Friday, February 6, 2015

Makeup Collection & Storage 2015 - Part 1 Ikea Alex Dresser

Welcome to a brand new update of my makeup collection.  You can read my previous makeup collection and storage post here.  Makeup collection posts and videos are my absolute favorites to read/watch from beauty bloggers.  In this post I'll be sharing with you my current makeup collection that I store in the Ikea Alex dresser.  Over the last year and a half of blogging my makeup collection has multiplied by about 100X and I'm loving every minute of it!  I will make no apologies or explanations, I simply love makeup!

I recently purchased the Ikea Alex dresser to store my makeup.  I purchased the short wide version because I prefer the the wider drawers to be able to look at more of my makeup at once.

Ikea Alex makeup storage

The 3 brush holders are actually candle holders and they're only $1.99 from Ikea.


Below are 2 lipstick holders.  A larger one underneath holds 60 lipsticks and it's not full so I stacked a smaller tiered 24 lipstick holder on top.  The large lipstick holder is $22 from Amazon.  The smaller lipstick holder is $7.99 and it's from The Container Store


Below is the 24 lipstick holder.  I put all of my lipstick and lip gloss minis here.  I have a bunch from The Lorac Rockin Red Hot Mini Lip Gloss Set, some Make Up Forever lipsticks, a Dior mini gloss, a mini Hourglass gloss, an OCC Lip Tar, and the Bite Beauty lipstick I got once I became VIB Rouge at Sephora.  I also have some Bite Beauty glosses, L'Oreal liquid lipsticks, Lancome glosses, and L.A. Girl Lip Paints.


Next are the lippies I store in the larger 60 lipstick holder.   I have some MAC lippies, YSL Glossy Stains, Nars Audacious Lipstick, Urban Decay Revolution Lipstick, Bite Beauty Double Ended Lipsticks, some Estee Lauder Lipsticks, Almay Liquid Lip Balms, Maybelline Color Elixirs, Revlon Lip Butters, and a few other randoms.


The lipgloss holder below is from By Alegory and it's a very heavy duty acrylic.  Inside I store most of my glosses including Gerard Cosmetics, MAC, Sephora Lustre Matte, Bare Minerals Marvelous Moxie, Stila Lip Glazes, all of my lip liners, and a few more random glosses.


 Below is the first drawer in the Alex dresser.  This is where I keep my face products.


I keep all of my eye primers and foundations in the first section on the left.  My foundations include my Estee Lauder Double Wear (my favorite), Make Up Forever HD Foundation, Garnier BB Cream (don't love), Cover Girl Outlast, Revlon Colorstay, and MAC Prolongwear.


Below on the left I have my Revlon Colorstay Whipped Foundation, Too Faced Chocolate Soleil Bronzer, Nars Laguna Bronzer, and a few liquid highlighters.  In the middle section is my Guerlain Meteorite Pearls face powder and my powder highlighters including Revlon, Physician's Formula, Rituals, and my fave, Becca Opal.  In the right section I have all of my blushes including Nars Orgasm and Sin, The Balm Pinstripe, a few from Milani, 2 from Tarte, NYX, Ofra, Maybelline, Too Faced, Lancome, and Sigma.


Below are all of my face primers (Makeup Forever, Too Faced, Benefit, Smashbox, Hourglass, Mirabella, and more) sample sized mascaras (Tarte, Too Faced, Estee Lauder, Hourglass, Marc Jacobs, and more), and concealers (MAC Prolongwear, It Cosmetics, Maybelline, MAC Prep & Prime, NYX, and more).  I've actually gotten so many face primer samples over time that I've only ever bought one in my life!


The second drawer of the Alex contains all of my eye products. 


On the far left I have some eye shadow pencils including NYX Milk and Laura Mercier Caviar Sticks.  For shadows I've got Almay, L'Oreal Pressed Pigments, Lancome shadows, Motives, and Milani.  In the middle there's all of my Maybelline Color Tattoos, Colour Pop, and other random individuals.  In the bottom right section I've got my colored eye liners and in the top right I've got all of my black eye liners.  Some of my faves are Urban Decay 24/7 and Milani Liquid Eye Liners.


Here are some of my smaller eye shadow palettes including the Too Faced Summer Eyes, and a couple from Essence.  In the section below are all of my full size mascaras including YSL, Urban Decay, Maybelline, Cover Girl, L'Oreal, and more. 


The third drawer houses all of my false eye lashes and eye shadow palettes.


Here's a better view of all of my eye shadow palettes.  Some of the palettes that I have reviewed are Urban Decay Vice 2, Lorac Mega Pro, Smashbox On the Rocks, Anastasia Beverly Hills Tamanna, Lorac Pro 2, and the Too Faced Chocolate Bar Palette.


The next drawer has some of my samples of skincare, body, and hair products.


In this drawer is all of my backup skincare products.  Needless to say I'm on a skincare no buy!


The last drawer contains empty boxes and other random products.


I use clear drawer dividers in all of the drawers of my Alex dresser.  Some of them are the drawers of Muji drawers, most others are from Amazon  here, here, and here.  

Well there you have my makeup collection and storage in my Ikea Alex dresser.  Please let me know if you have any questions about specific products.  I tried to provide links to the products or my reviews on them wherever I could.  Check out Part 2 of my makeup collection which features my mirrored vanity.

2015 Makeup Collection & Storage Part 2 - Mirrored Vanity
2013 Makeup Collection & Storage


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