Sunday, September 16, 2012
A Peek Inside My Makeup Collection
I am by no means a master of the art of organization, but I thought I would give you all a peek inside my makeup collection! I get a lot of requests for this type of post but I have always been hesitant showing my stash! I have pared down my collection A LOT through my blog sales and giving stuff to my sister. I think I still have way too much makeup and I will probably do another clean out soon!
I store my collection in MUJI acrylic drawers. I have 1 set of the large acrylic 2 drawer case with lid and 1 set of the 5 drawer case. I stacked the larger drawers on top of the shallower drawers, and removed the lid so that the top drawer was open. I found this was the best way to store larger items and foundations. The larger drawers are deeper and store bulkier items. The 5 drawer case is shallow, and perfect for lining with items in a single row. I find these drawers to be sturdy, excellent quality and easy to keep clean. Another great thing about the MUJI drawers is that the stack easily on top of each other so you can adjust to your collection accordingly. I started with the 5 drawer set but found that certain items like foundations, paint pots and kaleidoscopes didn't fit comfortably so I added the deeper drawers later. I think this is a great, affordable alternative to the Clear Cube. I store this case on top of my dresser and pull items that I am currently using for my makeup bag.
The first part stores all my foundations, tinted moisturizers and powders. I also keep other larger items here. The second drawer has my Le Metier de Beaute Kaleidoscopes, eye shadow palettes, single shadows and eye liners. Since this drawer is deeper I try to take advantage of all the extra space! The next drawer also has more eye shadows and some mini mascara samples. You can see the MUJI drawers slide open and close easily!
The following 2 drawers have cheek products: blushes, highlighters and bronzers. For an idea of the depth of these drawers, I can stack 2 Kevin Aucoin compacts, but nothing on top of the Dior Amber Diamond. Of course wherever there is extra space I put any other loose items which will fit! The last 2 drawers have my lip products. Lipsticks in one and glosses in the other.
I keep my brushes in a cotton jar I found at The Container Store. I like it because the depth is perfect for my shorter handled brushes from Le Metier de Beaute and Shiseido. If I ever fins something prettier that is of similar depth I will be all over it! My makeup bag has all the items I am using on a daily basis. I have been rotating some of the items in my makeup bag with items from my collection so that everything gets a bit of love and no treasures forgotten! I have a few things scattered here and there like my Urban Decay Naked 2 Palette which I keep with my traveling stuff because that is primarily when I use it and glosses and lipsticks in various purses and pockets!
How do you store your makeup collection? I would love to hear your tips and tricks! I could name a few Bloggers whose makeup collections I am dying to peak in!