I often squeal with excitement when my favourite vloggers upload an updated makeup collection. Is it just a girl thing or is it a self confessed makeup addict thing? I don’t know! I know my collection isn’t exactly as impressive as the likes of LLYMLR’s or Zoella’s but it’s still something I’d love to share.
After spending nine months in Oxford and only taking up a small part of my collection with me, I felt deprived of my whole makeup stash. The sinking feeling when I realised my Benefit Porefessional Primer was left at home and just where was my Real Techniques Contour brush?! It was then when I started to buy more and more up there, only to realise when I returned that I already had way too much!
So a month later, I’ve said goodbye to some old favourites as I’ve given them to friends, charity shops and new homes. I know there’s even more I can get rid of but for now I’d say I’ve got a good amount of makeup!
I’m aware this is a very picture heavy post but I’ll just roughly guide you through the logistics of my makeup collection.
So on my bookcase I keep my nail polishes, lipsticks, perfumes and extra brushes. These are basically just the things I don’t reach for too much and look pretty on display – who wants to keep their perfumes tucked away in a drawer?
On the top of my IKEA Malm drawers (shock they’re not the Alex ones) I keep everything I reach for on a daily basis. So up here we’ve got my little plastic box with cotton buds, hair bands and pencil sharpeners, a jar with cotton pads, my most used makeup brushes and of course my makeup bag. Oh and a photo of myself and Toby!
Now let’s delve into the makeup itself…
In the top drawer I keep all my eye makeup so I’m talking mascaras, eyeliners, brow products, false lashes, eyelash curlers and tweezers. It’s just so easy to grab everything and the divider helps so much!
Then I’ve got most of my face products separated in the drawers from my Muji containers. For the moment it’s as organised as I’m gonna get! So in here I’ve got primers, face mists, foundations, concealers, highlighters, contour kits, face powders, blushers, bronzers and erhh I think that’s it!
Now we come down to the ‘can’t find room for this so I’ll stick it in here’ drawer. In two Muji drawer containers I keep lip care products and nail files, kits, etc. Then it’s just random shit really! A bronzer and blusher too big to fit in the above drawer, a load of makeup palettes, a box of testers and miniature products and then another box with even more makeup brushes in!
I think my beauty drawer is my favourite purely just because I absolutely love every single thing in here. Pretty self explanatory – just toners, cleansers, moisturisers, you know the drill!
Then down to my body drawer full of moisturisers and tanning bits and bobs. And what would a body drawer be without the old Sudocrem?
And finally we have the hair drawer and the messiest drawer by far. This contains all my beloved haircare products, brushes and my absolute favourite Mark Hill hairdryer and Irresistible Me straighteners.
So there’s the low down on what’s going on in my makeup collection and as I’ve said in previous posts, I’m not boasting or showing off – there’s a lot of people with a lot more than me! It’s just these are the posts I love to read.
Let me know below what your favourite items in your makeup collection are, I’d love to know!