Wednesday, 19 March 2014

My Make-Up Storage

Hello Lovelies!

This post has been a long time in the works, it is a post I've always wanted to do but I've never been 100%  with my make-up storage. Before now I have been keeping all my make up mixed in one of those five drawer tower things that most people seem to have that you can pick up anywhere. But finding everything in there was such an effort and things got lost, forgotten about and really dirty (I'm really selling this aren't I?) So I thought enough was enough and when I was in Dublin a couple of weeks ago I paid a visit to Muji and caved to the blogger hype and bought myself some beautiful acrylic storage! 

Now I'm not going to lie, these drawers were expensive...really expensive. But what I told myself on the day is that these drawers are an investment. They are something I will always have and it's not like they will clash with anything what with them being see-through! If you're wondering I got two seperate sets. One is a set of two drawers with a flip lid, I got this because some of my foundation bottles are different sizes so if they don't all fit I can still get the drawer shut and leave the lid propped up. The second set of drawers is a set of three which I think is just one of their standard ones. 

Since I brought these home and organized them I have been so much happier with my collection. I have narrowed the make-up I have put into these down to my essentials and absolute favourites (apart from bigger palettes like the NAKED palettes & my MAC palette) I am slowly trying to cut down my make-up collection, getting rid of things I don't need/use and I will be operating a "one in, one out" system from now on..I need some restraint! I have kept all the extra bits and pieces in the 5 drawer tower and am trying to work up to getting rid of things- I must be the only person in the world to have an emotional attachment to make-up!

So as you can see from the pictures, I have organized these into sections. In the first drawer are my favourite foundations, primers and concealers- like I said before I have them in the top drawer just incase they don't fit the width of the drawer I can prop the lid up on top and it still looks ok. In the next drawer are my blushes, bronzers and highlighers. I love this drawer because I have a slight obsession with cheek products! The one product I don't have in this drawer is my beloved Chanel "Soleil Tan de Chanel" because this is too bulky and would take up too much room! The next two drawers are my "eye" drawers, with the first holding my mascaras, eyeliners and eyebrow products. The second is all about the eyeshadows- another happy drawer! Finally in the bottom drawer is where I keep all my favourite lip products, as you can see the majority of them are MAC, with an odd YSL, Chanel, Lancome, Clinique etc.

To hold my brushes I keep them in a little Utensils tin which I got from B&M, I think its so cute! There are a few pieces of make-up that I don't keep in these drawers which I keep in my everyday make-up bag which I usually keep on top of the drawers as you can see in the pictures. I love changing up my make-up bags, I am just obsessed with buying them! This one is from Pennies/Primark for €4! If you would like another post to see what I am keeping in that at the moment please let me know and I will be happy to do that for you! 

So that is my current make-up storage! I really want to get a vintage looking dressing table to keep everything on next and that can be my "getting ready" area too! If you have done a make-up storage post please link it below because I love looking at other peoples storage to get inspiration! 


  1. You seem to use a lot of the same products as me! Lovely collection :)
    Bea x
    Bea's Beauty Blog

  2. I love these drawers. I've been thinking of getting some myself but I haven't been able to bring myself to bite the bullet and buy them yet. Great collection :)

  3. I adore the drawers! Nice collection, by the way :)

  4. Love collection! I too caved to the hype of Muji storage but I've been loving it and don't regret my decision one bit!
    Great post!

    nailsandteapots xx

  5. lovely collection. The muji storage is so nice, i really need to get some :) x

    Anna | On The Dressing Table

  6. I love your storage, definitely need to take a trip to Muji x


  7. you've got some lovely makeup!
    this makes me wanna clear all my rubbish makeup out and have a more simpler neater collection :)
    alicekatex ♥

  8. I love this! It is my goal this year to make a beautiful storage area to store and display all of my makeup. I just can't make up my mind about how I want it to look! Lovely post though!
    xoxo, em

  9. Lovely set up! Muji are the best! Got some lovely make-up there!

    Claudia xx | Beauty and the Chic