My makeup storage is a little unconventional. I know a lot of women have sit down vanities with drawers and acrylic organizers but I have a standing wrought iron vanity mirror. I’ve had this lovely piece since I was about fifteen years old and sadly, it’s not available anymore. I even brought this thing with me to college in my dorm room and apartments. I really wish PBteen would bring something like this back to their store. You may be able to find this on eBay but I’m not making any promises!
Anyway, the first thing I love about this piece is that it’s pretty compact. I can stick it in the corner of my bedroom so it’s out of the way, but still accessible. I have it right next to the large window in my room for extra sunlight when I’m getting ready. The very top obviously contains a mirror with a magnifying mirror on the opposite side.
The vanity has four shelves and four rods to hang accessories on. Right now, I just use the rods for necklaces but I’ve also used them for scarves and purses. I really like that I can see everything at one time and it’s all easy to get to. An added bonus is that all the trays and rods are movable so you can swing them around which ever way you want them. Now, on to the makeup!
The two largest shelves sit in front. The one on the right contains all my foundations and “face” products so blush, bronzer, concealer, etc. I also have a glass jar from Dollar Tree that I keep all of my tube and pencil products in. This houses all my eyeliners, mascaras, and more concealers. The other largest shelf on left holds all my eyeshadows and eyebrow products. I really like that everything is out in the open so I can find exactly what color I’m looking for. And, yes, I know my makeup is dirty!
The back left shelf holds an old candle jar that I cleaned out. The jar hold all my brushes and some tweezers. Also on the tray, I keep a face moisturizer and a lip balm. The very last shelf on the right has a canister from IKEA that holds all my lip stains and lip glosses. I have my pencil sharpener and eyelash curler stored here too.
Lastly, I actually keep my lipsticks in an acrylic organizer on one of my dressers. I really don’t have that many, and usually wear a stain or balm on a day to day basis so I like that they’re stored separately. I feel like I really don’t have that much makeup. I only keep what I really like and use fairly often. I don’t have a lot of crazy colors that I never wear, only the basics!
What does your “get ready space” look like? How do you store your makeup?