Hi everyone! You know every Sunday I sort my life out a bit, and my makeup and beauty product storage has been bugging me for months! Every week I sterilise, wipe and clean all my makeup and brushes, so finally this weekend I bought some new draws and gave it a huge overhaul. I have been lusting over clear drawers like Kim Kardashian but at Muji or on eBay a full set are around £40. Even going to a bog standard stationary storage company ends up costing loads, however I ended up getting a bargain!
So my previous storage was in some little draws from WHSmith over a year ago, which had cute cupcakes all over but couldn't be easily wiped, so by now they were a bit grubby. My products were just in plastic boxes but they were a big mish mash and things would always fall over. Above is my desk/dressing table at the messiest previously!
My daily makeup items were kept in this geisha girl box from Wilkinsons so I could grab them easily.
The contents of my draws were way too busy! Some draws were overloaded like the middle lip drawer on the left and some were almost empty like the top middle brush drawer. It was time for a change! If you are going to spend a lot on makeup, you have to keep it clean and neat too. It would be like buying a lovely dress but leaving it screwed up and dirty!
I was browsing Wilkinsons for sandwich boxes (oh the glamour!) and I spotted the pink tower of drawers below for only £7! They called to me and I snapped them up, and sorting out all my makeup was a few very fun hours. Cleaning is totally destressing!
The draws are just lilac tinted plastic and can be pulled apart, so essentially I could buy more and stack them up even higher. I'd love to but this storage is to house the makeup I don't use every single day. In an ideal world I would peruse my whole collection each morning but I don't really have time, so I will pick out a few new picks of lipsticks and blushers at the start of the week and usually choose between those mid week.
I just about fitted everything in the drawers!
The top drawer is eyeliners, eye shadows and mascara of all different varieties. I only really wear eyeshadow at night as it comes off during the day at work, but shadows are always something you seem to have a huge collection of - they last so long! My Barry M dazzle dusts that I now never use cover the whole base of the draw.
The next draw is a hidden base of lipglosses and then lots of blushers. I love blushers! If I were to grow a part of my collection right now, it would be blushers. I've been buying clothes lately though, not makeup!
The third draw is face makeup so foundation, concealers, powders and highlighters. I use old/not-quite- right foundations to mix with each other to find the right colour or on my legs for nights out.
The bottom drawer is my favourite - lipsticks! I have about five in my bag every day anyway as I like to chop and change.
I also got rid of the white boxes and laid out my products in sections on the left so I can see them at a glance. I have a box specifically of face stuff near the centre, makeup bags with hair curlers inside in the middle, my new drawers, palettes, a box jam packed with nail art goodies at the end, and on the very front right is still my daily makeup box. The apple print table cover is actually a few wipe-clean place mats from a DIY shop! My wooden table was getting marked so I picked up these for super cheap and they are perfect as they can be cleaned at the end of the week too.
Maybe I'll show how I clean my makeup another day! For now it is very nice to have an autumn shake-up of everything and really appreciate the things you have invested in. How do you store your makeup? Can you give me any tips?