My Makeup Storage

 After having a look at the AMAZING John Lewis hall and in particular the storage I though I would share my less than amazing storage solution. Like a lot of other beauty blogger I use the Helmer from Ikea which retails for just under ยฃ25 and I also got some inserts from Ikea to go on the inside, I have a reasonably big collection considering its just for me so simply a makeup bag wouldn’t do.

 I would also like to say that this is the majority of my makeup collection although some bits may not be in their place or may be in a different box waiting to be reviewed. I know that this is a little excessive collection but I find that having a collection this size is useful when writing my blog and I see it largely as an archive. 

 On the top of my Helmer I have a WHSmith Drawer which I use to store my makeup in but I have now out grown it and it is currently empty. On top of that I have a few of my favourite beauty books such as the Bobbi Brown Beauty books, my mascaras and brushes waiting to be washed.

 Most Used Drawer
My first draw has my most used products or the ones I have been using most recently, I have all my MAC lipsticks in this draw as well my new Nars Sheer Glow and other favourite products. (I’m not suggesting that Nars Sheer Glow is a favourite just yet.) I also store my Urban Decay Naked Palette in here and then place my MAC eyeshadow palette on top as they are my most reached for eyeshadows.

 Base Drawer
In here I have my foundations, primers, concealers and setting powders, sadly the draws aren’t quite deep enough to store them all standing up and I also have a quite a few foundations so this is the best way for me.

 Cheek Drawer
In my third drawer I keep highlighters, blushers and bronzers from cream ones to powder ones, I store all my sleek and elf ones in the back left section and try to keep my cream products some what together in the middle left section.

 Lip Drawer
I keep all my lipstick, lip lines, lip glosses, lip balms and what ever other lip products I own in here, I tried to keep some sort of order but some products had to share a section with other products. I like to stand all my lipsticks upside down where possible as it means I can see the name/colour of what I am using.

 Eye Draw
This is one of my less loved drawers and that is why it is at the bottom of the pile, it has cream eyeshadows and eyeliner as well as some eyeshadow bases. I’m quite loyal to liners so I rarely come down as far as this draw if I am honest.

 Palette Draw
Lastly I have a drawer full of palettes and some odd single eyeshadows with no other home. They are mainly eyeshadow palettes,  a large section of the back is being taken up by my Sleek Eyeshadow Palette but I also have other palettes such as Urban Decay, Stilla and Chanel- I should start varying the palettes I use really.This is the only draw with no dividers as it simply wouldn’t work due to the size of most my palettes.

 I also have a dresser with my everyday essentials such as skin care, hair care, tissues, cotton wool and brushes as well as a few miscellaneous things that ended up here too. I store a lot of the things in two old Glossy Box’s and think it works quite well- in the drawers are some products I am yet to review and some other tool such as tweezers.I like to use old candle glasses to store cotton wool and hair ties as well little boxes to store cotton buds and other things, you don’t have to spend huge amounts of money- just work with what you have.

I am hoping to pick up another Helmer soon to store my skincare and haircare which I currently have stashed in my wardrobe and to find my nail polishes a new home that isn’t a box.

How do you store your makeup?
I will do a more in depth video soon
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  1. 29th May 2012 / 2:51 pm

    Jealous of your storage and all your lovely makeup! x

  2. 29th May 2012 / 2:51 pm

    i have the same pink wh smith pen holder for my brushes haha ๐Ÿ˜€ your storage looks lovely x

  3. 29th May 2012 / 3:03 pm

    Aha, you're more organised than me!

  4. 29th May 2012 / 3:05 pm

    great collection! i have a helmer too and will be posting a collection post later today, what a coincidence haha ๐Ÿ˜€ x

  5. 29th May 2012 / 3:05 pm

    OMG! I can't believe the amount of makeup you've got! I have got about 5% of this amount and I think it is too much already ๐Ÿ™‚

  6. 29th May 2012 / 3:05 pm

    You have a great sized collection and you've organized it wonderfully! I love organization posts =)

  7. 29th May 2012 / 3:15 pm

    Beautiful collection and nice to see you using what you have rather than resorting to expensive additional storage solutions x

  8. 29th May 2012 / 3:17 pm

    this looks so neat! I'm more than jealous ๐Ÿ™‚
    great collection!

  9. Anne Marie
    29th May 2012 / 3:20 pm

    What are the inserts you have used? I can't find anything suitable.

    Love the blog! Thanks for all the work you put into it! ๐Ÿ™‚

  10. 29th May 2012 / 3:25 pm

    Fab storage!!! Great blog post, thanks for sharing!!xxx

  11. 29th May 2012 / 3:25 pm

    Love your makeup collection and how you've organized it! I don't have as much makeup as you, so everything just sits in little storage containers on top of my vanity ๐Ÿ™‚

  12. 29th May 2012 / 3:27 pm

    Wow this is amazing and would give anything to have this much make up to choose from! Great post! I have the same WHSmiths draw t that you have but have too much now so i need to start thinking of a new storage set up myself xo

  13. 29th May 2012 / 3:31 pm

    I may copy your make-up storage idea. I really like it ๐Ÿ™‚

  14. 29th May 2012 / 4:05 pm

    wow. ๐Ÿ™‚

  15. 29th May 2012 / 4:36 pm

    I thought my collection as verging on insane but this is incredible. I have downsized a lot lately trying to stick with products I actually use as I have a habit of buying products for the sake of buying and end up having throw them away as they end up sitting in the back of a drawer for months :-()


    Beckys Makeup

  16. 29th May 2012 / 4:58 pm

    Wow, you've got so much make up! I wish I had as much as this!

  17. 29th May 2012 / 5:23 pm

    Wow I envy you sooo much! You have so much makeup and I love this storage I would love to see you do a makeup collection video!

  18. 29th May 2012 / 5:30 pm

    Ooh I love posts like this, I'm so nosey! Glossy Boxes are so handy for keeping make up in x

  19. 29th May 2012 / 6:53 pm

    SO ORGANIZED! I wish I could do something like that. I have far too much makeup. As you can imagine, it just gets stuffed in different drawers of my poor acrylic case ๐Ÿ™


  20. 29th May 2012 / 7:19 pm

    I love how you've organized your make up! Mine's just sprawled in a drawer. Need to go to Ikea to get some storage items soon!


  21. 29th May 2012 / 8:36 pm

    Wow, impressive collection! I love nosing at others makeup storage ๐Ÿ™‚ xx

  22. 29th May 2012 / 9:02 pm

    This is my ideal organisation of make up haha. I just don't have the time and patience to organise mine, and luckily I don't have as much as you so I manage to fit mine into an overspilling make up bag which is fine as long as I'm not taking it anywhere (: x

  23. 29th May 2012 / 9:43 pm

    Your collection is impressive! Must be kind of tricky to keep it all organized at times. A lot of those products seem to have really cool packaging as well. ๐Ÿ™‚

  24. 30th May 2012 / 1:18 am

    Great post! I love how you store all of your makeup; it's definitely given me some ideas!!

  25. 30th May 2012 / 10:37 am

    Never knew you had a You Tube channel. It's ALittleObsessedUK ya?

  26. 30th May 2012 / 12:18 pm

    Love your make up organisation ! So neat and easy to use ! xx

  27. 31st May 2012 / 11:49 am

    Wow, impressive collection sabrina! Loved this post! ๐Ÿ™‚ xx

  28. 31st May 2012 / 9:27 pm

    You have an amazinnggg collection ๐Ÿ™‚ It definitely is like an archive! xx

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