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11 best makeup organisers 2022: how to store your cosmetics the right way

Looking for the best way to store your makeup? Check out our top tips and tricks...

Jenni McKnight
Jenni McKnightUS Lifestyle Editor
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Whether you're a beginner or a YouTube pro, makeup is for everyone and it has the ability to transform our appearance whether we want a lit-from-within glow or an all-out dramatic makeover.

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While there are many affordable brands on the market today, your beauty products should still be treated and stored with care whether they cost under £10 or over £50 as makeup that has been neglected can hugely impact its quality. Find out the best way to store your treasured items below...

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How can I store my makeup at home?

The best way to store your makeup at home is definitely not in the bathroom. Saffron Hughes, a makeup artist at FalseEyelashestold HELLO! "Humidity can cause items in your makeup to expire at a faster rate than normal. If the bathroom is home to your essential foundations, you are harming the texture and finish of the products."

She added: "Temperature is key when storing cosmetics, knowing the correct place to store certain items can gain you up to a few more months of usage."

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Best makeup bags

Makeup bags are great for keeping your products together when you're on the move, but to help prolong the life of your favourite foundation or mascara, it's always best to transfer them to a cool, airtight environment. Check out our recommendations for the best makeup bags below…

flat lay co makeup bags

The Flat Lay Co. Box Bag, Flat Lay Makeup Bag, Brush Case, from £15.99, FeelUnique

spacenk double makeup bag

Space NK Double Travel Bag, £46, Space NK

charlotte tilbury makeup bag

Charlotte Tilbury Makeup Bag 1st Edition, £15, ASOS


Best makeup storage drawers

The best makeup storage drawers can safely hold more than just products – they are ideal for your brushes too because you want to keep them away from sunlight in a cool, dry environment. 

Liquid foundation and concealer are also great to keep in storage drawers as they are away from direct sunlight which can dry out the products. You could even store them in the fridge as being near any heat source will cause the liquid to separate.

oliver bonas storage

Storage Locker, £129, Oliver Bonas

john lewis storage drawers

Beauty Organiser Drawers, £30, John Lewis & Partners

beauty fridge

Luxe Skincare Fridge, £129, Revolve 


Best makeup boxes

The best makeup boxes are great for storing your beauty blender as opposed to a makeup bag as this will allow them to breathe. But don't leave your beauty blender in a dark place when it’s wet as this will attract bacteria. Remember they should be replaced every three to six months.

Mascara is also great to keep in a box as the cool, airtight environment can stop it from drying out. Powder products should also be stored in a dry place, such as a plastic case. This is a perfect environment that will keep all products fresh and maintain high quality.


Beautifect Box, £279, Beautifect 


Beautifect replaces the need for a separate table, mirror, light and storage - so clever! This rechargeable and cordless luxury vanity case means you never need to be tied down to one place to do your makeup ever again.

amanda holden metal trunks

BundleBerry by Amanda Holden Set of 2 Small & Medium Trunks, £62.98, QVC

etsy beauty box

Large Makeup Storage Box, £40.41, Etsy

wayfair storage

17 Stories Baelin Makeup Storage Box, £31,99, Wayfair


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