How to Organize Your Makeup Desk Quickly

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Today I’m sharing how to organize your makeup desk quickly. If you’re anything like me, your makeup is either tossed in a drawer or scattered randomly around the bathroom and your handbag. Use these easy tricks to organize all of your makeup and give everything a home. This post contains affiliate links.

How to organize your makeup desk quickly

How to Organize Your Makeup Desk Quickly

Have you ever gone out and bought another red lipstick because you couldn’t find the one you already had? Or picked up another bag of makeup sponges because you had no idea where you stashed the one you bought last week? Or even worse, found yourself out of your favorite coverup right before that important meeting? Figuring out how to organize your makeup desk can eliminate these time and money wasters.

    • Store similar items in the same place. Make sure that all of your makeup has a home and keep things that are the same in the same location. Try storing all of your lipsticks in an acrylic makeup organizer and all of your brushes in a stand-up brush holder.
    • Use magnets to keep things off the desk. Try adding little magnets to the back of your eyeshadow pots. Then hang a metal cookie sheet on the wall and stick the cups to the cookie sheet. That will keep them all in one place and off the desk.
    • Take a cute plastic pot and decorate it. You can use a plastic pot or pail to hold eyeliners, makeup brushes or lip gloss. Decoupage the front or use Washi tape to dress it up.
    • Get rid of what you don’t use. If you find that you have 50 different lipsticks, and you only wear two or three regularly, consider getting rid of what you don’t use. Three is much easier to organize than fifty.

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  • Keep your brushes in a roll-up bag. You can find some cute fabric bags to keep your makeup brushes organized. When you’re done with them, just roll the bag up, tie it and store it in your drawer.
  • Buy a palette instead of individual makeup pots. It’s easier to organize a palette of ten different eyeshadow colors than it is ten different eyeshadows. Just be sure that you’ll use the entire palette.
  • Use a hanging organizer. Hanging organizers can work wonderfully. They keep like items together and keep them off the desk at the same time. Look for one with clear pockets for easy access.
  • Use a train case. If you have quite a bit of makeup, a train case is an excellent way to keep it all together. Just be sure to keep the makeup neat and toss anything that has expired.

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How to Organize Your Makeup Desk Quickly

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  1. Love your tips, will for sure create more space and make my make up area look more in order. In fact it will help me stop running around to find a brush or a lip liner 🙂

  2. All of my stuff is stored in the cabinet, but not in the same spot.   Great reminder to gather it all together so I don’t buy duplicates.  And, it is time to toss out the old and make room for the new.

  3. I’m hoping to improve on my makeup storage. I wish I could keep things out and displayed like this but it’s so dusty in my place, living near freeways, a busline and airport! Maybe a box with a see-through top? I’m on the lookout for a better system for sure. I do have a few of the plastic containers like the one shown, with lids and have to dust them off nonstop!