After showing a few of my coworkers a video of my makeup collection, one of them said they’d love to see an in-depth post on how I store all my makeup. So today, that’s what I’m sharing!*
Since decluttering my collection, I’ve found I can comfortably store my makeup in two compact dividers, two palette dividers, three different acrylic organisers, and a spare (free) gold cardboard box. The total cost of my current storage is approximately $90 AUD. The first storage piece sits on top of my bedside table draws, and doubles as a perfume display.
The small top two draws hold all my Colourpop Super Shock Cheek and Eyesahdows, as well as under eye and lid primers.
Below them in the first bigger draw are all of my matte and glossy liquid lipsticks – mini ones from Stila, Colourpop, Too Faced and Kat Von D, as well as three full sized Kat Von D’s, along with a few lip liners at the back.
Below that is where I keep all my glossy lips and lip balms. All the glosses are either Colourpop or Anastasia Beverly Hills, and the balms are from Burts Bees.
Moving down into the main storage space, I keep all my other makeup, as well as some skincare. On the bottom left-hand side we have most of my larger eyeshadow palettes, as well as a few face palettes, all of which have been arranged by brand. From the bottom up we have theBalm AutoBalm; Urban Decay Moondust and Naked Smoky; Too Faced Totally Cute, White Chocolate Chip, Chocolate Gold, Chocolate Bon Bons, Love Flush Blush Wardrobe; and Anastasia Beverly Hills: Modern Renaissance and Nicole Guerriero Glow Kit.
Heading up to the top, we have two Beauty Blenders, my primers (Becca and Mecca), setting sprays (Urban Decay and NYX), concealers (Tarte and Maybelline), and Josie Maran foundation grouped together. Next to them I have all my traditional lipsticks – Maybelline, Covergirl (Star Wars), Urban Decay, Too Faced, and a Lancome lip oil. Tucked away behind all the lip items are some false eyelashes.
Continuing on, the next section is a bit of a mix. The top half of the organiser holds my Nars Sheer Glow foundation, a two mini liquid lipsticks and some Lush lip scrubs. The front part of the top contains mascaras, eyeliner and brow products.
Underneath the top half, a draw opens up to reveal unused deluxe samples of mascaras, primers and miscellaneous skincare items, as well as a few back up products for when I run out of my favourite most-used items. Family and friends often benefit from this draw too.
Moving down, two of my larger bronzer sit on their own, as they can’t fit into the compact dividers. The first divider contains my Becca pressed highlighters and blush/highlighter split pans, as well as the Too Faced Papa Don’t Peach blush and Milk Chocolate Soleil bronzer. The next divider contains my Physicians Formula Nude Glow four pan powder, their Butter Bronzer, as well as two setting powders from Essence and Maybelline, and Tarte mini blushes.
Going back up, the cardboard gold tray contains a Glam Glow moisturiser, a few Tarte under eye patches, a pair of silicone reusable eye masks, and two new makeup blending sponges. Just below them are two eyelash curlers.
At the bottom right is where most of my face palettes, as well as a couple of smaller eyeshadow palettes are kept. At the bottom I have two Sleek highlighting palettes, two tiny eyeshadow palettes that contain repressed Stila shadows, two Hourglass Ambient Lightings, my wedding day NYX Natural palette, Tarte’s Blush Bazaar, theBalm’s Manizer Sisters, Becca’s Apres Ski eyeshadow disc, Maybelline’s Blushed Nudes, and two Colourpop palettes (one custom made, the other Yes, Please!)
I hope you enjoyed this makeup tour, and that it has provided some inspiration for your own storage goals! If you have some tips on makeup storage, please leave them in the comments below.
*Disclaimer: in no way am I bragging about the amount of makeup I own. I love having variety in my collection, as it gives me a mini shopping experience in my own home. I also declutter on a fairly regular basis to ensure what isn’t being used can be passed on to a new home.