Saturday, 10 March 2012

Make Up Storage Part 1!

A friend of mine asked me the other day "where do you keep it all?" and it reminded me that I've never actually showed you how I store all of my beauty treats. Now it's definitely a work in progress! I've tried many things and I'm always chopping and changing. It's difficult to find the right balance between what looks good and what's practical... and it doesn't help that I'm a neat freak! The essence of my storage is what I fondly refer to as the MAKE UP STATION!

Ikea Hemnes Chest with Mirror

Which in reality is an Ikea Dressing Table come chest of drawers. I've always had my heart set on a shabby chic dressing table but I realised I don't actually like sitting down when I apply make up - I'm too much of a busy body, always rushing around and incapable of sitting still. Plus the drawer aspect of these is really handy. When I first got the make up station I kept the top quite minimal and filled the top drawer with Make up...

BIG mistake -  the drawer buckled under the weight! Since then I've had to play with ways of keeping more up top. I've had lights on, lights off, candle holders, pots, glass canisters, recycled Glossyboxes, you name it I've tried it....

After getting bored with the mis-mash of candle holders I switched to glass canister. They allowed me to store much more "up top" but soon looked a little cluttered...

But finally I think I've found the answer... Muji acrylic storage drawers. They don't look very appealing here, but wait until you see them filled with goodies.

Wow this is turning into a mammoth post, for that reason it'll have to be a two-parter. Watch this space for more on my make up storage.


  1. Hi Claire,
    I have the Hermes range from Ikea! I love my dressing table but it's not as tidy as yours! Thanks for the blusher - i love it! Another quick question; when you wear Margin blusher by Mac, what lipstick/gloss do you use?? xx

    1. I tend to go with nude or coral lipstick. I wore Margin at the weekend with Bronzey/smokey eyes and MAC creme d'nude lipstick. x

  2. Look forward to the next post. I am still trying to find the perfect storage but it is difficult when my make up stach is always growing. Maybe I need to stop spending. lol. x

  3. This looks so nice.
    I really love your ikea desk, especially with the lights :)

    Laura xoxo

  4. Looks awesome! You are so neat and tidy...this is my aim this week!

    Becca x

  5. Aw I really like the glass jars ! But the muji drawers are a beaut ! xx

  6. You have AMAZING taste in make-up! soo jealous!! lol & love your dressing table, cant wait for part 2.

    Hayley xo

  7. Loving the Muji Drawers, may have to invest in these beauts xxx

  8. I'm addicted to seeing how others store their beauty area:) I'm always changing up and wanting to see new ways of storage, I like the jars where you keep your foundation!

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  10. I love having a peek at other people's make up too. I'll do the second part later this week.

    Thanks for all your comments x

  11. Aw I lovvvvve make-up storage posts, great post btw :) xo

  12. My makeup is sooo unorganised!! It's all over my room as I always get so indecisive when choosing what to use!xxx

  13. this is my storage:
    check these ideas all from ikea

  14. i love this dresser! trying to re-organise my make up, great inspiration! thanks Isobel x


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