Ideas for Organizing and Displaying Your Lipstick
When your makeup is disorganized, it seems to cost you a few minutes every day. And when it comes to lipstick, hunting down the perfect shade when you’re in a hurry can be a real time waster. Save yourself a little time for breakfast every morning by organizing your lipsticks where you can easily see the colors and don’t have to go digging in a drawer or purse. Of course, you can also find ways to organize your makeup that look great with your decor. Here are a few ideas, and make sure to head to Modernize for more decor inspiration and organizing solutions.
Magnetic Makeup Board
This DIY solution is convenient and adds character to your bathroom or vanity. Plus, it saves storage space! Just cover a metal baking sheet in the fabric of your choice and attach magnets to your lipsticks. No more digging at the bottom of your chaotic lipstick basket for the perfect shade. For a little extra personality, put a fun frame around your board. You can also pop magnets onto your other most-used items for optimal organization.
Empty Candle Jars
Soak a used candle jar in warm water, then scrape out the wax with a butter knife and pop out the wick. Wash it out with dish soap and water, then stash your lipsticks label side up for easy access.
Platter or Cake Stand
Just like the magnetic board, this DIY trick makes use of unused kitchen supplies or cheap dollar store finds. Grab a fancy looking platter or cake stand and gather all of your lipsticks for something reminiscent of a vintage vanity. If you don’t have many, stand them up next to a fancy perfume or lotion bottle. If you have more than you can even keep straight, place them horizontally with the labels facing toward you. To make the one you need easier to find, group them by color for a little extra coordination.
DIY Pillbox Holder
Buy two pillboxes and cut the lids and bottoms off of one, then just the tops of the other. Double stack the containers so that the top one is open faced. Glue them, then spray paint them the color of your choice. You can do this with as many boxes as you need to have enough holders for your lipsticks stash. This is a very affordable and sturdy storage solution, and not hard to make. Find a tutorial here. You can also cut out the work and buy a handy little holder specifically made for lipsticks, like this one from Anthropologie.