Our master bedroom is 0% set up in terms of decor and a new paint job, but at least I’ve got my makeup vanity organization situation on point! Besides our bed, this was the first piece of furniture I got set up and I’m loving having a dedicated space to both store and do my makeup.
This amazing, glam Hollywood mirror is from Impressions Vanity. I went with their Hollywood Glo Lite Pro Vanity Mirror in white with frosted bulbs. For a cost-effective vanity table solution, I ordered this one from Wayfair and I just didn’t attach the mirror that it came with, so I could put my Impressions Vanity mirror on it. The cute stool is from Wayfair as well at a great price point.
The mirror is definitely heavy duty and I’m really happy with the quality. There are two options for the setup—you can either wall mount it or use the stand that it comes with. I opted for the stand because it felt like a more flexible solution, and since it is pretty heavy I didn’t want to have to worry about finding studs in the right spot in this particular nook in our bedroom. The stand worked out great and it’s super sturdy.
The lighting on this mirror is also amazing. While we have some nice natural light in our bathroom, it’s still a bit dark when it comes to doing my makeup in there. The light bulbs that this Impressions Vanity mirror comes with are nice and bright and I love that the temperature of them feels very white and pure, rather than too warm or cold. It’s perfect for doing your makeup and really helps me see if there’s a streak of foundation or bronzer that I missed blending in.
I love how it turned out and I’ve been doing my makeup here in the mornings, as well as some of my evening skincare routine. Omied wasn’t super keen on having such a girly vanity situation in our master bedroom, but this little nook was kinda too perfect for it and I told him he’s married to a blogger so he might just need to get over it. ? Bless him, he did.
If you’re looking for something smaller for your vanity situation, Impressions Vanity also has a great selection of makeup mirrors. My favorite is their tri-fold mirror that comes in a bunch of different colors like gold and rose gold.
And if you want to go all out, be sure to check out their Slaytations, which includes their vanity tables + Hollywood Vanity Mirror.
Makeup Vanity Organization
Ok, on to the organization! You guys have been loving my home organization posts so I thought I’d dive into my makeup organization situation with this new vanity. In our old apartment, my makeup storage was far less glamorous and it was basically a bunch of large plastic containers and drawers. This meant it was oftentimes hard to find what I was looking for, so I’d end up just reaching for whatever product happened to be on top. So I wanted to make sure that this new set up made my products easily accessible.
I decided to go with all acrylic organizers so I could easily see the products. I ordered these drawer organizers from Amazon, and I also got these makeup organizers that are made specifically for your makeup brushes, lipstick, lip gloss, blush/highlighters, and eyeliner. These acrylic organizers are great for eye shadow palettes, and I used another one in my bathroom to organize sheet masks.
If you have a lot of MAC lipstick like me, you’ll love these clear lipstick caps specifically made for MAC lipsticks. I love being able to see the shade without having to pop the cap off! They’re amazing.
For lip gloss, I put a lot of them upside down so I could easily see the shades.
It feels so good to get my makeup all organized! And I’m in love with my Impressions Vanity mirror—it works perfectly in this nook and makes this spot feel like a professional glam squad is about to arrive.
Omied suggested turning the wall inside of this nook where my vanity table is into an accent wall and painting it a medium grey color. I’m kinda into that idea so maybe we’ll give it a try.
Those are all my makeup vanity organization tips! What should I organize next?? I’m on an organization roll over here! ?
Elise Armitage is an entrepreneur and founder of What The Fab, a travel + lifestyle blog based in California. At the beginning of 2019, Elise left her corporate job at Google to chase her dreams: being an entrepreneur and helping women find fabulous in the everyday. Since then, she’s launched her SEO course Six-Figure SEO, where she teaches bloggers how to create a passive revenue stream from their website using SEO. Featured in publications like Forbes, Elle, HerMoney, and Real Simple, Elise is a firm believer that you can be of both substance and style.