For any woman, it's not uncommon for their makeup collection to spiral out of control. After all, the beauty world is constantly innovating and releasing exciting new products that everybody wants to try out. If you're struggling to bring order to your collection, there are many DIY makeup organizer ideas that you can implement for all types of spaces.
Organizing Makeup for Small Spaces
If you only have a small space to play with, don't worry. You can try the following ideas for arranging your makeup.
When you're finished with old candles or don't mind separating your current favorite candle from its holder, you can use the holder to contain various makeup products. Large, clear holders work really well with brushes and long products, like lip glosses and pencils; whereas, small, colored holders are ideal for lipsticks and the like.
Plant Pot With Decorative Rocks
Plant pots tend to be spacious in size, which makes them a wonderful DIY alternative to shop-bought makeup organizers. They also vary substantially in design, so you can pick one out or paint one to match the exact color scheme of your bedroom. You can either stuff it to the brim with products or, if you want it to look more aesthetically-pleasing, put decorative rocks in the bottom and then stick a selected amount of products into them. The result is a distinctive and attractive makeup holder.
If you're tired of using a toothbrush holder for your toothbrush or have just recently invested in an electric version that doesn't fit, you can instead make use of it as makeup storage. As the shape of toothbrush holders are typically high and slim, they only really work for brushes or pencils, but their array of designs make them look distinctive and fabulous.
Cute Mugs and Dinnerware
Additionally, if you've got some cute mugs lying around or plates and bowls that you don't really use, you can recruit a bunch of these to effortlessly display your makeup collection. Mugs are great for long makeup products, like brushes and pencils, and dinnerware provides tons of space for pots, palettes, and everything in between.
If you're looking for a cool, unique way to store your makeup collection while showing it off, utilize a cake stand. The most common cake stand usually has two tiers, allowing you to categorize each tray. For instance, you can use the bottom tier for lip products and the top tier for all things eye-related. They're super pretty and put a quirky, vintage spin on a conventional bedroom aesthetic.
Organizing Makeup for Large Spaces
If you want to fill a large space with your makeup or have a big collection that requires lots of room and organization, you can do that too. There are many ways you can create a DIY organizer for a larger space.
Hanging Shoe Holder
If you have a closet with doors that swing open, you can hang a shoe holder on the back of one of them and place makeup in the pouches, instead of shoes. If you don't have enough makeup to fill the pouches, opt for a jewelry holder instead. These types of hanging holders provide a fair amount of storage space and are perfect for those who prefer a clean-looking, minimalistic space and want to keep their makeup hidden from view.
Again, a storage basket works perfectly for those who don't want their makeup out on display. They feature a large amount of space and you can tuck them neatly underneath your bed or in your closet. Alternatively, if you want to show off your collection, you can invest in a beautiful storage basket that complements your bedroom design and pop it on your dressing table or chest of drawers.
Shelf with Mason Jars
If you're looking for a large amount of makeup storage, grab a shelf that works with your bedroom's color scheme and install it on a blank wall that could do with a little decoration. Then utilize a select number of mason jars (without their lids) to hold different makeup products. Odd numbers work best with a minimum of three for your shelf to look as visually pleasing as possible.
Magnetic Makeup Board
If you have an old magnetic noticeboard or school bulletin board that you're not really using, you can remake this into a makeup board. Simply attach magnets to the back of your products and then stick them to your board in a visually-appealing way. You can have one area for face products and one area for eye products, for example. Alternatively, you can mix and match the placement of your products for a fun, chaotic look.
Creating a DIY Makeup Organizer
If you have a vast collection, storing your makeup can be challenging. However, you can always build a DIY organizer or utilize things around the house to keep everything in order and display your products in the most efficient way.