New Vanity Storage {Acrylic MUJI Drawers}

As much as I love my vintage vanity, it’s storage space has been severely lacking as of late (check out my previous post on how I managed to keep it organized). The drawers were overflowing with products that wouldn’t fit into one of the designated bins, and I found myself constantly purging or giving away perfectly good makeup simply because I didn’t have the room for it anymore. Not to mention I was cutting way back on buying new beauty products, even ones that are staples in my everyday routine – I really just can’t stand for that. #beautyjunkieproblems

After a lot of research – even considering the purchase of a new, bigger vanity – I ultimately decided that some tabletop drawer organizers would help solve the issue.

I knew that I wanted acrylic drawers to give the illusion that they weren’t taking up too much space on the table, and that’s where MUJI came in.

Holy moly – I cannot sing this company’s praises enough. I discovered MUJI through numerous YouTube beauty gurus, and now I understand why makeup lovers adore these storage boxes. They are sleek, functional and affordable. My purchase was less than $60 – for solid quality acrylic boxes, that’s a steal.

It took me a couple days to decide on what size drawers to purchase since not all of them are the same height and depth. For my needs, I settled on two different sizes. For face products, I went with the two-drawer case. I store foundations, concealers and a couple powders in the top drawer and bronzers, blushes and highlighters on the bottom.

For eyes and lips products, I chose the three-drawer case. You’ll notice that the second drawer can house up to THREE eyeshadow palettes – the LORAC ones are stacked on top of one another, and the IT Cosmetics Naturally Pretty Palette is hanging out in the back. In the long run, I think I’m going to store my palettes elsewhere so I have another drawer for lip products, but I wanted to demonstrate just how deep and high the drawers are.

Another bonus of these acrylic cases is that all the drawer cases that are available are the same width, which makes them easily stackable. So, if I ever need to purchase additional cases in the future, I’m glad to know that I won’t have to sacrifice additional tabletop space.  

Needless to say, I am over the moon and impressed by these little drawers. It’s much more convenient now to have my daily products within arm’s reach on top of my vanity, leaving the drawers with more storage space for seasonal products and general overflow.

Do you use any type of makeup organization system?

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31 Comments

  1. I am so happy you posted this!! I've been wanting to order some of these but wasn't sure. This officially sold me! Thank you!

    Posted 2.2.15 Reply
  2. Oh my gosh, this is EXACTLY what I need!! So awesome!! My current makeup organizer is OK, but I feel like it takes up too much space underneath my vanity. Thank you for sharing, I'll have to look into these!! 🙂

    Posted 2.2.15 Reply
  3. Mia- MakeMeUpMia wrote:

    I absolutely love these, they look so neat and clean. The reason I haven't bought any yet is because I always get hairspray on stuff and I don't want to ruin them or make them look gross 🙁 Let me know your thoughts on this, if you think they wipe clean good or not!

    Posted 1.25.15 Reply
  4. I love how neat and organized everything looks! My makeup is currently a mess- I wish I had counter space somewhere to have something like this, it looks amazing!

    Posted 1.25.15 Reply
  5. Tif Fannin wrote:

    I really like the acrylic look! I need to invest in better makeup storage and organization.

    Posted 1.23.15 Reply
  6. Absolutely! I do enjoy baskets, too. 🙂

    Posted 1.22.15 Reply
  7. LOL, never!

    Posted 1.22.15 Reply
  8. You can't go wrong with either ones that we posted about – acrylic definitely is the way to go because it's sturdy and doesn't appear to take up too much visual space. Good luck!

    Posted 1.22.15 Reply
  9. I am so jealous that they just opened up a store by you! I bet they have so much great organizing stuff – and these really are so affordable.

    Posted 1.22.15 Reply
  10. Girl, until we moved this past year, I never had room for anything like this either. Just keep telling yourself that it will be in your near future! 🙂

    Posted 1.22.15 Reply
  11. These definitely fit the bill for what you're looking for!

    Posted 1.22.15 Reply
  12. Right?! I couldn't agree more!

    Posted 1.22.15 Reply
  13. Awesome! I think you'll be super happy with them.

    Posted 1.22.15 Reply
  14. Fabulous! Glad you found this helpful. 🙂

    Posted 1.22.15 Reply
  15. I think these would be perfect for you! They really don't take up too much space.

    Posted 1.22.15 Reply
  16. You absolutely should! These don't take up much space at all, and it's so nice to be able to see what you're looking for.

    Posted 1.22.15 Reply
  17. You know me too well!

    Posted 1.22.15 Reply
  18. These are perfect for palettes!

    Posted 1.22.15 Reply
  19. Glad you found it helpful!

    Posted 1.22.15 Reply
  20. jillian wrote:

    cute drawers! i have some baskets for cosmetics but i think these would look great in my bathroom. xo jillian – stop by! I'm hosting a RapidLash giveaway on cornflake dreams

    Posted 1.21.15 Reply
  21. Kristy Simon wrote:

    Now that your makeup is organized, does this mean I will stop receiving the overstock? LOL!

    Posted 1.21.15 Reply
  22. I'm on the hunt for something like this after you and Amanda from Meet at the Barre posted such awesome options. Decisions, decisions!

    Posted 1.21.15 Reply
  23. Nadia wrote:

    A Muji store just opened up here and I can't wait to go see all the stuff they have for organizing! I always thought it was so expensive, it's amazing to hear that they are really affordable. They look so pretty on your vanity!

    Posted 1.21.15 Reply
  24. Ah so jealous!! Your makeup looks so pretty in these. I have an acrylic organizer for my makeup, but it only has the top tray sections and one drawer. My makeup is overflowing, but I don't have the counter space for anything bigger. Someday I will have a vanity space!

    Posted 1.21.15 Reply
  25. Pamela wrote:

    I really need an acrylic organizer! They're so clean looking and right now my makeup is everywhere lol!!

    Posted 1.21.15 Reply
  26. The Adored Life wrote:

    I think that acrylic looks soooo good! I love that you can still see the contents but ti looks all fancy!

    http://www.theadoredlife.com

    Posted 1.21.15 Reply
  27. Alisha Ely wrote:

    I love this look – perfect for everyday use! I need to revamp my system too, but with limited space, it is hard. 🙂

    Posted 1.21.15 Reply
  28. I love the look of the acrylic organizers, I was just thinking the other day I should pick some up and quit just keeping my makeup in a makeup bag all the time since 9 times out of 10 I'm putting it on at home!

    Posted 1.21.15 Reply
  29. Debra Stachelski wrote:

    These drawers look fantastic and I know how much happier you are being organized!

    Posted 1.21.15 Reply
  30. Biana Perez wrote:

    I have one acrylic organizer and it has 5 drawers but I need something for my palettes!! I'm going to check them out 🙂 xo, Biana – BlovedBoston

    Posted 1.21.15 Reply
  31. Jenn wrote:

    I need a new organizer for my bathroom and this just might fit the bill! Thanks for posting it!!!

    Posted 1.21.15 Reply

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