Makeup & Jewellery Storage Ideas

Over the past year in particular, I’ve found myself becoming more unorganised when it comes to my makeup & jewellery storage. There just seems to be a constant overflow of products that I’m finding difficult to contain. One thing I love is mixing old with new, and creating something a bit more unique. There’s nothing quite like finding a $2 trinket from the market to store some of my finest gems.

I have a thing for vintage tins. I have a few lying around the house storing some of my favourite makeup and monumental items. I’ve found them especially perfect for storing lipsticks. I used to store them in those plastic lipstick holders, but I kept having to order more because I always ran out of room. Then the problem of ‘where am I going to put this lipstick holder now’ seemed to continuously arise and ironically, left me with less storage space. This vintage ‘Jacob & Co’s Cream Crackers’ canister (and possibly one other..) stores all my lipsticks and hardly takes up any room. For anyone asking, I purchased it here from eBay.

With an ever-growing collection of rings, I decided to (finally) sort them out. I chose my favourites to keep in this little dish, I believe it actually used to be a soap bar holder, to keep on my dressing table. It makes it easy to just pop on a few before heading out the door without having to make a mess & lose half my collection.

Being a huge fan of fake eyelashes, you could say I’ve accumulated quite the collection of eye lash glue. This is only a very small portion of them as I thought it was time to start throwing them out, keeping only a few. I’ve started to store them in jar lids, which you could also store little perfume or makeup samples.

Since I’m in the middle of trying to get drawers to store products in, I’ve found the most convenient way for me it in a box lid. I know, it may sound a bit weird but don’t knock the idea yet. It perfectly fits all my foundations, strangely enough. You can also stack them on top of each other so they don’t take up too much room!

I’ve already shared this storage idea in one of my first posts, and majority of you probably know of the infamous SKURAR Pot Plants from IKEA. They’re still holding all of my brushes quite nicely (although I’m up to about my 4th one now..) but am thinking of finding some antique cups or empty Diptyque candles to store some new brushes.

Do you have any storage tips for makeup & jewellery?

  • Alina Bostan

    Great ideas, I love using old boxes/tines to store certain beauty products in them. I'm currently waiting to finish up my Yankee candles so I can use the glass jars for storage x

    Beauty with charm

  • Joanne

    I use a shoebox lid to store my nail polishes! This post was really lovely and helpful, thanks for sharing it! <3


  • All my make up is in old beauty boxes at the moment, I love the idea of using old tins! It is hard to have a good make up storage in London, as our flat is so little! But I hope one day I can have a nice dressing table! x

    Jasmin Charlotte | UK Lifestyle Blog

  • These are such lovely ideas!! I need to find new storage ideas as all my drawers are overflowing!

    Josie XOXO

    Fashion Mumblr

  • What great ideas I need to sort out my whole room at the min ,we moved a few months ago and it's been kind of an excuse to leave everything a mess. lol. I love the way you take your pictures they look so fresh and simple but stunning. xox

  • Such cute little ideas! I'm the worst for makeup storage. Especially as I've been moving around a lot lately, I've just been living out of my makeup bag! xx

    Emily ⎜ Daisy Locks

  • Lipsticks look so cute in the little vintage tins!

  • Megan Roisin

    I store all my make up the same way as you do, I love the kitsch look it gives off :)

    Megan x

    London Callings

  • Good tips! I'm always looking for a new way to store things, I use a similar IKEA pot for my brushes :-) Rebeka x

    Rebeka Taylor

  • Sylvia Said

    What an adorable way to store makeup! So many lipsticks *-* I only own two. . .I know very sad haha

    She Will Be

  • Gi.

    beautiful ideas dear! thank you very much!
    kisses Gi.

  • I love the way you store your make up, so cute.

  • These are such cute ideas! I only wish I enough space to put such pretty boxes! x

    Blog Marjorie

  • these are such good ideas!

  • Cherie Tang

    Cute photos, got to love Ikea! x

  • Thanks for the ideas. Great post.

  • I've never really thought of using the cookie boxes for storing my makeup and I might just try this!


  • Very cool ideas. Would love it if you could check out my newest fashion post!

    Kisses xo | From Aliona With Love

  • Jodie Vernon

    I love the ideas you have for storage, the Jacobs tin for lipstick is such a good idea!

    Jodie // La Lune Song

  • Corinne C

    I love using box lids etc to sort my things out. I have a box and a drawer tidy for my things, but I do need to have a sort through and organise it a bit better!

    Corinne x

  • Your photos are just beautiful!! I love the look of the tin xx

    Gemma | Miss Makeup Magpie

  • I'm waiting for my Yankee candles to run out as well, I think they'd look so cute in there! x

  • That's a cool idea! Funnily enough, I use a shoebox to store all my nail polishes (I'm a serial nail polish hoarder) and still running out of room! x

  • I know your pain! There is just no more space in my room for all my makeup, but I can't move it to the bathroom! The struggle! x

  • Thank you! I don't even have drawers yet so you can imagine my pain haha x

  • That was my excuse for months! haha, I'm usually horrible when it comes to organisation. Thank you so much! :) x

  • Same! I've been shocking the past few months so I thought it was about time to sort out some things (although I can't see it lasting long haha) x

  • Thank you! It's my favourite! x

  • Yes! It's just so cute :) x

  • The IKEA pots are life savers! :) x

  • Thank you! haha I have far more than I will ever need, lipsticks are just the one thing I have no self control with haha x

  • Aw thank you lovely! x

  • Thankyou Arnella! :) x

  • Thank you! Aw maybe one day! :) x

  • Thank you Emily! :) x

  • Ikea is the best, isn't it?! x

  • Thank you for reading :) x

  • It's so cute & vintage! Thank you! :) x

  • Thank you! Sure thing :) x

  • How cute is it?! Thank you Jodie! :) x

  • They're so convenient! I don't know why I didn't think about it earlier. Thanks for reading Corinne :) x

  • Omg yes! Literally my life haha. I know how you feel, I change up my storage all the time because I'm forever changing my mind! x

  • Aw thank you Gemma! :) x

  • Z.

    Okay good, glad it's not just me haha. I'm glad I found your blog Angela, I'm loving your beauty pictures – really pretty!

  • This is such a good idea, I've never thought of using a tin for makeup storage!

    Tessa / Bramble & Thorn

  • I love the tin for storing lip products. I swear those lipsticks will be the death of my storage drawers. They just never sit nicely! Lol

  • Kate @Violetdaffodils

    These are such great ideas and tips! Thanks for sharing :D


  • theblackblush blog

    Love your ideas for storange! Great pictures!

  • Анна-Алина Гевелюк

    Great ideas! Love it!

  • fandbtribes

    i love make up storage. There is some amazing cheap things from ikea like you have mentioned

  • You store everything so beautifully! ♥

  • Jane
  • I love the vintage Jacobs tin, such a good idea! May have to pick up a couple to store my nail polishes etc in!

    The Velvet Black // UK Style & Beauty Blog

  • Everygoodthingblog by Melissa

    I love the idea of storing make up in vintage tins!! And, the SKURAR pot plans from IKEA are super cute! Ah, how I love IKEA! Thanks for sharing Angela. I just found your blog and love all your photos! Can't wait to follow along!

  • Amazing as usual!!!!

    Sarah | More Than Adored

  • Beth

    Love the Jacobs tin – such a cute vintage idea!

    Beth Bethany Georgina

  • Great ideas for organization!
    Plaid Is My Favourite Colour

  • What a brilliant idea! I'm now off to thieve some tins from mother…!
    Emily |

  • Lillie Mysel

    That is such a great idea with the foundations! I think I am going to do that! I am running out of room on my make up organizer that I got from the Container Store and I didn't know what to do! So happy I read this post! xx

  • Those Vintage tins look amazing! Love it! I also use that IKEA candle holder for brushes – I love your entire set-up :) xx

    Magpie Jasmine || GIVEAWAY!: Urban Decay/Nars/Charlotte Tilbury/Too Faced

  • Love the idea of using vintage tins for storing lipstick!

  • Love vintage tins. One good way is to store some makeup items in those book type storages. I find some cute vintage looking finds at the Reject Shop

  • Ama Poku

    I like the vintage tins the most, they look really cute <3
    xx Ama