To go with the acrylic theme I couldn't help but notice that old Ferrero Rocher chocolate containers would make equally nice storage without having to go to too much trouble. The chocolates are pretty pricey but whenever I receive them as gifts or spot them on sale in the shops I think I'll be using a lot more of them. It's great for more than makeup too, my nan would keep her sewing kit in one of them and the transparency is convenient enough to let you know what's in it without having to open boxes and draws. I use the deeper end of the container for blushes and bronzers/powders and the lid end for liners so it's come in handy for 2 uses.
what is you makeup storage like?