A collection update. It was about time. The last time I showed this was almost 2 years ago and lots has changed since then. I purged quite a few sections mainly, but on the other hand, not so much has changed. I still store my make up collection in the same way and I honestly don’t want it to go anywhere anywhere else. Meaning: I’m not willing to buy other storage for it any time soon and so, if things don’t fit anymore, it means I simply have to throw things out or give them away. And yes, I know, it’s still a lot of make up, but I enjoy it and I like playing around with new looks and new products. Do I need all of this? No. Do I use it? Yes. Is it a hobby? Yes. Am I crazy? Yes, yes, yes, yes. So, now we got that out of the way, let’s get to it.
My make up storage space and what’s on top.
Ta-dah! I present to you: my make up station. Nothing has changed here. I am still using the IKEA Aneboda 3-drawer set to store my make up and the Anordna drawer inlays to organize it. It even includes the same desk organizer I also got from IKEA (but I forgot the name) and the Q-tip holder is from HEMA. Also: excuse the dirty brushes.
On top of my storage unit, you will find some daily essentials: a cloth to wipe brushes, tissues, Q-tips, brushes and some bigger eyeshadow palettes. The black container is for putting in lipsticks when I’m on the go. It has a mirror and some Q-tips so I’m prepared wherever I am.
Palette wise this is where I store the Urban Decay Vice and 15th anniversary palettes, my MAC palette, my Z-palettes filled with NYX, Sephora, Catrice and Essence singles, my Sephora + Pantone palette from the US and a 120 palette for when I want to do something crazy. My brushes are from all over the place: Sigma, HEMA, The Body Shop and Real Techniques are the main brands though. My kabuki brush is by ELF.
Drawer 1: Lips, every day stuff and eyeliner
Now this has changed a lot! In the back there is a spot for back up products. I only keep back ups of mascaras though, so that’s not too interesting. Then there’s lip gloss and lipstick on the left. I used to have twice the amount of lip gloss and many of the lipsticks you see here are now gone: I purged my lipsticks after taking these pictures, but as you may have noticed replaced them very quickly. Another thing I purged since the last time you saw my collection are my lip balms. Since lip balms take ages to get through, I decided to throw out a bunch and also stop buying them. My goal is to one day finish all of these and I figured I have more than enough to last me a life time.
The two sections on the right hold my every day products and lip and eye liners. In the small section to the left I keep my sharpener, MAC lip erase, my favorite eyeshadow for highlighting, brow powder, mascara, eyeshadow base, etc. I also keep my Benefit High Beam and Mac paint pot in Painterly here as I tend to reach for these products most often. On the right you see my lip- and eyeliner section. Again something I purged majorly. Most of my NYX eyeshadow pencils have found a new home and I’ve only kept Milk, Slate and Black Beans as those were the ones I really used. Other than that you see pencil liners, liquid eyeliner, gel eyeliner and some glitter liners by Sleek.
Drawer 2: Eyeshadow
As you may remember: I’m an eyeshadow junkie and if you thought that what was on top of this drawer set, was it, you’re wrong. I still have a load of eyeshadow and it’s the only part I didn’t purge much.
In the back, on the left, are some pigments and older eyeshadows that I used to love but don’t reach for all that often anymore. In front of that are some single eyeshadows: mostly baked and mineral eyeshadows and some L’Oreal Infallible ones. All the way up front is my larger Dior palette which I bought on a boat once, my Sleek palettes, TBS shimmer cubes, and my Wet N Wild palette.
On the right hand side you can see some smaller eyeshadow palettes such as Urban Decay Naked 1 and 2, a Too Faced Naked Eye palette and my Inglot palettes. In front you can find even smaller eyeshadow palettes by NYX, Dior and Make Up Designory. Last but not least, I have a section where I keep my cream eyeshadows such as MAC paint pots, Benefit creaseless cream shadows and Maybelline Color Tattoos.
Drawer 3: Face products
Another section that was purged quite a bit: face products, with special attention paid to blush, which is now consolidated to the left side of this drawer. There are the Benefit box powders in their own little section, then ‘other’ blushes, such as cream blush and some colors which I don’t use as often next to that. The section in the front is where I keep blusher which I use most often. This includes: NARS Orgasm, MAC Margin & Solar Ray, NYC Color Wheel and my favorite peach blush by Shisheido.
The other half of this drawer is devoted to foundation, concealer and face powders. I don’t really do foundation and so I only have one real foundation (the Fit Me one I gifted to a friend because it didn’t work for me, so that has disappeared already) and then I have some BB creams, one of which is almost gone, and one which is a tad too dark for now. Then there’s a small concealer section and there’s a lone primer in there as well. In the front there are bronzers on the left, highlighers on the right and my MAC Naturalized Skin Finish Natural and MAC Prep + Prime transparent powder.
And that’s it! Kind of short and sweet and not including some of my more recent purchases, but you get the idea. Hope you enjoyed and have a good Sunday 🙂