When you’re in a rush, your makeup vanity can go from tidy to disastrous in a span of 15 minutes. This is especially true if you don’t have any type of organization system for your makeup.
If you have brushes, eyeshadow palettes, eyeliner and mascara scattered all over your vanity, this needs to change. Stop losing your favorite makeup tools, and use these vanity organization tips to restore order to your makeup vanity!
1. Get Stylish Brush Holders
Instead of laying out your makeup brushes on your vanity, place them in stylish brush holders. The right container should match the overall look of your vanity and room.
For a modern, elegant look, try a brush holder with a marble pattern like the one above. Just keep mind that you might need to purchase more than one holder if you have a lot of brushes.
2. Invest in Drawer Organizers
Have a drawer full of makeup? Use a drawer organizer to clean up any clutter. Drawer organizers fit right inside your drawer and have separate trays with different shapes and sizes. This makes it handy for organizing all of your makeup and tools.
3. Use Clear Organizers for the Rest
Everything that you can’t fit inside of a drawer tray or brush holder should go inside of a clear makeup organizer. Masirs’ Clear Cosmetic Storage Organizer is a great example of how these acrylic organizers look.
On top of the organizer, you’ll place any brushes, mascara, eyeliner, and any other tools you can stand up vertically. The bottom of the organizer has a set of four drawers where you can store smaller items (like blush or a small eyeshadow palette). With a clear organizer, all of your tools and products are visible. Plus, it’s easy to clean and looks incredibly classy.
4. Sort Everything by Type
Before you start organizing, you should plan out where to place your makeup and tools. To keep things neat, sort your makeup by category—your brushes belong with brushes, your eyeliner belongs with other eye makeup, and so on. This makes it easy to find what you’re looking for.
You can also sort your makeup by the order in which you use it. If you moisturize your face and apply foundation in the first half of your beauty routine, place those items to the left side of your vanity. Gradually fill in the middle and right side of your vanity with the next steps of your routine.
5. Throw Out What You Haven’t Used in a Year
You probably have at least one makeup product that you haven’t used in years. And yet, you still keep it on your vanity because you think you might need it at some point. Your makeup vanity’s precious space is compromised by any dusty, unused products. If you haven’t used a specific product in over a year, it’s time to toss it.
6. Don’t Be Afraid to Get Crafty
Fortunately, you don’t have to spend a ton of money on storage containers to organize your makeup. Try making your own magnetic makeup boards, or use a shoe organizer to store all of your makeup. You can also lay out all of your makeup on trays, or stick your tools and tubes of makeup inside foam cubes. There are endless ways to organize your tools using household items, you just have to get creative with it.
Keeping Your Makeup Vanity Clean
When you finally manage to organize your entire makeup vanity, you’ll have to keep it that way. Try to stay in the habit of putting things back where they belong, even if you’re running late.
Having designated containers for your makeup products can instantly transform your vanity, and the same can be said for keeping your wardrobe clean. That’s why it’s important to know how to organize your wardrobe and maximize space.