Friday, 16 March 2012

Make up Storage Part Deux

Muji Drawers to the rescue... After experimenting with pots, holders, jars and boxes (See Make up storage part 1) I’ve finally found a solution that’s fit for purpose. I first spied this type of make up storage whilst watching my ultimate guilty pleasure ‘Keeping up with the Kardashians’ – the sisters all store their make up in stacked acrylic drawers, although theirs are probably custom made and certainly look bigger than these.
I’m not claiming to have discovered these little gems, Muji has been kicking around for a while but NOT UP NORTH, well not until recently! For those that aren’t familiar Muji is a Japanese company that specialise in simple household products – non branded quality goods at reasonable prices. These drawers can be used for anything – stationary, jewellery, buttons, brushes... bits and bobs! However in my eyes they were made for make up! In the UK the stackable drawers are only available in ones and twos, but I’ve seen threes and fives in the US. I started with a 2 Drawer with Flip-Top Lid...
Love heart lamp from Next and brush pot from BHS

It lasted a week! I loved them so much I had to go back for another 2. This time a regular 2 Drawer without the flip top. They stack really well but you can keep them separate if you prefer.

The two-tiered drawer looked great; It fit perfectly under the mirror on my dressing chest, four covers the mirror a little, but I can live with that! If/WHEN the stack grows I’ll have to find somewhere else to keep them.

They’re very durable, easy to clean and when filled, look tidy and stylish. My only complaint is that they’re not deeper, I had hoped to get two layers of blusher in one drawer.

Top layer filled with my favourite blushes, drawer two powders and highlighters, three is filled with lip products and four my most used palettes. Because they're clear you can easily find what you need without having to go rummaging and they can be pulled out fully...

Together with the two side drawers (deceptively big btw) and the top draw I'm all stacked, merchandised and stored.

I'm all set, for now at least!

Find out more about the Muji Drawers here


  1. Love this! Muji has some great storage - I don't have a dressing table at the moment but bought couple of big drawers and put them underneath the table that my tv is on lol..xx

  2. Love Love Love! My MUJI draws should be arriving in the post anyday now! :) lol

    Hayley xo

  3. I've been waiting to see this post haha. I love MUJI drawers, The Kardashians are my gulity pleasure too, they look so good :)

    Laura xoxo

  4. I love these, I have been considering these for some time. I currently use the 5 drawer alex from Ikea but I just love the clear acrylics so I think I will take the plunge!


  5. I love this! You are amazing :) X

    1. Thank you Danica, nice blog! love your hair x

  6. have organised all the stuffs soo lovingly...I am in luv wd the dresser here :)) You hv a lovely blog :)

  7. I love this! I have the same dresser and it's nice to see other ideas on how to store make-up.


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