15 Best Makeup Organizers to Declutter Any Space
Need help bringing order to your messy makeup collection? These makeup organizers make it easy.
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Clearing the makeup clutter
An overflowing vanity drawer that won’t close, a counter covered in lipstick tubes: These are clues it’s time to organize your makeup collection. Before choosing a makeup organizer, pare down by tossing anything you won’t use or use up. (Body glitter, we’re looking at you.) Give yourself a reason to shop for new cosmetics (and consider supporting Black-owned beauty products) by getting rid of out-of-date makeup; if you’re unsure, err on the side of caution and dump it. Once you’re down to only what you use, you will be able to gauge how much storage space you really need.
Then see what you have left: You likely still have plenty of mascaras, foundations, concealers, makeup brushes, makeup removers, and even makeup brush cleaners that will need a home. Now it’s time to choose a makeup organizer. Whether your updated makeup collection rivals a department store beauty counter or you stick to a few drugstore beauty products, there’s a perfect option for you and your space. Some designs spin, others roll to take on the go, and a few have lights and mirrors. What they are made from varies too: Some are manufactured from eco-friendly bamboo, some are acrylic, and others have luxe gold accents. We’ve curated the 15 very best makeup organizers in various styles to fit your needs.
Best overall makeup organizer
Kelton Makeup Organizer Storage Case
You might need to shop for more eye shadow palettes if you plan to fill all 16 compartments of this makeup organizer. The best overall choice, this countertop container has space to organize a whole bathroom vanity drawer full of cosmetics. In addition to seven various-sized drawers, it has a removable section of tiered cubbies on top. This acrylic makeup organizer is also see-through, so you can easily view where everything is.
- Many compartments
- Two interlocking pieces
- Takes up a fair amount of counter space
Best lighted organizer
Fancii LED Lighted Large Vanity Makeup Mirror
You’ll feel like a movie star with this all-in-one lighted mirror and make-up organizer tray. A great choice for dual magnification, it features a regular mirror for seeing your whole face, plus a pull-out, close-up mirror with ten-times magnification for applying your lashes and eyeliner. And if your bathroom has low light, you’ll appreciate the bright LEDs that mimic natural light, with a touchscreen dimmer for nighttime application. A make-up mirror with lights can prevent you from over-applying, and the tray keeps the basics right at your fingertips.
- Powered by the included USB cord or batteries
- Touch sensor for bright or low light
- Swivel mirror for horizontal or vertical view
- Makeup tray itself is a bit small
Best makeup bag
Tartan + Twine Basics Clear Organizer
Say goodbye to products getting lost in your bathroom drawer or purse. This is the “clear” winner for the best makeup bag organizer. If you’re always looking for your lost lip balm, you’ll appreciate that this Tartan + Twine bag is see-through. It easily accommodates a pared-down number of products for a streamlined makeup routine or touch-ups throughout the day, and it’s handy to pull out for a security check when traveling. The zipper keeps everything neatly in place, even when the bag is tossed around in your tote.
- See-through for finding makeup easily
- Small enough to fit in your purse
- May only fit smaller products
Best rolling organizer
Colette Rolling Cosmetic Organizer
If you are just one makeup palette short of opening your own cosmetics counter, you’re in luck: This rolling makeup organizer was designed for the maximalist. Whether you are a semiprofessional makeup artist who knows all the makeup tricks, a performing artist, or someone who appreciates moveable storage, this rolling makeup cart will offer you plenty of space to store a growing collection, with stacking trays that accordion out for easy access. A sturdy, telescoping handle and rolling caster wheels make it easy to glide your makeup where you need it.
- Aluminum casing and steel corners for durability
- Felt lining to protect products and keep them in place
Best budget organizer
Sonia Kashuk Countertop Makeup Tray Organizer
Talk about a luxury organizer on a drugstore budget! Keep your products neat, organized, and within arms’ reach with this countertop storage piece. The affordable, acrylic makeup organizer features transparent drop-in compartments to ensure your vanity stays clutter-free. Its subtle gold trim makes it appear as if you spent way more, but only you know it costs under $15.
- Looks fancy
- Great for limited counter space
- Compartments work better for square products than rounded ones
Best for small spaces
Dormify Over the Door Vanity Organizer
Don’t let a lack of space stop you from splurging on another nude lipstick. This over-the-door makeup organizer transforms an empty door into convenient storage—perfect if you just can’t stop collecting cosmetics, your bath is on the smaller side, or you have a pedestal sink with limited storage space. Slip the hooks over the door and fill the 19 clear pockets with all your products. There is even a mirror, which makes it a hanging vanity that can be used in any room—perfect for organizing a college dorm room too!
- Many compartments
- Comes with mirror
- Hooks may make door harder to close
Best for travel
Bagsmart Toiletry Travel Bag
Great for getaways, this sophisticated quilted bag doubles as an at-home organizer when you’re short on shelf space. With over 29,000 reviews on Amazon and nearly a five-star rating, the makeup organizer folds out to four zippered compartments made of water-resistant material to prevent spills from leaking all over; elastic straps hold bottles of foundation or travel-size toiletries upright as well. With a 360-degree swivel hook, just hang it where you need it around your hotel room or home. Choose from five designer colors: black, baby pink, teal, navy blue, or gray. It’s a great way to pack beauty products in a carry-on.
- Folds into a convenient carry-on
- Two sizes available
- May be difficult to zip outer closure if compartments are very full
Best makeup brush organizer
Umbra Tall Carrel Canister
If collecting makeup brushes is your hobby, then you need this brush canister to organize and protect your investment. The silicon grid across the top of the cube stores brushes separately by standing each one upright to keep makeup tools sanitary and prevent cross contamination—after all, you don’t want your makeup to make you sick. Plus, this helps keep your bristles from getting bent. This acrylic makeup organizer would also be ideal for other tall products, such as eyeliner pencils or lip liners.
- Perfect for tall products, such as makeup brushes
- Unique grid design
- Smaller items will need to be stored separately
Best for nail polish
Richards Clearly Chic Nail Boutique Organizer
If you own enough nail polishes to open a nail salon, you’ll wish you had this rotating makeup organizer a long time ago. The turntable holds up to 30 bottles of your best nail polish along with all your manicure tools. Plus, the bottom section contains drawers to tuck away embellishments for intricate nail art and pull-out finger rests to soak nails or keep them steady during a manicure.
- Base rotates to easily access polish
- Also holds tools and nail embellishments
- Handle for easy carrying
- Takes up a fair amount of space in your cabinet or on your counter
Best for minimalists
Moosup Makeup Wall-Mounted Organizer Box
This simple wall-mounted organizer was designed to maximize storage options by taking advantage of unused wall space. It’s ideal if you have a small bath or simply prefer a clutter-free countertop. Two interior shelves, at differing heights, means both tall and small products fit inside—just enough for your morning routine. The surprise pull-out drawer is the perfect spot to tuck applicators or Q-tips.
- Comes in three fun colors
- No drilling required to hang
- Will hold the essentials but not your whole collection
Best in-cabinet organizer
Sunneday Health and Beauty Cosmetic Organizer Set
Short on space to stash all your beauty products? Turn the back of a cabinet door into a functional storage spot with stick-on organizers that hide your products completely. Peel-and-stick strips hold the set of three acrylic makeup organizer bins in place. Categorize your products, then use one bin for lips, another for eye makeup, and the third for your best blushes and bronzers.
- Hides products
- Some users didn’t like the compartments’ Velcro-type adhesive
Best for teens
Caboodles Makeup Organizer
Leave the electric blue eye shadow in the 1980s but keep the vintage Caboodle! It’s just as cute and functional for teens today as it was at the height of its popularity. The larger storage space at the bottom holds brushes and pencils, the divided tray on top is ideal for organizing pots and palettes, and the auto-open tray with flip lid mirror is a fun touch. Portable and safe, the organizer features a hard shell that prevents damage. And it all stays securely closed with a locking latch.
- Fun vintage design
- Handy to carry on the go
- The case scuffs easily
Best makeup fridge
Flawless Mini Beauty Refrigerator
Check your makeup package to see if chilling is recommended—you can make some beauty supplies, like vitamin C serums, last longer, better retain their effectiveness, or become more refreshing if kept cool. Skip the trip to the kitchen; use this cute and affordable mini fridge to organize face masks, mists, face rollers, and after-sun products right on your vanity.
- Cools products to for a refreshing application
- Extends makeup shelf life
- Some reviewers said the motor is noisy
Best eco-friendly organizer
Lavish Home Rotating Tabletop Makeup Organizer
Is your makeup collection spinning out of control? Tame the clutter with this rotating zen-like organizer made of sustainable bamboo. The tabletop carousel features a smooth turntable base with 360-degree rotation that lets you spin your moisturizer or mascara to the front. Try storing all the natural makeup products you love for your morning routine on one side, and the ones for bedtime on the other. The tallest to the smallest items will fit on the seven multilevel shelves, with three top slots for easy drop-and-go use to keep your vanity neat and organized.
- Environmentally friendly bamboo
- Modern style
- Needs extra space to turn because of its rectangular shape
Best for in-drawer organization
OXO Good Grips Drawer Bins
The best makeup drawer organizer prevents your favorite mascara from rolling to the back and being lost forever. Here’s a storage trick for your drawer: Assign one category per container to keep things tidy and to prevent an unfortunate eyeliner/lip pencil mix-up on a bleary-eyed morning. Plus, these makeup drawer organizer bins are customizable: Movable dividers make it easy to adjust the size of the compartments so your largest and smallest products will line up neatly. And the bins’ slim profile means they fit inside almost any drawer.
- Easy to wipe clean
- Nonslip grips
- A little small for larger products
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