Inexpensive Beauty & Makeup Organization

Inexpensive Beauty & Makeup Organization | Life of Dahlia

I’m sure that I’m not the only one who is envious of all the amazing looking makeup storage on instagram and pinterest but lets face it for most people its a big investment. Today I want to share with you some inexpensive makeup storage ideas. I also have video a below where I talk a bit more about Inexpensive Beauty & Makeup Organization so go check that out.

It’s my first video so I apologise in advance for any awkwardness. I’ll also be including all the links and some pictures of how I organize my makeup in this post.

As you might know, I did up my Beauty Room this year and one of the things I wanted to do for my makeover was to find some nice ways to store my makeup. I was so surprised to find out how expensive some of the storage options were, so I had to get creative, That’s where stores like Kmart & Target are great.

Thanks for watching my video (if you did), keep reading for more ideas on inexpensive storage ideas (links included are not affilated).

Draw Organizers: For Individual Products

Inexpensive Makeup Storage | Life of Dahlia
Acrylic storage from The Reject Shop

I have a couple of different types of acrylic drawer organizers that I like to use and both are super inexpensive. I recently picked up two cosmetic organizers from The Reject Shop, they were $8 each (pictured above) and have different sized compartments, I keep one on my vanity to put my project pan and everyday items in and keep the other one in a draw for my face powders, bronzer, blushes etc.

You can purchase this organizer at your local Reject Shop or find similar ones below:

Inexpensive Makeup Storage | Life of Dahlia

The other type I like to use are from the kitchen section in Kmart they are clear acrylic organizer that you might use to separate food in your fridge.

Image Source: Kmart.com.au

These are great for draw organization, they come in lots of different sizes and are only a few dollars each.

Letter holders for palette storage.

Letter Holders: For Eyeshadow & Face Palettes

My main struggle has been to find a way to display my palettes, I recently found out that Kmart has these great inexpensive letter holders. I saw on Its Mandy Moo’s Instagram where she featured them in one of her Instagram stories and knew this was what I had been looking for so I had to check them out at my local Kmart.

You can pick them up for $4 each and they come in a few different colours, I’ll link them below:

Image Source: Kmart.com.au

Cups or Jars: For Brushes, Lipsticks and Eyeliners

I love using cup, jars, pots or vases to store my lipsticks, eyeliners, mascaras and makeup brush. They come in lots of different shapes and sizes and you can pick them up from Kmart, Target or your local discount shop (reject shop, cheap as chips etc)

Here are some similar ones:

Inexpensive Makeup Organization | Life of Dahlia
Candy Jars Photo: Erin Applebee lifeofdahlia.com

Candy Jars: Lip Balms, Single Eyeshadows & Pigments, Sponges, etc.

I love using candy jars to store my makeup sponges, lip balms, mini lipstick and single eyeshadows or pigments, they look great and it also gives me a place to store them.

I’ve listed a few similar ones below:

Acrylic Draw Sets: For Capsule Collection or Everyday Items

These are similar to what I showed in the video, I’ve had mine for a long time so they don’t stock the ones I have anymore but Target.com.au have the ones pictured above that are quite similar, the drawer set is pretty much identical. These are great if you have a capsule collection or are an average makeup user, meaning you only use your most loved items and don’t have more than you need.

I’ll include links to the above items:


Thank you for checking out my post & video, I hope that this has been helpful and given you some ideas on what you can use to display and organize your makeup collection. If you have any questions feel free to leave them below and I will try my best to answer them.

If you have a quick minute before you go, check out my YouTube Channel and subscribe, hopefully, I’ll be posting some more content there pretty soon.

Until next time, I hope you have a lovely day.

Image Credits:

Kmart Australia: File Holder BlackFile Holder Whitelarge wide clear drawer organizer. Target Australia: Plastic 4 drawer organiserPlastic Cosmetics Organiser

Video Music Credits:

Shoelace by Quincas Moreira (sourced from the Youtube Music Library)

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