Makeup collection and storage posts are my absolute favorite types of posts to read and/or watch from my fellow beauty bloggers. I've never done this type of post and I figured I'd do it now so I can see where I'm starting out because I have a feeling I will be adding quite a bit to my collection in the near future.
Update: Click here for my updated 2015 Makeup Collection & Storage post!
*Please keep in mind that my makeup collection is probably less than 1/16th the size that you usually see from beauty bloggers!
**I've seen some other makeup collection posts get really nasty and negative comments assuming that the blogger is showing off. I do NOT look at these types of posts that way at all. When I see makeup collection posts, I like them because I'm curious (aka. nosy) and I love looking at how others organize and store their collections (for ideas and tips). I hope that you all feel the same way.
So let's get started!
Here is a new vanity I treated myself to. The table is actually a knock off from the Hayworth one at Pier 1 Imports, I got this Mirrored Vanity from Amazon for about half the price! My makeup is stored in Muji Drawers which I gushed about HERE. I recently got a bunch of ELF brushes and with that order I got their black brush holder. The mirror is from Home Goods, and the oval lighted mirror is from Conair and I got it from it from Amazon. The chair actually is the one that goes with the Pier 1 Imports Hayworth vanity set but with coupons and gift cards I got it for super cheap. Yes, it's gorgeous and matches perfectly but in hindsight, such a light color cushion is probably not ideal to be applying makeup on. Oh well!
Now onto the makeup. I'm not going to go into super details, I think that's much easier done in a video. When I originally took these photos my Muji drawers were in my bathroom so that's why you are seeing a granite countertop and not my mirror vanity.
Below is the top shelf of my Muji drawers. I've got a little lipstick holder which I've put some of my lippies and glosses. Some of these are Be a Bombshell, NYX, Lancome, Jane, etc. I've also got a YSL lipstain on the right side and a Cailyn gel liner and lip balm. There's my HG foundation which is Estee Lauder Double Wear Foundation and also the matching powder. My current concealer is in the gold square tube from YSL which I don't love so I'm in the market for a better one. Also you will see UD Baked Bronzer which is perfection for my skintone and my fave eyelash curler from Shu Uemura.
The first drawer is where I keep my shadows. Here is where I keep my beloved Naked Palette, and some NYX, UD, Lancome, and Bare Minerals Singles (which I never use b/c I hate loose powders). On the left I have 2 UD sample size primer potions and my Bare Minerals eye primer.
On top of the above shadows in the same drawer is where I put my ZPalette which I discussed HERE. In there I've got lots of Lancome, Estee, and UD shadows as well as some drugstore brands. I know it's very messy looking but it's much better than having a million small plastic palettes hanging around.
The next drawer contains all my mascaras. Most of these are samples which I talked about HERE. The rest consist of YSL Faux Cils (my HG), Lancome Hypnose Drama, CoverGirl Eyelights (Not sure if they still sell this but I love it. It's VERY subtle, it doesn't clump, and gives a nice feathery look), Channel Inimitable (my 2nd place HG), and 2 new ones I got during an UD sale.
In this drawer I have the rest of my lip products such as MAC Lipglass, VS Beauty Rush, POP, Moxie, Borghese. On the left I also have a small UD palette which I talked about HERE. It came in a zip up container but I took the palette out of that because I wanted to be able to see the colors or else I'd never use them. I'm sure this isn't very hygienic with the exposed eye shadows, but oh well.
The last drawer contains more of those UD palettes that I took out of their containers.
I was able to divide the drawer up with box tops that came with my Sample Society boxes. In this drawer I've got things like an Umi magnetic palette, some extra brushes, my Bare Minerals Primer, Beauty Blender, ELF powders, UD setting spray, some BB creams, tinted moisturizers, blushes, and some more eye shadows.
Again, I apologize if this is a boring makeup collection. I don't really have much of an excuse because I've been a makeup fanatic for years, I just used to be much better at controlling my obsession. Now that I've been beauty blogging, that self-control has gone out the window!
Anywho, I hope you enjoyed this post and I hope to update with many more fun items in a few months! Please let me know if you want details of any of the items you see, I know I went over them pretty quick. Thanks for stopping by and have a great day everyone! :)
Click below to see my updated makeup collection posts!
2015 Makeup Collection & Storage - Part 1
2015 Makeup Collection & Storage - Part 2