Hi there! Today we are talking about how to clean acrylic makeup organizers. I purchased these acrylic makeup organizers at Marshall’s a few years ago when my makeup collection became too overwhelming for my single bathroom drawer lol. These drawers are have really changed the game for me & sped up my everyday makeup routine because products are so easy to locate, but I do have one pet peeve when it comes to them. They get SO CLOUDY! Think about it- you have makeup on your hands, you hold a product, you put the product back in the drawer, and it gets all over them! Then repeat, repeat, repeat! After a few months of this process, they’re not looking so good anymore.
How to clean acrylic makeup organizers:
I’ve tried hand washing them with soap and water in the past, or even using Windex, and it definitely made an improvement, but it was just not enough!
I decided to just go for it, and put them in the dishwasher! I had seen videos on YouTube recommending to clean acrylic makeup organizers this way, but always thought that with my luck they’d melt all over the place, and then I’d cry and my mom would be really angry about her gooey dishwasher lol. Needless to say, that DID NOT happen! The steam from the dishwasher was the extra boost that these drawers needed to get all of that makeup off because they are crystal clear!!
Since these makeup organizers are clear they are pretty hard to photograph- as you can see in the before photos they were cloudy and dirty looking, but now they are clear and looking brand new!
Where I bought them
As I said before, I did get these makeup drawers at Marshall’s for around $20 each. If I am not mistaken, Impressions Vanity was the first company to come out with these organizers, so they are the original more expensive version; however, the quality of them is much better! The little box with the diamond you see above holds my makeup sponge, and it is from Impressions Vanity. I can tell that this piece alone is much better quality than the others, and it as little to no scratches as the Marshall’s ones do. I think in the future I will be switching over to Impressions Vanity for all of my makeup organization needs! SO if you are looking for a less expensive acrylic storage solution, Marshall’s is the place for you! Or you can shop the Impressions Vanity ones below!
(A little pro tip if you are interested in Impressions Vanity, they sell them at Bed and Bath, so definitely take advantage of their infamous 20% off coupons!)
Let me know if you have any questions!