Beauty Mini-Series: Makeup Storage

Monday, August 25, 2014

Over the next few weeks I will be doing a beauty mini-series. I have been wanting to talk more beauty on American Honey, but just never thought it was a good time. But there's no time like the present right?! I'm kicking off the mini beauty series with make-up storage. Come back each Monday for my beauty faves and tips!

For the longest kind of time, I have been looking for a good way to store my makeup. Having it all organized and easy to get to is definitely one of my priorities. But my only problem is that I don't have a huge space to keep it.

For about two years I re-purposed my small 3 drawer container to hold all of my beauty products. This worked reasonably well and it was no money out of my pocket since I had bought it during college. The only problem was that the drawers were too deep and I couldn't get to all of my makeup very easily.

For months I looked all over the place for a container with shallow drawers that would be perfect for my beauty products. I even looked into a tool chest (which John quickly told me I would not be moving into our room, so I gave up on the idea of a cute pink tool/makeup chest). Finally at Michael's as I found the perfect cart! Yes, maybe it's supposed to be used for scrapbook paper and craft storage but it was perfect for my needs.

I quickly swapped out all of my makeup, bought a few divider trays and labeled each drawer with it's contents. The cart has 6 drawers which was great for dividing up all my makeup. Each drawer got a designated makeup type.

Face products
Liners and Mascara
Miscellaneous stuff
Eyeshadow Palettes

Breaking up my products into these 6 drawers makes them so much easier for me to find, especially if I'm in a time crunch. If you are going to get some a storage cart with drawers, I would definitely suggest getting a divider tray or some way to keep all of your lipsticks, eyeliners, mascaras, ect. from rolling around the drawer. 

I've been using it for a few weeks and love it! I can easily find what I'm looking for within seconds! I would suggest looking into this "scrapbook chest" like this if you are in need of a better way to store your beauty products!

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  1. This is such a great idea! I don't wear a lot of makeup so my makeup stash is small enough for a little bag haha.

  2. Great idea! I love the labels.