My Makeup Collection & New Storage! Muji 5 Drawer Case & Acrylic Rack
I see pictures on beauty blogs and makeup forums all the time of people’s “battlestations” – i.e. gorgeous vanities. Sadly, I don’t have a gorgeous vanity. Instead I have a very tiny bathroom that was bursting at the seams between my makeup and skincare collections. Several weeks ago, I decided I’d had enough, and ditched my old cheap-o makeup organizer for some new ones that made better use of what little space I have. After a lot of research, and a lot of balking at the crazy high prices on makeup storage drawer systems ($100-$300!), I decided on the much more affordable Muji Acrylic 5 Drawer Case ($27) and a Muji Acrylic Rack ($20). The Muji 5 Drawer Case sells out frequently, so I actually had to wait a few weeks for it to come back in stock. I was finally able to order it last week, and they arrived at my door on Monday. I spent all of Thursday morning reorganizing my makeup collection, and I have to say – I couldn’t have been happier with the outcome! I photo-documented the whole process, so I hope y’all are ready for a ton of photos of my makeup collection.
This is my entire makeup collection, in one big pile on my bed. Not as big of a collection as many I’ve seen, but I’m very happy with it.
This is the Muji Acrylic 5 Drawer Case, ready for some makeup action!
This is the Muji Acrylic Rack!
The first order of business was to organize my collection into groups.
These are my foundations & BB Creams.
Top row (left to right):
Diorskin Forever Flawless Perfection Wear Makeup in 21 – Linen
Guerlain Parure de Lumiére in 02-Beige Clair (for Winter & Spring)
Guerlain Parure de Lumiére in 03-Beige Natural (for Summer & Fall)
Tarte Amazonian Clay Foundation in Light
Estée Lauder Double Wear Light in Intensity 2.0
Missha M Signature BB Cream in 21 Light Beige (for Winter & Spring)
Missha M Signature BB Cream in 23 Natural Beige (for Summer & Fall)
Missha Perfect Cover BB Cream in 21 Light Beige (for Winter & Spring)
Missha Perfect Cover BB Cream in 23 Natural Beige (for Summer & Fall)
Here are my setting powders and pressed powders!
My correctors & concealers!
Top to bottom:
Estée Lauder Ideal Light Brush-on Illuminator in Light Medium
Estée Lauder Double Wear Stay-in-Place Concealer in Light/Medium
Bobbi Brown Corrector in Light Bisque
Bobbi Brown Creamy Concealer in Sand
It Cosmetics By Bye Under Eye Concealer in Medium
My lip colors and lip balms! I have way too many to list, but I love them all.
Here are my eye palettes!
Some miscellaneous Estée Lauder palettes I received in past GWPs.
The next order of business was to get all this makeup into their proper Muji cases!
I was able to fit most of the products in these cases. There were some lip products that didn’t make the cut so they’ll live in my bathroom drawer. I was also unable to fit my BH eyeshadow palettes in either of the cases, so they went back into my backup drawers, which I’ll show you in just a bit.
My concealers, powders, and setting spray all went into the top drawer.
The second drawer was dedicated to the blushes and face primers.
The third drawer is dedicated to all my eyeliners and shadow singles. They’re shown in the bottom drawer here, but I later rearranged the drawer order, moving this one to the second slot.
The fourth drawer is dedicated to my higher end palettes and eye primers.
Here are all the lip products that made the cut for the bottom drawer. The ones that didn’t make the cut will be stored in my regular bathroom drawer.
The rest of my highlighter, bronzers, and blushes went into the rack, but I forgot to photograph it, so you’ll just have to imagine its beauty.
The final step was to move these babies into my teeny, tiny bathroom.
Here it is! My tiny bathroom with my beautiful new makeup storage!
The remaining lip products and my foundation colors that aren’t in season went into my microscopic bathroom drawer.
These are the backup drawers where I store empty boxes (yes, I save them), as well as the BH Cosmetics palettes that didn’t fit in the racks. On top are a lot of the skincare products I use on a regular basis. Those cute apple containers are Tony Moly products I’ll be reviewing in the near future!
And here’s a bonus shot of my skincare shelf above the backup drawers!
How do you store your makeup? Do you have a vanity, or is your bathroom your battlestation?