Want a great, cheap and easy way to store your cosmetics of all shapes and sizes? Try a craft or scrapbook organizing tote! The intended use is to store paper, trims, markers, scissors and stickers to scrapbook with, which makes them perfect candidates to hold eyeshadows, eyeliners, mascaras, powders and more!You can get these at any craft store (Michaels, A.C. Moore, Hobby Lobby, etc.). This one was originally a little more than $20, but I had a 60% off any one item coupon at Michaels, (these coupons are always floating around the internet, so it's worth a search) and I was able to get it really cheap!
This is a top view of my organizer. It's separated into 5 sections with barriers. Top left: eyeshadows, Top right: cheek stains, blush, bronzer, highlighters, Middle: Eyeliners in a jar (blacks and neutrals) , eyeshadows, eyeshadow paints, cream/gel eyeliners, gel glitter eyeshadow.
Side view where I keep all my brushes. Right are face brushes (I keep all my foundations and foundation brushes in a separate area), and left are eye brushes. The tiered pockets make it really easy to find what brush you're looking for.
Side view: Zippered pocket where I keep all my primers (face, eye, lip, lashes).
Side view: Blushes I don't regularly use, colored eyeliners, cream eyeliner.
Side view: Eyeshadow pencils, mascaras, eyeshadow palettes.
I love this setup and I don't know what I did without it. I do have a lot makeup that I use less, so I store it somewhere else to save room for my more used makeup. What do you think of this way of organizing? Would you give it a try?