These Makeup Storage Ideas Are Perfect for a DIY Project RN

April 09, 2020
Samantha Holender
By: Samantha Holender | by L'Oréal
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Everyone has the makeup drawer. The one where foundation, blush, lipstick, eyeshadow and other products are aimlessly tossed into. Fast forward to the day when you really, really, really need that specific red lipstick and it’s nowhere to be found. To help you avoid the mess and mayhem once and for all, we’re rounding up some DIY storage solutions and affordable ways you can organize your makeup stash to give every precious product a safe space. The best part? Everything you need is probably already in your home. 

Ice, Ice Baby 

Loose lipstick laying around? Not anymore. Take a cue from KeKe Styles and turn your ice cube stick trays in makeshift lipstick holders. It looks neat, chic and super clean. Feel free to color code your collection or organize them by brand. Either way, you’ll never misplace a lipstick again. 

Make it Magnetic 

Calling all our crafty gals! If you’re looking for a project to tackle while you're quarantined at home, give this magnetic makeup storage idea a go like Giulia Rose. She turned all of her individual eyeshadow pots and blushes into magnets and displayed them on the wall. It may take some time to do, but it’s a huge space saver.

Two of Our Favorite Things 

Cookies and makeup are two of our favorite things, so it’s pretty obvious why we’re obsessed with this storage hack by Alyssa Makeup Lover.  After finishing what we can only imagine was a delicious tray of cookies, she cleaned out the container, flipped it upside down and used it as a blush and bronzer holder.

Glitz Turned Glam 

What was once used for your rings can now be used for your glitter shadows. Such a great idea, right? We’re obsessed with how chic and sleek these black velvet organizers look. Plus, it’s never been easier to evaluate what’s actually in your collection. 

Everyday Essentials 

There’s nothing harder than keeping your brushes, lipsticks and liners from rolling away. That’s why we’re obsessed with this idea from Mina Mimar. Find a jar, dish or coffee cup you have laying around the house and add some coffee beans, beads or sand to the base. Then, just stick your makeup brushes into the base. They’ll stay standing up and sturdy. 

A Spot for Your Sponges 

Is your beauty sponge collection overflowing? Yea, same. Take a minute to clean ‘em, dry ‘em and toss ‘em into a mason jar like Musings of a Makeup Junkie. We love that it saves space and is totally transparent so finding your favorite sponge isn’t a problem.

Spice Rack 2.0 

Set aside the salt and pepper and toss in all your foundations instead. Cayla Contour took her spice rack out of her kitchen and into her glam room. Not only does this hold an absurd amount of foundation bottles, but it also leaves you more space on your vanity to store other products.

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