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Last year my mother-in-law surprised me with this acrylic makeup organizer. It was on my wishlist for a long time and I really needed to have more organization on my dresser - this one totally fit the bill! It has five drawers and does a good job of keeping everything in one place.
The top which isn't really "storage" but is the only place that I can easily see my palettes and my larger daily go-to products. I'll also be sharing my thoughts on the new Garnier night cream soon - spoiler - LOVE IT! 
The first two drawers are palettes that I don't use that often. I also have a small brow kit and one of the original Urban Decay palettes...literally not being made anymore! The third drawer has two of my blushes, my MAC studio fix powder and the array of bronzers I use. I like to switch it up daily and they really are the best! I have quite the lipstick collection, but this doesn't even scratch the surface, these are just glosses and lipsticks that I don't wear regularly. The ones I rotate daily are in my purse and also in another drawer just asking to be taken out! 
The last drawer is my catchall and is actually a little bigger so it can hold another larger blush. I have a few sample serums and some falsies that I still haven't used, still waiting for a special occasion! 
Since my brush collection just increased ten-fold I decided to split out my eye makeup and the brushes. Both holders are from the Container Store. I think I still need to get rid of a few mascaras and liners that I don't wear and have them stored in my miscellaneous drawer. 
 So where do I go from here? I need to increase my storage because there is a lot in drawers that I never use because I don't see it! I have my eye on this 4 tiered organizer and love that top actually lifts up and that the drawers are sectioned off. Gary would probably say, why don't you just stop buying makeup, but we all know that won't happen! 

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Today also happens to be my sweet mom's birthday!! There really are no words to wish her all best in the world, but I'll still try!! She is the light of our family, has a heart of gold and also happens to be my best friend...she share's her best friend duty with my sister as well! I so wish I could be there to celebrate, but I have no doubt she'll have a wonderful day being pampered by my dad!! Happy happy birthday mama - love you infinity! 
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While I like my current system I really want to know how you organize your makeup. 

xo,
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80 comments

  1. Happy Birthday to your sweet mom! What a great makeup organizer, and by the way, don't you love that Jouer gloss? It's one of my favorites!
    xo, Whitney and Blaire
    Peaches In A Pod

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  2. This is such a nice system for organization! I need to get my make up organized better, right now it's all thrown into a box. That was such a sweet gift from your MIL!

    xoxo
    Karen
    http://kensingtonwest.me.uk

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  3. The 4 tiered organizer looks perfect! I've had my eye on some organizers as well since my storage isn't cutting it anymore!
    Happy birthday to your mom!!!

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  4. I love the storage container! I have absolutely no organization to my makeup! I keep the stuff I use everyday in a makeup bag and the rest in a big sectioned Mary Kay bag. We have no space in our master bathroom! One day I would love a built in vanity to have space for something like this! And happy birthday to your mama!

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  5. I love you organize your stuff.
    Very detailed :)
    XO

    http://thebandwagonchic.blogspot.ae/

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  6. I seriously need to reorganize my makeup. Ive been wanting to get an acrylic organizer for forever but I dont have any space on my counter for it right now.

    <3, Pamela
    Sequins & Sea Breezes

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  7. That is such a pretty way to store your makeup. I'm on the look out for a cheap version because the one at the container store was a bit ridiculous.

    Happy birthday to your lovely MOM! :)

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  8. Happy happy Birthday to your sweet mom! Hope she has the best day :) I really need to get an organizer like this.. I’ve been looking for one but haven’t found it yet. This just may be it!

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  9. I love how that organizer is clear so you can see through it. Makeup is pretty so I always like it when it's out!

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  10. Beautiful makeup storage! You have amazing products! Happy birthday to your mom, God bless her! =)

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    xoxo,
    Jessica

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  11. happy birthday momma! also - great storage! i really don't buy much makeup BUT i do buy lip stuff. i could use an organizer just for that!

    cheshirekatblog.com

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  12. i love that organizer! so perfect. happy birthday to your momma! xo jillian - cornflake dreams

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  13. Happy birthday to your mama!
    I love the clear acrylic drawers. I keep my wear-everyday makeup in a nice, roomy Vera Bradley bag and my daily brushes and pencils in a cup/jar thing over my vanity. Then I keep two sets of 3 of those clear drawers from the Container Store with extra blushes, palettes, pencils/crayons, eyeshadows, lip glosses/stains, etc. I keep my lipsticks in one of those stand-up individual holders — I don't know if that makes sense haha. My system has changed a lot over the years but I finally nailed this one down and it works great for me!

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  14. Happy Birthday to your Mom!! I have a smaller acrylic cube that I recently got and I already feel like it's too small - haha! But given the option between getting more storage or stopping buying makeup, more storage definitely wins ;)

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  15. Happy Birthday to your beautiful momma!

    I love that we have the same acrylic drawers, but like you I seem to not use several products as much because I don't see them. It's such a pretty set, and it's great on organizing all our makeup but is it bad that I need something bigger? :-P

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  16. I use similar clear acrylic cases. They really do keep them organized but still on display. Happy Birthday to your Mom!!

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  17. I definitely need one of these makeup organizers and love that the one you found aren't expensive! Happy Birthday to your beautiful mom!

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  18. I so need a makeup organizer, my system now sucks. I want an acrylic one too, but for some reason it pains me to spend the $$ on one. I just need to bite the bullet!

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  19. I need this!! Love the way it looks as well :D

    http://floralsandsmiles.blogspot.ca/
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  20. I love the acrylic makeup organization. You have soo much makeup! lol (Jealous) I really don't have as much so I just stick it in mason jars in the bathroom cabinet. lol Out of the kid's reach. xo

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  21. wow you have a dream make up organizer and collection! haha! mine is just in a makeup bag. jealous!

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  22. You have quite the lipstick collection! Haha. That organizer is great though, nice work on your MIL's part! Your mom is beautiful like you, I hope that she has a nice birthday. I hope that you are having a good day so far too. Oh and tell Gary that he just doesn't understand lol.

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  23. Happy birthday to your mom! She is gorgeous! I love that acrylic make up organizer! I've wanted one forever! Might just have to go get one now for myself!

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  24. Awe, happy birthday to your momma! You two look so much alike - you're both gorgeous! Isn't the MUJI drawer system fantastic? I'm loving my two and three drawer units, and then you know I have everything else stashed in my vanity. Sometimes it just takes a while to get everything the way that you want - that larger drawer system definitely looks fabulous, though!

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  25. I love these acrylic storage containers! I was SHOCKED by how much they were when I went to pick one up. I was thinking $15-20. Boy was I wrong! You have quite the makeup collection!

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  26. Absolutely love this! My makeup is pretty well organized, but I think it might be time to simplify and get rid of some of it (did you hear those screaming cries? That's me. haha). I just realized I have so much I bought to try, liked okay enough, but don't reach for it often. Time to part ways I guess! LOVING the acrylic organizer though and definitely adding it to my wish list!

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  27. A very Happy Birthday to your mom! Your organization is so inspiring. I really need to get my act together. My mom has been trying to get me to use one of these for a little over a year but for some reason I'd rather keep it all jumbled in my makeup bag - you know, in case I need to grab it quick and go, something I absolutely never do.

    prosecco in the park

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  28. Happy Birthday to your mom. That is such a beautiful picture of you both. I have a similar makeup organizer and I love it. I have so much makeup though that it doesn't all fit. I keep more of it in my makeup carrier case from Sephora. I love that thing but it's not very pretty. lol. I so need a makeup vanity in my room. haha

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  29. I recently got a mini set of drawers and a lipstick tray also! They've been great for actually seeing and finding all the products I have.

    -Lauren
    www.prettypiecesblog.com

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  30. LOVE the acrylic drawers – I have similar ones and have never loved anything for makeup more! Happy Birthday to your Mom :)

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  31. I am on the hunt for something similar to organize my makeup in! I need to make a trip to the Container Store asap! This looks so organized and easy to find everything you need! Happy birthday to your mama!!

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  32. I've been wanting something similar for a while too! Great job organizing and happy birthday to your mom!

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  33. I have a little two shelf spinning thing for my makeup, but I like the idea of using something like this with all the drawers. I really like the one you linked to. Checking it out.

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  34. obsessing over this container! i need one!! happy birthday to your mama!!!

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  35. Your system is so great! I have one of those systems where the is in compartments standing up, but it is way too small, so something like yours looks like a great idea!

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  36. ok wow, those acrylic boxes have a knack for making everything look prettier, and that 2nd one you have your eye on is perfection. We really need to get on our organization game. Thanks for the inspo love!

    xx 365Hangers

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  37. Wow, you really do have a lot of make up! My organizer wouldn't even require half a drawer. I'm just not that talented with make up so I stick to what I know.

    Happy birthday to your mom!

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  38. I received a similar set of drawers for my makeup for Christmas and it's still sitting unfilled on my soon-to-be vanity area. #fail Seeing this is making me add it to my to do list for this weekend!

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  39. I'm so jealous of your very organized makeup! I have been looking into new ways to organize because I don't have as much space in my current bathroom!

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  40. happy birthday to your mom!
    I have like, an acrylic basket thing. I love it because it doesn't hold a ton, which means I can't fill it up like crazy, and also because I can see everything. If I had drawers, I would fill them up a bunch and never see anything and thus never use it, lol.
    Good to hear about the garnier night cream, can't wait to hear more - I definitely need some help in that area!

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  41. Aw happy birthday to your mom!! Yu look so much like her! Make up storage is definitely on my list to get! I am in desperate need of one and I love the one you have!

    <3 Shannon
    Upbeat Soles

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  42. You and your mother are both gorgeous!! And what a sweet Mother in Law for this great gift!

    lovejoanna.com

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  43. Happy birthday to your lovely mother!

    I love love love my muji organizer. I have the five drawer stacked on top of a smaller three drawer Muji (different shaped drawers).

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  44. I need a better system! As of now, everything gets dumped into a drawer and then I don't have to look at it. Love the system that you've put together, very clean!

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  45. Happy Birthday to your beautiful mother! I am a bit jealous of your makeup collection, mine would fit in like one of the drawers, which is totally pathetic!

    Shannon
    Clothes & Quotes

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  46. I love how nice and organized everything looks! One of my goals for this year is to figure out a vanity or makeup storage/area solution. I tried to condense everything and it just ends up a giant mess each morning. I hope your mom has a wonderful birthday! That's such a gorgeous picture of you guys!

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  47. Those acrylic organizers are life savers! I need one more even though I know I shouldn't. lol

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  48. I need to do this! My makeup is just thrown in a drawer, no rhyme or reason and so much of it gets forgotten about! And happy happy Birthday to your mom!! Hope she has a wonderful day :)

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  49. Awe, happy birthday to your mom!! Your make up organization is pretty much the same as mine! I have my brushes and liners in containers, the larger items and big pallets on top and everything else organized in the drawers.

    What is your favorite bronzers? I use Too Faced Chocolate right now but I thought about getting the Nars one too and switching it up.

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  50. I've been planning on sharing a post soon about how I organize my stuff! I use this for my makeup.

    The lipstick holder is removable so I set that out separately to make room for more makeup, although I do need a larger one like this to hold more.

    I put all my lip liners and glosses in a washed out old nest candle, and my makeup brushes in another larger one. I feel like if I used a system with drawers I wouldn't be able to find things as easily, I like all my stuff laid right out in front of me. You def. have way more makeup than me though, I'll be interested to see what solutions you come up with!

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    1. don't think that link worked, here is what I need for my lipstick! http://www.amazon.com/US-Acrylic%C2%AE-Lipstick-Organizer-Spaces/dp/B0009FHJUU/ref=sr_1_1?s=home-garden&ie=UTF8&qid=1424284531&sr=1-1&keywords=lipstick+holder

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  51. Loving this storage unit for your makeup. I for sure need to invest in something to help me stay organized. Thanks for the tips!
    ~Samantha
    http://goldcoastgirlblog.com/

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  52. I love the way these look but acrylic drives me nuts unless it is spotless. I keep all of my stuff in my daily stuff in one bag from Thirty-One that I love and just pull it out everyday. All of my less used stuff is in my linen closet in various bags/boxes. Random everyday stuff in my little vanity drawer. I am fairly organized but yours looks nicer!

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  53. Oh girl, you are totally reading my mind today! I just cleaned out my closet and my make-up storage yesterday. I couldn't help thinking that it wasn't the most effective storage. I love the one you posted about as your potential upgrade! DG is the same as G. I'm not going to stop buying make up so let's improvise here! xoxo

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  54. I suck at all things beauty - including organization - so these are great tips! I love that you can see everything within the organization of it all. Great suggestions! XO

    Anna
    alilyloveaffair.com

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  55. I figured you would need the mother of cosmetic organizers so I'm glad you did me proud ;)

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  56. I was just telling Mia how I need to get all of my 'makeup samples' together to see what I actually have - maybe i should just get after it 100% and really organize! Happy birthday to your sweet mama!

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  57. Happy birthday to your gorgeous mama! I need a new brush holder, I dropped and busted mine into a thousand little pieces this morning while getting ready ;( Love those clear containers too, I want to upgrade sometime!

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  58. Omgsh this is the perfect organizer--I love that you can see through it--that is great for makeup! I use a tackle box (yes actually from the fishing store ha!) but I need to pick me up one of these--so much cuter :)

    Tori
    FashionBlingGirlyThings

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  59. I desparately need to organize my make up! I have like 4 make up bags of random stuff! I love those clear organizers! Happy birthday to your mom!!

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  60. I've had my eye on Muji organizers for several months now! It looks like a great way to store your makeup. The price of the Muji one seems a lot more reasonable that the last one but I do love separators in the lower drawers.

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  61. I have that same Muji container and I love mine! It's the perfect way to store makeup!
    xoxo Danielle
    For the Love of Leopard

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  62. I love those acrylic organizers, they are so great!! I have an organizer that I bought years ago that sits on top of our bathroom sink for all of my makeup. It has drawers and also slots to put brushes and mascaras, it has served me well over the years.

    Brooke
    pumps and push-ups

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  63. Love these organizers, especially the ones with drawers! I just us a tray right now, but it gets so cluttered!

    www.madeintheshadeblog.com

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  64. that organizer looks amazing!! i've been on the hunt for one recently since my current one isn't cutting it anymore!

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  65. Happy birthday to your mom! I have two organizers and I am obsessed with them! I need a big one that will combine both. The only thing I hate is when all my makeup gets dust on it and it gets dirty so fast…first world problems!
    ~~Megan~~
    http://www.poshprime.com

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  66. I don't have that much makeup (sadly! I'm so plain and boring) but I would love to have an organizer like this!!

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  67. Happy Birthday to your mum!! I totally need an organizer like that!

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  68. So jealous of your make up organization. Happy birthday to your mom.

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  69. Love the makeup organization! It looks so nice!

    God bless,
    XO, Claire
    Http://www.littlemissfashionqueen.blogspot.com

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  70. I have got to find a solution for my makeup. I keep them in bags to make my life easier when I travel but I can't see everything I own. This looks like a great option. xo, Amanda

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  71. Girl this was perfect timing, I was just thinking that I need to get my bathroom junk organized...it's a disaster. I love that one you got from your MIL. Oh and happy birthday to your beautiful mama!

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  72. I never used to like the look of acrylic containers but I broke down and bought one last summer - and I'm totally in love with it! It stores everything really nicely and, go figure, I actually like being able to see what's in the all the drawers. I have a similar setup to what you have, although I need to go through it because there is at least one drawer that I never even touch so obviously I must not need whatever is in there too badly!

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  73. I love these clear drawer systems! I just have a drawer that I throw all my stuff into and then I have that bag that I posted not too long ago where I keep my daily used items. In other words, I'm not very organized! :)

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  74. Arranging separate storage for makeup kit is very simple. In market place it is available in various shapes.

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  75. Happy birthday to yo' mama! :D :D :D
    I love lipsticks/lipglosses, too... those and mascara are my weaknesses! I'd like to get something like this... right now I use one of those Rubbermaid storage things with drawers and it works, but it's definitely not as pretty!

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  77. This post was shared as part of the Share the Love Link Up I am hosting today and Marie really picked a great one here! I NEED one of these organizers in my life. My whole makeup situation is so difficult. The light in my house is terrible so depending on the time of day I do my makeup in different rooms. Most of the time I sit on the floor in front of the full-length mirror in my bedroom while my cat tries to steal my brushes and I poke myself in the eye with a mascara wand. Getting my makeup situation organized is going on my 2016 resolution list.

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  78. This post was shared as part of the Share the Love Link Up I am hosting today and Marie really picked a great one here! I NEED one of these organizers in my life. My whole makeup situation is so difficult. The light in my house is terrible so depending on the time of day I do my makeup in different rooms. Most of the time I sit on the floor in front of the full-length mirror in my bedroom while my cat tries to steal my brushes and I poke myself in the eye with a mascara wand. Getting my makeup situation organized is going on my 2016 resolution list.

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