10 Budget-Friendly Makeup Organization Ideas – #2 Will Cost Ya Just $1!

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Use these makeup organization ideas to sort, store, and display your favorite cosmetics!

Hand opening the Sorbus Makeup Organizer

Time to organize all that makeup!

What’s prettier than makeup? Organized makeup! And you may already have the tools in your home to get your collection sorted. With these simple, convenient, and cheap makeup organization ideas, you can have all your favorite products on display to make your beauty routine simplified.

10 easy makeup organization ideas to try:

1. Use plastic Easter eggs to store your beauty blender.

storing a beauty blender inside a plastic Easter egg

Photo from Ctrl + Curate

One of our favorite makeup organization ideas is so simple! 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.

Hip Tip: Looking for more Instagram-worthy beauty blender storage? This metallic holder looks like a little piece of art for your vanity!

2. Organize products perfectly with a kitchen utensil holder.

 makeup organized in utensil holder

Looking for unique and inexpensive makeup organizer ideas? Pick up a cheap tray from Amazon, or grab one for only $1 at 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.

Upcycle Candle Jars From Bath & Body Works

Repurpose your jars by removing labels and cleaning out the wax just like Lina did in this tutorial. You can fill with beads, pebbles, or any other small, waterproof fillers for a more decorative look, and then you can place your brushes or other supplies in them.

Using a bath and body works candle for makeup storage

For example, Hip2Save’s Emily likes to use old Bath & Body Works Candle jars to store her cotton rounds.

Hip Tip: If you don’t have a candle jar on hand, you can also buy unused candle jars for cheap at the Dollar Tree!

4. One of our favorite makeup organization ideas is to arrange eye shadow in ice cube trays.

ice cube tray with small eye shadow pods in cube sections

Photo from Pinterest

A simple plastic ice cube tray is one of the makeup organizer ideas you need to try! It perfectly separates your individual eye shadows for easy access. This also works for blushes, bronzers, highlighters, setting powder… you name it! As far as makeup storage ideas go, this one is genius!

5. Place eye shadow palettes in file organizers or napkin holders.

napkin holder being used as eye shadow palette organizer

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. One of the best makeup storage ideas is to use ribbon to keep items from shifting in drawers.

 ribbon pinned on inside of drawer for upright storage

Photo from Pinterest

Keep bottles and jars from falling or rolling around by securing ribbon or lace loops to the inside of drawer walls with thumbtacks.

7. Store your cosmetics and makeup brushes in pretty plant holders.

Makeup brushes in a small plant pot, one of our makeup organization ideas from Reddit

Photo from Reddit/MsRocky1210

Hip2Save’s Meg uses plant vases to store her makeup. We love this idea because plant vases come in all sorts of beautiful colors and designs so you can choose a set that shows off your personality.

A few places to find flower pots for cheap are Dollar Tree, Walmart, Amazon, thrift stores, and IKEA. Oftentimes flower pots and plant vases go on sale in the very beginning of spring so keep an eye out for a good deal to scoop!

8. Upcycle a thrift store find to create a unique makeup brush holder.

Using a pitcher as a makeup organizer, one of our makeup storge ideas

Photo from I Should Be Mopping The Floor

Head to the thrift store and scan the shelves for items you can upcycle into a makeup brush holder or makeup organization bin! Some makeup storage ideas to consider are transforming a unique coffee mug, vase, creamer pitcher, coffee can, or mason jar into a cosmetics organizer!

9. Equip a sushi roller with elastic or a piece of scrap leather for a makeup roll.

 sushi mat with elastic woven through for roll up brush storage

Photo from Irina’s Cute Box

You can always create your own makeup organization products like the sushi roller brush holder shown above. Customize your beauty brush roll by making your own with a bamboo mat and elastic! This is perfect for travel, too!

10. Still need makeup organizer ideas? Use one of our team’s favorite store-bought finds.

A clear makeup organizer from target, one of our makeup storage ideas that we love

From turntables to towers, our team recommends a diverse range of makeup organization products. If you’re looking for a quick and easy solution, try these team-favorite organizers:

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About the writer:

Emily obtained her Bachelor's degrees from Clarkson University with 5 years of content writing experience specializing in health, beauty, fashion, home, & living frugally.

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Comments 8

  1. Gege1804

    I particularly loved 1,5 and 6. Great idea to keep my makeup organize

    • Collin (Mrs. Hip)

      Thanks so much for your feedback! Glad you enjoyed the tips!

  2. Shoppingfan

    Very cute ideas for those in need! ❤️ you guys for all the helpful tips! Since I don’t wear makeup, I passed it on to some friends & family members that do!

    • Collin (Mrs. Hip)

      You’re welcome! Happy you could pass it along! 🥰

  3. Sallys

    great ideas thanks

  4. Amy Hilliard

    Great ideas, but I like to keep just what I really use everyday. It goes in a makeup holder and I don’t spend money on extra makeup.

  5. katemeowmama

    I like to make my own palettes from gift with purchase eye shadow. All the small sample cases take up room. So I pop out the shadow by hearing the case from the bottom to loosen the glue. I use a flat iron and wrap the iron in foil to not hurt it. Then pop the shadow out. I find a cute tin and use a hot glue gun and makes lines of glue. Then place the shadows. A drawer full of sample shadows becomes one tin. Plus you save the time of hunting through the shadow cases looking for the color you want.

    • Hipgrandma

      Very clever

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