I am a fashionista trained in fashion buying and fashion design.
Whoever said diamonds were a gal's best friend clearly forgot about makeup! With more products than ever on the market, it's hard not to have an avalanche of cosmetics in your arsenal of war paint. If your vanity corner looks more disaster than delight, check out these awesome ideas for de-cluttering your supplies.
1) Repurpose Old Candle Jars
Save candle jars to store different types of cosmetics so you can find and retrieve them easily.
2) Beauty Station
Store up to 30 makeup products in this handy beauty organizer, which also includes a docking station for your iPad. (Unfortunately, the iPad is not included.)
3) Mason Jar Storage
Mason jars can be easily tacked onto a painted wooden board with pipe clamps. This bathroom storage solution keeps everything within reach and keeps things looking classy.
4) Hair Care Valet
Keep your hair care tools safely stored and organized in this mirrored cabinet. No more clutter, no more cords, and increased bathroom storage space!
5) Nail Polish Rack
Display your favorite nail polishes by making a DIY nail polish rack out of repurposed wood.
6) Glass Jars
Glass jars are a very practical and pretty way to store items such as brushes and eye shadows.
7) Restyled Containers
Cover old containers with scrapbook paper for a budget-friendly storage solution for cosmetics.
8) Desk Organizer Turned Makeup Organizer
Use a stationery organizer to keep everything neat and tidy on your vanity unit.
9) Glass Vase with Beads
Fill a jar with crystal pebbles and pot your brushes. Go even further by labeling each jar.
10) Magnet Board
Get an old picture frame and attach it to your magnetic board. Customize it using wallpaper, and make sure to apply magnets to each product.
11) Spice Rack for Nail Varnish
Paint a spice rack from the charity or dollar store to showcase fingernail polish.
11) Repurpose Discarded Christmas Boxes
Use cute packaging from gift boxes such as bath sets to make pretty compartments for your makeup.
11) Roll-up Makeup Brush Case
This case is perfect for travel and also very practical for everyday storage of your makeup brushes.
12) Magnetized Makeup Brushes
Cleverly attach an adhesive magnetic roll to your brushes.
15) Repurposed Dish Rack
Store eye shadow palettes on upcycled racks for amazing organization.
16) Q-Tip Dispenser
Use a toothpick dispenser as a q-tip dispenser.
17) Tiered Platter
This tiered tray can be made from dollar store trays and candlestick holders, and it can be painted to the color of your desire.
18) DIY Brush Stand
Drill holes in a wooden block such as a log, and you've got a handy DIY stand!
19) Tiered Trolleys
Open up valuable floor space with this three-tier trolley, which has a cosmetics mirror on top.
20) Alex Drawers for Makeup and Brushes
This is, in fact, two units stacked on top of each other. Each unit has six drawers, everything is hidden, and it looks swanky.
Top Gifts on January 02, 2017:
Love, love, love the hair care valet. What a great gift idea! Super creative! Thanks!
ezzly (author) on July 26, 2016:
Wow thanks for your kind words, Carol, Sammy and Carly :)'
Carly Johnson on July 17, 2016:
Omg thank u so much my passionate makeup artist of a daughter started to work on these and bonded they have totally work in fact I told all my friends at her basket ball game and now it's a passion we all enjoy!
Sammy Rodgers on July 14, 2016:
Omg these are amazing I have already found A List of things to use thx for inspiration!!!
Carol Morris on July 14, 2016:
Lots of great ideas in this hub. Thanks for sharing these with us.
ezzly (author) on November 01, 2015:
Thanks so much for commenting Kathryn , hope you have a great weekend too!
Kathryn from Windsor, Connecticut on October 30, 2015:
These are great ideas!
Thanks for sharing this with us, and have a great weekend.
ezzly (author) on July 07, 2015:
Hi Linda I typed q tip dispenser into amazon and found this but there's lots of other options ! http://www.amazon.com/PONYS-Transparent-Cotton-Swa...
Linda Carlson on July 06, 2015:
where to buy the toothpick dispenser that is large enough for qtips?
Kristen Howe from Northeast Ohio on May 19, 2015:
Anytime Ezzly. I hope to stop by and visit more of your hubs.
ezzly (author) on May 19, 2015:
Thanks for visiting and commenting Kristen :)
Kristen Howe from Northeast Ohio on May 15, 2015:
Ezzly, I love all of these practical ideas. I would love to give them a go sometime, whenever I wear makeup again. Voted up for useful!
ezzly (author) on April 20, 2015:
Thanks for visiting Au fait , yes totally agree its better to make things look as aesthetically pleasing as possible !
C E Clark from North Texas on April 13, 2015:
You have some interesting storage ideas here. Good when you can store them in a way that they're organized, still easily accessible, and look nice too.
Voted up, useful, and pinned to Awesome HubPages.
ezzly (author) on April 01, 2015:
Thanks for commenting Lucille
lucille12 on March 31, 2015:
I have been a piece of the self storage business and small organization.
ezzly (author) on February 14, 2015:
Thanks for commenting Kim, it's so hard to keep all our make up organized good luck with the mason jars ;)
இڿڰۣ-- кιмвєяℓєу from Niagara Region, Canada on February 14, 2015:
I love the idea of using old candle & mason jars. My makeup is a disaster. I'm going to try this and hopefully organize everything. Thanks, Kim.
ezzly (author) on February 10, 2015:
Thanks for commenting Deborah-Diane, yes totally agree , am a self confessed hoarder lol !
Deborah-Diane from Orange County, California on February 10, 2015:
It can be so challenging to try to figure out how to organize your makeup. These are wonderful suggestions!
ezzly (author) on February 09, 2015:
Thanks r talloni, yes imagine all the different products you could display on it :)
RTalloni on February 09, 2015:
The tiered trolley is a great idea!
ezzly (author) on January 15, 2015:
Thanks for visiting Meggan , the q tip is a great idea
Meggan Dunn from Winnie, TX on January 14, 2015:
I love the q tip dispenser idea!