January is a time for new beginnings, which means it’s probably a good time to sort out your makeup supplies. We know it sounds boring, but with a few simple Pinterest hacks and a trip to IKEA, we’ll teach you how to transform your bathroom (or makeup station) into a work of art. After hours of lusting over amazing makeup storage solutions, we’ve narrowed it down to our top five organisation hacks for you to try.
BAR CARTS (AKA MAKEUP STATIONS ON WHEELS)
If you’re short on space (or need to store your makeup elsewhere), a bar cart is the perfect place to house your cosmetics. With three convenient shelves for hair, makeup and beauty products, the RASKOG trolley from IKEA is the perfect size for a makeup station, and is sturdy enough to be transported into your closet if your bathroom is too small. For a more stylish alternative, raid your local second hand store for a vintage bar cart.
STORE YOUR PALETTES IN A BASKET
Take advantage of back to school sales and pick up a cute basket to store your makeup palettes in. Storing your palettes together means they’re less likely to smash, which technically makes this a money-saving hack as well.
Display your brushes in mason jars or metal baskets to keep them from rolling around. This is also a great way to separate your clean and dirty brushes until you’ve got time to clean them. We love the SKURAR plant pots from IKEA for makeup brush storage!
KEEP YOUR MOST-USED PRODUCTS TOGETHER
Invest in an acrylic container to keep your daily makeup products on your vanity. This will save time in the morning and make it super convenient when you need to transfer to a travel makeup bag. If you’re looking for a speciality makeup organiser, head over to The Container Store for a range of more than 60 acrylic organisers to choose from.