Hi beauty babes!

I can’t wait to see what you guys think of the new changes in my makeup room. As someone who has been doing makeup professionally for 10 years, I have struggled with finding storage for all my tools and supplies. I tried makeup stores, Amazon, professional beauty supply stores, conventions, you name it. No one had anything that really caught my eye. A day at Ikea finally solved my decade-long problem. The extra-tall Alex drawers are PERFECT for makeup storage and only $119! It features a whopping nine drawers. Five of which are shallow, and four deep. It’s almost four feet tall and about a foot wide, a high unit with many drawers means plenty of storage on minimum floor space. Great for small studios or bedrooms. Oh, and don’t mind our ugly room heater!

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Here’s a peek at some of the drawers. I put all my lipglosses in this apothecary vase that I had for display. That’s a photo of my Nany in her prime and a jewelry holder.

Here is what I put in the shallow drawers:

1) Eye products: Anything I use for eyes: primers, shadows, mascara, liners and eyeshadow palettes.

2) Lipsticks

3) Pigments: any loose eyeshadows and glitters went here….I have a lot!

4) Body Art/Special Effects: anything I use for body painting: tools, stencils, paints, fake blood, latex, prosthetic pieces all went here.

5) Lashes: false eyelashes and glue went here.

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I lined each drawer for easy cleaning. I’m still working on the lipstick drawer. I’d love to color code them somehow, since they all look the same. It’s a pain to tell them apart! Anyone got ideas? I was thinking of getting shallow clear trays and labeling them “Plum” “Pink” “Red” “Nude,” etc.

Here’s what I put in the deep drawers:

1) Skincare–I have so much, so it fit nicely in the deeper drawer

2) Face Makeup- anything that was face-related: foundation, concealer, powder, bronzers, highlighters and blushes went here.

3) Back to MAC drawer: I reserved this drawer for the Back to MAC program. Since I use so many MAC products, I go through them a lot and keep the containers when I’m done so I can turn them in. (Six empty containers will get you a lipstick, eyeshadow or lip glass!)

4) Nail Care: Anything I use for nails, excluding nail polish, went here. Cotton balls, nail art brushes, decals, rhinestones, files and buffers, Ciate kits, etc.

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Many of our overnight guests have come to know our pull-out bed as “Baby Futon,” and they will remember her red microsuede exterior. I’m happy to announce I gave Baby Futon a makeover and she now matches the rest of the room in this gray fitted sheet. I looked at futon covers but they all cost the same amount has a nice set of sheets, so I opted to hook our guests up with the latter and kill two birds with one stone.

What’s that in the corner, you ask? I got the white cupboard from Bed, Bath & Beyond many moons ago and it houses all my hair and shower/bath needs. Hairbrushes, potions, sprays, mousses, bath bombs as well as tanning sprays and hair bleach/wax kits. It takes a village to keep this girl looking good! A village of products, that is…

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Oh and this little spinner? It’s just a lazy susan I bought from BB&B so I can twirl through my many nail polish colors. It’s meant to carry cleaning supplies under your bathroom sink, but I saw it as the perfect nail polish carousel. If you know me, you know my love and obsession for nail polish. I just couldn’t put these babies away…I want the world to see their happy sparkly colors! (And by the world, I mean mostly Dylan, and sometimes our sisters and Ally who spend the night when visiting.)

I believe this one was on clearance, so if you can’t find it there, Amazon has a ton of good options, including this one .

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What do you guys think? Will you use any of these ideas for your stash? It doesn’t have to be makeup storage…you can organize your desk or other areas of your home/business using these options!

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