Makeup Storage & Organization

I was going through my personal makeup collection doing some cleanup, and taking out items that I no longer want or use. I decided to pick up some more baskets and reorganize things a bit. I store my makeup in my bathroom and that is where I apply it as well. I really want a vanity but don’t have the room for it, but I am going to find a way to make room because then I can really organize things the way I’d like. Anyway, my makeup is stored in two 3 draw Sterilite bins stacked on top of each other with baskets in the drawers for further organization.

In the 1st draw, I keep mainly my brow and lash products.

In the 2nd draw I have eyeliners and eyeshadow bases (that’s NYX Jumbo E/S pencils “depenciled” into jars on the right). I also keep single eyeshadows and my pigment samples in here.

In the 3rd draw I store all of my lip products.

In the 4th draw I have my face products such as primers, concealers, foundations, setting powders, illuminators etc.

In the 5th draw I store my blushers and bronzers.

In the last draw I have my eyeshadow palettes.

I keep my brushes and setting sprays on my spacesaver along with my hair products .

How do you store your makeup?


When I’m not hunting down the latest and greatest beauty products, beating a face or lacing a do, you can find me roaming the streets of NYC in my stilettos looking for the next best restaurant. Or in the kitchen trying to outdo myself from the last time.


  1. 05.20.2011 / 1:14 pm

    I love organizing! <3 I definitely love what you've done and that everything has its place. Extra points for having the little organizing baskets be colored as well!

    As for me, I pretty much do the same thing. I have little baskets within drawers and I also picked up this nifty plastic organizer with little drawers from Home Depot. It was inexpensive and perfect for pigments and such!

    • Mz. More
      05.22.2011 / 2:34 pm

      Thank you. I definitely need to keep everything organized and in site or I forget what I have. I so need my vanity though! 🙁

  2. Lakitha
    05.22.2011 / 3:57 pm

    I purchased a Caboodles Deluxe sized Train Case from Walmart the other day. It has lots of space and six compact shelves. It is featured on the Caboodles website. This case is a must for all makeup addicts.

    • Mz. More
      05.22.2011 / 4:19 pm

      Thank you. I am going to have to check that out!

  3. 05.24.2011 / 8:23 am

    i think u are so much neater than me, coz my stuffs are just all over the desk lol

    xoxo elle

  4. 05.24.2011 / 12:17 pm

    I love the organization I have a vanity and I feel like I need to get like a beautiful organizer for the top to free up my draw which is looking packed now.

    • Mz. More
      05.24.2011 / 12:22 pm

      Thank you. I so envy you guys with vanities. I recommend the sterilite drawers or clear organizers with multiple compartments. That way you can see everything easily and organize your products.

  5. Elisa
    05.28.2011 / 5:47 pm

    I love this post. I need to get organized too! Right now I’m using small (desktop-sized) drawers, for jewelry and makeup, but it’s starting to overflow and I need to weed and/or get larger containers. This is inspirational, although I don’t have nearly as much makeup and don’t need nearly as much space – still, inspirational! How do you find ways to use all your makeup?

    • Mz. More
      05.28.2011 / 6:50 pm

      That is my main problem, I don’t. I have so much stuff that I have a lot of things that I haven’t even used at all. I try to put myself on ban and shop my collection.

  6. sharon
    08.10.2011 / 1:29 am

    Love ur organisation&ur makeup collex is great hon!!!
    Love love it,thanx4sharing

  7. satisfashion16
    10.09.2011 / 4:10 pm

    Lol,wow, cute. I don’t have a vanity, I dont have the plastic one. I wanna cry, my cosmetics are in a plastic bag, all separeted in different plastic bags, clear ones, according to the type of content. So sad…..

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