39 Makeup Storage Ideas That Will Have Both the Bathroom and Vanity Tidier

Instead of having your makeup rolling around the drawers, cluttering the countertops and getting lost in the shuffle, learn how to organize it! We’ve compiled 39 great ways to make this happen. Whether it’s at the vanity or in the bathroom, these makeup storage ideas will have both areas looking tidier and much more functional. Dive in and look around!

1. Show Organizer

Show Organizer

This idea is super simple and works for any home. Grab a show organizer and pop in all of your makeup for an easy-to-grab and easy-to-find solution.

2. Candle Jars

Acrylic candle jars lipstic storage

Repurpose some old candle jars and make a posh and chic makeup organizer from scratch! It’ll look lovely and functional atop your vanity.{found on lifeannstyle}.

3. Magnetic Board

Magnetic fabric wall makepup storage

Add some magnet to the mix and you’ll really be able to clean up those drawers and bathroom countertops. It’s stylish and perfect for those with smaller spaces.{found on lizmarieblog}.

4. Plant Pots

Ikea plant pots

Charming plant pots work great for storing your makeup brushes. They’ll be easier to find too and kept around from dirty surfaces.{found on thebeautifultruth}.

5. Cake Stand

Tire cake stands to display nail polish

Vintage cake stands make another great addition to your vanity. Display your most used pieces or use it to store you vast nail polish collection.

6. Small Shelves

Small shelves in bathroom for makeup brushes storage

Add some smaller shelves around the bathroom sink for extra storage and quick-grab ability for your everyday makeup. You’ll love the accessibility and freedom of this idea.{found on gracefulorder}.

7. Specific Containers

Specific containers

Fortunately, there are tons of makeup-specific organizational containers out there that you can choice from and use to fit your personal needs and space. We love this one!

8. Hanging Organizer

Hanging buckets

You could always learn how to make a hanging organizer to hold all of your necessities. From makeup brushes to mascaras, they’ll all fit inside.

9. Copper Cups

Copper wall pots

Check out this modern copper cups that can be hung in your bathroom and ready to help organize your makeup! Drop in your everyday favorites and make your mornings a lot less chaotic.{found on abeautifulmess}.

10. Sushi Mat

Sushi Mat used for brushes storage
Roll up sushi mats

Who loves sushi? Well, you can now make a sushi-inspired mat for your makeup brushes. This works wonders for when it comes time to store your makeup for vacation.{found on shutzlife}.

11. Revolving Rack

Stainless round rack

Grab a type of lazy Susan and place your favorite products on top. You’ll solve your countertop clutter and grab your everyday foundation and blush in a pinch.

12. Utensil Trays

Utensil tray

These are my personal favorite and what I use at home! Kitchen utensil trays fit inside your drawers and help organize all of your goodies with ease and functionality.

13. File Organizer

File organizer used like makeup storage

File organizers are the perfect way to organize your  makeup palettes. Don’t have them thrown on the floor or in corners, instead align them neatly on top of your vanity.

14. Jewelry Organizer

Door makeup storage system

A hanging jewelry organizer can work similar to ones that are used for shoes. Just hang up, organize and display for quickness and ease.

15. Cookie Jars

Glass cookie jars

We’re really swooning over this simple idea. Store your nail polishes or even lipsticks in a charming cookie or candy jar, it’s both functional and stylish too!

16. Mini Loaf Pans

Mini loaf pans

Your mini loaf pans can come in handy in the bathroom too. Throw them in a drawer and use them to separate and organize easily.

17. Baskets

Baskets used for nail and lipstik storage

Baskets are always a good go-to, especially for extensive lipstick or nail polish collections. This way it’s all in one spot but you’ll also be able to find what you’re looking for.

18. Decorative Trays

Decorative trays

Mixing and matching some pretty, decorative trays are a great way to showcase some of your best makeup and even your perfume bottles! This will create a pop of style on the dresser or vanity too.

19. Plastic Bags

Plastic small bags for makeup storage

Some see-through plastic makeup bags are another great way to store and organize. You’ll be able to see what you’ve got and pull out what you’re looking for.

20. Matching Containers

Matching Containers

Sometimes simplicity is best which is why we love this easy idea. Grab some black containers, organize your makeup and you’ve got a chic setup in no time.

21. Teacups

Mugs used for makeup pencil storage

Teacups can come in handy too! If you have an extensive eyeliner collection, pack them tight with their colors facing up. You’ll use all your colors if they’re easier to find.

22. Clay Holder

clay lipstick holder

Here’s another fun DIY idea that you can make right at home. Display your favorite lipsticks with this fun and stylish clay lipstick holder from Sew Kate Sew!{found on seekatesew}.

23. Fabric Brush Holder

Fabric brush holder DIY

And this one is perfect to hold and carry your brushes around. With some fabric, you too can create this personalized piece to store your best contouring tools.{found on centsationalgirl}.

24. Pretty Containers

Pretty storage containers

Of course you can follow another DIY and make some pretty storage containers. Hide away your makeup and grab it when you need it!{found on smartschoolhouse}.

25. Wood Storage

Wood makeup storage

If you want to shop around a bit, you’ll be able to find some extra-special containers like these adorab

26. Tiered Storage

wire tired storage

You may even come across a tiered storage piece that would work great for clearing the clutter on the countertops. Throw in your compacts and more.

27. Compacts Only

Lipgloss compact storage

If you’re lucky enough to stumble upon an organize just for your compacts, then take it! These are one of the trickier pieces to store and these units really help!{found on monroemisfitmakeup}.

28. Small Pottery

Small blue pots

Vintage pieces can really come in handy here. From small pieces of pottery to vases, they’ll be a beautiful addition to the countertops and great for separating.

29. Plastic Bottles

Plastic bottles organizer

Get crafty with some plastic bottles and turn them into the perfect storage units for your makeup. Add some color too by going with those with funky tones.{found on alittlecraftinyourday}.

30. Natural Wood Organizer

Natural wood organizer

Here’s another lipstick organizer that we are swooning for. Display and store in one solid piece. This one is store bought but if you’re crafty you could try DIYing!

31. Christmas Boxes

DIY makeup storage

Learn how to repurpose all of those old Christmas boxes and use them as makeup storage! You’ll be surprised how useful they can be.{found on beautifulkayekie}.

32. Mini Bookshelf

Small white painted storage on wall

A mini bookshelf organizer may be just what you need too. Line up your must-have’s, separate and hang them up next to the vanity for an easy reach option.

33. Icebox

Acrylic makeup storage

These acrylic makeup storage boxes are another super easy and chic way to keep all of your essentials organized. From lipstick to tweezers it will all fit inside.

34. Ice Cube Trays


Icecube trays

Who knew ice cube trays could be so versatile outside the freezer? They can easily display your eyeshadows so you can find and use every color you own.

35. Pencil Boxes

Pencil boxes

Classic pencil boxes can work wonders for your makeup cleanup. Throw in brushes, mascaras, eyeliners and more into these smaller boxes that fit right inside your drawers.

36. Wooden Block

Wooden block brush storage

You can also learn how to make your very own makeup brush holder with the help of a wooden block. Your favorite brushes will fit nicely inside and you’ll never lose them in a drawer again.{found on earnesthomeco}.

37. Skateboard

Skate board hanging makeup storage

This skateboard makeup shelf is quite the snazzy DIY. And it’ll be roomy enough to hold all of your daily essential in one chic spot.

38. Bundt Pan

Bundt Pan

That bundt cake pan you found at the flea market could be used for far more than vintage kitchen decor. Use it to declutter those countertops!{found on funkyjunkinteriors}.

39. Towel Rods + Buckets

Pots hanging on a towel rack

Grab some extra towel rods and create a makeshift makeup station. The little bucket serve as the perfect holders for your lipsticks, eyeliners and more!