I had a look through lots of blogs and videos to see everyone's different ways of storing their stash and decided my favourite was some stationary drawers from WH Smiths. They come in various designs but i chose one with cupcakes and polka dots and pink :) First i bought one, then that wasn't enough so i bought another, then i still needed somewhere for my lipsticks, which take up a lot of room. But still altogether this cost me about £40 and i think that's alright and i'm so much happier now i have everything neat and tidy (or neat and tidy-ish anyway :P). I probably could have done with a full chest of drawers like some people have but i don't have enough room in my room for it.
So here is the new storage:
I'm not so keen on how it's postitioned in the room but i love the drawers themselves. I think they're very pretty and functional too.
Behind the cut you'll see what's in each drawer :)
First of all this is the small box on top of the drawers. It was meant to be for CDs but i find it perfect for my lipsticks. I need to make some cardboard seperators so i can keep the lippies on their ends without worrying about them falling over:
Then in the top set of drawers i keep my eye products:
First 3 small drawers keep my eye pencils, eye primers and eyebrow products and mascaras
The next two larger boxes keep my loose eyeshadows and liquid eyeliners:
And the final, large drawer has my pressed shadows and most of my eyeshadow palettes (some wouldn't fit so i'm going to think of somewhere else to put them all)
Then the next set of drawers hold my face, cheek and lip products:
The first 3 little drawers have my lip pencils, primers and balms and lip tars
The 2 larger drawers have lipglosses/stains and blushes (though some Mac ones are out for depotting)
And finally the largest drawer has my face products in it, including primers, foundations, powders, concealers, highlighters and contours
The the 2 drawers in my vanity table house various bits and bobs.
The upper drawer has glitter, false lashes and skincare
My lashes are stored in a Cat in The Hat tin
My glitters and various bits to stick on my face are in this silver star box
And here is some skincare items and some empties waiting to do a back to mac. My palettes that wouldn't fit in the cardboard drawers are also in there.
And the lower drawer has my hair stuff
I keep hair straighteners, curlers and crimpers in here, along with some hair glitter, pomade, setting lotion etc with some bags full of rollers and hair pins. Also i have a bikini trimmer (seldom used heh heh), battery powered pedicure set (to sand off the evils of dry skin) and my konad stamper thing because it wouldn't fit where i keep my polishes (photos coming later).
So that's how i keep my makeup and related things at the moment. Does anyone have any better ideas how i could organise it? I haven't got my mineral makeup bits in yet, and my Aromaleigh and Sugarpill is now in the old makeup artists case because i share it with Claire. I'm thinking about buying a third and final set of cupcake drawers so i can get my palettes, lashes and glitters into it and then the drawer in my vanity would be free for just skincare and toilettries, or maybe my nail polishes instead.
Anyway any comments would be great :)
And yes, i do have far, far too much makeup.