As much as I try to live a minimalist life, I always find my bathroom shelves and cabinets looking more like a mini Sephora after an earthquake rather than the clutter-free, pristine powder room I aspire to have. I’ve pondered with the idea of getting rid of everything, but for some reason, I feel the need to have an assemblage of highlighters, lipsticks, and mascaras at all times. This leaves but one option for me: stock up on some the best makeup organizers.
During my search for ways to tidy up all of those beauty products, I found something for every item, from acrylic tubes designed to help makeup brushes stand up right on display to woven canisters that add warmth to my bathroom. I’ve even discovered beautiful leather pouches, like Cuyana’s elegant round cases and Brother Vellies’s artistic doodle-covered cosmetic bags. Honorable mention also goes to the classic hard-case Caboodles kit. Vogue senior beauty editor Lauren Valenti recently used the hero organizer to help her edit down her makeup collection. “In tandem with my desire to live more simply and sustainably, this relic of my childhood was quickly catalyzing a long overdue, very adult lifestyle change,” says Valenti.
All these and more things to tidy up and declutter your bathroom cabinets and drawers, below. Shop 12 of our picks for the best makeup organizers.
1.Serena and Lily Tavira canister
A beautiful basket is always a great storage idea. This one is structured and durable enough to hold all the essentials.
SERENA AND LILY
2.Umbra tubo countertop organizer
Keep everything from mascara tubes to eyeliner and makeup brushes in place with these clear tubes.
THE CONTAINER STORE
3.True Ethete makeup organizer cosmetic box
Place this dome-shaped caddy on your counter to stay organized and easily access all your makeup.
4.Cuyana leather wellness case
If you’re always on the go, this leather zip-up option will be easy to toss into a tote bag.
5.Hawkins New York set of 3 essential storage containers
One can never have too many beautifully designed containers—for cotton pads, hairbrushes, and more. This trio is especially noteworthy because its lids are made from recycled bamboo.
6.Boxy Girl blue stackable box
7.Brother Vellies x Sephora doodle bag
Add a fashion-forward twist to your makeup organizers with Brother Vellies’s fun doodle printed bags.
8.Impressions Vanity diamond collection brushes and more acrylic organizer
You know the saying, “Out of sight. Out of mind.” A transparent container will allow you to see everything in your makeup collection at once—a reminder that you already have that shade of lipstick.
9.Paravel cabana see-all vanity case
Make it personal with a cosmetics bag monogrammed with your initials.
10.Royce New York makeup brush roll
If your bathroom doesn’t have much countertop, a rolled organizer will keep things in place without taking up precious space.