5 Makeup Storage Ideas to Try

If you wear makeup, you know what a challenge it can be to keep your products organized. Even if you have a large bathroom with plenty of storage space, you might sometimes feel that the situation is out of control.

Does that sound familiar? If so, we’re here to help. Here are 5 clever storage ideas to help you keep your makeup and beauty supplies organized so you can find them when you need them.

#1: A Bouquet of Brushes

Makeup brushes are an essential tool for any makeup lover. It’s important to keep your brushes neat and prevent them from getting wet. Here’s one simple and elegant way to keep your brushes organized, clean, and dry.

Take a clear vase of any shape you like. Ideally, it should be short so that the tops of your brushes will show at the top.

Fill the bottom of the vase with decorative stones in any color you like. You might also try using marbles or any other similar item that fits with your décor.

Arrange your brushes in the vase, sticking them into the stones handle-side down. The tops of the brushes will stick up like a bouquet, leaving you with an attractive decoration for your countertop or vanity.

#2: Mason Jar Wall Hangers

Do you have an array of mascaras and lipliners? Instead of letting them take up space on your countertop, try this.

Buy some small Mason Jars. Decorate the outsides of the jars with paper, paint, or anything else you like. Tie a colorful ribbon around the middle of the jar.

Then, tie some sturdy twine around the neck of the jar and secure it on both sides so you have a loop that you can use to hang the jar. Mount some pretty hooks on the wall and hang the jars from the hooks. Voila! Instant makeup storage.

#3: Makeup Magnetism

Makeup bottles can easily get in the way. This DIY magnetic makeup holder will solve the problem.

To make it, simply buy a metallic plate and cover it with contact paper. Put it in a decorated frame.

Then, attach small, adhesive magnets to the backs of your makeup bottles. Once the magnets are secure, you can stick the bottles to the covered metallic plate. You can either prop the frame against a wall or hang it to free up even more counter space.

#4: Shoebox Lid Storage

Sturdy shoebox lids are perfect for storing makeup. Simply take some same-size lids and decorate them any way you like, using contact paper, paint, stickers, or whatever suits your fancy.

Then, you can glue the boxes together, so they’ll make one storage unit. You can mount the lids on a piece of wood or put them in a drawer. Then, organize your makeup by type inside the lid for super-easy storage that makes your favorites easy to find.

#5: Repurpose Candle Jars

Have you ever bought a big candle in a jar? When the candle has served its purpose, don’t throw the jars away. Instead, do this:

  •   Heat them to remove any remaining wax and clean them thoroughly
  •   Decorate the jars in any way you like, using decals, contact paper, washi tape, or paint
  •   If the candles had decorative lids, save those too – some smaller items can go in those jars and you can admire the lids

This is a very easy way to make the most of the money you spend on candles. You can do a variation on this by cutting plastic bottles, melting the edges with an iron, and decorating them.


Say goodbye to makeup clutter forever with these five easy makeup storage solutions. They’re creative, attractive, and easy to do – in short, the perfect solution for your makeup!

Posted in DIY Crafts, Organizing Tips.