DIY Your Own Little Makeup Vanity


Hi guys! This is my first beauty post and I’m so excited to share this with you. It’s every girl’s dream to have their own makeup vanity dedicated to just beauty products, but what if you don’t have the space or the money?

I recently moved, and have not yet bought myself a vanity for my room. I have not yet decided on the colour scheme for my room, so I had to get creative with where and how I do my makeup.

Here’s how I created my own little vanity with everything I had at home:

  1. Location


Location is most important, because this room is the place that need’s to have the best lighting in order to apply makeup.  In my house, the bathroom has really bright lighting so I knew that would be the perfect place to set up my little vanity. I use the left side of my counter just for my makeup and it keeps it really clean and organized. The best part of doing this DIY in your bathroom is you don’t have to worry about buying a mirror for your makeup!!.


 2. Shelf Liner


Shelf liner isn’t a must, but it does help protect your counter, or whatever surface your makeup is resting on.  Shelf liner is really affordable, and you can get an entire roll for $1.00 at your local Dollarstore or Dollartree. You can also use any fabric you have laying around your house, such as a small towel. I had extra liner from lining the drawers in my bathroom so I figured why not use the rest to protect the counter!!



If you guys are interested in seeing shelf liners, here’s the link to the one I got at Dollar Tree:×30-Rolls/p326528/

3.Brush Holders


For Brush holders, you can literally use any cup you like. The one that I use is actually a pencil holder and had sitting around for a while.  I love how big it is, and holds my brushes comfortably. One thing that I see a lot of beauty gurus use is the cute white plant holders at ikea.



Here’s the link to the vintage like plant holders at Ikea:

If you guys want an affordable brush holder, here’s a link to one that Elf Cosmetics is selling for $15

  1. Makeup Holder

When I was living on residence my first year of University, I needed something small with a lot of storage to hold my makeup. I got this one at Winners for about $6.99 but it did come in handy. It does an amazing job at holding all my makeup. If you guys don’t have a makeup holder, that’s absolutely fine, you can just lay your makeup out on your shelf liner.

Here’s a link to a makeup organizer if you guys are interested:




  1. Stool or Chair (OPTIONAL)

This step is optional. Usually I stand and apply my makeup but if you guys find it’s easier to apply your makeup while sitting you can add a stool or a chair.  


Here’s the link to the stool for the picture. This particular stool is $39.99.

7. Mirror

If you choose to do this DIY somewhere other then a bathroom, chances are you’re going to need a mirror. You can find Mirrors to do your makeup almost anywhere! I got mine at the Dollarama, and it was a $1.25. If you guys want one that light’s up here’s one available on Amazon for $35.99.


Here’s the link to this mirror:

6. Add Makeup


Now that your setup is all done just add your makeup to your makeup holder and you’re all done. 


 8.  Enjoy


The last step is to enjoy!! If you guys do end up creating your own little vanity, I would love to see pictures or if you guys already have your own makeup vanity.
If you guys have any questions of concerns about this DIY feel free to comment down below.  I hope you guys enjoyed this DIY. I love how affordable and how cute it looks having my own little area dedicated to makeup. I hope you guys enjoyed this DIY! Thanks for reading.



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