Clever and CHEAP Makeup Storage Hacks Using Household Items
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You don’t need to be a beauty guru to know that an organized makeup collection is a happy makeup collection. Splurge on beauty while saving money (and time) with these cheap, clever, and convenient makeup storage hacks!
1. Use plastic Easter eggs to store your beauty blender.
Photo from Ctrl + Curate
This super cute plastic Easter egg hack is perfect if you’ve tossed the case to your beauty blender (or never had one to begin with). Decorate with stick-on decals or leave as is. Even better, most plastic Easter eggs have holes in the top and/or bottom so you can keep your sponge dry.
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2. Organize products perfectly with a kitchen utensil holder.
Pick up a cheap tray from Amazon, or grab one for only $1 at the Dollar Tree! You can jazz it up with some metallic paint, contact paper, or washi tape to make it look less like, well, a utensil holder.
3. Repurpose old candle jars as makeup brush holders.
Repurpose your jars by removing labels and cleaning out the wax like Lina did in this tutorial. You can fill with beads, pebbles, or any other small, waterproof fillers for a more decorative look, and stand your brushes upright in them.
Hip Tip: Check out more ways to up-cycle trash into functional storage containers.
4. Arrange eye shadow in ice cube trays.
Photo from Pinterest
A simple plastic ice cube tray is all you need to separate your individual eye shadows for easy access. This also works for blushes, bronzers, highlighters, setting powder… you name it!
5. Corral eye shadow palettes in file organizers or napkin holders.
Photo from Project Vanity
Simply slip your palettes between the spaces of a cute file organizer or napkin holder – be sure to check out the clearance section at office supply stores to snag a cute find for CHEAP!
6. Use ribbon to keep items from shifting in drawers.
Photo from Pinterest
7. Equip a sushi roller with elastic or a piece of scrap leather for a makeup roll.
Photo from Irina’s Cute Box
Customize your beauty brush roll by making your own with a bamboo mat and elastic! An even more simplified version only requires a piece of leather (you can always use vegan leather if you prefer) and a piece of ribbon to keep the roll secured. This is perfect for travel, too!
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Written by Emily for Hip2Save. Emily lives in Buffalo, NY where she spends her time drinking lots of coffee, scouring the internet for deals, and tackling DIY projects. She’s a big believer in self-care and living the fullest life possible, all while saving money of course.