My vanity – How I organize my makeup

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Welcome to one of my favorite places in the world: my vanity. It’s where the magic happens – where I try out new products, feel creative or drink my coffee in the morning barely managing to apply any makeup at all. It all depends on the day, really. It is a special place for me, because it’s one of my dreams come through. So all of you out there with a special dream – don’t give up hope.

As I’ve mentioned before, we organized our entire apartment last winter using the KonMari method. I talked about how it affected my wardrobe and taught me a thing or two about style on this post. But there is one area, that was pretty difficult to organize – and that was my cosmetics. I have a lot of it and I can’t really get rid of it, nor do I want to.

But that doesn’t mean, that I don’t organize it at all. I actually go through my skincare products and makeup pretty often. My makeup table setting may actually vary a little every month. I thought I could share with you my collection, give you tips on how to organize them and show you how I keep them – somewhat – in place.

Here is my battle station!

My vanity & how I organize my makeup

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Details of this rotating makeup organizer is in the end of this post, where I have links to everything as well.

rotating makeup organizer

Let’s take a look inside the drawers:

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Here is the first drawer – it is where I keep my primers, foundations, concealers and some of my blushes and bronzers. Here is everything I need for a quick everyday makeup, or everything for the perfect base. The black makeup bag on the side is my storage – it’s where I put all the primers and foundations I’m not currently using (or some other extra products). On the side I also have this clear makeup organizer (that is made for Q-tips), where I keep my short brushes.

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Here is the second drawer. This drawer gets me excited – it has almost all my eye shadows in it (single eye shadows & palettes), eye pencils, liners, brow products and the shimmering powders (or blushes, that are super shimmery). On the side I have more palettes (my sleek palette collection consisting of three palettes). I also keep my q-tips on the side in a brush holder. The lost puppy in the middle is my dry sunscreen.

The third drawer is where I keep my lashes, extra products (back-up products of products I can’t live without) and hair stuff. I also have extra Z-palettes in here. Actually I only keep my hair “accessories” here – the rest can be found under my table in the black basket.

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So, where do I keep everything – and where have I bought those things?

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First of all, my table is from Sotka (Finnish furniture store). I was gonna buy my table from IKEA at first (they have quite nice ones), but then I decided to get it elsewhere, because I wanted it to be sturdy and of good quality. The stool is from IKEA though. So is the nightstand.

The big lighted mirror is from I couldn’t live without this – if you’re gonna have a good battle station you need good lighting. I haven’t put all the light bulbs in, because they are so bright I would be blinded. The smaller mirror is from IKEA and that is my main mirror (I really need to get my face close to the mirror, so that I see what I’m  doing).

I keep my brushes on the table in glass cups and normal coffee cups. I also have pink decoration stones from Pentik in the glasses, to hold the brushes better.

And here are what we saw in the drawers:

Makeup organizers from IKEA

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Makeup storage from IKEA – These are the ones, that I use currently:
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Besides these, I use random boxes to organize stuff. The lashes are kept in an old tablet cardboard box. The extra products are kept on a glass cup. You can also see makeup bags used as organizers. In the first drawer I have extra foundations and primers in a makeup bag and on the third drawer I have my hair stuff in one.

There’s also a big box on my table, where I keep more extra products. I say extra, but I mean products, that I don’t necessarily need every week. Still need them though.

Makeup organizers from amazon

The rotating makeup organizer is the pride of my makeup table. This is seriously the best organizer I have. I like to keep all the prettiest products here, because seeing them make me happy. I also like to keep those products here, that I use daily. I couldn’t find the exact same on amazon anymore, but there are similar and may I say prettier ones like the ones above.

I use this Brush Holder Cup for my q-tips and I also may take it when I’m travelling – most of my brushes are too long for it, but I use it just as a brush holder.

I also have extra makeup organizers, that are not currently in use. I have bought everything from amazon – these are awesome for makeup organizing and they are cheaper than in a store. Here are some options (click photos):

How cute is this lash organizer? I have been looking for some small box to keep my lashes in, but didn’t realize, that I would find one from amazon, obviously.

Find more here: Makeup organizers

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And that is everything for now. I get new products pretty often, so as I said, I actually go through my makeup pretty often. I also get bored easily and might change the setting a bit, if I feel like it. But the key elements are here – the rotating makeup organizer, acrylic makeup organizers, boxes and the mugs.

Thank you for visiting my special place!

How do you organize your makeup?


8 Replies to “My vanity – How I organize my makeup”

  1. [* Shield plugin marked this comment as “trash”. Reason: Failed GASP Bot Filter Test (comment token failure) *]
    Your makeup organization is perfect! I wish I had the space in my apartment for a makeup vanity! xx

  2. You’re *SO* organised! I love your special place, thanks for taking us there and I could definitely do with some of these tips! I organise my make-up by brand and type of product but my vanity is so small, so I use a bit of storage space in our bathroom too. My makeup is currently split, but this works well because what I keep in my vanity is what I use the most. 🙂 xx

  3. Battle station haha, that’s a great description. I love looking at how others store their makeup. Yours is so lovely and organised. I keep my skincare out on my vanity and my makeup in drawers, organised by what they’re for. But it doesn’t stay organised for long! I love the turning unit you have, such a cool idea. – Amy

    1. Haha, haven’t you heard that word? ;D Thank you <3 I have to say mine does get messy too after long makeup sessions. I clean often..

  4. Wow such great organization! I don’t really wear make up so it was a little irrelevant to me, HOWEVER I could use these tips to organize other things, like arts and crafts!

    Simply Lovebirds

    1. Yeah totally! My sister has a big drawer dedicated to all things arts & crafts. She’s organized it all neatly. 😀

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