Scouring the world for beauty can be fun, yet daunting–especially when sifting through your beauty arsenal on a chaotic Monday morning searching for the exact right shade of “I got this” pink lip stain. And we believe that time spent becoming beautified will be less hectic if all your lipsticks are in a row, so to speak. Try any of these six creative (and dare we say pretty!) ways to organize your beauty cabinet, or wherever you primp and pose. You’ll find yourself with a few extra minutes to spare and that certainly makes life more beautiful!
1. CREATE A STAPLE TRAY
Cosmetics used regularly should be kept where they are easily visible and accessible. Consider a vanity tray to hold everyday beauty items. There are many pretty options to choose from, like this one from West Elm or any of these white table top varieties. Keep less used items in drawers or cabinets. It’s fun to design your everyday beauty station in a way that’s both pleasing and practical!
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2. DIVIDE AND CONQUER
Disorganization makes us all frazzled. To combat this, cluster products together in distinct beauty categories such as: shadows, blushes, lipsticks. This technique will help determine what to purge, what to buy, and what to stop buying altogether (such as too many glosses in the same color palette). Acrylic and foam containers can be used to create all kinds of attractive dividers inside drawers or on counters. Beautiful modular systems and vertical storage units can also be used to combine both design and function. Try these personal favorites from The Container Store and Ikea. And for the serious glam girl, consider this beauty organizer investment, made popular by reality TV and beauty bloggers alike.
3. DESIGN A BEAUTY CORNER
If space allows, create a personalized beauty station with a table or side chair and personalize it with a framed quote. Arrange beauty products to greet you in glass trays and clever little boxes.
4. STASH THE EXTRAS
Stash products that aren’t used regularly in creative wall nooks or makeup bags. Consider storing them by product or style (party makeup, makeup brushes, lip stains). These products will remain out of sight, yet top of mind.
5. USE WHAT YOU HAVE
Utilize everyday objects found in your home (or inexpensive finds from stores like West Elm and HomeGoods) for unique organization that’s both affordable and inspiring. Try latte bowls (like these from Anthropologie–often on sale), stackable containers, and tiered trays.
6. PRESERVE THE PRETTY
Turn investment pieces into works of art. Repurpose pretty candle jars, bubble bath glasses, and luxury perfume bottles into brush holders, lipstick containers, and miniature flower vases. Home beauty tip: Remove the spray nozzle from your favorite fragrance bottle and stick a stem rose in the remaining gap for room scent and decor.