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Countertop Cosmetic Storage

 – Having a great collection of makeup and other beauty products means nothing if you can't find the products you need when you need them during cosmetics application or your skin or hair care routine. The right storage solution can make all the difference in how well your makeup and beauty products work for you, and drugstore.com has an array of counter top storage solutions to get you organized.
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Why Counter Top Storage?

Cosmetics, tools and accessories can be stored in a wide variety of ways from inside the drawers of vanities and dressing tables to inside closets in cosmetics bags. Special rolling chests and cabinets are other storage options. Counter top storage solutions are one option among the many out there, and these types of organizers offer some distinctive benefits. A counter top organizer lets you easily see everything you have in your collection right in front of you, and you can easily access whatever you need without digging through a drawer or unzipping a bag. When neatly organized, counter top storage can actually add to the look of your bathroom or bedroom, and the durability of counter top storage solutions helps protect makeup from damage.

Determining Your Size Needs

One of the most important things you'll need to determine when choosing the right counter top storage solution for your makeup and tools is what size is ideal for you and for your space. Measure the area available on your vanity, dressing table, dresser or wherever you wish to place your counter top storage solution. Don't just measure the length and width of the area. You should also take into consideration how much clearance there is between any cabinets or mirrors and the counter top, as you don't want your organizer to be too tall for your space. Once you have an idea of the maximum size that will work, you can think about what products you need to store. Take into account not just what makeup and tools you currently own but how your collection might grow in the future. If you frequently buy new makeup, be sure to get an organizer that is slightly larger than what you currently need to give yourself space for expanding your collection.

Matching Your Products to Your Organizer

Counter top cosmetic organizers can have a wide variety of compartment shapes to accommodate different types of tools. Cups, jars and holes are ideal for narrow items like lip liner, eyeliner and the handles of brushes. Nail polishes, liquid foundations and other products that could spill or leak are often best stored standing up in deeper compartments. Small items like individual eye shadows and tubes of lipstick are best stored in littler areas of an organizer. As you compare storage solutions, think specifically about what you could put in each compartment that you see. This will help you decide if the organizer has the right solutions to fully accommodate all of the products you wish to keep in easy reach on top of the counter.

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