Makeup Storage and Organisation

Makeup Storage and OrganisationHey everyone, hope you had a lovely weekend! I’ve had another four days off which has been bliss! It’s been nice and chilled compared to Christmas weekend which was busy with family, shopping and eating. I did some pampering (nails and face mask) and some planning with the new kikki.K stationery I got for Christmas. I also watched the cricket (a mere nine overs, it was rained off) and cleared out a drawer to organise my makeup. I’ve been meaning to do it for ages and what better time than the start of the year.

A month ago I purchased a white, metal jar for my makeup brushes and a couple of plastic baskets to keep my makeup in for next to nothing. I keep my makeup brushes on top of my dresser in the jar along with the hand cream I’m currently using, primer and a roll-on perfume. I spent Sunday clearing out one of my dresser drawers to keep my makeup tucked away and out of the sun.


Makeup Storage Before

Makeup Brush HolderMakeup brush holder

First I decided what to use each of the baskets for; one for nail polishes, one for lips and one for face products.

Nail Polish The back row is nail polishes I don’t use that often then I grouped the rest together by brand. There are no preferences to how the brands are organised, simply how the nail polishes best fit in the basket.

Klass Nails and Nail FilesAlso tucked at the back of the basket are my Klass nails and some nail files. The Klass nails are nail wraps I won in a Twitter competition a few years ago along with a signed card from Myleene Klass.

Lip CollectionFor my lip basket I put my most used and favourite lipsticks at the front (MAC obviously) and grouped the others by brand like I did for the nail polishes. I have kept my MAC lipsticks in their boxes so it’s easy for me to identify each shade without having to pick up each lipstick individually. Also in this basket are my lip glosses, and lip balms.

Face ProductsOrganising my makeup made me realise face and base products are actually what I have the least number of. I think that’s because when I find a product I like I tend to stick with it. In this basket I have my foundation and concealer, mascaras, Maybelline Colour Tattoos, eyeshadow palettes, my blushes and a 6 in 1 powder I don’t use very often.

Other MakeupI had a few bits and pieces left over so I put them into this clear cube which my nail polishes were in previously. These are products I don’t use but don’t want to throw away either. The Australis mousse and concealer sticks I did use regularly before I switched to liquid foundation and concealer. I will use these if I want sheer, light coverage.

Hand Cream etc.I have also made room in the drawer for my hand creams, my face mask, tweezers, jewellery pieces I keep in their boxes and the little Essie travel pouch for nail polish.


Makeup Storage After

I’m so pleased with how everything looks and that my makeup finally has a designated place instead of being kept in makeup bags and scattered on top of my dresser. I love how neat and tidy it is and how refreshing it felt having a sort out. If there’s anything you want me to clarify or talk about further just let me know in the comments!

Hope you enjoyed this post, thanks for reading!


30 thoughts on “Makeup Storage and Organisation

  1. Hannah Jayne says:

    I’m the same with my face and complexion products! When I find one I like, I stick with it for the rest of eternity! But then I see some of my friends and they have almost a whole make up stores worth of foundation and complexion products!!!!

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    • Chanelle says:

      Aww thank you for those kind words πŸ™‚ I love the jars with the hearts, they look so cute! I feel the same about my lip basket haha, lips are my favourite thing to do! x


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