Congratulations! You want to organize your beauty products. You've decided to buy the perfect sexy, strong and glam storage. Great! You look online. You compare prices. Some are expensive. Some are cheap. You say to yourself, “let me just go down to the container store and buy something”. STOP RIGHT THERE! Here are three things you need to consider when buying the best acrylic makeup or beauty storage.
CRAZING & BUBBLES
Crazing is the formation of cracks that appear within an acrylic material as a result of thermal or mechanical stress. These cracks are visible and disgusting. You don’t want to look at this every time you sit in front of your organizers to get ready. Spare yourself the heartbreak and go with the best!
The average acrylic makeup organizer has walls with a thickness of 2cm or less. Manufacturers use thinner sheets of acrylic to keep the cost of production and shipping down for themselves and retailers. What they don't tell you, is that this results in an overall weaker structure that can easily fall apart. Loaded up with all your products, you'll quickly notice the drawers starting to droop from the weight, and glue separating at the seams! When purchasing an acrylic makeup organizer, look for beauty cases with thick walls (5cm or more) and stronger drawers that will stand the test of time.
SIZE AND DRAWER DEPTH
How many women do you know have one foundation and only three lip glosses? I don't know any. Too many organizers have SMALL drawers that don't allow for stacking your products. A good drawer size should allow you to stack at least two containers of foundation or three levels of lipstick tubes. Isn’t the whole idea to keep your products organized and visible. Drawer size matters a lot! Be sure the beauty case you purchase has nice deep drawers so your products don’t have to be on their sides and need shaking up.
BONUS TIP: SKIP ANY STORAGE WITH A HINGED LID
The best designs of organizers available are those with an open top with no cover. Anything else is a waste of material and thus your money. Top shelves are ideal for brush holders or shelving all those ABH Glowkits and other palettes you own. Designs with an open top allow you to store your tall bottles of fragrances or hair sprays easily without having to flip back a top lid. Everyone keeps the lids open anyway. Why waste your resources buying an organizer with a lid?
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