A cosmetic storage system includes a cosmetic holder and a stand. The cosmetic holder has at least one cosmetic cartridge configured to receive a first standard cosmetic having an elongated shape, and a main body configured to hold the at least one cosmetic cartridge. The main body has a base having at least one depression configured to receive the at least one cosmetic cartridge therein, and at least one locking mechanism disposed adjacent to the at least on depression that selectively locks the cartridge within the depression. A cap is disposed on the main body and has at least one aperture to allow the cosmetic cartridge and the standard cosmetic to pass therethrough. The stand includes at least one cosmetic tray receiving device configured to removably receive a cosmetic tray within the base.