So I am kind of continuing with my ‘personal’ posts. I did ask you guys if you’d be interested in these sort of posts and the answer was an affirmative! lol.
Ok, so to start off, this isn’t all the makeup I own, they are literally all over the place from bags, to cupboards. BUT, this IS most of the stuff I own…. and NO I do not use everything at once. Half of the time I forget about what I’ve got, this was the main reason behind me getting one these transparent stackable acrylic boxes. So I can see all I’ve got and it makes my makeup selection process much much easier.
So here’s pretty-much how I store all my makeup. These are all sat on my vanity table in my room. I’ll break it down bit by bit
This is an acrylic rectangular open-top box (mouthful!!), It is not described to be used as a makeup holder or anything. But as soon as I saw it I knew what and what to put in it.
Its got three sections in it. From left to right I store my under-eye concealers, got my YSL Touche Eclat, Collection 2000 Lasting Perfection concealer, Garnier Under eye roll-on. Also got my everyday mascara and liquid liners, hair scissors and UD primer and my TBS blemish stick. In the middle compartment I’ve got some brushes (mostly eye and concealer brushes), lipliners and lipsticks. And in the last compartment I’ve got all my colored eyeliners and eyebrow pencils.
This is how I store my brushes (TBS, MAC, Blush Beauty & Real Techniques). The one on the left is actually a cup and the little masking tap that sits at the bottom is used as a little makeup trick I learnt (might do a post on this) and the right is a cookie jar. You guys won’t believe what I use the top of the jar for…
Yezzir! THAT’S the top of the cookie jar that stores my brushes. I looked at it and thought, this can be used to store some makeup too.
It’s kind of like my brow-grooming kit. In it Ive got my Tweezerman tweezers (best tweezers ever! by the way), a spoolie, lip brush which I use to apply concealer around my brows, sharpener, Maybelline gel liner and brush. I reach for most of these items everyday, especially the spoolie and gel liner. So it’s very convenient that it’s all stored this way.
These are my stackable acrylic drawers. I bought them in three separate sets. The top one opens two different ways, it can be pulled out like the rest of the drawers and the top can also be lifted open. The middle two drawers come together and then I bought the bottom one separately.
I keep my Liquid Foundations, Tinted Moisturisers, Face lotions, LipBalm, LipScrub, and a few Eyeshadows on the top.
First Drawer: Powders, Bronzers, Contour Palette (Sleek) and Concealer
Second Drawer: Mascara’s, NYX Jumbo Pens, Primer, Black Kohl Eyeliners, Liquid Liners, Spoolies, LipLiner
Third Drawer: Blushers & Highlighters
Bottom Drawer: LipSticks and Glosses and a Brow Kit… Actually after looking at these photos think I should move my brow kit to the second drawer, with the mascaras and stuff. (At least I got something out of this post).
This is one of the cupboards in my vanity table. I’ve got all my Sleek Palettes (they’re all underneath the MUA one you can see on the right) and my body shop cubes (top left), BarryM dazzle dust, some MAC shadows, lip balms and also my ‘extra’ makeup, for when I run out. There’s quite a bit in the back of the cupboard and I also store some in a different cupboard. But they’re quite hard to photograph, so didn’t bother taking pictures.
So yeah, that’s my main makeup storage. A bit photo-heavy, but you asked for it! Hope you enjoyed this post and maybe I’ve given someone some idea on how a little glass cup at home could be used as a makeup brush holder. I’d like to know some of you guys innovative makeup storage, cos I need some!
I know I may have used a lot of abbreviations for my makeup, but I was trying to minimize my word count on this post. If you would like to know what a particular abbreviation means just ask in the comment box below! 🙂