13 Makeup Organising Hacks That’ll Help You Save Both Time & Space

Ayushi VermaAyushi Verma  |  Nov 16, 2021
13 Makeup Organising Hacks That’ll Help You Save Both Time & Space


If like us, you’re a ‘beauty girl’ and a product enthusiast but also an organisational fiend, we feel your pain. It’s a twisted dynamic that often feels like a tug-of-war between your overflowing supply of lipsticks and your desire to keep your space clutter-free. Hard life, we know. But what if we told you there’s a way to keep all of your stuff neatly tucked away and in perfect order? So here, our gift to you- a whole story of tips to accompany you on your journey to achieve some zen. 

Makeup Organising Hacks That’ll Help You Tidy Up Your Vanity


Do An Official Purge!

Start by checking expiration dates. Once they pass, active ingredients and preservatives start to become less effective. Also, toss anything that smells or looks weird. Pro tip: If it isn’t marked with an expiration date, write down the month and year you open it on a piece of tape and stick it on the product for reference.

Vanity Is Where Your Makeup Stash Should Be!

Not only getting dolled up on your vanity makes you feel like a complete royalty, but it’s also a great way to organize your products as you’ll have dedicated space for your beauty products.

Drawer Organisers FTW!

Drawer organizers are great to declutter and group different categories of products together. They can also keep your items from rolling around in your drawer. 

‘Coz We Love Clear Organisers

We’re fans of clear organizers that allow you to see your products – after all, when you’re able to see it, you’re more likely to use it. It’s more likely out of sight, out of mind for most of us, especially when we’re rushed for time or stressed with important decisions. 

Go Hang Your Backup Products

If you’re anything like us, you probably like to have a stash of backup of your faves because just in case they suddenly go OOS. Try hanging such products on an over-the-door storage rack- this will remind you that you do – in fact – have a backup. 

Opt For A Mirror With Shelf Space

Raise your hands if your favourite stuff gets lost in the shuffle of everything else you own? Same, pal, same. This is where a mirror with shelf space comes in handy. You can use it as a prime spot to store your go-to products. 

Keep Your Makeup Sponge On A Sponge Stand

Makeup sponges can often become a breeding ground for bacteria and germs, especially if they are not cleansed and stored properly. Storing them on a sponge stand can help them dry efficiently and not get contaminated by other surfaces. 

Store Your Makeup Brushes In A Holder

Keeping your makeup brushes with the rest of your products is messy because they can pile up, dirty up quickly, and get lost in the shuffle. Thus, going for a holder with different compartments is the way to go!

Here’s A Monica-Approved Hack: Label Your Drawers

If you’re a beauty enthusiast, you might know that drawers start to look the same when you have a ton of products to sort through. That’s where labelling comes in – label the drawers based on lip products, eye products, or face products. Alternatively, you can create a new label for each brand’s drawer. 

Store Your Nail Paints On Picture Ledges

If you’re a nail polish hoarder, storing them can become a burden. So instead of throwing them all into a tub, use picture ledges to display them as if they were art. 

Organise Eyeshadow Palettes By Tones And Hues

On days that call for a specific look, it gets difficult to sift through the dozens of eyeshadow palettes. You can group your palettes on the basis of warm tones, cool tones, and neutral tones when you know what type of eye makeup you’re trying to achieve.

Store The Most-Used Products From Left To Right

Have a simple makeup routine? Sort your makeup lineup from left to right and in order of what you use sequentially for a time-saving morning makeup routine. 

Keep Individual Eyeshadows In Ice Cube Trays

If your single eyeshadows often get lost in the shuffle, it’s time to have a dedicated space for them. Ica trays are great to keep all shapes and types of eyeshadows, from creams, powders, pots, and jars to oddly-shaped squared and diamond-shaped miniatures. 

Highly recommend trying ’em all!

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