Got a mammoth makeup stash? We pick the best storage solutions to store your beauty kit.
‘Fess up: How many hours do you spend on Pinterest, oohing and aahing over beautiful vanity areas? Pretty mirrors and accessories aside, the essentials of any gorgeous dressing space is a perfectly organised makeup collection. Keeping your beauty kit sorted is no easy feat, particularly if you’re a grab-and-go girl like me. Behold: we’ve got the best storage solutions to keep your makeup organised and accessible.
Muji acrylic holders
When it comes to home organisation, Muji is the king of storage solutions, and that includes finding proper homes for your makeup. Showing off your killer collection has never been easier. The acrylic cases with drawers come in varying dimensions; shorter ones are perfect to display your eyeshadow and face palettes, while taller ones are great for lipstick hoarders. To see these in action, check out Youtuber MissLeeLee29’s review here.
From $20.70, available at Muji stores islandwide including Raffles City and ION Orchard.
Sephora collection clear medium train case
If you’re as disorganised as I am, you’ll need this train case. 11 adjustable compartments make up the case, with stacking trays to keep your palettes and brushes intact. It’s travel-friendly too, so you can grab and go for staycays and vacays.
$49, available at Sephora stores.
Brush holders with lids
Guilty of not cleaning your brushes as often as you should? I am, and I leave my brushes open for display (read: dust). These covered brush holders keep your tools free from dust, and save you from digging around in your makeup bag. If you’re not a fan of the pearls, swap them with coffee beans or pebbles.
$18.90, available at Hipvan.
Is there anything mason jars can’t do? They aren’t just great for salads, smoothies and overnight oats; they also make cute organisers for everything from your brushes to mascaras and eyeliners to lippies. Pinterest tip of the day? Spray them gold or black for a sleek, and more luxe look.
$59.92 for 12 Ball Court mason jars, available at TANGS.
Vintage cake stand
Prefer something unique for your vanity area? Decluttering your dresser with a vintage (or vintage inspired) cake stand. Etsy is your best bet to score an authentic, bone china cake stand but we’ve also got major love for Katie Alice’s English porcelain teaware.
It’s official: trays are the most swoon-worthy tools to display your daily makeup essentials. This Taylor B mirrored keeps all your necessities (think foundation, eyeshadow palettes and lipsticks) within easy reach. Display them next to perfumes and nail polishes for an Instagram-worthy interiors shot.
$79, Taylor B Fine Design, 43 Keppel Road, Singapore 099418
Don’t toss out your flame flicker just yet. Candle jars are perfect to display your makeup. To turn them into brush holders, wait until you’ve completely burned them out, then leave them to freeze overnight. Carve out the wax in the morning, and run the candle jar under hot water to remove any remaining wax. If you’re looking for the ultimate luxurious touch, Diptyque is your answer.
$102 for a 190g Diptyque candle at Escentials.
RASKOG trolly from IKEA
If you find yourself moving around your house a lot as you get ready, this functions as your roving beauty salon. Find the right storage for each section here, and fill them up with the beauty essentials you need. Think makeup in the first compartment, nail polish in the second, and hair supplies in the third.
$59, available at IKEA Tampines and Queenstown.
Rotating make up organiser
Two words: easy access. This rotating makeup organiser swivels 360 degrees for you to find your makeup in a flash. The highest tier is tiny enough to fit all your lipsticks, while the bottoms ones fit your skincare just perfectly.
$39, available at Lazada.
Sigma Beauty Brush Cup Holder
If you’re anything like me and can’t travel without at least five brushes with you (how else would you do the perfect crease cut?), this brush cup holder makes looking fab on vacay easy-peasy. Sleek, and narrow, it can be snapped closed or into two so you can organise your brushes according to use.
$35, available at Sephora stores.