Monday, 15 April 2013

My Makeup Storage

Last weekend, I decided that it was time to sort out my make-up once and for all. I kind of intended to do this when I moved in, but we've been here almost six months now and it was getting beyond a joke; I basically had everything stacked together in one box, with no lid, which meant I had to dig through every time I wanted to find something, and things got dusty very quickly. You can see in the photo below what a mess everything was, and how much better it looks now!
makeup storage overhaul
I started by emptying everything out of the box and giving it a good wipe to clean the dust off. Then I sorted into eyeshadows, lip products, and face products. I liked the system I already had for my larger palettes, which are stored in a letter rack from Wilkinson's, so I decided to stick with that. Similarly, my everyday make-up brushes are in a pretty re-purposed jam jar, which I didn't want to change, my primers are for the most part in a pen pot which matches the letter rack, and I have a desk tidy which holds mascaras, eyeliners, and lip crayons/ lipglosses - I didn't want to change any of these things, so I just gave everything a good clean and left as it was. In fact, all I really changed was to empty the big box onto my bed and carefully re-sort it into a three-tier stacking plastic box which I bought from Aldi; it's not the prettiest of solutions, but it works for me! I moved the empty box into the top drawer of the chest of drawers, and used it to hold samples and little jars containing hair grips, rings, etc. I also unplugged my hair dryer and straighteners, which I rarely use, and moved them into the drawer to get rid of the mess of wires everywhere.
makeup storage before photo
makeup storage stacking boxes
makeup storage overhaul stacking boxes
makeup storage drawer
Doing my make-up is so much nicer now I don't have to sift through heaps of products to find what I'm looking for, and it's nice to have a bit more space on the chest of drawers - my boyfriend definitely agrees!
How do you store your make-up? Do you like to reorganise it or do you stick with one system?

xo

14 comments:

  1. Oh my god, how did you ever find anything before? And you have such a collection, jealous much! xx

    Lucy Loves To Blog

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I honestly have no idea Lucy, it was a nightmare haha! xo

      Delete
  2. It looks so neat and pretty now! I've recently done a similar thing with all of my make up and it makes it so much quicker for me to find things when I'm rushing around in the morning - I wish I'd have done it months ago! :)

    Love, Hails x | www.hayerlily.blogspot.co.uk

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Aw thank you :) It's so much nicer having everything organised, isn't it!? xo

      Delete
  3. That looks much better :) I like how you have adapted the letter racks, jam jars etc so that they work for you! I have two make ups bags that sit under my fulle length mirror. The smallest is my everyday go to make up - tinted moisturiser, powder, blusher, eyeliner, eyelash curlers, mascara, concealer etc. The large one then includes all my fun coloured eyeliners, eyeshadows etc that are just for special occasions. That way I can grab the little bag if I need to take make up out with me but the big one is always there :)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. That sounds like a good system! It's how I used to have everything before my collection exploded somewhat.. xo

      Delete
  4. I know I have a small make up collection but yours just makes mine look so tiny! I have like six pieces of make up (seriously) excluding nail varnishes - all those are stored on a vintage silver tray. I'm certainly not very girlie when it comes to make up and all that jazz.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Haha I'm such a girl when it comes to makeup! I like to have a choice :) xo

      Delete
  5. I can't imagine having so much make-up! I have like one of each product :D I'm so simple when it comes to this stuff :P I love how you've organised it all though, it looks lovely x
    justrach.com

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you! Ha I think I have a problem, I just keep buying more.. xo

      Delete
  6. Yay, it looks super orgnaised now! <3

    Jennie xo | sailorjennie.com

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. It really is so much better! :) xo

      Delete
  7. What a great make-over! Your make-up storage looks so organised and neat now! :) x

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you! :) It's so much easier to find things now :) xo

      Delete

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...