one in the last pic….it looks so classy and useful πŸ™‚ …..any idea where i could find such a thing??
    Thanks for the wonderful article :thanks:

  3. OMGGG.. I am droooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooling at your collection Aarthi!! :woot: :woot: :woot: :woot: :woot: :woot: :woot: :woot: :woot: :woot: :woot: :woot: :woot: :woot: :woot: :woot: :woot: :woot: :woot: :woot: :woot: :woot: :woot: :woot: :woot: :woot: :woot:

  4. that first pic of the storage thing is really cool. i loved the color. will be a pretty looking piece in the bedroom too πŸ™‚

  5. This article couldn’t have come at a better time. I so need something for my nail polish collection that i out of control right now! Hope my dad can build me that shelf! :toothygrin:

  6. those r ur blushes aarthi :woot: :woot: … n i thought i am the only 1 stacking up stuff.. but there u go :spank: πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ … thanxx n i can buy more lippis now as already who sees my dresser says wht u do with so many lippies but ur post hav solved tht issue :toothygrin:

  7. Nice and Informative article.. It was all quite organised until my toddler son started walking.. I am so much afraid of him; now all my drawers empty and I’ve kept everything in a height he couldn’t reach.. But even then he climbs up using a chair.. He is very fond of my foundation brush and compact powder.. Thinking what to do now .. :scream:

  8. Excellent ideas aarthi. I especially loved the nail paint one. I store them in drawers. i am having a tough time arranging my lipsticks everything else is pretty much is individual drawers. I dont like these open organizers. they gather dust and dont dit in the drawers I have. :(( But excellnet post and great ideas. πŸ™‚

  9. Very nice article, Aarthi! :clap:
    My makeup is not as organized as in the above pictures, but it’s not too bad either! πŸ˜€
    What I do – the previous night, I keep the stuff I’ll be using the next day out, in the order I’ll be using them. Then, in the morning, I just use all the makeup I’ve lined up in order, and I’m ready in 5 minutes! :))
    Yes, result of being lazy! :silly: :silly:

  10. :yes: Hi Arthi,

    Nice Article….I have couple of multi storage stations as they are easily available in Australia.If you have someone here in Australia, you can ask them to get it from target (reasonable price) or Howards storage (expensive).
    I do store my make up in these stations and have seperate ones for lipsticks …..

    However , the nail polish storage is a new idea for me ,.. :yes: ..i will definitely follow it ,….mine lies around in a drawer and I spend quite sometime trying to fetch a coulour out of it .

    Please let me know if the very first photo – the mini makeup stations in that are available in India/Chennai ? I have transparent ones but this looks quite like a doll’s house :teddy:

  11. aarthi….thnx for d amazing tips :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: …im gng mad abt how to store my makeup..n d most useful was d lippy stand idea…will look 4 it n westside…… :)) :)) :)) :)) :))

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