Organize and Store Makeup With These Simple Home Hacks

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assortment of makeup on tray

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 tips to store your makeup, you can have all your favorite products on display to make your beauty routine simplified.

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

storing a beauty blender inside a plastic Easter egg

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.

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

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.

repurposed candle jars being used for bathroom vanity storage

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 stand your brushes upright in them.

4. 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 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.

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. 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. 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

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!

Banish clutter with these clever organizing tips and tricks.

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.

  6. Von Mizrahi

    This blog was… how do you say it? Relevant!! Finally I have found something which helped me. Kudos!

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