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How do you store/ organize your makeup stash?

I know this has been discussed before, but not recently, so I thought an update is in order!

Right now I have a bunch of makeup bags and shoe-boxes, but they just make things difficult to find and so I never put things back in. I organize so often, but my makeup ends up all over the place. I am looking to reorganize everything - so I would appreciate ideas from all you beauty gurus! Thanks!

*when I finally do it, I will definitely post a pic to follow up ...

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I use 2 Muji - 2 drawers for all my daily stuff, larger palettes in my vanity drawer and the rest of my makeup is stored in the pier 1 hayworth lingerie chest

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Right now everything is in a train case, makeup bags & boxes. I ordered a PBteen vanity & it was back ordered, came scratched, then backordered again. It's too expensive to be waiting months for it. Even though I hate IKEA, I might be going there this week and build some sort of vanity with 2 dressers with a shelf over them & hang a mirror on the wall. 

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My makeup organizing methods are all over the place. I have plastic drawers for lipsticks (one totally dedicated to red lipstick) and lashes.

 

I have a traincase that is jam packed with palettes, shadows, and blushes; which I really need to clean out again...for the 3rd time this year. A lot of my products have a bad habit of running rampant in my linens closet. I have a box and bag filled with products that I haven't tried out, perfumes set to one corner, two hair bins that are complete clutter storms, and a brush belt which seems to always be hiding.

 

I ultimately want a vanity, but need something that has a lot of storage. Right now this just sort of works best for me...even if it is a pain to hunt things down every morning.

Whimsically yours,
Janine

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@janinebt  I want a vanity too (someday)!  I hope to have another kiddo so I want something where I can put my items up high, out of the reach of little fingers & a vanity that has a ton of storage!  

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I purchased a stack of plastic drawers in an office supply store and I have everything divided by catagory: face, lips, eye shadows/palettes, liners and mascara, sample and perk stash, and then odds and ends.  On my desk I have a mug that holds all my brushes and such, and a mug that hold the liners, mascaras, and any "tube" that is currently open and in use.  I also have a container that holds all my "go to" makeup. I am finally finding and using all the great stuff that I spend so much hard earned money on!

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New discovery -- MUJI acrylic! Awesome gorgeous products, and I am getting a whole bunch to make a sort of system for myself...will keep you guys posted Smiley Happy

 

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@Onomotopoeia- I just discovered the MUJI acrylic containers myself; can't wait to hear how yours work out!  Smiley Happy -Laura

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I also have these and I LOVE them. They're amazing! Smiley Happy

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This is awesome! I was thinking of getting things to do this too! Thank you!

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Right now all of mine is in a 5 drawer rubbermaid container, that is starting to overflow. 

 

As cliche as it is, I'm going to go to IKEA and get the Alex 9 drawers when I get my tax money back. I've been holding off as I travel a lot for work and most of my stuff is in a Storage shed (except my makeup which I keep at my parent's house). So I decided to just go for it so at least it will be organized while at their house! Smiley Very Happy

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  • I have MANY , MANY, MANY CABOODLES...some metal, some plastic, some small,some medium, some large and in every style dating back to 1984-ish..but I have NO CLEAR ones ( just to be safe and so no sunlight or light of any kind is let in to ruin my products, especially my PERFUMES ( I am a PERFUME ADDICT ! )

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All my makeup (minus the backups) are on the top drawers of my dresser, because I couldn't find another place to put them. I went into a crazy organizing spree a few months ago, and bought all these containers from Target.  There's not really any formal organization. I just put whatever fit into whatever container and just made them fit in the drawers Smiley Very Happy

 

As you will see, I love makeup very much.. Smiley Wink

 

Foundations, lip products, eyeliners, mascaras, etc.

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My palettes that I love very much, some eye primers over there

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My blushes and highlighters, I love you too

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Brushes, ignore the mess! They're just there on top of my dresser

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I see someone loves cookie monster! Smiley Very Happy

 

I love how you made use of that plastic Starbucks cup too! My brushes are in random glasses as well

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i bought a makeup organizer but i'm starting to need more space so i plan to get a bigger one.

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I bought the Target Circo Amsterdam Blue Rugby Stripe Bin and then inside of it I put a divided cosmetics bin. It created two levels and organized everything nicely for me.

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image.jpgI have this, with drawer organizers inside. My single shadows are stored in ice cube trays. I also bought hurricane vases for my brushes to be in on top. 

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IMG_2984.JPGI just have a writing table from Walmart and ten drawer organizer. On top, I have brushes and containers from the container store: the acrylic 3 drawer, 12 lipstick holder, and an acrylic container that can be used forever. I did get the Lori Greiner spinner for Christmas just haven't gotten an updated picture. This organization is great for me, ANS CHEAP! 

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I like it! Smiley Happy That chair is super cute tooSmiley Very Happy

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I counted All my Caboodles today, there are 6 for small make up items,10 large train case caboodles for large make up items and I have 75 Caboodles boxes for my perfume..

 

I think I need to have my room made-over with a special place in the walk thru closet for make=up shelves and PERFUME SHELVING! 

 

lol

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my lippies and skincare are stored separately, but here's my newly organized traincase Smiley Happy

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mascaras

 

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daily use face stuff

 

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tinted moisturizers, deluxe finishing powders

 

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single shadows (plus a trio)

 

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primers

 

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eyeliner and shadow primers

 

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palettes, blushes, full size finishing powders

 

there's still a bit of space in the bottom, i am thinking i need to start shopping to fill it up Smiley Wink since i discovered bye bye redness i can wear blush now so it's time to start buying ALL THE BLUSHES!!! 

 

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I live in a teeny tiny NYC apartment, so my everyday makeup and skincare are in a couple of compartmentalized acrylic trays and boxes in a cabinet I installed in my bathroom (I have to share with my fiance, but I kind of have shoved all his skincare onto half of one of the 4 shelves).  I have the rest of my stash- stuff I haven't opened yet, and make up that I only use sometimes or for travel in 2 big plastic bins in my closet.

 

It isn't the best solution to store my make up in the bathroom, but I don't have a mirror or space to put stuff anywhere else.  One day I will have a space!!!!

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