I’ve had a bit of a sort out lately and tidied up my makeup bag. The purge was a few months ago but I still have some bags that were poring over with products. The system wasn’t working anymore!
However with a bit of a rejiggle I have managed to make everything a bit more comfortable and accessible.
Here’s how I store my makeup collection. Well, the stuff that I’m currently not using. That is kept in the large Benefit bag in my get-ready box.
So, the collection is stored in a wicker basket, which I think was bought from Dunelm; a homeware shop we have in the UK. I store my makeup in groups so it’s easier to pick stuff when it comes to that time when I swap things around. The groups are kept in see-through plastic makeup bags, which I bought from Superdrug for £5.99 (packs of three). I chose these because they fit perfectly in the wicker baskets.
The first bag is full of my high end lipsticks. I do have a fair few now so I may need to rethink this bag soon. This is where I keep my more special lipsticks such as YSL, MAC and Bare Minerals. If I’m honest, I reach for these more than my drugstore lipsticks.
The next bag is a base bag. This is full of foundations and concealers. There’s also a couple of contour products and a highlighter that wouldn’t fit into the blush bag. I don’t like to buy too many foundations at once, so this is the least full of the bags.
The next bag is blush and bronzers. I had no idea that I had so many! Fair enough, the majority of the space is taken up by the four Benefit blushers, but still! That’s a lot of powdered colour for my face! At least they get used though, that’s the main thing!
I don’t think this bag was meant to come in the set of three, but It was thrown in. Since this is too small for anything else, I keep liners in here. There’s a mix of liquid, kohl and lipliners in here. The three main collections are Rimmel, Bare Minerals and No7. To me, they have some of the best liners. Although, I do have a fair few L’Oreal Superliners in here too, which are my favourite liquid liners.
Next up are single eyeshadows. I did go through a phase of buying single eyeshadows, but over time I realised palettes were much better value. I have kept a few of my Body Shop Colour Crush eyeshadows (I wish there was a palette) and a lot of cream eyeshadows.
This bag is also full of loose eyeshadows, but this is my Bare Minerals bag. These are mainly loose pigments and cream eyeshadows. I love the loose pigments for this time of year, so they may be making a come-back in December.
The last mini bag is full of mascaras. This bag does need a good sort through because a lot of these will be reaching their expiry date. Mascaras are one thing that I do keep an eye on the expiry since my nasty experience last year, when I got an eye infection of an old mascara. It’s something I’m a lot more careful with. You only get one set of eyes.
Next up are my two giant bags. This first one houses all my lipglosses and drugstore lipsticks. These were once stored in the two medium bags but were beginning to burst at the seems. They fit a lot nicer in here. In the lipsticks, I have a lot of Rimmel and L’Oreal, whereas in the glosses I have a fair few Bare Minerals and Tanya Burr Lipglosses.
The final bag is full of eyeshadow palettes. As you can probably see, I favour Bare Minerals, Smashbox, Stila and Benefit for their eyeshadow palettes. I do have two Urban Decay Naked palettes; one was stolen by my sister and the other is in the everyday bag. There did used to be a lot more in here, but I sold them on to better homes.
The final items don’t fit into any of the bags. These are the larger eyeshadow palettes such as the MAC x15 palettes, a Bare Minerals Christmas palette and The Balm’s Balm Voyage palette.
And that is how I store my makeup collection. I’d love to have a vanity table, but my bedroom is too small. Maybe when I move into my own place, I can look into something like this.
How do you store your makeup collection. I’d love to see other people blog about their collections. Believe it or not these are some of my favourite videos to watch on youtube!
Bye for now!