Updated Makeup Storage | IKEA Malm & Muji



My most popular blog post of all time is the one about my IKEA Malm dressing table and makeup storage. When I wrote that post, I never expected it to go down so well but to this day, I'm still getting emails asking me questions about it or finding photos from the post pinned to lots of boards on Pinterest. Crazy! I guess the reason it was so popular is because people love to be nosy and love a little snoop at the way other people do things. I know I certainly do anyway. I could spend hours reading makeup storage posts or watching makeup collection and room tour videos on YouTube so its not surprise that these kind of posts go down well. I also find they give me so much inspiration for how I can store my own makeup stash without it cluttering up my bedroom. Makeup is pretty so it should be displayed nicely too!

With this being said, I decided it was time to do an updated storage post as I recently moved flat and since my original post, my set up has changed and I've bought a few extra bits and bobs to make storing my stash that bit easier. When my boyfriend and I were looking at new flats, one of my requirements was a bedroom with large windows, lots of natural light and space for all my storage. Our new flat couldn't be more perfect as it has large ceiling to floor windows along one wall and the corner of the room shown in these photos fits all my storage in perfectly. I also love that it has white walls to match the white furniture. I feel like I now have the light, bright and dreamy bedroom I've always wanted. 

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My Dressing Table and Makeup Storage, IKEA Malm Dressing Table, Muji Acrylic Drawers, Makeup and Beauty Storage Ideas, Makeup Storage Inspiration

So first things first is the furniture which is all from the IKEA Malm range. I absolutely love this range of furniture as its SO affordable - the dressing table, chest of drawers and tall set of drawers photographed cost just over £200 which is such a bargain!  In my original post I just had the dressing table which stores my makeup and the tall drawer unit which stored things like hair/skincare and body products. However, since my collection of products has grown considerably since then, I now have the set of three drawers too. These now hold skincare in the top drawer, hair care in the middle drawer and electricals/miscellaneous bits and pieces in the bottom drawer. The tall unit now holds body products, nail products, my palettes, jewellery and makeup/travel bags. I love that it has the two thinner drawers at the top as they're great for storing my palettes and special jewellery while the drawer at the very top with a flip up lid is fab for keeping my fashion jewellery in.

I've also replaced the small white mirror I had in my previous post for this pretty shabby chic one. I found it on Amazon for a reasonable price and couldn't be happier with it. I eventually want to put it up on the wall but for now, it will do just standing up against the wall. I still have the white stool which I had in my previous post and this slots underneath the dressing table nicely - you can buy it here but it does cost £80.00 so I'd recommend this one as a cheaper alternative.

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IKEA Malm Dressing Table, Makeup and Beauty Storage Ideas, Makeup Storage Inspiration, Muji Acrylic Drawers, My Dressing Table and Makeup Storage,

As it was in my last post, my makeup is stored inside the pull out drawer of my Malm dressing table which I love a lot. Its just so handy to tuck it all away in there and considering its a fairly thin drawer, I've managed to squeeze a good amount of products in there. I use the IKEA Antonius basket inserts inside the drawer to keep all my makeup tidy and in different sections such as lips, face, blush/highlights, eye pencils and mascaras. I went into more detail about what's in each drawer in my last post here if you want to know more. 

Being a beauty blogger / makeup addict / shopaholic (you get the picture), I was obviously going to have makeup over spill that just wouldn't fit into the dressing table drawer so that's where Muji comes in. I currently have two sets of three Muji acrylic drawers stacked on top of each other on my dressing table and one of the five drawer sets on top of my chest of drawers. These contain various things but mainly things that won't fit in the drawer (especially base products) or my favourite lipsticks / lip gloss as these are the products I have most of. To be honest, I'll probably end up buying another five drawers to stack on top of the other ones as I think they look really pretty when they're stacked tall and because I have them spread out, I don't feel they make the area look cluttered. I might do a separate post on what's inside my Muji drawers if this is of interest? Let me know in the comments.

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IKEA Malm Dressing Table, Makeup and Beauty Storage Ideas, Makeup Storage Inspiration, Muji Acrylic Drawers, My Dressing Table and Makeup Storage,


IKEA Malm Dressing Table, Makeup and Beauty Storage Ideas, Makeup Storage Inspiration, Muji Acrylic Drawers, My Dressing Table and Makeup Storage,

As well as the acrylic drawers, I also have an acrylic lipstick holder which sits next to my set of six Muji drawers on my dressing table. I'd always wanted one of these to display my MAC lipsticks so when I found this one on Amazon, I was chuffed to bits. It also has other compartments which I keep my daily hair care products in so they're easy to grab in the morning. 

Other nick nacks I have sitting on top of my drawers include my makeup brush holders which are displayed on top of the Muji drawers on my dressing table.  I have three different brush holders at the moment - the one on the left is an empty Aromatherapy Associates candle which holds eye brushes, the middle one in a Muji acrylic pen pot and the one on the right is an IKEA plant pot - these two both store face brushes. I also have a cute little shabby chic distressed wood drawers which sits on top of the chest of drawers, mainly for decorative purposes. My Nanna bought me this when I moved flat as she knows I love all things shabby chic and I think it looks super cute. I've popped a few small skincare pieces and lip balms inside the drawers. On top of those drawers I have a Chanel bag (I couldn't bring myself to throw it away), my 'Invisibobbles', a Jo Malone scent and my new Zoeva brushes which I'll be reviewing soon.

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I also like to have all my perfumes out on display so these sit on top of my chest of drawers next to and on top of my five Muji drawers. The ones on top of my Muji drawers are displayed on my Yankee Candle love heart tray which adds a cute touch. I also have my Sali Hughes 'Pretty Honest' book on display as its so pretty! The final nick nack on top of my chest of drawers is a glass jar which is home to my cotton pads. I like to keep these in here so they're easy to grab morning and evening to do my skin care routine.

On the very end of my dressing table I keep some pink artificial flowers and the cutest little ring / jewellery holder from Gifts and Pieces which I keep my watch, hair ties and small pieces of jewellery on. I also use both of these things are props when taking my blog photos on my dressing table. I get asked where I take my blog photos quite a lot so now you know! I also have a little scented clay shoe hanging on one edge of my mirror - this was a Christmas gift from my auntie and I think it fits in really well.

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IKEA Malm Dressing Table, Makeup and Beauty Storage Ideas, Makeup Storage Inspiration, Muji Acrylic Drawers, My Dressing Table and Makeup Storage,

Well there we have it, my current dressing table set up and storage situation! Congratulations if you managed to get the end of this post and if you did, I hope you enjoyed having a sneak peek into how I store my collection and hopefully its given you a bit of inspiration for your own.

How do you store your makeup??

Lots of love,

77 comments

  1. OH MY GOODNESS I'VE NEVER SEEN SOMETHING SO BEAUTIFUL ♥♥
    Literally makeup storage goals. Amazing job!

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  2. This makeup set up is beautiful! Thank you for sharing :) it makes me want to go to sephora and buy so much because i can't even compare my collection to yours... lol

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  3. Love reading posts like these! I'm currently in the middle of clearing out my room and re-organising my make-up so I found this extremely helpful! xx

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  4. love this, your room is absolutely beautiful! definitely interested in buying the MALM ikea set now! x

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  5. This looks amazing. I can't wait to move out into my own flat/home and actually be able to have a set up like this. I've seen a lot of Ikea setups but this is definitely the best set! :)

    Sarah / Sarah Smiles

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  6. I loooove your dressing table set up! The white makes it look so bright and spacious!! I especially love your jewellery holder, never seen one so cute! Great post!

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  7. This is so pretty Kayleigh - you do know that when I come stay in March I am just going to stand in awe! I'm growing my collection at the moment, and now struggling for space, think I need to get some more storage :)

    Lauren xx - bylaurenjane

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  8. This is exactly how I want to have my dressing table area organised when I properly move out and have my own place! The way you have it set up is absolutely stunning :)

    Bethan | Thought from Beth x

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  9. Literally heaven, your storage (and makeup) looks beaut!

    Emma from Written with style | Bloglovin

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  10. i wish i had room for a dressing table! - your make up storage is seriously stunning Kayleigh <3

    Through Chelsea's Eyes

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  11. Love this post! I need some inspiration, my makeup storage is overflowing!!

    Josie XOXO
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  12. This is so pretty! Mahn you're organized! :)
    xx

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  13. Love this! I aspire to be as organised as you!!

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  14. This is amazing! So organised and so so pretty <3

    Lexie Rose May X
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  15. I love your organization! Great collection :)


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  16. I live for beauty storage posts haha you have such a perfect set up and an amazing collection! xx

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  17. Your makeup storage is just beautiful, I love this dressing table, I've actually got my eye on it! :)

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  18. I've thought about buying this dressing table for ages but it just doesn't fit into my room anymore - not enough space. You've set it up so prettily and I wish all of this would be mine! :D
    Love,
    Svenja

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  20. Wow it looks amazing!! Can you organise my dressing table!! Jealous!

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    xx

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  21. Wow! What a gorgeous collection - all those lip products! x

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  22. THIS IS AMAZING!! You could literally go shopping in your dressing table! You have inspired me to organize my makeup collection!

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  23. Those draws are just what I need. Well, I just need to do something with my makeup!

    Annabel ♥
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  24. Beautiful pictures :) I love how organize you are ♥

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  25. I have the malm dressing table and I love it, your collection looks amazing!

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  26. I love your vanity table! And of how the entire area is so bright and clean..
    Hopefully someday I will finally be able to move to somewhere with as much light and space to keep my cosmetics proper :)

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  27. Thank you so much for sharing! I have the Malm dressing table from IKEA as well and absolutely love it. I can't wait to go organize all my makeup, I got so many good tips & tricks from reading this post!! :)

    xoxo Nicole

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  28. Your makeup dressing table is absolutely gorgeous. I would love to get a white dressing table and some Muji cases one day :) Your collection is an absolute dream!

    Emily // ahemitsemme.blogspot.com

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  29. Everything is so organized and clean!

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  30. really want a table like that for my vanity !

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  31. Oh wow wish mine looked like that lol

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  32. Wow what a gorgeous make-up set up! I've always wanted my own dressing table but unfortunately I just don't have the space for one. I'm currently storing all my beauty products in the IKEA Malm tall drawers which are fab but overflowing.. maybe I need to invest in some more storage.. muji maybe.
    Natasha Paris x | natashaparisblog

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  33. Well well, that is one beautifully organized make-up collection ! Probably the best I've seen so far (and I've seen soooo many on Youtube), very inspiring ! I NEED this dressing table. xxx

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  34. So pretty! I need more space!

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  35. Love how clean and simple your storage is!

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  36. it looks so gorgeous. i def need some makeup storage bins so it looks more organized

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  38. It looks like very clean and organized..so adorable ^_^

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  39. So tidy and white! I love the Ikea malm dresser - it's the perfect size and such a good price! Absolutely love your set up.

    Beth // www.bethany-georgina.com

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  40. Gorgeous! I wish my dressing table looked as pretty as this :(

    Natalie Ann xo // Petal Poppet Blogs ♥

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  41. What an amazing make-up collection, and absolutely adore the set up!

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    xx

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  42. This looks a great set up! I'm completely jealous of the amount of natural light you have!

    I'm sure I read somewhere though that you ought to keep perfumes out of the light because it can spoil the scent and colour of the fragrance with sun/heat exposure! :) Kills me because perfume bottles are gorgeous!

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  43. The infamous white IKEA furniture! LOVE IT! Your set up is amazing with great lighting! Hopefully one day, my collection will be as amazing as yours. Thanks for sharing

    Curves and Lashes

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  44. Everything is so cute and tidy! Great post :)

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  45. I'm so jealous, this is such a beautiful collection! x

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  46. Ah this looks so pretty! I love looking at how people store their makeup xx
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  47. Love your make-up corner. Am going to buy the malm dressing table as well.

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  48. I wanted a Malm dressing table before, but this has made me want it even more!
    Such a lovely way to organise all of your make up! :)
    x

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  49. I sure wish my own room was big so I could store all my make up away as lovely as this! Your room looks like a boutique! x x

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  50. Can I please have your make up? aha, your room looks stunning x

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  51. Your collection looks amazing! I love how the storage solutions from Ikea look so simple but also chic! Thanks for providing a link to the lipstick holder on Amazon. I've been looking for something similar for ages!

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  53. Hey :) I nominate you for the Versatile Blogger Award.You can check out my post and the rules here http://bubblybeauty135.blogspot.gr/2015/01/the-versatile-blogger-award.html <3

    xoxo
    BubblyBeauty

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  54. Such a gorgeous set up! xx

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  55. Your makeup storage looks beautiful!
    Everything is so organized, I really like the shabby chic drawers and the muji drawers.

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  56. I love looking at how other people organise their makeup, thanks for the helpful tips

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  57. You have an amazing makeup collection and set-up! :)

    Emily x // EmGrace

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  58. Beautiful, I love Muji and Ikea for storage too! (:
    ABlogByPhilippa

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  59. I totally need all of this storage in my life! I have so much make-up!!

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  60. So in love with your storage! I definitely need some Muji storage and yes, I would be interested in reading what's inside them! :)
    Em x
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  61. I am in LOVE with your set up!! these are my favourite posts to read/see. I would love it if you went more in depth on your Muji draws, especially as i want to purchase them but they seem as though they wouldn't fit a lot in?
    Great post x

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  62. So organised and pretty :) xox

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  63. Well I am definitely taking a trip to IKEA when I move house! I can't wait to shop for make up storage, this is beautiful!

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  64. This is a dream! I'll have to get my lil booty to IKEA when I move into my own apartment because this looks hella rad!

    SOMETIMES I FEEL LIKE ALICE.

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  65. I love my Malm dressing table, the bottom of the draw is falling through though :(

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  66. Wow! You totally inspired me to go spruce up my own makeup drawer.

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  67. Your storage looks so pretty. I have an ikea table but I didn't even realise this one with the drawer existed! Wishing I had this now as all my makeup just sits on top looking ugly :(
    Daxidream x

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  68. I just bought the MALM and I love your storage I've put my storage in empty Ferroro Rocher trays, but want the baskets you have :(I have a Charlotte Tilbury Haul on my blog www.zairacantara.blogspot.o.uk

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  69. Absolutely beautiful set up! Everything looks so dainty and organized. Nothing like my vanity lol. I'd love to get that dressing table and set of drawers though. They look super roomy

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  70. You are so organized! It looks beautiful :)

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  71. So gorgeous! This is like my dream set up, can't wait to get a good vanity and nice storage for all my makeup bits!

    Cass | CassandraMyee

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  72. I love make up storage posts they're my favourite! you're set up is so chic love it x

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  73. Ive Just found this blog and fallen in love with it! Your storage is amazing i am insanely jealous!! x

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  74. Hi ..just come across this blog as I've bought this dressing table but want the little tray dividers, can't find affordable ones. where are yours from?

    Thank you,
    Abida

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  75. Yes! Please tell us where you got the little tray dividers for the drawer? I have been looking everywhere and I haven't found them. Thanks!

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  76. What a great post! So organized and pretty... Thanks!

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