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The Best Makeup Organizers on Amazon, According to Hyperenthusiastic Reviewers

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Here at the Strategist, we like to think of ourselves as crazy (in the good way) about the stuff we buy, but as much as we’d like to, we can’t try everything. Which is why we have People’s Choice, in which we find the best-reviewed (that’s four-to-five-star reviews and lots of ‘em) products and single out the most convincing. While we’ve written before about the best makeup cases, toiletry bags, and the wall-mounted cosmetic storage that our beauty writer Rio loves, here we’re looking into the best-reviewed makeup organizers on Amazon. (Note that reviews have been edited for length and clarity.)

Best makeup drawers

Sorbus Cosmetics Makeup and Jewelry Big Storage Case

“Wow, where have I been??? I own ONE nice medium-size acrylic makeup tray with all of my essentials stacked on top of each other, but after carefully researching these babies, I purchased two. It stores E.l.f., Too Faced, NYX brands, etc. palettes, concealers, blushes, highlighters, brushes, powders, lip liners, on and on and on. Each easy gliding drawer comes with a mesh liner, the storage unit looks beautiful, and for only $19 each! I am elated!!!”

InterDesign 3-Drawer Storage Organizer

“I purchased these drawers to store all my cosmetics and skin-care items in and I couldn’t be happier. They are pink but a bit see-through, which makes it easier for me to find items I need. These drawers are not huge but fit things like tubes of creams, foundations, etc. I love that they can either be stacked or left side by side and fit perfectly either way. They are sturdy and the drawers also can be pulled out completely, which is nice for cleaning. I will definitely be buying more of these in the future. As of now I have four.”

Best tiered makeup organizers

Unique Home Makeup Organizer

“Great little organizer for a great price. Area on left good for larger items like powder and blush compacts. Area on right great for lip products or small tubes. Back area perfect for holding my larger brushes and tube products. Drawers are great for holding my smaller brushes, liner pencils, eye shadows. Also, they have some nonslip padding at the bottom of each drawer that is easily removable. These are great if you have a small to medium makeup collection you want to organize! Definitely recommend!!”

hblife Makeup Organizer with 12 drawers

“I have a modest makeup collection. I have all of my must-haves and powders and I needed a place to store them. This organizer fits everything except my eye-shadow palettes (which I was planning on storing elsewhere anyway). My favorite part is that the drawers are exchangeable, so I can switch a few of the smaller ones around with the larger ones. The acrylic feels sturdy and the drawers slide in and out with no problems. They click right together.”

Best rotating makeup organizers

Jerrybox Makeup Organizer 360 Degree Rotation

“I LOVE this spinning stand. I’ve been trying for three years to figure out how to best organize my makeup on my small vanity — I’ve tried using the drawers, fancy jars on top, acrylic organizers — they all had so many flaws and didn’t hold/display everything I needed. This organizer holds the contents of all of that and more (including some hair products, takes up a small footprint, looks sleek, and is really easy to access. 100 percent recommend.”

DreamGenius 360-Degree Rotating Acrylic Makeup Organizer

“This organizer is perfect. Very spacious, replaced two of my smaller organizers and still has room to be filled. I chose this organizer over similar products because the top tier has many smaller compartments, which are good for tall slender items like makeup brushes, lip or eye liners, liquid lippies, etc. Love that the shelf sizes are customizable and can be changed at any time. Swivel/spin feature is great. 10/10 purchase.”

Best travel makeup organizer

Chomeiu Travel Makeup Case and Organizer

“I’ve been looking for the perfect bag to keep all my makeup safe and organized while traveling. This case is perfection. My brushes don’t get smashed and deformed because they are protected by the sturdy case and Velcro closure, my makeup doesn’t turn into a jumbled mess because of all of the nice compartments. It can even hold small to medium-size palettes in the zipper pocket behind the brushes.”

Best makeup drawer organizer

STORi Clear Plastic Vanity and Desk Drawer Organizers | 6 Piece Set

“This set is exactly what I’ve been looking for. They fit perfectly in my drawers, and stacked they are the exact depth of the shallow drawer in my vanity. Perfect for organizing all the small tools and bits of makeup, bottles of perfume and tubes of medicine, etc. Appear to be heavy and high quality enough to last a long time.”

Best lipstick organizers

byAlegory Premium Beauty Organization Acrylic Lipstick Organizer – 24 spaces

“This lipstick organizer is perfect. It fits all of my lipstick brands nicely — Tarte, Wet ‘n Wild, Too Faced, Sleek, etc. It fits standard sized lipsticks — anything very large won’t fit. It holds 24 lipsticks as pictured and takes up just a small space on my vanity. It’s not deep enough to store tall lip gloss but fits flat-bottomed tubes just fine.”

hblife Lipstick Holder, 40 Spaces

“I was thrilled to find a lipstick holder with so many slots at such a low price. This fit my 30-plus lipsticks, the concealers, and a few other items I use daily. The only lipstick that didn’t fit into a slot was my Kat Von D Studded KISS because it has a wide, spiky tube, everything else (M.A.C, Anastasia, Tarte, Urban Decay, Stila, etc.) fit well. Though not designed with thinner liquid lipsticks and glosses in mind, the slots are deep enough that they are not at risk of falling over.”

Best eyeshadow organizer

byAlegory Acrylic Makeup Eyeshadow Palette Organizer with Removable Dividers

“For palette storage, these are beautiful and make a perfect display. I have mine in the upright position, and was able to fit nine palettes inside, by stacking together two thinner ones. These might not have been made with large oversize items in mind, when in the upright position. If you lay it flat, you can display larger items like Urban Decay Vice. It’s extremely versatile! I love this and will be buying more of them.”

Best organizer for makeup pencils, pens, and brushes

hblife Clear Acrylic Makeup Eyeliner Lip Liner Holder Organizer, 26 Slots

“I have a huge collection of makeup, especially eye makeup and brushes. This is such a wonderful accessory that, after receiving the first one, I ordered a second one. It holds pencils, eyeliner brushes, eyebrow brushes, tubes of concealer, tubes of highlighter, eyeliner that comes with fiber tips … and more! They hold securely, and it is so well-designed that it doesn’t take up tons of room on my makeup table.”

Best organizer for compacts and blushes

byAlegory Acrylic Compact Makeup Beauty Organizer

“I have two of these in clear and I love them. It makes my blushes and compacts so easy to get to. They fit most blushes and compacts that I have, including Nars, Hourglass (the blushes and ALP’s), M.A.C (blushes and skin finishes), Tarte, etc. They fit my drawer perfectly and make me feel so much more organized. They are good quality acrylic, no sharp edges, and are just the right size. I need to get another one soon.”

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The Best Makeup Organizers, According to Amazon Reviews