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The Best Ways to Organise Your Makeup

We all have that one thing that we know we already have enough of and although we’re constantly reminded that we don’t need anymore, we buy it anyway! For many of us beauty junkies this item is MAKEUP. For makeup lovers at The French a draw of 50 shades of nude lipsticks isn’t enough when we find that perfect new shade to add to our collection! With this in mind, we’ve found some of the best ways to store our makeup that are not only aesthetically pleasing and keeps “our babies” safe and organised, but don’t have us digging around for hours to find a specific product.

Acrylic holders

Acrylic holders are one of our favourite ways to store makeup. Vanity Collections have great quality holders that can be displayed on your bench top, but are also small enough to put into your draws. If you are on a budget Kmart have some great dupes, but be careful as some makeup items don’t fit perfectly into these ones! To keep your holders looking clean and like new just  run them under warm water soapy water and they will look amazing afterwards.


Picture: via Thirteen Thoughts


Ikea Furniture

Ikea furniture options are endless! We have four favourites when looking at makeup storage at Ikea. The first idea is a little bit pricey, but a girl can dream! We spotted the beautiful VBlogger – Desi Perkins using an Ikea television unit for her makeup storage and are now obsessed with the idea. A wardrobe with similar fixtures also works amazing for storing large quantities of makeup.


Picture: via Desi Perkins

Now to downsize a little with the Ikea units. One of the most popular items that is used to store makeup is the Alex drawers. They’re generally a great depth for compacts, lipsticks, pallets, lashes, and can be used with or without acrylic dividers!

The Ikea Malm drawers and dressing table are also great options for storage. The dressing table is killer dupe for a vanity with a built in mirror. It has one long draw for all those go to items you reach for daily. Quite often you will see the Alex or Malm drawers on the side of the desk to create a full makeup unit. The Malm chest of drawers comes in many different sizes and their dept makes them great to store some larger makeup items.


Pictures: Vanity Collections / Pinterst


Brush Holder

Along with taking care of our makeup don’t forget about storing your brushes correctly. When storing brushes it is important to make sure you don’t alter the shape of the bristles. We recommend cute toothbrush holder purchased from Kmart. They are inexpensive and you can generally always find one that is on trend. Don’t throw out your empty candles, they also double as a great brush holder and you can change it often to freshen up your vanity.


Pictures: via no source /  Kate La Vie

Makeup Vanity

The beautiful makeup vanity provides adequate storage with a glam touch! Makeup vanities generally have inbuilt storage and a mirror attached. There are various options on the market for different styles, colours, and mirrors with Hollywood lights. They are more on the pricey side of storage, but if you are wanting to treat yourself this is a good place to invest in and you will have it for years to come. You’ll also feel incredible pampering yourself in your robe!


Picture: via Pinterst

The options are endless for creating or purchasing makeup storage. Don’t forget to get creative when building your slay station. Tag us @thefrenchbeautyacademy in what you create or currently use as makeup storage, we would love to see!

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