10 Makeup Vanity Essentials Every Girl Needs

For this edition of {essentials}, I’ve chosen ten must-haves for the perfect makeup vanity set-up! It’s easy for a vanity top to become cluttered so I’ve shared a few space-saving products to keep everything tidy and organized.

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1. Large Mirror

If one isn’t already attached, you’ll need a large mirror to hang above your vanity desk! Round mirrors are beautiful, but square ones work too. The mirror should span at least 80% of your desk width. The bigger, the better!


A reader favorite is the classic Anthropologie Primrose Mirror!

2. Fragrance

Even if you’re not big into perfume, fragrances are also nice decorative accessories for vanity tops!


3. Clear Trays

I love clear trays for keeping makeup and other small items properly organized and stored.


4. Flower Arrangement

Freshen up the space around your vanity and make getting ready in the morning a pleasantly scented experience!


5. Comfy Seating

Stools work really well with vanities because they can easily be slid under the desk when not in use. I’d recommend one of the following:


Vanity tray via cupcakesandcashmere
Cupcakes and Cashmere

6. Candles

I adore lighting a candle while getting ready in the morning or before heading out in the evening! Nothing like a calming scent to create a lovely ambiance.


7. Make-up Holders

Great for holding brushes!


8. A Close-up Mirror

For applying eye make-up without standing up…


9. Jewelry Stands

To keep your necklaces tangle-free!


10. Lighting

A strong, close light source is so important to a vanity. It can really make or break the space!


Vanity top with eiffel tower
Little Bits of Lovely
White vanity with blush pink stool
Camille Styles
Vanity top via bliss-athome.com

What else do you keep on your vanity?


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