How I Organize and Store My Makeup

17 October 2016

Organization and access are the watchwords when storing your makeup. If you’re like me, someone with limited space but lots of product, keeping all your favorites organized and accessible in one space can be challenging. In today’s video, I’m giving you a glimpse behind the scenes of my daily makeup storage/application area and I show you how I whipped my makeup collection into shape for easy access and frustration-free mornings. As with everything in my life, this video demonstrates a work in progress with some work yet to be done.

Resources for Makeup Organization

This video was inspired by The Konmari Method. The full system can be found in The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing by Marie Kondo but to be clear, I am not using the Konmari Method in this video. It’s just a jumping off point.


This is the cosmetics organizer featured in the video that I purchased from the Container Store. I got it on sale but even at full price, it’s totally worth the coins. I love the organizers at the Container Store because they’re customizable and buildable. You can start off with the basic pieces, build as your makeup collection grows and maintain a consistent look throughout the process. I also found some other options here and here.

I hope you enjoy the video and please let me know what else you’d like to see on my YouTube channel. Drop a comment here on the blog or on the video, your choice! See you soon!


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  • Reply Mili 20 October 2016 at 3:06 PM

    Acrylic makeup organizers are toootal game changers! I usually pick up mine from Nordstrom Rack/ Marshalls/ TJ Maxx since they have so many options and are so cheap 🙂

    Mili | Sharmtoaster

  • Reply Oyinkan Ogunleye 22 October 2016 at 6:16 PM

    I got a lipstick organizer from the container store, an acrylic organizer from amazon and I’m also looking into getting the spinning lipstick organizer from a site that sells make up organizers (can’t remember the name of the site).

    • Reply Patranila 11 November 2016 at 11:36 AM

      You are definitely on it Oyinkan! I have a few more to buy as well as I still have a lot of overflow products.

  • Reply Oyinkan Ogunleye 22 October 2016 at 6:18 PM

    Storing make up properly is very important as it prevents you from wasting time looking for a particular product.

  • Reply Kiwi 11 November 2016 at 9:39 AM

    You know I actually have like 5 of these thingys. I will be honest I am not good with filling them up properly I need to do better.

    • Reply Patranila 11 November 2016 at 11:35 AM

      But they’re so pretty!! Whip ’em out and get started honey!

  • Reply Elle (CleverlyChanging) 12 November 2016 at 4:58 AM

    Very nice, I don’t have a ton of make up. I only use about 3 products, but having a place for everything you use is classy. I love the clear container.

  • Reply Eva 15 November 2016 at 1:39 PM

    I have a lot of stuff and I keep buying more because I lose things. I definitely will be looking into a good organizer.

  • Reply LaShawn 28 November 2016 at 5:18 AM

    I need this. My bathroom counter is ridiculous! I am definitely in market for something new!

  • Reply Pro Makeup Organizing Guru – Mr. BB 7 January 2017 at 12:06 PM

    Great Blog post, because who doesn’t dream of organized makeup!!?? A big challenge with keeping makeup organized is when it ͞migrates͟ from the beautiful acrylic holder to a purse or a makeup bag to use when traveling or getting ready on the go.

    We’ve all been there, I know my mascara is in here somewhere! Where’s my eyeliner? I can’t find my… only to make an emergency stop to pick up another items already own because it’s not with us when we need it.

    Google Beauty Butler and see for yourself another simple great solution for makeup organizing woes at home and on the go. When your makeup is clean and organized, it’s more fun to use… I Promise –Mr. BB

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