Organization for the chronically disorganized: MelodySusie and Zen Cosmetics

I had to laugh when I found out that the Beauty Spotlight Team’s special post was on organization…as my blogging partner Marcia can tell you, I am not exactly the poster girl for having my stuff – or my life! – in order. However, there are two organizational systems that I swear by for organizing my makeup.

MelodySusie Large Capacity Cosmetic Organizer

First is my MelodySusie heavy-duty acrylic Cosmetics Organizer.  It has four drawers and two separate compartmentalized pieces. It’s sturdy, easy to clean, and has 24 different compartments. I can house all of my latest favorite cosmetic items and always have them right in front of me so I’m not digging through bags or larger drawers looking for something. Each drawer has a removable black mesh padding that keeps items in their place so they aren’t slipping and sliding around.

The main compartment holds my gel eyeliners, MAC Paint Pots, and blushes.

MelodySusie Acrylic Cosmetic Organizer
MelodySusie Acrylic Cosmetic Organizer

The lower drawer comes with a removable unit that has 10 compartments. I actually put this one on the top of the main unit and use it to hold lipsticks, highlighters, bronzers, eye products like mascara, brow gel, and my eyelash curler, plus various mixing mediums.

MelodySusie Acrylic Cosmetic Organizer 10 compartment piece
MelodySusie Acrylic Cosmetic Organizer 10 compartment piece
MelodySusie Cosmetics Organizer upper box
MelodySusie Cosmetics Organizer upper box
The third piece, which is the upper box that is typically placed on top of the main unit, also has ten compartments and is tall enough to hold brushes. I put this one on the side and use it for brushes, primer, concealer, foundations, and lip glosses.

I love my MelodySusie organizer because it’s super functional, sturdy, and it holds a ton of stuff in an organized manner that doesn’t come naturally to me. You can find it on

Zen Cosmetics makeup organizer
Zen Cosmetics makeup organizer

My second favorite cosmetics organizer is my Zen Cosmetics Quirky Makeup Organizer. Marcia gifted me this, probably because she knows how disorganized I am!!  This cute little organizer is a total blessing for me.  It’s small but has a mighty big organizational punch.

quirky top

The silicone base is removable, and it has small openings that hold onto scissors, tweezers, eyeliners, and brushes.  Just squeeze the item in and the Quirky organizer holds it straight up, ready for you to grab, use, then squeeze back in so easy. The spaces expand so they even hold my Doll10 BlendSmart Rotating Foundation Brush.

Quirky Cosmetics Organizer
Quirky Cosmetics Organizer

I put my brushes on one end, my eyeliner pencils in the middle, and my tools like scissors and tweezers on the other end. I can’t believe how much stuff this awesome organizer holds – I keep squeezing more in and can always seem to find room for just one more thing.

My makeup brushes in my Quirky Cosmetics Organizer
My makeup brushes in my Quirky Cosmetics Organizer
My eyeliners in my Quirky Cosmetics Organizer
My eyeliners in my Quirky Cosmetics Organizer
Tweezer and scissors in my Quirky Cosmetics Organizer
Tweezer and scissors in my Quirky Cosmetics Organizer

I need help getting organized and the MelodySusie Large Capacity Cosmetics Organizer and Zen Cosmetics Quirky Makeup Organizer are life savers for me. If you are as chronically disorganized as I am, I hope you will check out these two products. I may be disorganized, but that feeling I get when I am actually organized is wonderful! – Lisa

*MelodySusie is a PR sample, the Quirky is sometimes available at Amazon


  1. Kassie | 12th Mar 16

    I love seeing how other people store their makeup! That Zen Cosmetics Quirky Makeup Organizer is SUPER cool. My Dad built me a cutsom brush holder and pull out that I keep in cabinet but I would totally use that to store my brushes if I didn’t have the setup that I do.

  2. Maryann D. | 13th Mar 16

    I could really use more organization with my products. These look like well made organizers and I am sure I would find what I am looking for if I had the Zen Cosmetics Quirky Makeup Organizer.

  3. Never Say Die Beauty | 13th Mar 16

    The MeoldySusie sure holds a lot of stuff! And you are waaaaaaay more organized than I am 🙂

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  5. Destany | 17th Mar 16

    I could totally use something like this! My area where the makeup I use more often (and my brushes) is just in utter chaos right now…

  6. carleen | 17th Mar 16

    That organizer is neat! I like how you can stand up brushes in it!

  7. Lola Seicento | 17th Mar 16

    You are motivating me to reorganize my makeup clutter. I have the MelodySusie organizer and love it, but I think that I need that Quirky organizer as well!

  8. Nidia - Lit From Within | 17th Mar 16

    I’m so disorganized, too, but i love those clear acrylic organizers. I want eleventy-billion of those Zen ones!

  9. Kat Dinges | 17th Mar 16

    OMG I need that organizer for my brushes! That’s such a good idea!!

  10. Renu | 17th Mar 16

    I love those acrylic organisers. I’ve actually stored all my brushes in those drawers so the dual-ended brushes can lie flat.

  11. Miranda Mendoza | 17th Mar 16

    Woah I want to try that Quirky organizer! Very cute and versatile!

  12. Julie | 17th Mar 16

    I love acrylic organizers! My favorites are from Posh!

  13. Bailey | 17th Mar 16

    I could definitely use some more storage options and these look great. I love the idea of the Quirky. It would be great for the random stuff that you use all the time.

  14. Anastasia | 17th Mar 16

    I just bought a few units from byAlegory and I love them.

  15. Kath Thefabzilla | 18th Mar 16

    I guess I’m the only who doesn’t own acrylic organizers

  16. Honeygirlk | 18th Mar 16

    I like that the Melody Susie holds so many items… that’s a great steal for such a great organizer

  17. Kristina | The Feminine Files | 18th Mar 16

    That brush holder is so cute and I can’t believe how much stuff that Melody Susie one holds!

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