Getting Organised | Storing My Make-Up

Friday, 5 December 2014

I've mentioned what's in my make up bag quite a few times on this blog, but I've never really talked about how I store the rest of my cosmetics. I used to just keep them in the various make up bags I'd collected over the years, but that took up too much room, especially when the time came for me to pack up my life and head off to university. I wasn't sure what I was going to do with all my make up, until I remembered I'd kept the boxes from a couple of Models Own orders, just in case they were useful.

Storing My Eye Make Up
Rimmel Lash Accelerator Mascara~; Collection Extreme 24 Hour Felt Tip Liner; Max Factor Liquid Effect Pencil in Brown Blaze; No7 Shade & Define Pencils in Velvet Truffle and Cool Mink; Eyeko Skinny Liquid Eyeliner in Navy; Collection Fast Stroke Eyeliner in Black; The Body Shop Eyeshadow (discontinued); 17 Wild Metallic Eyeshadow in Wild Purple; Maybelline Eye Studio Lasting Drama Gel Liner in Brown~; Charlotte Tilbury Luxury Palette in The Dolce Vita; Topshop Golden Aura Palette

And useful they have been! They're big enough for me to store everything neatly, but they're compact enough to store (and pack in a suitcase) without taking up too much space. The dream one day is to get some of those Muji drawers but it's just not practical at this point in time. I have to admit, once upon a time the amount of room in these boxes wouldn't have been adequate, but since I went on a spending ban and ending up streamlining my collection somewhat it's become the perfect size. 

Storing My Lip Products
Bourjois Colour Boost Lip Crayon in Red Sunrise; Revlon ColourBurst Balm Stains in Lovesick~ and Crush~; Revlon ColourBurst Matte Balm in Elusive~; Revlon ColourBurst Lip Butter in Juicy Papaya~; Topshop Sheer Lips in Chuck; Revlon PhotoReady Cream Blush in Coral Reef~; Clinique Chubby Sticks in Two Ton Tomato~ and Pudgy Peony~; Topshop Cream Blush in Head Over Heels; The Body Shop All In One Cheek Colour in Marshmellow; Revlon Super Lustrous Matte Lipstick in Really Red~; 17 Stay Pout Lipstick in Make An Entrance; Topshop Lips in Beguiled and Macaroon; L'oreal Collection Privee Lipstick in Julianne's Nude~; Bourjois Shine Edition Lipstick in Beige Democrachic; Benefit Posietint~ 

Not all of my make up is with me at uni, some of it is at home, but moving away has taught me that you don't need as much stuff as you think you do. I might even have a further clear-out after Christmas; I don't think there's any point holding on to products I no longer use (or those that have passed their expiry date). Then again, I often find myself keeping unusual shades of lipstick, 'just in case' I find myself presented with the perfect opportunity to wear them! You never know, do you?

How do you store your make up? Have you ever found yourself holding on to make up you rarely use? Let me know in the comments!

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