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Thursday, 6 September 2012

How I Store My Makeup

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!

So tell me, what's your innovative makeup storage item?

Laters,

Ez xxX


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! :)
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  1. ibiayo (@odudubelubelu)6 September 2012 at 09:38

    OMG!! And U say dis isn't all ur stuff? *bows* lol. Love d acrylic drawers btw.

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    1. It really was a pain to do this post. Had to go on hunt looking for all my makeup! Lol. Thank you!!! Xx

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  2. :D nice!I love the fact that your products are from all over. very often I see people that are just fixated on "brands".. the acrylic drawers are such a good idea cause I'm constantly forgetting what I have. I should do a post like this..xx

    http://www.vievebutterfly.blogspot.com

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    1. Thankyou. PLEASE do a post like this, I can only imagine what your lipstick collection looks like! :) xx

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  3. Well damn! You have a heck of bloody makeup. My collection of makeup is quite simply a joke in comparison to yours. I'm well jelly. It appears you have more concealers than actual foundations, any recommendations?

    Bisous

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    1. Oh Lordy! I was so nervous to do this post. Honestly haven't got that much makeup. You should see some other bloggers' collections. I use quite a number of under-eye concealers. Cos I wake up so early for work (6.45am). I fund that although my eyes are open they still look so tired. These concealers help. The best for me at the moment is the YSL Touché Éclat does wonders for my under eyes. I am lucky not to have any dark circles under my eye, so I don't know if provides enough coverage in that respect. Hope I've helped somewhat. Need more info just send me an email. Xxx

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    2. Many thanks. Will defo look into the the YSL Touche thingybob. Thought the colours were limited but I'll have another look and e-mail if I require more info. The sooner you admit you have an extensive makeup collection, the better! Seeing is believing.

      Any chance of a mac lipstick collection post?

      Bisous

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  4. oh I love the way you store your make up, it makes it so easy to find. great post x

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  5. I STOLE THE MAC LIPSTICK YOU HAVE BEEN LOOKING FOR.
    MUAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA >:D

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    1. Ladies (and Gents), my pesky little sister. I really hope for your sake you're joking!!

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  6. Jesus Christ!!..and this isn't all? *faints*

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    1. It's really REALLY not a lot! Seriously lol

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  7. So jealous! Been looking for where I can get a similar storage in Lagos, to no avail :( keeping makeup in boxes can be LONG

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    1. I searched everywhere for them in Lagos. Couldn't find either. But I'll still keep my eyes peeled for them! And I'd be sure to pass on the info. Xx.

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  8. OMGGGGGGGGG!!!! I can't even say I have half of this... cool post sugs!!!

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  9. Lool..
    Maybe its d way u took d pics bt it look like a lot
    Nice of u to find a way to organize them
    Nd thanks for d ideas

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  10. Hey hun Love your collection. Did you buy the acrylic drawers in Lagos? and if so pleassse where did you get it from lol. Thank you

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    1. Unfortunately, no I didn't. But I've got my eyes peeled and if I see anything similar I'd be sure to tell! Thank you! Xx

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  11. Damn girl! u are super organised!
    My makeup which my friends say is a lot pales in comparison to urs
    I keep mine in random spots so i never know where anything is.
    Just a few days ago I found some concealer, eyeliner and lipstick i bought last year
    I generally keep my makeup in my everyday makeup bag, then I've got a huge ass bag where all the other bits like concealers, liquid foundations, brushes go, then I have random shopping bags with makeup in them, My moisturisers are on my bedside cupboard.
    U have motivated me...off to amazon now to look for transparent acrylic drawers
    Hope I can find someone to bring them back here for me ;)

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    1. Haha! Glad to be a source of motivation! Tell whoever you get to bring them in for you to be extra careful when packing them. It should preferably go in their hand-luggage (depends how much they love ya! Lol). Cos they are fragile!! My mum put hers in her hand luggage and it STILL cracked.

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  12. Amazing!!!!Thanks for sharing dear. Pretty pls can u do a post on your skin care routine? What you use on your face and body? Plssssss

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    1. You're welcome! :). I' did a skin ate post already a few months ago. But it's all changed now. So think I'll do an updated one! Xx

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  13. Any chance of a blog sale coming soon? Esp with those mac lippies? Holla!

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  14. Hi,
    Those draws look pretty cool, and it seems that a lot of people like them as well.
    I found the most amazing company that sells these draws, they are great quality as well !!
    They have many different types, here's the website adresse if you're interested.
    www.coolkube.com/store.php

    Great post!!


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    1. Hi! Thanks for the link. I'd be sure to check it out. Hopefully they deliver to Nigeria!xx

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