Makeup storage: 2020

January 6, 2020 | Beauty | 34 Comments »


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This post is long overdue! I haven’t shared my setup since we moved over 3 years ago! I had scheduled this to post last year, but kept bumping it. Before I knew it the year was over. I thought it might be the perfect first post of 2020. Otherwise who knows when or if I’ll ever get around to sharing it?

I contemplated retaking the photos since it looks a little different now. The setup is the same. The way I have everything organized is the same. I did however accumulate a lot more product last year. Then I went on a decluttering spree and gave a lot away. But it’s really less about what’s inside the storage units and more about the actual storage. So I decided not to retake the photos.

Makeup storage

Inside my closet I have 2 Alex drawers. The left set of drawers contains skin care products and nail polish. The right set of drawers contains face products, samples, and empties. I have everything organized in these baskets which can be found at Walmart. I’ve gone back and forth with whether or not to switch them out for the acrylic organizers, but decided to stick with the baskets. First of all, they are a lot more affordable. Second, I can easily add on by visiting my local Walmart. Third, it’s so much easier to reach products in the back by sliding the front basket out and the back basket forward. The acrylic organizers might look much nicer, but I have a feeling they’d be more of a hassle for me. You can see how I have my drawers organized below. I decided to share just a few photos so that this post isn’t so photo-heavy.

Makeup storage
Makeup storage
Makeup storage
Makeup storage
Makeup storage
Makeup storage
Makeup storage
Makeup storage

My toolbox contains lip and eye products. This was my original setup. Back when I first started this was my only storage unit. I outgrew it pretty fast. If you look back on my posts you might even read about how I swore I’d never need more than this. Oops?

Makeup storage
Makeup storage
Makeup storage
Makeup storage
Makeup storage

My vanity consists of 2 Alex drawers and a table topper. The left set of drawers contains makeup and the right set of drawers contains props and such. The very first drawer on the left side contains brushes, the second drawer contains essentials, the first drawer contains my favorites, the fourth drawer contains makeup removing products as well as brush cleansers, and the last drawer contains new products that I need to test.

Makeup storage
Makeup storage
Makeup storage
Makeup storage
Makeup storage

I try to keep the top of my vanity clear. Especially since that’s where I take my photos. I’ve since added 2 small baskets. One for products I recently used so that I can mention it in my blog post. And one for products I’m currently testing out. I plan to replace the mirror and chair this year. Other than that everything else will remain the same. This is what works for me.

34 Comments on “Makeup storage: 2020” »
  1. You have a great set up here! My daughter needs to do this with all her makeup. Right now it’s all over the downstairs bathroom.
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  2. So organised! I really need some plastic inserts for my drawers! x
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  3. I love how you organized all your skincare products. Those white drawers are pretty cool
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  4. Wow, that is such an organized setup. If I didn’t have kids mine would probably look good too, but not nearly as extensive. I do need to figure out how to organize my current makeup. I bought a lot over the holidays to try new looks and now it is just in a pile.
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  5. Omg! I am so jealous of your setup! If only I could the same. I
    Love how you’ve arranged everything so perfectly and in such a great order.

  6. I decided to do a similar job both for make up and for my room in general, where I work and where I want to bring order and give it a style. I personally like how it came to you.

  7. I’ve been needing a blog post like this for ages! Thank you so much for sharing. I’ll need to get to Ikea and actually clear my spare room in order to make it useable.

  8. I love love love your setup! So many goodies all neatly organized. I’m jealous lol 😩

  9. So impressed with your storage! Love how organized you are.
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  10. Man I am majorly jealous of your setup! I really need to get my closet cleaned out so I can have a fun setup like this! Thanks so much for sharing this with all of us!

  11. Oh wow!! I don’t think I can ever become a beauty blogger that is a lot of product to organise, test and write about. How do you keep on top of everything?
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    • It is a lot lol. My system is pretty simple. I place new things in a basket on my vanity, log it into my spreadsheet, photograph it and swatch if needed, test it, then jot down my thoughts before forming my blog post. Then I store it.

  12. Susan1375

    What a great makeup storage set up. It looks so organised and efficient. The plastic inserts make it look as though it is easy to find everything

  13. Ruth I

    Wow, I cannot believe how organized this really is. It is much easier to find your stuff if this is the case. I love it!

  14. Kez

    Holy moly that’s a lot of makeup supplies! But you have everything set out so neatly. I bet you never have any problems finding things that you need!
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  15. Whoa! What an amazing setup and damn girl, you have so much stuff!
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  16. I love your make-up storage. You are so organized and everything is in place.
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  17. very well organized… i am also planning for something similar once i move.
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