The Perfect Makeup Organizer

MAKEUP ORGANIZERS – Find the Perfect Home for Your Makeup

Hey Pretty Girl. You, yes YOU.

Did you just find your most FAVORITE lipstick you thought you lost 3 months ago, and now you have just realized, and said to yourself, “Girl, it’s time to get organized!”.

We love our makeup. We take care of it, as it takes care of us. For each cosmetic item we are thankful to have has been selected for us by the great powers of the makeup universe. Finding the perfect “home” for our makeup is quite an important task. Well this is exciting!

But, looking through websites’ page after page, more and more questions popping up in your mind, instead of positive ideas makes this adventure transform into a real egg hunt for makeup organizers; and with such a vast selection to choose from both online and in makeup stores this can be a bit overwhelming.

You are not alone. You are like tons of other glamour goddesses from all over the world who are just about one more eye shadow palette away from total fruit salad madness.

Today, you may be shopping for a last-minute small travel trousse to fit into your carry-on tote. Tomorrow, you may be looking for some new makeup organizer drawers to stack in the bathroom. The tips below should help facilitate this wonderful search for a wonderful home (for your makeup).

Makeup organizers come in so many different colors, shapes, sizes, materials, blood types. OK, just kidding about that last one. But seriously, when the one thing you have been looking forward to doing all day, you had thought was going to be a super fun and exciting shopping experience, turns into Carrie Bradshaw and Mr. Big’s 10 year love-hate relationship. Oh boy.

Anyways, I’m here to help!

What Do You Need It For ?

What thought or event lead you to embark on this wonderful quest in search for the perfect makeup organizer.

Does it need to be versatile and portable, or will it be stationary. Do you have so much cool, awesome makeup that you sometimes think you have “too much”, or you don’t even know what to do with it. If you have ever said to yourself that you have “too much” makeup, please do yourself and the makeup gods the favor to never tell yourself that again. I’ll let you in on an awesome-little-secret, THERE IS NO SUCH THING AS TOO MUCH MAKEUP. Allow yourself the kindness to have as much makeup as your sweet heart desires. You DO deserve it.

Ah, a little breather…

Alright, let’s get back to it.

The “Feel” – All the Materials You Will Find

Let’s think about the overall material. Are you envisioning something soft, that is okay to squish when not filled to its full capacity, or a more solid structure, hard outer shell, that will keep any fragile pieces safe.

Different types of organizers come in an array of materials. The most popular options are:

  • Injection molded acrylic, also known as, acrylic
  • Nylon
  • Leather
  • Hard plastic
  • Wood

If you are looking for an easy travel type option to store all your essentials, something made of nylon or leather might be a good option for you. If you are looking for something stationary, perhaps to put on a vanity or on a counter in the bathroom, an acrylic/hard plastic or wood would be the most suitable material.

Once you know the type of material you’re looking for, you just knocked out about 75% of the options. Hurrah! Go ahead and pat yourself on the back.

Let’s move on to the next!

What Size Do You Need?

Whatever the purpose of this makeup organizer is for you today, always think to go bigger! How BIG do you think it needs to be? Yes, gorgeous glamour goddess, size UP. It’s best to be generous estimating the size because it’s much better to have some extra room rather than, I detest saying this, not having enough room. No!!!

Think of which specific items are a MUST to house in this great new organizer your makeup will call “home”. At the end of the day, you need good quality, something convenient, nifty, meets or exceeds your needs, and just looks awesome. When you find the right one, you will feel it. It chooses you just as much as you choose it.

Fit Your Mood – Clear or Color

There is a very broad repertoire of colors and patters to choose from. Once you have on the material and size you are looking for

Where to Find These Fabulous Things

Plenty of places! Off the top of my head, I can think of a few places that would be at the top of my (mental) list. There are some really cool places like the Container Store, Bed Bath and Beyond, Sephora, Ulta, Target, just to name a few. My preference in stores is based on the overall quality of products I have seen and/or bought there.

Keeping those 3 specs in mind when you are shopping around is going to facilitate the decision-making when you run into a rather large variety.

You Have Found and Purchased “The One”

I hope you enjoyed this post. I hope it was helpful to you. I would love to know if you have a found “the perfect” makeup organizer for you, with help from the information you have just read here. You are welcome to leave any feedback, regarding this post, that you would like to share with me.

I will be posting reviews about some different types of makeup organizers I see online and find interesting. I will share some storage ideas I am working on, and what I currently have going on for my makeup situation. It is a work in progress. I hope you enjoyed this post. I hope it was helpful to you.

Funny Fact: I am a bit obsessed with the idea of makeup organization. I find it fascinating and I love sorting through all my makeup and being amazed all over again with something I bought a few months ago. What an awesome feeling.

I am thankful for all the wonderful blessings I have received thus far.

What you desire, you will get. Simply, open your mind and your dreams will come true.

Good Vibe of the Day: You are an amazing human, and a very important being. You are here on purpose. That great power you seek is within you. Spread the word.


  • Nathalie

    Thanks so much for this great review. I definately need a make up organiser. It can get messy so quickly even if you don’t have too much make up. Do you have any particular organiser that you could recommend?

    • Olympia

      Hi Nathalie,

      Thanks so much for your comment. Yes, and when you are in a hurry its easy to loose track of things.

      For a bathroom counter, the best in my opinion is the acrylic organizer with drawers. A clear material is best so you can see inside.
      If you need more storage options, give me some details on your current set up and I’ll be happy to give you some more ideas!

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