My makeup storage15:12
I've promised show you my humble makeup storage. Recently I've cleared some of my drawers and made place for my makeup. I also purchased some of dividers from Ikea and my boyfriend made me the cutest drawer for my (very ugly and bad looking) desk. So here it is. It's a very humble collection for a beauty blogger, but probably huge for ordinary person, who's not as crazy about makeup as most of beauty bloggers and enthusiasts.
Here is my desk with my makeup drawer. The desk itself needs a makeover, but the drawer is perfect. As you can see, I also have makeup brushes on my desk, so that I can reach them when needed. I apply my makeup on the left side of my table, where I have a mirror and huge window for nice natural light.
In this drawer I have two of transparent dividers that I got from Ikea, which I have showed you here. I got them in the pack of three for 9.99€.
In this drawer I keep product that I use daily or at least very often. In my first section are some creams, foundations, serum, primer, powder, highlighters and blushers. As you may see I really like rotating between different blushes and highlighters.
In the back I have deodorant and creams, which I use on daily basis. Afrodita Chamomile moisturizing cream is my favorite.
Those two Makeup Revolution and I Heart Makeup palettes are my most used palettes. I also seem to have misplaced my Avon True Color Quad, which should also be here.
More foundations and primers to use up or refill my stock with. And two really cheap sponges. I love them for putting on foundation, but I hate the fact that they get dirty so fast. How do you clean them? I never seem to clean it to look really fresh.
Here is my endless collection of Maybelline Color Tattoos, eyeliners, concealers, mascara and some lip pencils.
In between I also keep my Shu Uemura eyelash curler.
I keep my brushes in a really heavy glass, which was actually a candle. It's very heavy and therefore sturdy and it holds the brushes that I use on a daily basis. I have other brushes stored away, because I don't use them that much. I know this might be too much of brushes to use on a daily basis, but I really like using multiple eye brushes for when I do my makeup. As well as highlighting, contouring, powdering...each has its own brush to use it with :).
The rest of my makeup is stored in and on top of my chest of drawers. On top I have my daily used jewelry and display of some of my lipsticks as well as perfumes that I use every day.
I got this acrylic lipstick holder on Ebay. It was pretty cheap. It holds 24 lipsticks. I also have my favorite perfumes, which right now is Britney Spears Midnight Fantasy and some Refan perfumes. My favorite one being Dior Hypnotic Poison replica. All of this is on a third plastic divider from Ikea.
In my first drawer I have some of the eye shadows, eyeliners, bronzers, blushes and lip products. The dividers are from Ikea and I have showed them here. Each costs 0.99€ and they have two compartments.
Here are highlighters, bronzers, powder blushes and cream blushes, that I don't use very often anymore.
I love love Avon lipstick testers and my collection is always growing. Those testers cost 0.25€ each and it's the simplest way of trying different shades to see which really suit you in general, not only among Avon lipsticks. Plus, if you like to experiment with your makeup, you can have different shades of lipsticks, which you'll only use once or twice in your life and not feel sorry for buying the whole lipstick.
In this compartment I also have some old bronzer and powder, as well as my eyeliners and brow products.
My collection of lip glosses, lip creams and such, should really be cleared out. I'm aware that most of the products have surpass their shelf time, but I just can't seem to part with them.
The last compartment here is my single or double eye shadows and some forgotten products. I rarely use a lot of these, but keep them for the sake of shades. Seems, I prefer makeup palettes, because they are more practical in my opinion.
In my second drawer I have some eye palettes, pigments, sponges, creams, nail polish removers, some skin care products and some skin care testers.
My leftover eye shadow palettes and some skin care.
In the back I have some Essence pigments and other similar eye products as well as sponges.
I also have a bunch of testers that I never seem to use up. I just never remember to use these.
Skin care that seems to get forgotten in my skin care regime.
In the middle are also some creams and my favorite Ebelin nail polish remover.
Here are more of cheap dividers for my drawers. It's this cute baroque pattern gift box. I got it for my birthday and love to use it to hold my palettes. You can find such boxes in stores like Kik and Tedi for a really cheap price.
I also love using those tissues that come in a box. The boxes I reuse to hold my makeup. That's called recycling ;).
Again another basket type of box that I bought in Tedi for, I think it was, 1€.
I also have a bunch of these plastic baskets that I purchased from Tedi a while ago and still seem to use them here and there.
My third drawer was recently cleaned out, so now there are just some random products. I have my glitter nail polishes here, giveaway price and some product that I haven't opened up yet or have already used up completely.
My fourth and final drawer holds my nail polishes. Well, some of them, not all. I do have some in a separate storage, because I don't use them that often. My nail polish collection is pretty humble, compared to some nail lovers collections. I have them stored by a brand. In front are those that I love to use the most. You know my favorite brand of nail polishes is Maybelline Colorama, because they seem to last the longest on my nails. Here are also some other random brands, such as Calcin Klein, Alessandro, Revlon and Essie. You can see those on the left in front. In the back are Avon and Lovely nail polishes. On the right in the back are Essence and Catrice nail polishes and in front are my nail care, top and base coats.
I like to take a little square of stickers and paint nail polish on them. Then I stick it to the top of the nail polish to see the shades better.
That's it. If I had better storage, I would probably displayed my makeup more, but I did what I could with what I have. I will say that those drawers seem to be my favorite drawers of all the room. You'll know what I mean, if you love makeup as much as I do. Let me know if you have any other dividers or boxes that I can use in my drawers. I'd love to hear more suggestions and let me know what do you use to store your makeup in.