After falling in love with makeup when I was 16, I have been “collecting” ever since. I love finding new organizational methods on how to attractively store my beauty products- it’s almost therapeutic to me! I just posted a video on YouTube showing my collection and organization, so I’d love it if you’d take a peek!
Besides what’s actually inside my collection, what’s almost more important to me is the organization that I can achieve through some awesome containers. I know this is bound to be asked in the video comments, so I decided to write everything out in this post! But, if you have an additional question just ask me in the comments!
I house all of my products in this 9 Drawer Alex unit from IKEA. It costs $119.00 in the states. I originally wanted the plastic drawers from Office Depot, but I decided I wanted something more sturdy with larger drawers. I am in love with this. I love the white color, but it does make it dirty fast. To help disguise that I use black rubber grip liner on the top part and inside of the drawers. I also wipe it down with paper towels with water or brush cleaner because I know that will remove any makeup!
For my brushes, I use 2 of these Container Store boxes that are $9.99 each. They have lids, but I just put the lids under the box just in case I need them for moving. I love these so much, I think they are the best brush holder ever! I am able to divide my brushes up by type, or if I wanted to, by brand. I could also use one for dirty brushes, but I currently use an old paint can that came from a Stila makeup set and decorated it with magazines. I fill these brush holders with beads from Michael’s that you can find in the store. It’s called “Color Fill” I believe.
I use the pink and white baskets in 2 different sizes in my collection. The pink ones are from the 99 Cents Only store, and the white ones are from Walgreen’s. You can find similar ones at stores like Target, Staples, etc. Eventually I think I will switch to The Container Store’s clear Linus drawer organizers to keep up with my clear theme.
In my lip drawer I put all of my lipsticks into 2 Container Store lipstick holders that hold 24 lipsticks each. At $6.99, these are great to store your lipsticks for an affordable price while still being durable. I also use hand-me-down’s from the office store as well as 2 heart glass containers I got from Ross.
That’s pretty much it. If you have any questions, please let me know! I’d love to know what you use to organize your makeup…it is so fun!!
What collection do you want to see next? Nail Polish? Fragrance? Candles?