Revolutionary Makeup Storage Tips

Felicia Sapountzis

Storing makeup and skincare products in an ergonomic way doesn’t have to be difficult with a few essentials each woman should own.

You don’t need an entire bathroom or closet dedicated to your makeup, rather, a few key items which make your products that much easier to access (and tidy up). Shop some of our favourite storage solutions below, and share some of your own!

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Acrylic drawers

These are fantastic if you have a few products on high rotation, and want to access them quickly. Most drawers are see-through, so you can easily see what’s inside them at all times. Store a liquid foundation, primer, lipstick, a few eyeshadows, and a blush in your bathroom for easy access.

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The Makeup Box Shop Mini Acrylic Organizer, $55


Deep trays are perfect for storing blushes, eyeshadows, and other small products in your drawers. Rather than throwing them in and hoping for the best, it’s an easy way to de-clutter your cosmetics.

Cutlery trays are the perfect size since they fit into most drawers, and can be modified to suit almost any existing storage! Simply cut them up, and use them for your different cosmetics.

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Ikea Stodja Cutlery Tray, $3.99


Any old mason or old candle jar is the perfect size for storing makeup brushers. They also come in handy if you need to keep a few in the bathroom, or perhaps the rest in the bedroom. You probably have one in the house already! Pop a few beads into the bottom to keep your brushes standing upright.

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Heritage Blue Pint Jar and Lid, $4.95

Lipstick bullets

Individual lipstick trays are the best way to store these precious cosmetics for the lip-product obsessed! Most cases are clear which fit into any design aesthetic, and are also light enough to move around.

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Freedom Sheer Lipstick Storage, $19.95


If your foundations, moisturisers, and other skincare products are too big for existing trays, use a drawer divider instead. These are great for creating personalised compartments, and keep everything looking neat and organised. Apply a rubber grip to the bottom of your drawer to keep products from slipping out of place.

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Ikea Komplement Divider, $10

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