For real, these makeup organizers will declutter your life and level up your beauty regime in seconds

Your makeup will look fire 🔥

Makeup organizers from Walmart, one acrylic with lots of drawers, the other white plastic with drawers
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If I’m being totally honest, my salary doesn’t stretch to buying the most expensive makeup on the market. Of course, I do splurge every so often on the latest and greatest product TikTok told me to buy. But because a lot of my foundations, concealers, blushes, and contour sticks are just drugstore buys, I don’t take care of them. They get shoved in my makeup bag, stuffed wherever there’s a gap on my bathroom counter, and sometimes just thrown on my floor. Recently, though, I’ve come to the conclusion that my life is just a bit TOO messy. So, I’ve decided to start sorting out my sh*t. I’ve been buying so many home organizers, whether for my closet or my kitchen cabinets, but now it's finally time to organize my makeup. And what better way to do that than with a makeup organizer? 

After endlessly scrolling the internet for the best makeup organizers on the market, I’m kicking myself a little bit. I don’t know whyyyyyy I haven’t bought one of these things before! These bad boys can sit perfectly on my bathroom counter (because, let’s be honest, my rental accommodation isn’t big enough for a dressing table), and they’re super portable for overnight stays. Plus, knowing where every single one of my lip glosses is has made me happier than I ever thought possible. 

Yep, the nine makeup organizers below have truly changed the game — and I’ve made sure to give you all a few different options to choose from. Whether you’re into drawers or whether you want to see inside your makeup organizer at all times, these are some of the best on the market. And you can quote me on that.

What is the best way to store makeup?

We asked best-selling author and presenter Lynsey Crombie — AKA Queen of Clean — for a few li’l tips on the best ways to organize your makeup. She said to “group products — face, eyes, lips, skincare, and brushes. Try and organize by colors and take into consideration how often you use and give easy access to the everyday items.” So, keep your foundation and your mascara at the front of your makeup organizer, and then place the bizarre makeup you bought for that Halloween party back in 2019 towards the back of the organizer. 

Alternatively, just throw away or donate the makeup you don’t use anymore! Buying a makeup organizer could be the PERFECT excuse for you to declutter your makeup bag once and for all. Just remember Lynsey’s final words… “Once you have everything how you want it, give it a weekly clean and monthly sort out so you can keep on top of it.” That doesn’t sound too hard, right?

Then 9 best makeup organizers to buy to finally organize your sh*t

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Makeup organizers with drawers

Makeup comes in all different shapes and sizes, so you need a makeup organizer that offers space for everything, right? A makeup organizer with drawers is perfect if you’re someone who can’t get enough of an eyeshadow pallet, or if you have enough Kylie Skin Lip Oil to cook an egg. But drawers are also great if you prefer to keep your makeup out of sight. After all, the more you see on counters or tables, the messier a room looks! And when you live in a small space, every inch of clean and tidy space makes it look bigger.

Makeup organizer boxes

Whether you travel for work, you just love spending your money on vacations rather than rent (I don’t blame you), or you head back home for the holidays, a makeup organizer box can come in super handy. Easily transportable, these boxes are perfect for those who want to pick up their makeup and go without having to transfer them to another travel-friendly storage container. Plus, they’re normally made of hight-quality, durable material — so you can accidentally knock them off the countertop without damaging the precious contents inside.

Acrylic makeup organizers

If you’re looking for the ultimate makeup organizer, look no further. An acrylic makeup organizer will not only go with any room, regardless of how you’ve decorated it, but it’s also super sleek and practical! When you can see through the organizer, you don’t have to waste time opening and closing drawers, or taking all of your makeup out just to see what’s at the back. And I’m all about that easy life, baby. 

How we chose these makeup organizers

A lot of the products featured here can be found elsewhere on our site in other articles or buying guides. That’s because we only recommend products that are actually worth your time and money. They’ve been picked due to the impressive reviews online, or because the Real Homes team has bought (and fallen in love) with them themselves. These makeup organizers all have great customer reviews, with all of them having at least a four-star rating.

Where to buy a makeup organizer?

Find the best makeup organizers by visiting some of our favorite retailers, as listed below.

Lauren Bradbury

Hey there! I'm Lauren, and I've been a writer now for over seven years (wow, that makes me feel old). During that time I've written about everything from celebrities to casino content, but nothing has made me "zing" quite as much as home and lifestyle pieces. I live in a beautiful Victorian terrace house in Kent with my husband and my naughty cocker spaniel puppy, and despite the leaking roof that we can't quite seem to fix, I've loved turning my house into a home. Sure, my eclectic mix of boho chic and maximalism sounds like a clashing nightmare, but it's MY clashing nightmare.