New Makeup Storage and Organization

February 4, 2010

My vanity has been so over cluttered and I was constantly knocking things over and making a mess so I knew it was time to find a new makeup storage solution. See the mess?

After watching countless YouTube videos and searching through tons of beauty blogs I finally came up with the perfect solution. I got the idea from What Style Is To Nickel in his makeup collection video on YouTube and I knew it was perfect for me. So I headed over to Ikea to get two of the FIRA Mini Chest with 9 drawers, which turns out is now being discontinued so I was able to get them on sale for $14.99 each. Not a bad deal. I bought some black acrylic paint from Michael’s Craft Store and painted both chests completely black. These were a huge pain to put together, and it turned out the nails that came with the package were useless; I ended up being more successful with Gorilla Glue and tape to hold it together while it dried. They came out perfect!
The second great organization tool I found was the 14-DVD Acrylic Rack from the Container Store for $9.99. This rack fits the MAC palettes perfectly! I was so excited to find this. It works vertically or horizontally. Because I only have three MAC palettes at the moment I was able to fit my makeup brushes underneath. The black pencil cup was $1.99 at Target.
I have two Coastal Scents palettes that are unfortunately too big to fit in the DVD rack so I bought a paper filer and placed them on top of the rack. This isn’t the best solution, but it will work for now. The paper filer was $3.99 at Target as well.

Much better! Do you have any great storage solutions for makeup? Share your ideas in a comment below!

  • Teresa L. Ellis
    September 27, 2010 at 3:30 PM

    Hello, i make great custom lipstick holders to help with your makeup organization if you are interested. i promise it is worth your time, my stuff is super cute! check it out, all of my info is on my blog.
    Thank you for your time.
    Teresa Ellis

    GREAT collection btw!