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Everyone on TikTok is showing off their makeup storage so we’ve found 11 stylish makeup organising solutions to help you declutter

TikTok has sparked many weird and wonderful trends, from iced coffee recipes and DIY hairstyles, but the latest trend has seen people showing off their makeup storage and cosmetic organizers.

If your makeup collection is dotted around your house – from mascara at the bottom of tote bags to nail polish left loose at the back of your bedside table drawer – it’s time to take note and invest in a makeup storage box or three. Especially if you went on a bit of a beauty shopping spree throughout lockdown and are now finding it takes so much longer to leave your house looking fab.

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The very best of us fall victim to the pull of new beauty products, after all. Before you know it, you’ve got lipsticks galore, primers coming out of your ears, and enough eyeliners to last you years – and it’s tricky to know where to keep it all.

TikToker @heartdefensor has made the most of clear plastic storage containers, while TikToker @misspoppylocks has used a variety of makeup storage baskets, makeup storage cases, and even drawer organisers to keep things in order. 

If you can relate, we’ve found the best makeup storage ideas to take your makeup situation from a frantic clutter to compartmentalised perfection. From clear acrylic cosmetic storage boxes at Amazon to countertop beauty storage at Oliver Bonas, we’ve got you covered. Particular highlights? This super cute Sass & Belle cat whiskers storage basket and this chic Oliver Bonas gold makeup brush holder which sits smartly on your dressing tabletop.

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This isn’t just a matter of reorganising so you can find skincare products more quickly, but to ensure you haven’t got any expired items sitting in the bottom of an old makeup bag, which could cause a reaction. FYI: if you need help deciphering when and how to dispose of products that are way past their best, have a read of our guide to expiry dates on your makeup and skincare. It might shock you.

Keen for more storage solutions? Head here for the best bath trays for next time you’re in the tub, this way for stylish bedside tables and this way for the best jewellery boxes as pretty as the trinkets they’ll keep. We’ve also got makeup bags, toiletry bags, wardrobe storage ideas, shoe storage ideas and the best wardrobes and clothes rails.

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