Muji makeup storage: 5 drawer set
Meet my Mujis, everyone!
Wait: that sounded a bit weird, didn’t it? OK, let’s start again…
Remember when I showed you my snazzy new Ikea storage box, which I’m using for my skincare and nail polish? I mentioned in that post that I’d also re-organised the rest of my makeup, and this is how I did it: with a couple of Muji’s 5 drawer acrylic makeup storage boxes.
If you read beauty blogs, or have a Pinterest account, you’ll probably be reasonably familiar with the sight of acrylic makeup storage drawers stuffed full of makeup. Indeed, it was on Pinterest that I first discovered these (Pinterest has been to blame for quite a few things recently, huh?), and before I knew what had happened, several hours had passed, and I’d convinced myself I just couldn’t live without a set of acrylic drawers. Let’s all just hope I never start searching Pinterest for Lamborghinis, or yachts, or something…
Anyway, at £25 per set, these acrylic drawers aren’t the cheapest makeup storage out there, so I did a bit of price comparison at sites like eBay and… well, eBay, basically… before taking the plunge. As it happens, there are tons of acrylic cosmetic organizers out there, and some of them are pretty cheap, too, but somehow I kept winding up back at the Muji online store, eyeballing their 5 drawer boxes.
I knew I wanted a clear makeup organizer rather than one I’d have to keep opening up every time I wanted to find something, and I also wanted fairly shallow drawers, to minimise the amount of rummaging I’d have to do to find stuff. These seemed to fulfill that criteria, and also came highly recommended by more-or-less everyone, so Muji it was.
Acrylic makeup storage from Muji
As you can see, after a whole lot of agonizing over what kind of set-up to go for (there are tons of different options on the site), I decided to go for two of the 5-drawer sets, which I’ve stacked one on top of the other, to save space . (Don’t worry, they’re designed to be stacked if required, so they’re pretty secure, and I haven’t yet sent everything flying. YET.) In retrospect, I’m not sure that was QUITE the right decision: as you can see, there’s still plenty of room left in some of the drawers (which is great, given my shopaholic tendencies), but while I love the shallow drawers, which allow me to organize everything in such a way as to totally eliminate the hated rummaging, the drawers proved too shallow for a few items in my collection.
My foundation bottles, for instance, don’t fit into these drawers, and nor do a couple of my other, larger items: luckily it’s just a few things, so I’m now thinking of adding one of the wider two drawer sets to my collection for those. I guess the fact that I’m referring to this setup as a “collection” tells you everything you need to know about my feelings on this, really, doesn’t it? I’m well on my way to a Muji obsession, folks. And I haven’t even got started on all of the other types of makeup storage they sell…