Bionic Asks: How do you store your makeup?

by Bionic Beauty on 23.Jun.2010 · 21 comments

Bionic Beauty Asks - Makeup and beauty question blog article series

This week’s Bionic Asks… How do you store your makeup, skincare and other beauty products?
Do your favorite items sit on a shelf, on the counter, or stashed in a tote or drawer?

My main makeup case is actually a craft tote from Michael’s. I got it on sale for $10. Inside I stash my eyeshadows, palettes, concealers, tinted moisturizers, blushes, false lashes, highlighters and bronzers.
Bionic Beauty's regular makeup case - craft tote from Michaels

This shelf holds most of my absolute favorite skincare treatments; and on the far left my hair shine serums, heat protection, and conditioning sprays.
Bionic Beauty's shelf storage for favorite skin care and frequently used hair care products

Since my bathroom is small, I needed creative ways to fit more into the square footage. I found these hanging porcelain “pots”, cutlery containers, and hooks at Ikea. The hanging storage holds (from left to right):

  1. Mineral makeup, finishing powder, saucers, & Beauty Blender sponge
  2. My makeup brushes
  3. Mascaras and lash treatments
  4. Pencil and kohl eyeliners (my pots of gel eyeliners reside in my makeup tote above)

The shelf on top holds all my favorite perfumes and body sprays.
Hanging storage for makeup brushes, mineral makeup, mascaras, and eyeliners - shelf storage for favorite perfumes

My lipsticks, glosses, balms, and stains are all stashed in a drawer; and then inside a round case to prevent them from rolling everywhere!
Bionic Beauty's lip color, lipstick, gloss, and balm storage tote

Flashback time! Here’s what some of my makeup storage looked like back in June of 2008 when I was moving half-way across the country.