meagboho

Show us your vanity/make up set up!

I searched around and saw storage but not many vanities.

 

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I just got my vanity in today, I'm probably going to get a chest to store everything else, because these drawers are small! They also don't open all the way.  This is my set up for now.

 

Whats your set up like? 

ellevee09

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My hubby got this for me! I'm so excited because it also has wheels! The light is the best part! so thankful!! i just started filling it so here is a small part of madness - my vanity has the rest. 

 

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etscore1

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There are so many unbelievably beautiful and meticulously organized vanities in this thread.

 

But I'm not going to lie, it has made me feel better about spending what I spend on makeup. Whenever I feel guilty for dropping $150-$200 in a day and feel super guilty about it, and secretly wondering if my boyfriend harbors any resentment about it (he always says it's all good and never shows any, so I'm sure it's just my own paranoia!). 

 

He was also in awe of the pictures in this thread, but I'm hoping it helped put my makeup collection/setup into some perspective as well. I basically have 2 little 18"x18" shelves on an IKEA tower in our bathroom that hold all my face and hair products. I just get super paranoid about taking up too much space and making sure he has enough room for his stuff as well. Oh the joys of living in a 500sqft apartment!

 

That said, I'd totally jump at the chance to play in @alltheshiny's room, it's so amazing and beautiful! I love the ice cube trays and unbelievable organization! :smileyvery-happy:

inmm

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OMG these are amazing!!

 

Question: Is it difficult doing your makeup when you're not by a sink? I always do it in the bathroom because I need access to the sink to dampen my sponge, wash off my fingers, etc.

 

How do you handle those things?

leopardstars

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I keep some makeup remover and cotton pads/tissues on my vanity, so when I have makeup mishaps I can just take it off that way without having to go to the bathroom. You might want to get a shallow dish that you can put some clean water in it before you get started.

dolceloure

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Lots of running back and forth between my room and the bathroom, and jumping over piles of clothes on the floor. :smileytongue:

Naomij

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I used a desk and two black storage drawers. 

miabt

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Great set up Naomij!!  Your vanity is so well put together & very chic looking :smileyhappy:  And you have space for pictures!!  Love it :smileywink:

 

xo, Mia

alltheshiny

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I pieced my vanity together from separate Ikea units, and tried to keep the overall look feminine and clean, as well as functional. (Used the Alex units and Limnon desktop.)

 

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My hubby also made a couple of these nail polish displays attached to either side of an Ikea bookcase. (Besta.)

 

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I used a variety of storage for the table top, including letter sorters, CD holders, a cake stand, flower pots and such. Most of it from Chapters/Indigo and Homesense.

 

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And then a variety of trays from the dollar store and Maxi (Supercenter in the rest of Canada, I think) to organize inside the drawers. I also used candle boxes with the cut-down boxes from lipsticks to organize lippies, and ice cube trays for individual eyeshadows.

 

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michelleshops

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Ice cube trays for individual eye shadows?  Brilliant!

heartsmyface

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Oh wow!  I think I recall your youtube video. And how you made the dividers!  Thus is just stunning! 

annypoo

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Okay, this is just too beautiful. I think I need to wipe the drool off my face now. 

fatimamummy

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Oh my God,,,,,it's stunning

kbmatthews

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Like everyone has already said, WOW!!! This is freaking amazing! I'm so impressed at your organization. How do you organize everything so you can find what you're looking for (alphabetical, by colour, etc?) 

 

How long did it take you to create this wonderful setup?

alltheshiny

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Hey!

 

I keep everything organized more or less by type of product and grouped by brand, and then if possible, sorted by colour family. So, for example, my palettes are almost all in the tall Alex units on either side, and each drawer contains either one brand, or related brands (say, all EL brands). In the Dior/Chanel drawer, I have my quints organized from warm to cool.

 

In my lip drawers, I subdivide them my high vs low end, and separate glosses from lipsticks. I keep the same brands, or the same types of lip products from said brand if I have a lot from one brand, together. 

 

I've thought about grouping by colour as the primary category, but my brain twitches at how everything would look disparate. It's maybe less functional, but less chaotic for the way my brain deals with visual information this way.

 

Pisces with Virgo ascending. :smileywink: 

 

The room itself took a few months to build (my hubby built it in our basement), and I had a few of the Ikea pieces in our bedroom already (which he was SO happy to see go, lol!). He started the build in early 2012 (February? March?) and I had it roughly set up by July 2012. It took about a year of fine-tuning after that to get it to more or less where it is in the pictures, and that includes buying/inheriting, and/or making all the furniture and decor elements, plus all the storage bits in the drawers and on the tabletop. :smileyvery-happy:

chocopudding

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I am thoroughly impressed by how neat and organized everything is. I am curious though, given how big your collection is - how long does it take you to find a specific color of nail polish/lipstick/blush, etc? Do you have it all catalogued in your head? :smileyhappy:

alltheshiny

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Pretty much. I have a decent visual headspace (fine arts background, worked as an MUA and currently as a visual merchandiser), so I tend to recall that kind of information well enough.

 

Though every now and then I pull something out and am all "Where the hell did YOU come from??" :smileyvery-happy:

mpolansky

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Amazing amazing amazing. I think this is any makeup lover's dream room!

nikki

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I am so jealous.  Love the whole room, the color scheme, everything.

 

I wish there was a suitable antiquey looking Alex substitute, because they would be so great for holding my excess makeup and way prettier than the 3 storage shelves I have now, but I want something to match my antique vanity.  

 

 

alltheshiny

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Maybe an Ikea hack? Like adding moulding trim to the edges, and vintage looking drawer pulls to go over the gap at the front of each drawer? (I believe China White paint from Benjamin Moore is the closest white match we've found to the Ikea white furniture shade.)

 

Otherwise, maybe something like the Ashworth Lingerie Chest from Pier 1 would be an antique-y version of the tall Alex, albeit way more expensive.

melissabt

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Wow this is amazing!!!

<3 Melissa
missey1973

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Thank you for sharing this. Love the Ice Cube Tray Idea. Your set up is just beautiful.

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