Ever since moving to my new apartment, my makeup storage situation has been a cluttered mess. With a relatively small space, things were being tossed around, misplaced, and piled up so much so that I was really neglecting a large part of my collection and just working with a select few products out of my makeup bag.
I had been dreaming up an ideal makeup storage system for a while, but being that I am extremely picky, all of my ideas were either too expensive, too much work, impractical, or just plain ugly. I finally decided that I needed to put my perfectionist personality aside and get my makeup sorted. Here are some tidbits from my new "vanity".
A cutlery tray from Ikea holds daily skincare products and face makeup.
An old box, originally the packaging of a clutch wallet, now houses my lipsticks and glosses.
These simple white mugs from T.J.Maxx are a great way to store brushes and mascara.
This acrylic organizer keeps my palettes within easy reach.
As for the vanity table itself, I reused an old desk that I had used in college. It is a simple, inexpensive desk from Walmart that has a convenient pull out drawer, which was a must have for me because I wanted a system that would keep my makeup nicely concealed if needed. With a fresh coat of paint, the desk worked perfectly for me.
To compartmentalize the drawer, I used a combination of these and the acrylic drawer organizers.
Finally, I propped up a simple mirror and now I have a fully functional vanity that didn't cost me much, and keeps my things nicely organized.
I'm so happy with the way it turned out - it's not perfect, but it really makes getting ready in the morning so much more enjoyable and easy. Nothing brings in the new year like a newly organized space and a thorough clean out of the things I really didn't need =).
What are some of your organizing tips?