Friday, January 4, 2013

Makeup, Makeup, and More Makeup

I've always stored my makeup in a makeup bag, but most days, I have it spread out all over my dresser as I'm applying it in the morning. For a lot of reasons, storing all of my makeup in a makeup bag makes a lot of sense (easy travel), but it's also so annoying (makeup spills, it gets messy). I've always been jealous of the beautiful storage drawers I've seen all over Pinterest, with holders for every lip gloss, every eyeshadow, and every hair product imaginable. How I wish I could have one of these in my apartment: 
 


 
However, there just isn't enough room (or makeup to fill it). So, I wanted to know: how do y'all organize your makeup? Any suggestions on ideal makeup storage for such a small space? Have a fabulous weekend! 

Miss Southern Prep 

15 comments:

  1. I keep my daily makeup in my basket of essentials in the bath room, then less used items are kept in 2 small boxes(which are from old gifts) in my room with one for lip products and one for everything else. I find this works really well as the stuff i need the most is easiest to get to.

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  2. For years I have used a small container purchased at Target with 3 sliding drawers. It's fabulous! One drawer for eye shadows & eye liners, one for lip liners & glosses and one for blushes. The container uses very little space near the dresser.
    Lots of luck in your search.

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  3. I have always used the top drawer of my dresser for storing hair and makeup stuff. I have a small desk organizing basket (I think its meant for pens) in my drawer so that my makeup can lay essentially. I keep my travel makeup bag in the drawer too for easy access when I need to pack!

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  4. haha I actually JUST made my first youtube video just about this topic here:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V6Yla_Q5_lk

    i really like using leftover birchboxes as storage boxes for makeup, or this makeup storage unit from the container store!

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  5. I keep mine in a bag but I hear you on the spill thing! So annoying. Once I'm living somewhere with drawers in the bathroom, I'm going to try to get more organized.

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  6. I need some makeup organization! I love these options, especially the first one! Mine is spread out all over my bathroom, in nightstand drawers, on my dresser... it's everywhere!

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  7. I use Mary Kay's Travel Roll Up Bag. it has a hook so I just hang it in my closet for easy access (particularly at school since we don't have counter tops/small drawers for make up.
    http://www.marykay.com/ajarzens/en-US/Makeup/Tools/Travel-Bag/Mary-Kay-Travel-Roll-Up-Bag/170304.partId?eCatId=10652

    www.darlingprepster.blogspot.com

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  8. I love the clear storage towers, if only I had the vanity space. I use oblong plastic baskets in my bathroom drawers, but I'm considering one of those wooden organizers like the one you posted.

    LittlePinkRainBoots.blogspot.com

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  9. I have to say the drawer holder is my favorite... mainly because it is out of sight--and I'm more than a bit type-a when it comes to cleaning and such :) Hope you have a fabulous weekend ahead. oxo

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  10. I love the top pic, beautifully organized!

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  11. I've used many storage devices over the years... I used one of those desk organizer caddies with drawers and pen holders (was very handy when i shared a bathroom with many other girls and had to do my makeup at my desk), but now use a kitchen drawer organizer from IKEA along with a highball glass for my brushes. I actually keep the drawer organizer under the sink atop my basket-o-junk and take it up each morning onto my bathroom counter. I think even some jewelry boxes could work great!

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  12. I store all my makeup in this big kaboodle case thingy. And my everyday makeup is inside a mini kaboodle for easy access. It's what works for me right now but I would love to invest on a bigger and much organized storage. :D

    :)
    Carrie
    http://readmylifeascarrie.blogspot.com/

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  13. I love make up organization! I have good storage space in drawers at my apartment at school but I secretly can't wait until I graduate and can have it all on display again haha!

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  14. I would love to have a make up drawer. I too keep mine in a traveling case for easy packing but how often do I really travel?

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Thanks for the sweet comments, y'all!