You should also choose your holder by which types of makeup it can hold. There are some easy general tips to follow to make sure you're getting the right organizer for the types of products you have.
If you have just the basics, like lipstick, foundation, powder or eyeshadow, often a tray or tiered organizer is made to hold a limited amount of everything.
But while tiered makeup organizers are made to hold multiple types of makeup, the drawers work best for flat or small pieces like eyeshadow trays, eyebrow pencils, small tubs of lip balm or compact powder. Often, tier designs have holders at the top that allow you to place larger items like cosmetic brushes, larger foundation containers, nail polish or lipsticks.
On the other hand, get a custom holder if you have many versions of one item. For instance, get a cosmetic brush and pencil holder or a nail polish organizer that fits on a wall or door.
If you have a lot of makeup, you might also consider boxes or makeup bags that you can pull out from a cabinet when you're ready to use them. Boxes might have a raised tray design once you open them. Tray boxes can often handle multiple sizes of makeup products. Bags tend to have multiple compartments meant to fit just about anything.
Yet in boxes and bags, there might just be one compartment with pockets. One compartment works well if you have bulky items like large foundation bottles or packs of makeup sponges. Pockets hold cosmetic brushes and pencils well.