Makeup Organization: Frontgate Ava Acrylic Organizer review and photos.

Makeup Organization:  Frontgate Ava Acrylic Organizer.

Makeup Organization: Frontgate Ava Acrylic Organizer.

Makeup organization is a topic I am asked about often.  Admittedly, I do have a lot of makeup and storing it can be problematic at times.  Let’s face it, I cannot possibly wear everything I have all at once, so what is the point of surrounding myself with my entire collection on a daily basis?  My everyday solution came in the form of The Frontgate Ava Acrylic Organizer ($59.50-$79.50).  This attractive handy unit allows me to remain structured, neat and prepared.  Who wouldn’t want that?

Makeup Organization:  Frontgate Ava Acrylic Organizer.

Makeup Organization: Frontgate Ava Acrylic Organizer.

Makeup Organization:  Frontgate Ava Acrylic Organizer.

Makeup Organization: Frontgate Ava Acrylic Organizer.

Makeup Organization:  Frontgate Ava Acrylic Organizer.

Makeup Organization: Frontgate Ava Acrylic Organizer.

The Pros to Frontgate Ava Acrylic Organizer:

  1. Made of shiny scratch-free acrylic.
  2. Displays makeup beautifully for easy viewing and attainability.
  3. Can be ordered with one or two drawers depending on your needs; top-tier comes standard.
  4. Stainless steel frame is sturdy, attractive and provides contrast between each acrylic piece.
  5. Wide (13-1/2″L x 8-3/4″D x 7″H) design provides ample room for products.
  6. Ideal for people who want a “smaller” version of the famous and massive Clear Cube.
  7. Entire unit can be nestled easily in more confined spaces.
  8. Lipstick holder is removable along with the entire top-tier.
  9. Very friendly and helpful customer service.
  10. Generous 90 day return policy.  Frontgate even offers a full year repair/replacement guarantee.
  11. Top tier has roomy sections that can hold a variety of standing items.
  12. Each compartment can be fitted with your liner of choice.

The Cons to Frontgate Ava Acrylic Organizer:

  1. The far right corner of one of the drawers arrived cracked.
  2. The corner seams on both drawers are not aligned properly..definitely not “Clear Cube” quality.
  3. A thinner acrylic is used to manufacture the drawers as opposed to the thicker acrylic used for the top-tier.
  4. Two out of four black end caps at the base of the unit were worn-out.  Easily replaceable, however, quality control is questionable.
  5. Quite expensive…I would put the pricing for the two drawer unit at $59 not $79.  I used a 20% coupon code for my unit (located at the bottom).
  6. Frontgate charged me $14 for delivery for this puppy.
  7. Made in Taiwan.
Makeup Organization:  Frontgate Ava Acrylic Organizer damaged drawer.

Makeup Organization: Frontgate Ava Acrylic Organizer damaged drawer.

The cracked drawer was immediately noticeable right out of the box.  According to some reviews posted on Frontgate.com, this particular unit has a history of flaws.  When I called to report the damage, the representative was extremely helpful and immediately issued a replacement drawer to be shipped out within 10-15 business days.

Makeup Organization:  Frontgate Ava Acrylic Organizer lined with ConTact Grip Liner.

Makeup Organization: Frontgate Ava Acrylic Organizer lined with ConTact Grip Liner.

Due to the smooth nature of acrylic, makeup compacts and brushes have a tendency to slide around when drawers are constantly opened and closed.  Con-Tact Grip Liner is great, because it truly “grips” and holds everything in place.  The lack of movement, keeps expensive brushes and compacts from rubbing up against each other, thus preventing damage to delicate makeup items.

Makeup Organization:  Frontgate Ava Acrylic Organizer lined with Con-Tact Grip Liner.

Makeup Organization: Frontgate Ava Acrylic Organizer lined with Con-Tact Grip Liner.

Makeup Organization:  Frontgate Ava Acrylic Organizer.

Makeup Organization: Frontgate Ava Acrylic Organizer top tier.

The top-tier is constructed of heavy-duty acrylic.  This section can easily store more than you see.  My minimalistic approach to stocking this section is a direct result of my dislike for clutter.

Makeup Organization:  Frontgate Ava Acrylic Organizer.

Makeup Organization: Frontgate Ava Acrylic Organizer first drawer.

The contents of this drawer are subject to constant change dependent on my mood.  As a side note, the face compacts cannot be stored on their sides, simply because the drawers are not deep enough (2¼ inches deep) to accommodate the height of the compacts.

Makeup Organization:  Frontgate Ava Acrylic Organizer.

Makeup Organization: Frontgate Ava Acrylic Organizer second drawer.

The second drawer holds all of my daily face brushes.  I prefer to store my face brushes in a drawer to minimize dust build-up and keep bristles from rubbing up against each other.

Makeup Organization:  Frontgate Ava Acrylic Organizer in makeup area.

Makeup Organization: Frontgate Ava Acrylic Organizer in my makeup area.

My vanity is nonexistent.  I prefer to apply my makeup in front of a window; my three oversized windows (43 inches wide) provide me with optimal lighting conditions.  Notice how my Ava Organizer sits discreetly in the right hand corner, leaving my window seat free to be utilized for whatever purpose I deem fit 🙂 

Frontgate Ava Acrylic Organizer can be purchased at frontgate.com.

THE VERDICT:  If makeup could talk what would it say?

Makeup would tell you Frontgate Ava Acrylic Organizer is a wonderful solution to keep your everyday essentials handy and organized.  The rest of my makeup is stored securely in an Ikea Alex Drawer set located in my closet.  I visit that drawer quite often to interchange certain items from my Ava Organizer.  Do I think the Frontgate Ava Acrylic Organizer is worth consideration?  Yes I do; however, I would try to find a coupon code to reduce the blow of the expense.  To my knowledge, code FG063519 will give you 20% off and code FG063521 is for free shipping.  You can only use one coupon per order, so test to see which will give you a more substantial discount.  I hope you found this helpful.  Be well, stay safe, be happy and stay organized 🙂

-Maria

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