After I shared my Makeup Vanity reveal post a few weeks ago, I received several requests for a post on how I organize my makeup drawers. I was so happy to put together this post for you girls but I’ll be honest, I wasn’t really the most organized person so this was WAY overdue! Today I’m dishing on how I finally organized my makeup drawers and I can’t tell you how excited I am to open up my drawers and finally find what I need immediately.
I was determined to have a space where I can take 15 minutes (okay, 5 minutes) to sit and get ready everyday. A place where all my jewelry, makeup and hair products can live together in beauty harmony 🙂
To achieve this literal dream, I hit up the Container Store and Amazon to stock up on all the acrylic trays and containers that I could get my hands on. Then I came home and put them together like a puzzle in the drawers of my vanity. There are so many great options for organization, you honestly can’t go wrong.
I’m trying to be careful and not clutter the top of my vanity because I know it can easily become a dumping ground for stuff I don’t feel like putting away. I mean what’s the purpose of organized drawers if everything on top is a disaster right? I keep the top for more decorative (but still functional) accents like my hat rack, mini brass mirror (use this daily!), sunglass case and a larger glass box case to hold some my everyday products.
Let’s Talk Organization
-Always Line Your Drawers-
First thing’s first, line your drawers. I made the mistake in our old home and just put containers down without any drawer lining and let’s just say it was a disaster years later when we moved. I like this Non Adhesive Grip liner (and you can trim it whatever size you need).
As for makeup, I like to keep my top drawers for the products I use on the daily. My primer, foundation, concealer, brow kit and tinted moisturizer are all front and center for easy access. I like to organize by brand and product type so I know exactly where to look for the product I plan on using that day.
and probably my favorite new edition is this eyeshadow palette holder. I use it to display my most used palettes and love how pulled together it looks.
This expandable jewelry tray was the piece I never knew I always needed! I have so many dainty necklaces and this tray has been so great for displaying them while keeping them tangle free too!
I used an Oversized Tray Style like This One to hold those daily makeup favorites and then several of these long slender style trays for brushes, mascara, lipliners and my individual eye shadow palettes. I prefer the 9 x 3 or the 12 x 3 size.
I use This Clear Container to hold my foundations and most commonly used lipsticks (I like that my foundations can stand upright in it).
My Favorite Makeup Drawer Containers
and that’s how i’ve tackled organizing my makeup drawers! Hope this was helpful for you girls! If you want to see more of my Makeup Vanity area you can see my full post HERE.