If there’s one thing that can make a beauty junkie more excited than beauty products, it has got to be a pretty vanity display. An organised makeup table doesn’t only make it easier for you to locate your items, but also make for a great Instagram corner. Don’t know how to start organising? Here are the most incredible Youtube videos to watch and get inspired on proper storage! Warning: This might make you want to buy more beauty products.
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Text: Joyce Cheo
Additional text: Hidayah Idris
Beauty Junkie Level 1: Nastazsa
Youtube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC_Mjnv0BiJ6cs_UGxVxJgsQ
1. Keep everything tucked away
To ensure that your vanity area stays as clutter-free as possible, make sure you make use of storage options fully. Nastazsa found some trays that fit perfectly into her vanity drawers, so that no space is wasted. The different trays also help sort and organise your makeup products.
2. Splurge on a fancy pen holder
Invest in a beautiful pen holder. It can not only hold your brushes, but also doubles up as a beautiful display ornament. You can also re-use one of your empty candle holders to organise your brushes.
3. Get your hands on stackable trays and bowls
To hold products that you use frequently, try organising them with trays or clear bowls. If you’re into collecting healing crystals, you can also store them in little bowls that will sit beautifully on your vanity.
Beauty Junkie Level 5: Karen Yeung
Youtube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC6EmI2r6XBGXBS70XFnyMhw
When you are a budding beauty junkie, beauty products can easily crowd your vanity. Keep them all neatly tucked away in a chest of drawers if you can so you can maximum satisfaction and minimum clutter. Karen organises her stuff according to product type in each individual drawers, i.e. she has one for brow products, one for sheet masks, one for body products, etc – you get the drift.
As you can see, there are no labels on Karen’s drawers. This means that she has organised each drawer in a system that makes it easy for her to remember where all the products go. For example, she stores her foundations in consecutive drawers, and skincare products close to one another.
3. Perfumes as display
If you pay attention to the beginning of the clip, Karen keeps her perfumes on display on top of her storage drawers. This is a great way to beautify the cabinets as most perfume bottles are pretty, which makes them perfect as decorations too.
Beauty Junkie Level 7: Zoe Sugg
Youtube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCWRV5AVOlKJR1Flvgt310Cw
1. The importance of labels
When your beauty stash is as impressive as Zoe’s, labelling each drawer is key in saving yourself time in finding where your products are, whenever you need them.
2. Go with the flow
Zoe stores her products in a systematic manner, starting from foundations in the top left, to eye palettes to lip colours, so the products needed for each step will easily be within reach. And the last few drawers are where she stores her makeup tools like brushes and cotton pads.
3. More labels
If you haven’t noticed, Zoe also colour-codes each lipstick that she stores in her vanity table. This is to allow her to see clearly which colour family each lipstick belongs to without having to open each and every bullet.
Mother of all Beauty Junkies: Desi Perkins
Youtube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCG9nVSLp4nQlW79sY5ihRrg
1. You have to have a plan
When you’re dealing with such a large number of products like Desi, it is absolutely important to have a plan. Desi stores her products according to category, which means all the eye products go together, followed by lip colours, cheek products and finally, foundation.
2. Keep things clear
Even though Desi keeps her dozens of drawers labelled, things can still get a little overwhelming when you have a mind-boggling stash like hers. To make everything visible in plain sight, Desi opts for clear organisers so she can see exactly what’s in each drawer.
3. Organise by brands
Take a close look at the contents of each drawers and cabinet and you’ll notice that Desi stores her skincare and makeup according to brand. This is particularly important when it comes to maximising storage space because each brand will tend to make products that are relatively similar in size.