makeup storage


+ All organization is under $25

+ Acrylic, easy to clean, and durable

Four Drawer Acrylic Organizer

Available with or without top compartments that include the following:


+ 12 spaces for lipsticks (small to medium in size)

+ A front compartment that is big enough for foundations, any small products, or a small moisturizer jar. 

+ Two small back compartments for brushes

+ One thin, but wide compartment for small products

COST (including the top compartments): 

+ $19.99 via 

(bottom 4 drawers sold separate is $11.00)

+ $21.75 via Bed Bath and Beyond

(bottom 4 drawers sold separate is $14.99)

+ Available at select Marshall’s and TJ Maxx stores. Prices unknown.

Overall, this product is great for a small collection. It fits blushes and palettes very well. However, foundations do not fit inside the drawers. The top two drawers do not fit large products, but are suitable for lipsticks, mini mascaras (such as Sephora sample sizes), and beauty tools (such as tweezers, scissors, etc). I find the two small drawers to be frustrating. It’s hard to store much of anything in them since they’re so small. I would recommend buying the drawer with three wide drawers for the same price. The size of the drawer unit is ideal for anyone with limited space.  


+ Probably the cheapest option to store makeup. 

The cost for reusing an old candle jar is priceless. The cost of these acrylic organizers from The Dollar Tree is only $1. 

I reuse my Bath and Body Works candles to store foundations, lip liners, and even lipsticks. You could fill the jar with decorative beads, or even dress it up with a bow. There are endless opportunities to personalize the jar to bring some color to your vanity space. 

As for The Dollar Tree containers, they fit small-medium sized compacts perfectly. I use them inside my vanity drawer to store compacts, and lip pencils. They could also be used in the Alex 9 Drawer Unit from Ikea. The Dollar Tree has various sizes and shapes of these organizers. You might have to investigate several dollar store locations to find them, but they are out there. What I love most about these containers is the durability. They also look very attractive in drawers.


+ These can be found in the closet organization section of Target stores. 

COST: ABOUT $3.00-$5.99

There is an option between a 3 compartment organizer, or a 6 compartment organizer. In my vanity, I paired a 6 compartment organizer with two 3 compartment organizers, one on each side of the 6 compartment one. These compartments are small, but perfect for single products. 


Now, what I like most about this organization is that it’s a clean, easy way to store makeup. However, if you have a large collection, this may not be the most efficient way to store it since you cannot put many products into one compartment. The single 3 drawer unit is great with the Ikea Alex 9 Drawer Unit to store small products like single eyeshadows.