Whether you’ve been experimenting with new skincare or you bought approximately 15 shades of your favorite lipstick at the B-Glowing Presidents Day beauty sale, beauty collections can get out of hand, fast. Rather than throwing it all in a bag and hoping for the best, a good makeup organizer can help you find a home for it all—and actually still see it to use it. Making sure all of your products have a proper place can alleviate the frequency of having to hunt down those missing lip glosses, blushes or eyeliners. It will also make it clear when you have some empties to replace. There are some makeup organizers that are better for the task than others, however, and we’ve done a deep dive into the most high-quality picks.
Acrylic organizers tend to be the most popular because they are see-through and easy to wipe down for cleaning. But there are other wooden and plastic models that are just durable that will match a different organizational aesthetic. As such, the best material for a makeup organizer will largely depend on your personal preferences. There are a few features a top-notch pick should share, though. A good makeup organizer will have a variety of storage options, from drawers to slots, making it easy to stash away brushes, foundation and more. It should also fit your allotted space, whether that’s a small patch of real estate on your bathroom counter or a spacious vanity countertop. Last but not least, it should be strong enough to survive a bump from your blowdryer or even a tumble to the floor.