My Makeup Storage

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If you had told me a few years ago I was writing a post like this, I would have LOLed in your face and then walked off.

Up until about 18 months ago, my makeup collection was:

  • a black eyeliner.
  • a gold/brown/bronze shadow palette
  • a mascara
  • a powder barely I barely used
  • a foundation I only used on special occasions

I had one of each and would replace only when I ran out.

Through PR samples, beauty boxes, blogging events and a new appreciation for makeup thanks to reading beauty blogs, I now have quite the collection.

I store most of it in one of my desk drawers, though I do have some unopened that I’m not going to add to the drawer until something runs out, but this is how I store my makeup that’s opened and in use.


I use a Glossybox and some old Birchboxes and their lids to separate my drawer into compartments. I think use each compartment for a certain product group.

The first compartment is for my face. It includes:

  • BB cream
  • foundation
  • blusher
  • bronzer
  • powder


The second compartment is for eye makeup. It includes:

  • eyelid primer
  • mascara
  • eyeshadow
  • eyeliner


The next compartment is for lips:

  • lipsticks
  • lip stain
  • lip balm
  • lip liner


The final compartment is for skin products which includes:

  • moisturiser
  • primer
  • eye cream
  • illuminator


In the back compartments I have things I don’t use so much, such as nail varnish, nail scissors and clippers, products that are not opened yet and samples.

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On my desk I have a desk organiser that I was sent from Viking which I featured in my bloggers desk post.

This holds my makeup brushes and my palettes.

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Here’s the view from above:

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I like that it’s easy to find things now their product grouped, before I had my makeup set up like this I would always lose the smaller products, such as eye liner and Mac eyeshadow. It’s easy to keep tidy too which is vital for me.

How do you store your makeup?

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