Makeup Organization

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Makeup organizationn 3This morning I reorganized my makeup (which was previously scattered all over my bedroom dresser) in one of my dresser drawers. I used berry baskets, tea cups and small bowls to break up the space inside the drawer and then added all my makeup! I'm really happy with how it turned out. I think that this method will help me save space and clutter while keeping my daily makeup all in one place! 
BeforeHere's what my dresser top looked like before… yikes! 


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And here's what it looks like now! Much better. Mission accomplished. Happy Monday! Elsie
  • Love this! Wish I was more organized, I just never seem to be able to keep it neat and clean :'(


  • I have all my makeup in three makeup bags so it gets a little annoying to fish for stuff but this is a great idea! I’m going to build a shelf in the room and organize it and try to make it look like your space!

  • I defiantly need to do this and not just with my make-up

  • It would be really cool if you could show us all your makeup, you have some really nice stuff! x

  • Wow, I love your taste. It’s absolutely amazing! I was wondering if you could share with your readers the types of hair, makeup, and skincare products you use and/or recommend. Thanks!

  • i just discovered your blog and am totally in love with it! I got very inspired so thanks! I just organized my bureau top with my makeup in jars and my lotion/perfume on top of books and it looks wayy better! (inspired by this, your nail polish jars, and cake stand perfume)

  • Bowls & teacups? Whoa. I’ve been running to the store to find juuust the right plastic organizer, and of course, I never found it. Everything is in makeup bags (which takes forever to find anything). But this is such a cute idea! Thanks for posting 😀

  • great idea! although I don’t have that much makeup haha. I keep most of it in a 3 drawer compartment thing. ;P

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  • my god! i am drooling on my keyboard, so much yummy looking makeup! pleeeaaaasssseee do a segment on what makeup you and emma use 🙂

  • So weird – I have that exact same dresser, down to the formica top and perpendicular strips of veneer on the drawers!

  • Wow what a difference, I seriously need to do this! But not sure those containers would fir in my drawers? By the way i think i have that horse pic, its not a paint by numbers is it? Apologies if its not but i have one the same from years ago and i love it!

    Great blog! xxxx

  • Great blog! I’m currently researching different ways to efficient store my cosmetics!/Wotshernameagai

  • Definitely something I need to get started on, mines is all stuffed in my poor makeup bag!




  • Yay! That is usually how my makeup looks all over my dresser too! Every Sunday I take action and organize it.

    xoxo, Jjanga

  • love ecotools great brushes huh <3 your beauty picks:)

  • I keep my everyday makeup on my vanity in a little drawer unit, but I totally use a dresser drawer to store a ton of my products. Such a great way to hide all the clutter and keep things well organized.

    You have a lot of great make up!

  • wow you’re so organized…i always think about organizing and then I never do ^.^ oh well haha

    good job though..i just started following you

  • Oooooo pretty makeup drawer! I always find it interesting to see the makeup other girls use. Is that weird? hahaha, I hope not. And we have the same makeup brushes! Huzzah!

    I really love your daily life type posts. Your other posts are great too, but these are my favorite.

    <3 Bailey

  • Unbelievable! I have your EXACT dresser in my daughter’s nursery! I picked it up at a charity shop because it was the perfect midcentury changing table height piece. Love this idea and it’s always a treat to spot favorite vintage finds in other stylish ladies’ abodes 😉

  • Sooo need to do this for my makeup. Right now it’s in an organized chaos.

  • I always do that on weekends and 3 days later it looks again like in the “before” pictures.

  • I just keep my make up in a travel case, just in case I need to bring it with me to get ready some where else or I’m not going to make it home.

  • Looks so good! I have got inspiration from this!


  • I love to see a desk so similar to mine.. nothing like those beauty bloggers that need a whole room just for make up.. I also have a lil drawer of makeup and i like it clean and tidy like yours..

  • i need to do this so bad! I have this thing about wanting to keep everything i use alot “out” where i can always see it. but the clutter makes me feel like a slob. i definitely need to try this out

  • That is exactly what my bathroom countertop looks like! Makeup everywhere.. I finally just bought a bag and I threw everything in there!

  • That is a definite imporvement. I scatter my beauty products too, in the hope my boyfriend will not notie just how many I have, given ho many I use (like three).

  • I just stumbled upon your blog today (from Honestly … WTF’s blogroll), and I absolutely love it! I just started my own blog, so I’m constantly looking for inspiration. I love the way you’ve laid everything out, it’s so visually stimulating! All your buttons are so personalized and extra cute. You seem like a totally fun chick!

  • I love the fruit baskets. So cute. Makes me excited for summer!

  • This reminds me that I should also do some organisation for my makeup and jewelry! I have been putting them off for the longest time. Maybe I will start by popping by thrift shops and look for pretty baskets and teacups! Thanx for the idea!
    Fang Ting

  • I would probably just end up leaving the drawer open… but I agree it looks great!

  • Wow that is neat work! Here’s a cute way to organize accessories etc: LBD style! Maybe you can make a DIY?

  • Looks great! I do the very same thing, every now and then I just need to organize things a different way 🙂

  • I totally re-organised my make up last night too! I was amazed when i logged in and saw you’d been doing the same thing 🙂 Great minds!

  • Beautiful! I’m obsessed with having all make-up and beauty items well organised, beauty product should live in a beautiful place in anyones home. I store all my brushes etc in thrifted jam jars.

    Thanks for sharing!

  • There is something so inspiring and motivating about seeing someone else organise their clutter! Now off to rearrange my makeup stash. Thanks for the push! x

  • I really need to get my makeup organized, I have noticed that I keep doing it but maybe I need to build in the use of pots and cups as you have, thank you for the inspiration!!

    Esther xx

  • This post just reminds me that I HAVE to organize my things too. Thanks for the reminder 🙂

  • Phew! I’m so glad i’m not the only one who let’s my make up dresser get like your before picture! You’ve inspired me to get it sorted once and for all!! 🙂 x

  • Fabulous post! I definitely have my eye on a few of the beauty products you have there!

    On the topic of beauty, I’d be so grateful if you’d do a post on your hair. I have dark brown hair but I’m thinking of dyeing it a similar shade of red to you – I’d love to know which dye you use, if you go to a hairdresser to have it done, how high-maintenance the color is and which products you use. Your hair is amazing and always looks lovely!

  • Great job. I really need to do this too (as my husband will also tell you!). Currently my make up is scattered around every room of our apartment.

  • I do not have much make up
    but it is completely a mess
    i must do something like you!
    great job!

  • that’s cute!! love your make up collection!! I am just unable to keep it so irganiced. xx Alice Barton ♥ The Mow Way

  • Good job! I’m envious of your large amounts of products:)

    Stephanie May*

  • great job!! looks so much bigger now that you cleaned the dresser off 🙂

  • is that benetint?? i love that stuff for blush and liptint. its so subtle, but makes such a difference!

  • Oh my goodness!!!!! I MUST do this! I’m obsessed with the berry bins for nail polish! Thank you for sharing!

    “Love who you are”

  • Mission very accomplished, can you come to my house?

  • oh my god that is an amazing cleanup! :O
    it was so so great! and the colors are so pretty and fun!


  • What great organization. You have so much fun make-up! Lucky girl. xo, rv

  • oh!! I have the same old school yellow makeup case on my bathroom counter. That used to belong to my grandmother. Lovely!

  • i’ve been needing to do this! i keep my daily basics in a cute clear box on the bathroom counter, but the rest is in the caboodle i’ve had since i was a teenager . . . my husband is always making fun of it and i would love to have access to the rest of my stuff daily.

  • i love your makeup kit! hopefully soon i’ll get the will to do this with my messy zones… 😛


  • I so need to do this but I lack a drawer! Such is apartment life. However, it looks nice and I’m glad it came out as you wanted!


  • I’ve never thought of using egg crates to organize before, but I think it’s so creative *and* eco-friendly! My sister will love that – I’ll have to recommend it to her. 🙂

    ~ Christina

  • Very much inspired to do the same thing! Also see you share my love for benefit – good choice! 😉


  • If I only was this organized! I don’t really have much in the way of makeup (I like to keep things simple!) but cute organization is always a nice thing to have!

  • I love it! How do you always know exactly what I want to read about? 🙂 Fun!

  • You motivate me to organize my cluttered make-up kit!Thanks Great post!

  • You motivate me to organize my make-up!Thanks!

  • That looks lovely. I’d get so excited every time I opened that drawer if it was mine 🙂
    I keep all of my make-up in a huge purple French Connection make-up bag at the moment, but its fairly hard to see much of it and it takes forever to root around in. Maybe its time I did a little re-organising of mine too! xx

  • Very great job:) Your make-up selection is very good. I would expect something from a fantastic beauty blogger.


  • Sigh…I need to do that too– hope you celebrated the accomplishment with a nice cocoa!

  • I love that use all those little dishes and trays to separate everything. What a cute idea!

  • I’m glad to see that you’re not OCD as me when it comes to organize cosmetics…

  • Such a pretty setup! I’m a bit of a makeup hoarder / junkie myself, so I love some good makeup organization inspiration. I might have to pick up a few more vintage teacups to add onto my growing collection and store my lipsticks. 🙂

    – Samantha

  • I wish my make up drawer was this organized!


  • I did this with my vanity a few months back, it has made my makeup routine a MILLION times faster, and I don’t have to clean everything off as often since they’re neatly placed in their homes and protective covering (they always got dusty! :S)
    Yours looks nice :3 I kind of wish mine looked a little prettier like this does.

  • WOW, what a difference! It always feels good to organize! I love the end result, So chic!! XOXO,

  • I’ve found that when you burn all the way through a candle that comes in a glass container, that washing them out and storing stuff in them is great also! That’s what I keep all my lipsticks, brushes, etc. in!

    I only wish I had a drawer to put it all into so that my vanity/desk stayed clear.

  • keep seeing similar posts to this and think ‘Yes! I need to do this!’ I’m off work for half-term next week so it’s going on my to-do list. Rx

  • I have kept my make-up in a Art Bin for years!! People have teased me that it looks like a tackle box, but it’s so functional 🙂 Congrats on your project!! xo

  • Wow look at the difference, I love the tea cup idea, very innovative 🙂


  • Looks great! You have quite a collection.

    A jewelry blog.

  • Very nice! I am in the middle of re-doing my room and looking to get a vanity to clear up the same problem!

  • Hi,
    I’m a new follower and just wanted to say, I absolutely love your blog 🙂

  • I just recently started following you and I Love your blog and this! Now I need to go do a little organizing 🙂

  • it all looks so pretty in your drawer, i would be useless and keep the draw open so i could look at all, creating more mess!

  • ah! This is exactly what I need to do to my dresser… and my bathroom and my closet and my bedroom floor and the list goes on!

  • I would never have thought of berry baskets or tea cups! Genius! And it looks so pretty 🙂


  • I love this! I’m planning on working on organizing mine and Jen’s make-up drawers/counter space soon, eep!

  • Looks much better haha. You have so much makeup! I love it. I reorganized my whole room this week! 😀

  • Awesome 🙂 thanks for sharing. I keep mine in a vera bradley bag with tons of zippers that rolls out, but yours is much more fun to look at!

  • Looks great Elsie! I love organizing.
    P.S. love your vintage travel case! I have the same one in pink.

  • nice! i need to do something like that with all of my make up. thanks for the ideas 🙂

  • great idea!my make up is all over the house,and in my handbag.It’s high time i do this too! thank you 🙂

  • I saw your instagram post this afternoon and fell in love! I officially have a reason to buy those adorable egg crates from anthro that I’ve been eyeing – my husband will be writing a sternly worded email to you soon, I would think 🙂

    xx Ashleigh

  • So pretty! I stared for quite a few minutes, haha.

    Kindness is the best accessory,

  • SO MUCH BETTER! Good job, Elsie! I use a decorative book box from Michaels for my make-up.

  • Wish I could find cute berry cartons like that instead of the boring green plastic ones! Looks wonderful. If you can see it, and it’s organized, it’s less likely to go unused!

  • You are so organized! Wish I could be a little more..


  • oh my goodness. I’d love to have like a third of your makeup supply. Lucky girl.

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