I spent ages searching for acrylic storage boxes for my makeup. The one sold by 27Pinkx is beautiful but I was looking for something more affordable than R1600. Finally I found these useful three-layer boxes at Dischem in Canal Walk and also the cosmetic organizers which have lipstick holders and various compartments for standing tubs and tubes in. I have a combination of three storage boxes and two cosmetic holders. They are perfect for stacking and creating a bigger unit as I have done.
The cosmetic organizers are only R49 and the perspex boxes are R60. It is amazing how much they can hold. The boxes have two larger drawers and two smaller ones. The smaller ones are good for things like lipsticks, glosses or individual eyeshadows, or holding a single bronzer/powder compact each. The organizers are useful for anything you prefer to have standing up. I use one for BB creams, foundations, primers and concealers. The other I use for skincare products.
It isn’t as eye-catching or as glamorous as some of the makeup storage ideas I have seen on Pinterest, but it is functional and keeps things at my fingertips. The picture actually looks a bit hectic, but I don’t have a lot of counter space. This keeps my drawers free for things like hair products which I don’t use every day.