Hi lovelies! Today I'm going to give you a peek into my make-up collection, as well as how I store everything. This has been requested a few times, and I thought it'd be fun to do, so here it is!
I am thinking it's about time to upgrade my storage area, but we shall see~
In the mean time, here is what my dressing table looks like. I store everything here (except for some skincare and most of my nail polishes, which is stored elsewhere).
I like to use a mish-mash of organisers and random containers I've picked up here and there. It's not a very sophisticated storage system, but everything sort of does have its own space.
Starting from the far left side corner is my skincare and 'randoms' section. I like to keep my toner, moisturisers, and other creams in my room rather than the bathroom, as I don't usually do my night-time skincare routine until just before I go to bed, and I'm generally too lazy to go all the way to the bathroom late at night~
The pink and purple shelf is where anything that I buy that doesn't have a place gets put, so it's full of random things. The bottom tier is the designated place for all my skincare and make-up samples.
Moving along, and this where/how I store all my lip products! When my lipstick collection started booming a few months ago, I bought one of these 24 slot lipstick organisers off ebay. I thought it was all sorted but holy moly all 24 slots got filled up really quickly! My lip glosses and lip crayons are currently being housed in an empty cotton bud container, and the rest of my lipsticks are being housed in this super cute coin box given to me by a friend. And even that's jam-packed already, so there's a bit of 'spillage' where some of my lippies have nowhere to go, lol. I'm probably going to hold off on buying any new lippies for awhile...
The Etude nail polishes, I just like to keep on my dressing table because they are so cute!
This is probably the most familiar part of my make-up collection to you - it's where I like to take my pics for my beauty reviews ^_^
In the back is where I store all my face/base products such as bb creams, foundies, primers, and bases. You'll see that I don't always throw out the packaging - one reason is that I dislike throwing away pretty packaging, and secondly I just feel like it's neater *shrugs*
Up front is my Etude House Cupcake cream blushers, that I felt were too cute and colourful to hide away, as well as my panda shaped hand-cream. I also find they make a cute background for my make-up review pics~
Here I have a small two drawer organiser where I store my liquid and gel eyeliners, as well as a few concealers in the top drawer, and then a few random items in the bottom drawer. I put stickers on it to make it less plain, but now it looks childish, lol.
When there's limited space, I tend to go vertical! Over in the corner is what I like to call my leaning tower of eyeshadows - those are my Chi Chi Quads, and on top of that is a blush - since they're all the same size I just stack them up to save some space~
And then I've got these two stationery holders that are super handy for holding items such as lip pencils, slender mascaras, eyeliners, and even make-up brushes.
Let's zoom out a bit, and you can see what the far right corner of my dressing table looks like.
I bought that pink 4 drawer organiser from The Reject Shop, for about $15 I think. It's great for storing palettes and compacts.
More random things - you can see yet again I couldn't bring myself to throw some useless packaging away lol. I try to turn them into something useful - the panda box is storing some lip tints and other lip products.
Now onto the drawer itself! In the first drawer I've put all my eyeshadows, and most of my palettes~
Second drawer - my cheek products - blushers, highlighters/illuminators, and a few compact powders.
The last two drawers are full of false eyelashes - yes, I am a false lash nut. I wish they didn't take up so much space though! I might have to put them in a box elsewhere though - I rarely wear falsies nowadays *lazy*
Well, I guess that's it! This is what my dressing table looks like (well, actually it's usually messier than this, I cleaned up specially for you guys, lol). I hope this was interesting for you ^_^
I do plan on doing similar posts if you like - such as a post just dedicated to certain parts of my collection, such as a lipsticks post, or a post dedicated to just my blush collection, or something like that...
Well, let me know if you would like to see a post like that ^_^
See you for now!
It's turning into a mini-series! Check out my more in-depth posts on my -
Blush and highlighters collection
Lipsticks and lipglosses collection
BB creams and foundations collection
PS: A shout out to the following lovely girls who've nominated me for various blog awards recently (or in the last few months or so!) Sandy (of Y-oonyee), Mindy (of mymychen), Xiupau, and last but not least, Katie (of Milkeipure). I always say I'll do the tags, but I never get around to it T_T
But thank you to everyone who's nominated me, it means a lot!