Beauty | Acrylic Makeup Storage

Saturday, 13 June 2015

When it comes to keeping my beauty stash organised acrylic pots and containers are my go-to. It's a bit of a blogger cliche as these types of storage are always raved about online but its so much easier to see exactly where my makeup is without having to root through various makeup bags. I think getting visible 'fingerprints' on the storage puts a few people off these but I've never really had an issue with that. Though I'll admit they do show up dust more than your usual makeup box.

I bought my acrylic storage mostly from MUJI and IKEA. I've also bought a couple of pots and organisers from AMAZON, TK Maxx and BHS too for organising some of my hair accessories, nail polish and jewellery. The pots are usually pretty cheap but for the drawer organisers the cost can add up. I bought my storage in stages as I wasn't sure how much I'd like these. Now I can't imagine using anything else to store my beauty items.

I use this MUJI 5 Drawer Acrylic Box (£24.95) mostly for my lip products with lipsticks at the top, lip glosses in the second drawer and lip pencils in the third drawer. There's a couple of rogue eyeliners in the third drawer too and the fourth drawer is reserved for bronzers and blushes. The last is where I put my mascaras and the pieces which don't quite fit anywhere else.

On top of the drawers are a couple of pots from IKEA Godmorgan (£10 set of 5 boxes) which is so great in terms of value for money. I only really keep my MAC makeup in these, particularly my foundations, powders and concealers as these are the most used items and I don't have a lot of MAC makeup.

On the other side is the biggest box from the IKEA Godmorgon set which has all my eyeshadow sticks, compacts and palettes. The box comes with a lid and I keep this out of the way as these makeup pieces barely get any use. On top of the box are my brushes with the smaller brushes in MUJI Retangluar Pots (£1.95 each) and the bigger ones in an OASIS Cube (£4.41) I bought from Amazon.

Keeping my makeup this way definitely encourages me to keep my makeup stash organised in a certain way. It also limits how much makeup pieces I'll buy now as unless I have a clear out not much more will fit in the boxes I have!

How do you store your makeup / beauty items?

Lesley x


  1. this are so nice and organized, need to get one for myself, cos its becoming quite a struggle

  2. Nice Inspirations

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  3. I keep my makeup in muji drawers too, but i'm concerned that it also encourages me to keep buying more items! But I do love how it keeps every thing neat and organized. Great collection!

    1. I definitely started buying more initially but now I've almost run out of space I can't! Thank you Neo x

  4. great storage ideas! I've got to get an organizer like that!

  5. I like the way you store them. I should check out acrylic storage containers because where ever I see them, they always look very sleek and pretty


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  6. It is definitely easier to know how much you have when everything is organized. Nice post....very inspirational!

  7. It's so neat! I like the fact you can see everything and it makes you save on replacing products you still own.

  8. I have the exact same muji drawers too. :-)
    I love clear/acrylic designs I'm looking to get some matching shelves for my bathroom. :-)

  9. makeup storage goals. Everything looks so nice!

  10. Your storage is so neat and sleek, love it! It's good that they are transparent so you can see where everything is :-) xo

  11. Very nicely organized! I've always loved the look of this style of storage, for make-up, jewellery and small accessories. I'll confess I haven't yet secured myself a set, yet I continue to drool over pretty-pictured one's (like this on pinterest) after which every time I proclaim in vain that I'll finally acquire my own to look at everyday...
    ...maybe this time.


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