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. I started using foundation, compacts, blushes and my current love is lipsticks. I am trying so many lipsticks these days 😀 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. 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. 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). She is an expert in Nail Art too, but she never took it up as a career. 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. 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 😀
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.
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.
Since I have a 1-year-old kid, I usually find it difficult to do things on time. I end up rushing, spilling, dashing, breaking while getting ready 😉 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.
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63 thoughts on “5 Great Makeup Storage Ideas”
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.
you will easily get it in westside or @home stores Raji
thanks gurupreet :))
Thanks Raji.. I found d lippie stand in westside n lifestyle..
Whoa…! That’s some collection:) m jlos… Great article btw… Very useful.
Thanks Ekta 🙂
i so need these badly as running out of space already 🙁 thanks for sharing such wonderful ideas!
Thanks PArita 🙂 Glad it helped u 🙂
Is that your collection? :woot: :woot: :clap: :clap:
useful review…………….gr8…i was looking for these kinda ideas….. :pompom: :pompom: :pompom:
Thanks Renji 🙂
I would love to own a multi storage box like the one in the last pic….it looks so classy and useful 🙂 …..any idea where i could find such a thing??
Thanks for the wonderful article :thanks:
oopsii i saw a similar one in westside and lifestlye..
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:
er..ohh..I just saw the image sources!! 😛 But nice article Aarthi!! :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:
he hee… thanks Kimi.. Wish I can have so many prods too 😀
No way.. not mine 😀
nice article arthi 🙂 :pompom: :clap: :love:
Thanks Rajani 🙂
wow nice collection and love the way you are so organized!! :yes: :yes: :yes: :yes: :yes:
Oh it is not my collection.. they r images i took from google to give u an idea of what i say..
:woot: :woot: :woot: awesome write up aarthi.I am definitely going to need these advices soon. 😀
Thanks Jyo 🙂
that first pic of the storage thing is really cool. i loved the color. will be a pretty looking piece in the bedroom too 🙂
Ya that is so pretty..
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:
those r ur blushes aarthi :woot: :woot: … n i thought i am the only 1 stacking up stuff.. but there u go :spank: 😀 😀 … 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:
Oh no nids.. those are images from google 😀
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:
Ha Ha.. My daughter does the same Laxmi but she is just 1.. so she can’t climb up 🙂
Awesome compilation Aarthi :yes:
Thanks Deepshika 🙂
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. 🙂
Thanks Rati.. Agree to what you say.. open storage needs frequent cleaning 🙁
Very nice article, Aarthi! :clap:
My makeup is not as organized as in the above pictures, but it’s not too bad either! 😀
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:
Thats a simple and nice tip Samantha..
Too good ideas put together nicelyAarthi…very nice post!! :clap: :clap:
Brilliant ideas aarthi!! Thanks for this helpful post :yahoo:
Your welcome Pia..
I saw these holders fr lippy at shoppers stop
bt meri prob kuch aur hai 😐
He he.. Neha.. But how many of such holders u think u’ll need ??? 😉
grt ollection naa 🙂
good one aarathi 🙂
Thanks Bee 🙂
nice ideas…i looked the one for nail paints :drool: :drool: :pompom: :love: :manicure:
awsum post!i love organising my make up!!!so much funnn!!!loved the pictures especially lipsticks and the vov rack
wow! some great ideas! :yes: but wish cud find some multi-storage unit that has a cover, esp for brushes etc…
: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:
Thanks for saying tht Supriya.. My cousins are in Aus.. So will ask them to get it for me 🙂 oops tht was pic from google i guess..
very well written. :yes: enjoyed reading :haanji:
Thanks Akshi 🙂
I like how you created a scenario at the start 😀 Good article!
I store my nail polishes in a shoe box XD
Nice article aarthi… great storage options…
Thanks Vish.. What are those boxes? Can you elaborate?
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…… :)) :)) :)) :)) :))
Not that I own a lot of makeup (All I have fits is a pouch!!) but I do intend to buy stuff. Will use your great tips….