Wednesday, 22 September 2010

Make Up Storage

I have gone from cardboard box drawers, to acrylic storage and now this shabby mish mash of white wood which is a work in progress! This is the in between stage of hopefully an amazing storage system to follow.

Decisions decisions, should I organise by brand, size or usage? Well this time I did a bit of all of that.


I store my make up on top of my chest of drawers which isn't ideal but I'm making it work until I eventually get a distressed white wooden dressing table!



The main white wooden storage unit on the right is from Butlers, it was approx £35. In the top drawer I have my most used and favourite make up items. The bottom drawer has all of my brushes in it. In the left divider I have my palettes and foundations and brush cases next to it.


I got a fantastic divider from TK (J) Maxx, it was about £8 and has cute fabric detailing. Here I have stored my Mac lipglosses and blushes.



I have this cardboard suitcase from TK Maxx (£4) that holds all of my unloved makeup - see ya! I have stored my main lip products inside a rustic basket from TK Maxx (£4) and added a random silk flower to beautify it! :)


I stored most of my eye products inside this rustic box also from Butlers (£12), eyeliners are at the bottom and concealers and mascaras are on top!


How do you store your make up and what do you do with your clutter?

78 comments:

Fern said...

Your storage is so tidy and minimalistic! Very envious, would love to sort mine out this nicely! xx

Justine @ Productrater said...

lovely storage!

Muhsine said...

@Fern - Is it weird that I would love to help people organise their make up? lol (Thank you btw) :) xx

dani@callitbeauty said...

i'm pretty sure you've seen how i store mine so i won't go into that, but so far i'm quite happy with it.

i like that i can put everything in its place and it's out of the way. although i still wish my palettes could be somewhere closer to the rest of my makeup.

anyway, love your storage ideas! especially the way you store the majority of your lip products. it's very cute :)

-dani
http://callitbeauty.blogspot.com/

Muhsine said...

@Dani - The lipstick basket is my favourite :) x

Chloe said...

i love seeing peoples storage, yours looks lovely! jealous :P xxx

Stefy said...

love your storage!
Loving the basket looks gorgeous!

Stefy x
britese.blogspot.com

shoe devotee said...

WOW! this is so inspirational. I think I'm going to organise my collection this weekend. :)

meliza said...

luv i need vanity

Liesl @ FabulousFashions4SensibleStyle said...

That all looks so pretty packed away and I love your organization...well done!

Liesl :)

Lily Blue said...

i find it really pretty, girly and cute !

Anna Saccone said...

Your make-up storage is so pretty and beautiful! I love posts like these! <3

Dandelion said...

ohh i love how i made it, really need to reorganize my storage

NYCSh0paholic said...

Very nice, pretty, and neat! I like to store my products in a very similar way. I'll group each product together, for ex. my lipsticks/lipglosses and then within that group, by brand. I have so much stuff, and I'm constantly rearranging. =/

Ella Pretty said...

Looks lovely - my favourite part is the rustic basket for your lipglosses - the fabric and the flower are very shabby chic.

I store all my make-up in a caboodle - it's kitschy and reminds me of my college years. As for my extra make up - they are grouped in toiletry bags (one for face/cheeks, one for lips, etc) and stored in a cardboard floral box from ikea. I also like having things out of sight!

Here's a pic of what my caboodle looks like (not my pic - just from google):

http://www.latestbeauty.com/file/pic/gallery/1900.jpg

Mercedes- Ms Purple Make-up said...

Lovely ideas!
I have a bit of everything and everything's from different materials.
I guess our make up storages will always be a work in progress as we are always changing our minds, getting new products, changing out make up habits, etc. XXX

Patricia said...

It's adorable:) I love that case with a picture of a girl on it! You inspired me to sort out my make-up it's all around the place hehe...

xxx

DSK Steph! said...

I envy how neat and organized your makeup is displayed!

Catanya said...

Absolutely cute and tidy! I love the storage system! I tend to organize mine in terms of brand and type of product: all the blushes by MAC, all the lipsticks from NYX, all the bronzers from "x" brand... etc.
It works for me!
XOXO
Catanya

glamour rouge said...

I love organising make up.
I got a set from wilkinsons! bargain! :)

www.glamourrougenotes.blogspot.com

Chic Geek (Devs) said...

I like the nice clean approach that you took with this! I wish I could do this but my room is bright coral soo....no can do.

Fern said...

In reply, No thats not wierd at all! I love arranging stuff too but don't have the right storage for my makeup! xx

Perfectly Unordinary said...

I love organizing and I love watching other people's storage systems!
This is cute and tidy at the same thime!

hannahmiamakeup said...

hey how did you manage to store the lipstick upside down?? i tried to do that but all the mac ones keep falling over!! xx

Steph xox said...

oh wow so pretty. thanks for showing xox

http://veryrandomrambles.blogspot.com/

Hell Notes for Beauty™ said...

Love the clean look!

Muhsine said...

@Ella Pretty - I need a caboodle! :)

@hannahmiamakeup - I used an empty ferrero roches box inside the basket, as I have quite a few the lipsticks are all wedged together, providing I don't take them all out at once they stay nice and tidy :)

StyleFrost said...

Love all your storage posts, love how this looks, I'm obsessed with organising everything!

Eliza said...

Mine is literally plastic drawers of the stuff. Every now nd then I tidy it but I do have a box for every day work products.
E x

Houda said...

I like how you organised this I love tk maxx I got this really nice mirros from there after I was struggling to ude my mirros made for the bathroom I had to stack it on books everytime I wasnt surprised you changed your makeup storage system that many times I must have done it 3 times already and I think I found something that works for me btw I cant wait to see your white table I love that kind of stuff xxxx

TzeYien89 said...

im exactly the same as u! i totally get bored of my storage after a while and have to switch it up, plus when you get too much you just have to re-organise it!

i can't STAND clutter and i am always organised with everything!!! I use acrylic storage boxes at the minute with one of those metal drawers ( a big one!) and then my palettes are stacked up side by side between the acrylic storage.

i also saw those storage at tk maxx ITS SOOO GOOD very good prices too for some cute things!

Ally said...

I never see anything as nice as what you get from butlers! Everytime i walk in there i ummm and ahh but thats about it! I love how you make the most of what you have!

Diana said...

this looks beautiful!!!!

Sencillamente Kyra said...

Lovely, lovely storage !!!!!!

arsyparsy said...

wow it's stored so nicely! so pretty!!!

sweetmouse24 said...

This is the most beautifully organized makeup storage I have ever seen!

Truly lovely!

mera said...

truly a shabby chic! neat and oh soo pretty :)

Liparazzi said...

i LOVE seeing other people's makeup storage! Looks great!

ModestyBrown said...

That's such pretty storage, I particularly like your TK Maxx box. I have mine dotted around between a train case style box and various make up bags. I'd love a dedicated storage area but worry about little exploring hands getting hold of it! x

beeroyal said...

i got so excited when i read makeup storage.. i love reading posts like this, as cheesy as it may sound lol. Excellent tips hun, thanks :)

ps. ive tagged you. check it out.
http://beeroyal.blogspot.com/2010/09/tag-4-things.html

Sophia said...

I'm still using my acrylic boxes but they are getting pretty crammed! Space efficient, though...

What've you done with all your nail varnishes?

Style by Sophia
xo

BEAUTY♥AMBiTiON said...

wow that looks so organized !

Beyoumakeupshop.com said...

I love how simple, clean, and "white" everything is, it's very sophisticated. The basket is so cute!

Muhsine said...

@Sophia I've put my nail polishes in a box inside my bedside table :) x

~Lisa said...

Oh, my!! I'm so jealous! Your storage is so neat and tidy and adorable!!
*looks at mine and cries*

http://xmaterialgirlsx.blogspot.com/

Litchiglace said...

So far, it's the best and the lovely storage i ever seen! I'm gonna steal your idea of lipstick basket...
Bisous

Malin Guinn said...

Love it, beautiful setup to me :)

Miss*Kimmy said...

What a gorgeous vanity!
I want!

kaizokumousy said...

very tidy! i love your make up storage

Freja Wewer Hjernøe said...

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I've visited your lovely blog before, and i find it very inspiring!
Take a look at my blog too, and follow me back if you want!

LOVES FREJA

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Diane said...

Your makeup set-up is so pretty. I love seeing peoples organization ideas. Very pretty and feminine.

Belinda Laurie said...

I love your make up storage! Its so simple, clean and refreshing. Thanks for the inspiration! :)

bourbon fatal said...

such a cute storage *-*!

Kratz said...

It's pretty :)

Andee Layne said...

so pretty and organized! lovely xo

ladyb said...

love the organization, I'm trying to find a solution myself - I had just gotten everything organized and then well I moved in with the Mr. and am having to start all over again and with less space to boot!

Catanya said...

Hi again, sweetheart! Just read your comment: You are totally right, I should have add a winged-eye look to the Nars Alhambra eyeshadow... The truth is that I have to improve the eyeliner skills!
Take care and say hi to lil Peanut!!
P.S: Are you planning to attend the IMATS 2011?
XOXO

hannah said...

looks absolutely lovely!!!

xoxo,

insidelook19.blogspot.com

Claire said...

That looks soooo cute!! does butlers have a web site? I really love the stuff you got from there but I live so far away from London :( xxx

Lola said...

I like your organizers! I used to store my makeup in simple organizer drawers, but I recently purchased this makeup organizer by lori greiner. It doesn't hold a ton but its pretty simple and nice :) heres the link if you want:

http://www.qvc.com/qic/qvcapp.aspx/view.2/app.detail/params.item.H164200.desc.Tabletop-Spinning-Cosmetic-Organizer-by-Lori-Greiner

xo

cosmeticbeautysteals said...

you are so organised! it all looks so beautiful, god knows how you manage to keep it so tidy! xx

Sailor Vanessa said...

I love your storage set up, it's so pretty and tidy!

nicola said...

It looks very clean and tidy I love it. Mine is organised by face, eyes, lips but now I have seen yours I think I will make more sections for example lipsticks, glosses, rathaer than just lips. I love all your makeup so gorgeous x

Doma-Nikki said...

I wish mine was as tidy haha!! Mine are stored in three seperate vanity cases one for face, lips and eyes :o)



http://live-laugh-love-fashion.blogspot.com/

Miss Jones said...

Beautifully stored i salute you! xxx

bellapepper53 said...

Love this post, only now just found it via Beautylish. Can you please tell me what type of camera you use? Your photos are gorgeous and so clear! I'm guessing it's not a point and shoot :)

sparkle beauty blog said...

i just have a small drawer unit of 6 drawers that hold my make up which is in my wardrobe as i havnt got a dressing table, i just sit infront of the mirrored wardrobe and work from the drawers, it works for me. i then have a box with make up i dont use, if i havnt gone in the box for 6 months it all get donated as its obviously things i dont need. most of it it like new so it makes some people happy.x

MaviDeniz said...

i love your makeup storage. it's so clean and simple.

Love your blog, new follower!

Shy said...

Hi MUHSINE

You're storage basket was very inspiring. Actually all your posts are.

Check out my interpretation of your beautiful basket.http://shaista-passionfruit.blogspot.com/

Shaista

P.S Hope everything goes well in your pregnancy, Inshallah

I'M RIA said...

This has inspired me!
Fingers crossed mine will look half as good as this!

http://beautyonabudgetx.blogspot.com/

Jenalyn Cruso said...

Such a great information and I've been looking for this..

faye lu said...

so neat and tidy. inspires me to clean my dresser .. NOW x

QueenxPeaches said...

very cute, i love seeing people create their own makeup space with their own materials rather then all acrylic drawers and glass cups filled with brushes lol thank you.

CharlMathews said...

I have a wonderful set of plastic drawers for mine :( boohoo. When I get my own house my make-up shall rule all, but while i'm living in a student house, on a student budget, it shall do. Yours looks beautiful! I've just done a blog about re-sorting my drawers out, check it out :) http://somethingspecialtosay.blogspot.co.uk/2012/04/half-way-there.html
Lots of Love xox

smith Kelly said...

I once had a classmates, she has the habit to storage the make up, she always be willing to share with us. so miss the past days. Thanks for your blog, really lovely and i love it.
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smith Kelly said...

Reading your blog, i miss one of my old friends, she likes storage makeup, and always shares with us. so miss the past days. your storage really very lovely.
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