Whether you own an ever-expanding array of cosmetics or a carefully curated collection of essentials, organisation is the key to keeping everything in its place. Tuck it out of sight or display it proudly for all to see. How you organise your beauty collection is entirely up to you, but if you’re looking for a bit of inspiration, you’ll find it here. 

From picture-perfect rows of nail polish to a rather unusual way to store your makeup brushes, keep reading to discover some of the best ways to organise your beauty collection without breaking the bank. 

1. Don’t be lazy, Susan. 

Nothing is quite as satisfying as seeing your favourite products displayed on a carousel. With everything you need at your fingertips, using a “lazy susan” to organise your beauty supplies couldn’t be easier or more convenient. This method might not work for extensive collections, but it’s particularly well suited for displaying perfumes and other sturdy pieces that won’t tumble if you get a little too spin-happy.

2. Stack ‘em up.

With tiered shelving and a handy non-slip coating, these shelves are the beauty organiser you never knew you needed. They’ll keep all your cosmetics on your dressing table or vanity visible at a glance, without the need for any spinning, shuffling or searching. Keep your taller bottles toward the back, and work forward in size order for a display that packs a lot into a small area.

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3. If in doubt, keep it simple.

Watch the beauty gurus on YouTube, and you’ll find that most of them aren’t using fancy gizmos and gadgets to store their makeup supplies. Instead, they stick with simple, freestanding organisers in clear plastic. This allows you to store all your cosmetics in separate sliding drawers, all in one place. It might not be the prettiest option on our list, but sometimes it’s the simple solution that works best.

4. The storage of champions.

Loved by crafters around the nation, the humble storage trolley is the queen of convenience. If you’ve got a significant beauty collection, this might just be the organising tool you’ve been looking for. The IKEA RÅSKOG has a solid reputation among the arts and crafts lot, and the VESKEN is a popular slimline option. Pick up your very own storage-on-wheels, and you’ll never look back. 

5. Display an array of nail colours.

Nail polish comes in every colour under the sun, so why not make the most of those vibrant little bottles by putting them on display? But how, you say? A standard spice rack makes the perfect storage solution for organising your nail colours and keeping them in a tidy line. Again, IKEA has a great option with the BEKVÄM, but you can also pick up spice racks in most homeware stores.

6. Repurpose a cake stand.

A pretty cake or cupcake stand is perfect for displaying perfumes, as long as you pick one that works for your collection. A single-tiered cake stand allows you to arrange your bottles by height, so you can see all of your bottles at a glance, while a cupcake stand is best for larger collections of smaller bottles. The best part of all is that you can choose a stand that suits your decor, with mid-century, glass and ceramic options readily available online.

7. Utensil sorters – not just for kitchens.

You know those handy trays that keep your forks and spoons separate? Well, they’re also a great way to organise your beauty tools. Instead of having a drawer filled with random bits and pieces, pop your brushes, eyeliners, lip liners and mascaras into the various compartments, and you’ll free up your dressing table for the prettier items that you want to show off. 

8. Ditch the pasta, keep the jar.

One of the most unique ideas on the list also happens to be the most ingenious. If you haven’t already spotted them in your local homeware store, you can now get storage jars for spaghetti that have a handle to lift the pasta up and out. Put them in bristles-up and lift the lid to pick out what you need. Not only is this handy for pasta, but it also makes an ideal home for makeup brushes, especially if you have a large collection.

Whatever way you choose to organise your beauty collection, creating calm from chaos helps to clear both your space and mind and make your mornings flow easier. 

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