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How do you organize your makeup collection?

As of now I have 3 fundamental storage units - a polka dot box thing from the dollar store, a green plastic basket like thing from target, and a purple three drawer thing. 


In my 'box' I have large items, like palettes, my stage makeup kit, and bottles, like perfume and lotion


My green thing, which looks like this

but less heavy duty and more see through lime greenish, stores my most used nailpolishes. Other nail polishes are lined up next to my drawers


And my purple drawers stores brushes, lip products, and small eyemakeup.


The eye drawer has liquid liners, a black and brown pencil liner, small quad or trio palettes, a pencil sharpener primer, and small face things too, like concealer. I also shave in samples, like my bare minerals sample, a primer sample, and bobbi brown eyecream sample. 


The second drawer is for my brushes left side clean, right side used.


Lastly, the third drawer is for all my lip products. It is stuffed because its the only place I put them. I have my fresh birthday gift, lipsticks, countless lip balms, my lipliscious glosses, etc. 


I also use a sephora makeup bag for nail tools, like files, clippers, and cuticle products. I need to get something for that haha.


As my collection expands I would like to get a cup with beads and brush gaurds for my brushes. I also need a new box, preferably more sturdy, as this one was a gift from last christmas and its on its last legs. 


How do you do your orginazation? What containers or system do you use?


~We are all beautiful~

Re: How do you organize your makeup collection?

This thing has gotten a lot more full since I took this picture hehe but you get the idea. 5 drawer plastic organizer. From top to bottom: Face, Eyes/Palettes, Lips, Cheeks, Everything else lol.



Re: How do you organize your makeup collection?

This makes me realize that I really need to get my collection put together in a bit more organized way Smiley Happy


And if this post says "makeup items" then clearly the writer was just inquiring about makeup, so let's all remember to be kind and leave out any uncalled for comments.


Thank you BT fans! Smiley Happy

Luv&Lipgloss, Diana

Re: How do you organize your makeup collection?

Great thread! My makeup collection is totally lacking organization right now. I have a traincase that is at capacity and a mini drawer set for all of my lip products and false lashes. I've been thinking about a Zuca for a while now, they're the perfect size and can house a ton of items.


You all have such wonderful ideas, I'm most definitely going to refer to this thread next time I'm at the container store.

Whimsically yours,

Re: How do you organize your makeup collection?

Hi berniebeauty,


I'm glad you posted about this.  I was about to post for Nail Polish organization specifically.  I'll still share about the other products.  My hair dryer, cotton balls, face washes are in the washroom closet.  The face wash just stays on top of the counter.  Some of the containers look nice. 


My brushes, eyeshadows, curler, lipstick pencils, and sharpeners are in the basket.  It's just like the green basket you have shown but in another color.  My concealer brush, eyeshadow blending, and smudge brush are in Sephora's makeup bag (has magnetic closure with a flap over the brush tips).  I have eyeshadow powder and creams out on my dresser.  I left the pretty bottles of perfume on my dresser.  I have Vera Wang's Lovestruck and that's like a flower arrangement for your dresser top.  I have my face creams on my dresser top.  Those are not in a container.  I don't want them to lay down and leak.  I don't want to have a difficult time getting them to come out once they get low.  I have a few perfume samples that keep falling over on my dresser top.  I haven't solved that.  If I put them in a ziplock then I will definately forget about them. 


Inside my dresser:  I keep a lot of nail polishes, top coats, and base coats.  I have about 37 bottles.  This was the reason for my post.  I started considering that I need to remove things from my dresser top.  (Though, what's described above is how it is after organizing).  I was looking at container store's website.  I found three or four items that I'm considering.  I found a hair dryer, hot iron, and iron holder $20.00  I like their brush holder has about five clear/acrylic tubes verticle.  Nice idea.  The product I loved was the nail polish organizer.  It's named that (or very similar).  I went to Container Store today and spoke with a sales person.  One issue with it.  Though it would save space and definately create higher visibility per bottle...they don't fit OPI polishes.  However, I just got back home and counted.  I have maybe four or five out of those 37 that wouldn't fit.  I think I'll go back or order some.  I wish the round bottles fit to.  maybe someday they'll make the same sized width and length but less comparments so they fit round bottles but still align.  I'll have to submit feedback when I can. 


How do you organize Your nail polishes (when in dresser drawers)?

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