Genius DIY Vanity Organization Tips We’ve Learned From Instagram

February 2nd, 2018 at 1:06am

Having a place for every beauty essential you own is easier said than done. If you’re even half the makeup hoarder your family and friends claim you are, you probably stare at your products and wonder how to organize them in the most efficient and chic way possible (after all, they are perfect for that Instagram aesthetic). Cosmetic hoarders, look no further. If you’re hoping to finally achieve your 2018 organization goals and still be right on trend with all those Glossier-covered surfaces taking over your feed, keep reading on for six easy ideas to help you achieve the Insta-worthy vanity of your dreams.

Invest in an Array of Geometric Containers

Sure, it would be easier to just have one container for all of your makeup, but doing this can make it impossible to quickly find what you need in the morning. Instead, choose a few geometric trays that allow you to separate your products into the categories you want—by product type or brand. Contrasted against a white desk and a simple mirror, this vanity is a minimalist’s dream.

PHOTO: @fionajhappy

Utilize a Cute Catch-All Basket For Easy Storage

A simple wire basket (originally meant to hold fruit) can be the perfect place to toss all of those extra items and keepsakes you want to look at on the daily rather than stashing in a drawer. Plus, it’s incredibly easy to place on-the-go essentials in it before you run out the door in the morning.

Let Your Makeup Take Center Stage With Clear Storage Options

Packaging these days can be more aesthetically pleasing than actual decorations, so show off your favorite products with an all-white color scheme and completely clear containers. Your vanity will practically be begging to be photographed.

Put Your Prettiest Bottles on a Pedestal

Turn your vanity into art with your prettiest buys. Put your fancy bottles on display, and then match any other dorm decorations (paintings, sculptures, bouquets, etc.) to creative a cohesive color scheme. Time to reach those #aestheticgoals you’ve always double-tapped in envy.

PHOTO: @annahershey

Use Decorative Bins to Categorize Products

How many times have you had to rush out of the door in the morning without being able to sift through your makeup for your go-to mascara and lipstick? Solve this dilemma by separating all of your products into their respective categories. They’ll look neat organized in containers, and you’ll thank yourself when it’s time to find that perfect red lipstick you’ve been planning to wear.

How do you organize your makeup and daily essentials? Share with us on Instagram by tagging @cfashionista!

Featured photo by @geordonwollner.