My Ultimate Makeup/ Bathroom Storage Solutions

Makeup storage

For a long time I have lusted after an amazing dressing table with endless storage solutions for my makeup and skincare but for me space wise this just isn’t practical. In my flat I have an en-suite with a massive shelf underneath a wall-sized mirror which is where most of my makeup and skincare items live. This works for me but the storage solutions I have can work anywhere.

I am going to start this by saying that yes I have an excessive amount of makeup (although I’ve seen a lot of collections of people who have more), I do have a problem.

Acrylic Storage

To begin with I bought five sets of these acrylic drawers from Ebay which are great storage solutions. I’ve bought them from various sellers as they’re all the same and just gone for the cheapest I can find. These house the majority of my make up and I love how they’re stacked with plenty of space inside. Almost every product fits in these drawers except from my primers (who fit in with a squeeze) and some of my foundations. The great thing about these are they’re thick plastic so feel sturdy and I can group my makeup together, so a few drawers for eyeshadows, a face section with drawers for primer, concealers and powders, highlighters etc.

With one of the sets of drawers I got a top piece which was great as it has a few slots to house my go to base items which includes my favourite two liquid concealers and my higher end foundations. There’s also a handy space in the back corner to house my lip pens. On top of the second set of drawers I have a 36 slot lipstick holder which I was so happy fit on the top of my storage solutions. This houses almost all of my lip products, my liquid lipsticks have a little drawer of their own and a few of my primer/ base/ scrub type lipsticks also have a drawer but this allows me to see all my lipsticks at once to make a quick decision on what to wear.

Brush Storage

On top of the final set of drawers which sits lower I bought a three slot stand which fits my blushers in really well rather than having to put one on top of another in a drawer. I picked this up in Home Sense (part of TKMAXX) because I couldn’t find anything which matched my needs online. It’s a little smaller than the size of the drawers which is great because it means I can slot some well-loved eyeshadow palettes behind them.

Next to the stands I bought a Muji three slot pen holder which holds my foundation/base brushes in one slot, my eyeshadow brushes in another and my lip pencils in the final one. They are super easy to use and it fits into quite a small space. My blusher brushes sit in these two crystal pots which I think are just incredibly pretty and really good value from Wilkinson.

Spice Rack

For a long time I had so many bottles of cleansers, moisturisers, oils, you name it I had it and they were just creating unnecessary mess so I bought this cute spice rack from Matalan and fortunately it fit right on the tiny bit of wall I have. Now all of my potions can sit on here out of the way but easily accessible to me whenever I want to use a product.

Finally to store away all of my less used/ spare skincare products I bought a set of bathroom drawers from Argos which fit neatly in the corner of my bathroom with a drawer for hair products, a drawer for shower products etc. And the great thing is a rose gold basket which I also bought from Matalan fits snuggly right on top to house my large Morphe palette which just doesn’t fit anywhere else, some face cloths, my brush cleaning products etc.

To anyone who stuck this post out to the end I am impressed, it was a long ride!

How do you store your makeup/ skincare products?
May 18, 2016
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  • Reply Hungry_Healthy_Happy

    Oh my god! That is all so pretty and organised – that is putting me to shame. I just kind of throw everything in to a draw.

    May 18, 2016 at 2:52 pm
  • Reply The London Mum

    We have massive storage issues,I have one of those clear make up drawers and they really are amazing! (I need more though because everything else is chucked into a box..!).

    May 18, 2016 at 3:50 pm
  • Reply Jessica Dearnley

    Your makeup looks so neatly stored, I really need to invest in something like that.

    May 18, 2016 at 4:20 pm
  • Reply Sarahjane

    I also suffer from poor storage space! These ideas look great!

    May 18, 2016 at 4:28 pm
  • Reply Sarah Bailey

    Oh my goodness how organised is that! Mine is just all over the place whoops! x

    May 18, 2016 at 6:33 pm
  • Reply Corinne C

    My makeup is all over the place, I have some drawers to keep it in on wheels but it still ends up all over my desk!

    Corinne x

    May 18, 2016 at 7:38 pm
  • Reply Nayna Kanabar

    It’s so well organised and really tidy.

    May 18, 2016 at 7:51 pm
  • Reply Nazma

    Oh my God.You are so organized. Every thing is looking fab

    May 18, 2016 at 9:02 pm
  • Reply Anosa

    It took me 5 minutes to read it all and I bought some little baskets a long time ago and I use those to house my skincare products but loving the stacked trains I need to get one

    May 19, 2016 at 1:48 am
  • Reply Stella Kashmoney

    I store mine in bathroom cabinets similar to yours. Great job x

    May 19, 2016 at 6:19 am
  • Reply Beautyqueenuk

    I have a similar acrylic set up but it needs updating as it is now far too small and I tend to just store lipsticks in it ha x

    May 19, 2016 at 7:43 am
  • Reply kitty kaos

    I love this storage! I wish I was as organised as you I have a dressing table but things kinda get shoved into draws :/ x

    May 19, 2016 at 7:47 am
  • Reply Tori Gabriel

    Wow. That is an impressive collection! I love the storage solutions you have come up with. I love the crystal pots.

    May 19, 2016 at 8:36 am
  • Reply Laura Hartley

    Wow this is crazy organised! I really need to get myself some of those see through plastic drawers as to hold all my stuff as at the moment I’ve got lots of mini make up bags with random items in them and they never get used!

    May 19, 2016 at 9:32 am
  • Reply Hanna

    This is #goals

    May 19, 2016 at 3:28 pm
  • Reply Hannah Heartss ❄️⛄️

    I need your storage..and maybe your collection too! Makes mine look tiny

    May 19, 2016 at 3:56 pm
  • Reply Helen Costello

    OH wow, you would despair of my paltry make up bag! I’m going to show this to my husband and convince him I definitely need to go shopping! My girls would pinch so much of this lot!

    May 19, 2016 at 5:26 pm
  • Reply Melanie Edjourian

    wow you have a lot of make up, I have barely anything in comparison.

    May 19, 2016 at 9:58 pm
  • Reply Ting

    I love the way you’ve found pretty storage solutions from different places. TK Maxx is brilliant isn’t it? x

    May 20, 2016 at 1:40 pm
  • Reply Rosana McPhee

    I have the acrylic drawers from Muji and also the white boxes, they are great i had them for years! R

    May 22, 2016 at 8:35 am
  • Reply Angela Milnes

    wow! You must really love makeup. All mine fits in one bag he he he but then i’m not well and don’t have time and would probably have more if I was doing more. It looks well organised. 🙂 Angela

    May 23, 2016 at 4:53 pm
  • Reply Ana De Jesus

    Those acrylic drawers from Ebay are an absolute steal! I love how effectively they can organize your makeup x

    May 23, 2016 at 5:36 pm
  • Reply Vaichin@RamblingThroughParenth

    That does look very neat and super organised! I just stash my things anywhere I find space 🙁

    May 23, 2016 at 10:06 pm
  • Reply Life Unexpected

    Wow that is so impressive. I love how organised it is! What great drawers! x

    May 23, 2016 at 11:27 pm
  • Reply Jude

    Right, that’s it, you have shamed me int organising my makeup, it is currently thrown in 4 drawers, I will be scouring ebay for the rest of the day looking for the cheapest acrylic make up storage I can find 🙂

    May 24, 2016 at 7:35 am
  • Reply Emma Tustian

    Wow, that’s a lot of make up. Very professional. Mine is a small bag, plus some nail polish

    May 24, 2016 at 10:28 pm
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