Do You Ever Use Special Containers to Store Makeup or Tools?

I showed you all my soap dish purchase in the previous post, but I have yet to show you the second vintage item I recently bought from eBay.

I nearly always use regular baking soda as deodorant. It’s cheap, widely available, gets the job done and is natural. Until today I kept a bulky orange box of it on my bathroom shelf.

I was browsing on eBay when I saw this gorgeous purple and white floral sugar bowl.


Isn’t it beautiful? I had the idea to use it to store my baking soda. It looks so much nicer on my shelf than that orange box, and it’s a  chance to own a vintage item and actually use it.

My question to you is, have you ever repurposed a container for a beauty job? Do you use candy bowls to store cotton balls? Do you use shoeboxes to store nail polish? Let me know in the comments.



About themakeuptrain

Beauty/product junkie hiding behind the title of certified makeup artist (that's the excuse I use for my makeup addiction). I am a human pet to two cats, a full time college student majoring in Cultural Anthropology and an organic food enthusiast (read: organic food freak) who cooks, bakes, and has not burned down the kitchen (I'm waiting for it). New York has put up with all of this thus far, so here is where I reside. I can be reached for comments, questions, complaints, and incoherent babbling at:
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11 Responses to Do You Ever Use Special Containers to Store Makeup or Tools?

  1. Lulle.Beaumiroir says:

    I use petri dishes that my hubby brings me from his lab to use as mixing palettes, but I don’t think I use anything special to store products. I typically keep the original packaging (I’m not one to depot).


  2. Swathi says:

    Yes I do use the containers to keep the makeup. I use cups to store eyeliners. I like your idea:)

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  3. Oh yeah, I constantly use boxes and containers from things I’ve emptied/finished to store beauty stuff in.

  4. Aditi says:

    that sugar bowl is so cute! i love such vintage pieces. i use a small candle stand to keep all my eyeliners and a couple of lip crayons that i reach for on an everyday basis. i think it looks nice on the dresser. i also have this eiffel tower mockup thing (hard to explain!) which has a few small shelves on which i keep rings and bobby pins and both my watches x

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  5. I use a toolbox to store my makeup. Does that count? Other than that I reuse my Birchboxes to store stuff in. They’re too pretty to throw away. Loving the vintage sugar bowl!

  6. Anubhuti says:

    I actually use shoebox to store my nail paints and another one for my hair tools…I am also currently uaing TBS body butter container to store my daily wear ear studs 🙂

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