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How I’m Currently Organizing My Makeup

Back in June 2009 I purchased a 10 drawer mobile organizer.

Well recently, I purchased another one. When I originally got mine, I believe they only had pink in stock. This time, they only had black in stock.

So now I have a black one on the left side of my vanity and a pink one on the right side. Ray put this together today for me and then I spent some time re-organizing my makeup, after I did swatches.

This is my Spell Cosmetics drawer. It contains eye shadows and blushes.

I also split my lip products drawer into 2 draws. This is not all the lip products I have, just most of them. I still have 2 other containers of lipsticks and glosses that are in my closet.

This is the majority of my lip glosses:

This is the majority of my lipsticks:

My nail polish is currently in 3 drawers in the pink organizer. I’ll be spreading it to 4 drawers so that they’re not so cramped.

This is my brush organizer. I probably should make a second or third one.

You can see how I made this organizer for under $10 here.

I also have several sample binders of eye shadows.

And this is how I’m currently organizing my makeup.

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    • http://www.blogger.com/profile/06160491439597824853 Maura Anderson

      That's a good idea – wonder if I can find two smaller ones because I have a built in vanity area in the bathroom but no floor space…..

      hmmm

    • http://www.blogger.com/profile/02168093054712781267 Phyrra

      Hi Maura,
      I got mine at Office Depot. They may have smaller sizes :) Since my vanity is in my bedroom, I have some space, which is nice. My bathroom, while large, lacks any nice vanity, which is why i got a set for my bedroom.

    • http://www.blogger.com/profile/11921649923651185462 Lyndsey

      I never get tired of looking at your makeup collection!

    • http://www.blogger.com/profile/02168093054712781267 Phyrra

      Hi Lyndsey,
      Aww thanks!
      I love it but always feel like I need to organize it better :)

    • http://www.blogger.com/profile/01610597751569582666 Angie

      wow that sample binder is an awesome idea!

    • http://www.blogger.com/profile/02168093054712781267 Phyrra

      Hi Angie,
      It works pretty well :)
      I just flip through until I find what I'm looking for.

    • http://www.blogger.com/profile/15989910980412402296 Pixie_a_la_mode

      I agree with Lyndsey I love looking at your make-up collection. The binder is such a great idea, I have all my samples in a pile stuff in the corner of one of my drawers. :(

    • http://lazybeautiful.wordpress.com/ lazybeautiful

      I love it! I could use one of those myself. Also, I think you could save even more room by storing your lip products upside down, with the label/color name showing. That way, you can easily find what color you're looking for and have more space to store even more lippies.

    • kitten1711

      Ooooh I love the idea of using a binder to store sample baggies of shadows etc! Would never have thought of that, but it's a great way of being able to see what you've got at a glance. Brilliant – I will be trying this out :-)

    • http://www.blogger.com/profile/12385224324313334179 Rock that Look

      I like it! Very neat and organized…
      What a great collection you have! Jealous!

    • http://www.blogger.com/profile/04875579867109846625 Jennifer

      Love your vanity area… I wish I had something like that. I do have a few small multi-drawer things around, but it's nowhere near as organized as I'd like, and I certainly don't have a vanity. Have to do my makeup standing in the bathroom *sigh* Maybe someday…. :)

    • http://www.blogger.com/profile/02168093054712781267 Phyrra

      Hi Pixie,
      I'll try to work on that :)

      Hi Lazybeautiful,
      I'd probably have to put separaters into the containers to stand them up. I'm also sure that it would only work for the short ones, because the drawers aren't too deep, so the lip glosses couldn't stand up. I'll have to look into it though, as that's a good idea.

      Hi kitten,
      Definitely :)
      You can also put 2 into each 'card slot,' so that way you can see different colors on each page.

      Hi Rock that look,
      Thank you!

      Hi Jennifer,
      I'm very glad to have the space to set it up. My bathroom, the way it's currently set up has no drawers. Our sinks are designer sinks from the interior decorator that we bought the house from. So they look nice, but they're completely useless by my standards :P

    • http://www.blogger.com/profile/07232063962963041612 Madeleine Bouquet

      Very nice! I could definitely use something like that, I just don't have room in this tiny place.

    • http://www.blogger.com/profile/13297145361711483500 JennBee

      Great organization :) I've been looking for those organizers in different colors for a while, thanks for the heads up about Office Depot! They have rainbow-colored ones at Costco, but I wasn't sure I liked them. I've also heard the drawers don't do well with weight and tend to buckle or lose their shape a little… have you found this to be true at all?

    • http://www.blogger.com/profile/02168093054712781267 Phyrra

      Hi Laura,
      Aww, I hope you're able to find a storage solution that works for you.

      Hi JennBee,
      The reason I bought a 2nd one was because I felt like I'd overfilled my nail polish drawers. The drawers can't hold more than 5lbs of weight, so I'd say if you exceed that, they'll buckle. Mine haven't lost shape, but when they're that heavy they are hard to move. So they work well if you don't overfill them and with my makeup, just have to be careful with nail polish.

    • http://www.blogger.com/profile/00414156315051959980 Painted

      I am in total awe of your great organization! So inspiring, considering how disgraceful my stash is right now! :) (Sheila from Painted Ladies_

    • http://www.blogger.com/profile/02168093054712781267 Phyrra

      Hi Sheila,
      Thanks :)
      I just prefer everything to have a place, coz when it gets all cluttered I get all frustrated and can't find stuff!

    • Taryn

      Beautiful vanity and I love the purple sand-like stuff at the bottom of your vase of brushes. What is that? I did my brushes like that, but I just have some clear pebble-like things.

      I'm loving your organization!!

    • http://www.blogger.com/profile/02168093054712781267 Phyrra

      Hi Taryn,
      It's purple decorator sand that I purchased at Michael's. I found it easier to work with than the clear pebble-like things.

      Glad you like!

    • http://www.blogger.com/profile/12582834315965871901 Michelle

      I love this idea. I have been searching for 6 mos for the perfect vanity. And I think I might have finally found it. it's not that I don't like doing my make up in my bathroom, but there is something 1950's starlet that I love about using a traditional vanity.

      I like your organizer also. That I would have to copy as well.

      Great ideas!

      ~Michelle

    • http://www.blogger.com/profile/02168093054712781267 Phyrra

      Hi Michelle,
      Glad you like!
      It is SO HARD to find a vanity!
      This one isn't exactly perfect, but I couldn't find any vanities that I liked with drawers that would let me sit down that weren't just… not in the styles I like.

    • Maria

      hello, i was wondering if you are selling the pink one? :)