So I looked around, and realized that a small desk we have in our room could easily be re-purposed into this makeup station for me. It's a nice desk, an antique, and had the blessed feature of sitting fairly flat against the wall, thus fitting perfectly into the "nook" to one side of the chimney in our room. I really don't use the desk as a desk, since all bills are paid online and letters have morphed into emails, so it was mostly for storage, and (ahem), clutter.
I went through and purged a lot out of there (old cancelled checks from back when they still sent you those each month, unnecessary papers, index cards, you name it), found a mirror online that fits "just so", and has a magnetized little magnify mirror that you can take from the back of it, stick on the bigger mirror, and see yourself close up to do your eye makeup), and a small plastic makeup storage caddy. All of my cleansers and moisturizers stay in the bathroom.
I needed a small chair or bench to use with this. I found this one online, that is small, and stows off to the side nicely.
(still a lot of stuff in the side cabinets part, but I'll get to that!).
Close-up: the mirror (reflecting my flowered shirt),
to the left is the makeup caddy,
to the right another storage box, and a "tea facial" kit.
The desk with the new bench in front.
I love the floral upholstery!
The bench placed off to the side
and the desk folded up after use,
so I can get by the corner of the bed easily
to go around to my side.