Simple, Attractive Makeup Storage

I don’t know about you, but for years my makeup took over a drawer in my dresser and another in my bathroom. I had things I loved and couldn’t find in the hodge podge of items thrown together. I had new things I needed to try and could never really locate. And there were things I hated and somehow hung on to, needing to sift through those things to get to what I really wanted. It was hard to keep it straight. And it was a disaster.

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Then one year after Christmas I used a stack of boxes I received as part of a beautiful Harry & David chocolate assortment, and decided to get serious about keeping my makeup items in order. Now, a couple years later, I’m still using those boxes and a few others I’ve collected along the way. It helps keep everything straight.

I keep my favorite lipstick shades standing upright in a small box, keeping it on display on my dresser for easy access. My daily eyeshadow pallets, powder foundation and blush stay in a larger box, with the lid on when it’s not makeup-application time. A third box is for the items I’m experimenting with or have received to review. If I like them they might move to the daily box or to a box for the days that call for a more complete and polished face. If I don’t like them they go to a friend who might enjoy the product or I toss the thing if it’s really not great.

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These simple boxes are really the most amazing makeup storage. Plus, since they are pretty to look at, they work well sitting out on the top of a dresser or in a shelving unit. Now I don’t need to keep my makeup in a drawer or in the bathroom. It sits out in the open but artfully concealed in these boxes.

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In case you aren’t the lucky recipient of a Harry & David chocolate box tower, I’ve also graded pretty cardboard boxes from places like Michael’s and Hobby Lobby. Very often they come in a compact, stackable collection, easy to split up and use as needed. Honestly I also use these cute boxes for storing pens, business cards, note cards, and all sorts of other things.

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What do you use for makeup storage?

Katy Rose
Filed In: Beauty , DIY

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