I'd been meaning to sort out my makeup storage for the past two years or so, but never quite got round to it. My makeup was scattered between various makeup bags or just piled in messy heaps beside my mirror, making it rather difficult to actually use my desk as a desk. It also made it difficult to find what I wanted when I was in a hurry, which meant things quickly got forgotten about if they weren't part of my daily makeup routine. Since sorting out my storage a couple of weeks ago I have made full use of my lipsticks and blushers, and am now much more likely to reach for different colours when doing my makeup in the morning. I still have a pile of old Glossy Boxes sitting on the floor full of makeup, however, so I'm not completely organised yet!
I was originally intending to buy some of the Muji acrylic storage drawers but the ones I wanted were out of stock so I went on the hunt for something else. I settled on these drawers from Amazon which are a similar size to the narrow Muji drawers, but with 3 drawers instead of 2. These are the perfect size for small items like lipsticks, eyeliners, eyeshadows etc. but aren't so great for larger things like bottles of foundation. I think I will keep an eye on the Muji website for the other drawers coming back in stock, would be handy to have even more drawer space!
I read on someone's blog (or maybe Twitter?) recently that they had bought these plant pots from Ikea to use as desk/makeup storage. I forgot to bookmark the post though and can't for the life of me remember who it was, so if it was you please let me know and I will add in a link to your post! Anyway, when I was in Ikea the other day I spotted the pots and decided to get some for myself. I got two - one for makeup and one for other toiletries - and they are great for keeping larger things in, like makeup remover, foundation, moisturiser, dry shampoo, hairspray etc. There is also a slightly smaller version but I couldn't find it anywhere in the shop, it would have been perfect for keeping my makeup brushes in! Currently they're just in a mug but I would like to have something a bit more grown up haha! Have you seen any good DIYs for makeup brush holders?
My daily makeup which I use every day stays in a makeup bag on my desk at the moment. The bag is a really old one from Superdrug (I think) and it does the job fine, but I'd like a new one that looks a bit nicer with the rest of my stuff. I'd rather keep my daily makeup in a bag than in another drawer as I think it's much easier for grabbing quickly if I need to get ready at a friends house or if I'm going away for the weekend. I don't really have to think about packing a makeup bag as all my usual stuff is already there - just chuck in a lipstick or two and I'm ready to go!
How do you store your makeup?