My makeup went for a while being stored in plastic drawer bins but it didn't take long to get tired of that. I wanted something that looked a little more like a furniture piece so I picked up this storage thing at Big Lots. I bought this over a year ago so i'm not sure they still have it. I couldn't find it on their website so i'm going to say that they probably don't. It is always worth a look though. :)
On the left hand side, in the small drawer, I keep foundations, powders and some everyday stuff. In the bigger cabinet part I keep more brushes, bigger palettes, nail polish, and some body mist. The right hand side from the top down I keep blushes and bronzers, eyeshadows, eye products (primers, mascara, liner,etc), lip products, more eyeshadow, and then at the very bottom I keep my blow dryer, curler and stuff like that. Phew! That was a mouthful.
So far it has worked out great for me minus the exception that i'm outgrowing my nail polish room. I need to come up with a different solution for that. I mentioned to my hubby about putting me a polish rack on the wall but he gave me the stink eye. I guess he feels like our bedroom has enough girlie stuff in it already. :P
Had I not already had this cabinet I probably would have eventually went with something like Ikea's Alex system. They have lots of options in that line. I still may get something like that for my jewelry but i'm undecided on that at this point. If I had to recommend a makeup storage solution for anyone I would say go with something in the Alex line or something similar.
As far as actually organizing your makeup inside your drawers just turn to office supplies. They have great goodies for organizing your makeup.
Bins like these to actually organize your various makeup items...
and mail holders like this one for holding palettes.
Check out your local dollar store for cheap bins and TJMaxx always has super cute mail holders for usually around 6 bucks.