Idea File: Makeup Magnet Board

Ever stumble upon an idea that you wish you had first? Now we have Pinterest to thank for feeling that way more often than usual! That’s where I discovered this little gem, the makeup magnet board.

After drooling over the cute inspiration photos for some time now, I’ve decided to jump on the magnet board trend myself. I’m not sure who the originator of this awesome trend is because I’ve seen so many variations, but whoever she is, she is a genius.

I’m pretty organized when it comes to my professional makeup kit. I have all of the cosmetics I use for shoots, weddings, etc. in a huge multi-compartment rolling aluminum case that’s laid out for each region of the face – a tier for face, tier for eyes, tier for lips – like this…

But my personal makeup, the kind I use to paint on my regular everyday face, is always scattered all over my bathroom counter. Or in my purse. Or half in half. I’m usually scrambling in the morning to figure out where I left my mascara.

But not anymore! The makeup magnet board makes application a breeze because the products are accessible, but are arranged in a way that it doesn’t look messy, like a bunch of loose products strewn about the counter. Why didn’t I think of that?!

The beauty of DIY projects is that you can put your own creative spin on the design. Although I do have to confess that this DIY project of mine was more like a D-I-with the help of this awesome chick on Etsy-project. (Sidenote: I love Etsy almost as much as I love Pinterest). I randomly found this one that matches my bathroom décor, so I went ahead and ordered it. If you’d rather take the craftier route, you just need to purchase a magnet board, cover it in the fabric of your choice (optional) and then frame and mount it.

After I received my board, I bought a bunch of heavy duty round magnets on ebay and hot glued them to the back of each makeup container. I also found a decorative pencil cup on ebay that I attached to the bottom of the board to hold my makeup brushes.

A few minutes of work and voila! A more organized, fun way to keep your makeup in order.


  1. jtomkat August 22, 2012 / 7:43 pm

    Love this!

  2. Sam Lanuza July 17, 2013 / 11:14 pm

    I am going to do this. Super helpful ♥

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