Makeup Organization: Confessions of a Beauty Junkie

I finally carved out some time to tackle the mess that was the basement this week. In the process I decided to weed through my makeup to get rid of the old and organize the rest. My “vanity” was looking pretty messy.

Some may remember my vanity table from a while back because I used to use it as a craft/sewing table (it’s actually an old table that I found in the store room that belonged to my Grandmother). But since I don’t have much time to sew anymore I decided to turn it into my vanity.

I dusted off my old small, drawered organizers and put my makeup bag away. Each drawer I dedicate to a specific kind of makeup like facial lotions, eye shadows, lipsticks, etc. Organizing my makeup this way makes getting ready in the morning a lot quicker because I’m not rummaging through a makeup bag filled to the brim with products.

    Here’s a peek at how I organized my vanity….

  1. cotton balls
  2. mascaras & eyeliners
  3. lipsticks & lipglosses
  4. hair
  5. nails
  6. facial cleansing wipes, deodorant
  7. moisturizers & primers
  8. foundations
  9. eyeshadows
  10. eyeshadow palettes
  11. powders
  12. highlighters & blushes
  13. sponges
  14. perfumes

How do you organize your makeup collection?


  1. says

    My make up takes up one small drawer in our bathroom. That's it lol… And the rest of my stuff is under the bathroom sink or in a pretty decorative chest on the bathroom counter.
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    • says

      I'm always curious to see how other people do things. Thanks for sharing how you organize your makeup :) Before setting up this vanity space I had mine in the bathroom as well, but after a while I noticed it looked like my makeup had exploded in there. There was makeup everywhere :P It was time to go back to my tried and true method hence the pull out drawers.