The battle for the bathroom in the morning has gotten to the point where I have had to decamp my makeup to the spare room. I have a bit of a makeshift dressing table on top of the chest of drawers at the moment. In my ideal world I'd like something like this or this, allowing me to more easily fit a chair in, and to prevent access to the kitties who love hairbands and anything which they can roll around on the floor - aka everything on my dressing table!
This set up does the job for now however, and it is nice to have everything together, easy to access and neat and tidy. Storage wise, I have gone for the old blogger classics - cleaned out candles and Muji acrylic storage. It's fairly stereotypical, but there is a reason they are popular - they work, and they look pretty cute! I have a couple of candles (no Dyptique alas - one day!) which I used up, the Murdock one is slightly larger and perfect for brushes, and keeping my mascara, eyeliner and concealer out of my cats' paws. The smaller one was a Penhaligons candle and is now the perfect size for cotton buds.
In terms of Muji acrylic storage, I have the narrow two drawers with the flip lid. I think most beauty bloggers have the wide version, but they seemed too big for my small makeup collection. Admittedly that was before my lipstick obsession got quite so bad, but they still do the job pretty well. The only downside is they get dusty and smudgy so easily. When I do finally have a proper dressing table I will keep less used makeup in the drawers, and just use this for my everyday staples.