8 February 2013


This week the storage I ordered for my makeup arrived so I've spent today sorting that out and thought I'd share. Now, compared to almost all the beauty bloggers I followed at the YouTube channels I'm subscribed to, this is literally nothing. However this photo was taken about 5 months ago...

Just excuse the Instagram photo!

I got the desk tidy from Wilkos and for the amount I had it worked quite well. This is what it now looks like...

(I'll apologise now for these photos being worse than they usually are. And also, I realised afterwards that I could have given everything a good clean before photo taking. Let us just ignore that!)

I got the acrylic storage from this eBay listing. It cost around £22 which seems expensive but it was definitely one of the cheapest I've found. I wanted acrylic ones because I've seen so many people with them and they look really sleek and tidy. Mine came in less than 2 weeks and it came from Hong Kong with an expected delivery of a month so super impressed with that. I've seen you can get acrylic drawers that this unit can sit on top of so I may have to look into that if I start buying even more stuff...

So many compartments! It's just perfect for the amount of makeup I have.

Lots of dirty brushes (oops!) and all my lipsticks. Definitely going to need a bigger lipstick container soon. My brushes are mostly ELF Studio ones and I have the odd Real Techniques too.

I've used each compartment of the storage to hold a different type of product. First up is blushers and highlighters...

Top row: Sleek "Sunrise", Sleek Contour Kit
Middle row: Rimmel 3 in 1 Powder blush "004 Winter Glow", Sleek "Rose Gold", ELF "Peachy Keen"
Bottom row: Benefit "High Beam" and "Sun Beam"

I have two of the compartments for eyeshadow. One for singles (and a few miscellaneous things) and one for palettes...

 Top row: Vivo "Bronze Me Up" Trio Palette, ELF "Wild Wheat" Single Eyeshadow
Middle row: ELF Brightening Eye Colour (not sure of the shade), ELF Matte Eyeshadow "Muted Mauve", ELF Cream Eyeliner "Purple", Natural Collection Eyeshadow "White"
Bottom row: Maybelline Gel Eyeliner, MUA Eyeshadow "16 Matt" and "24 Pearl"

Sleek "Au Naturel", MUA "Starry Night", MUA "Undressed", Sleek "Storm" palettes

Then there are four smaller, square shaped compartments that I have products stood in. So, I have eyeliners...

W7 Deluxe Gel Pencil (I don't know what brand this is or where it's from - sorry!), Barry M Liquid Eyeliner, Barry M Wink Black Marker, Bourjois Liner Feutre "11 Noir", Soap & Glory Supercat Eyeliner, Rimmel Special Eyes "161 Black Magic", Sleek Dip-It Eyeliner, Vivo Eyeliner "White", MUA Eye Primer

A lot of these are either quite old and/or I don't even like them so I should really bin them. I only really like the Barry M and Sleek liquid liners. 

I then have a section for concealers (and a nude eyeliner that didn't fit in the other part!)

 No.7 Instant Radiance Concealer, Garnier Roll-On, Rimmel Scandaleyes "005 Nude", Collection Lasting Perfection Concealer "1 Fair", Rimmel Wake Me Up Concealer "010 Ivory"

Then lip liners... and I squeezed the eye lash curlers in there too!

MUA "Pink Me Up", Rimmel Lasting Finish "063 Black Tulip", Rimmel Exaggerate "024 Red Diva", ELF Retractable Lip Brush
Eyelash curlers are some cheap ones I've had for absolute years! Probably from Bodycare or something.

Then I've got mascaras in the final smaller section and it's a teeny bit of a squeeze with the odd shapes of all the tubes...

L'Oréal Telescopic "Noir/Black", Maybelline Falsies "Black Drama", L'Oréal False Lash Telescopic "Magnetic Black", Benefit Bad Gal"

At the back in a smaller compartment than the first lot but bigger then the previous and it just has a few miscellaneous items in there...

 ELF Maximum Coverage Concealer "Porcelain", B.Even Skintone Corrector, Maybelline Dream Matte Mousse "004 Light Porcelain", Natural Collection Corrector Stick

I've got a review up of the ELF concealer which you can read here.

 The last compartment is the biggest one at the front and I keep my base products in here...

Top row: ELF High Definition Powder, Benefit Brow-zings "Dark", Rimmel Stay Matte Powder "001 Transparent"
Bottom row: GOSH Velvet Touch Primer, No.7 Beautifully Matte Foundation "Cool Vanilla", Rimmel Wake Me Up Foundation "103 True Ivory", No.7 Blemish Cover Stick "Fair", Vaseline

Hope you liked this post and it wasn't too ramble-y! Well done if you made it to the end of it!


  1. Ohh, whats the No7 stay matte and Rimmel matte powder like!?


    1. Much prefer the Beautifully Matte to the Stay Perfect. Much better coverage and I prefer the matte finish anyway. It lasts quite a decent amount of time too.
      Rimmel powder is brill too! I know everone raves it but I've been buying it for a good 5 years now. Never used any other powder x

    2. Ace - thank you!! Will be on the look out for that tomorrow. I want to try and get a tester of that & estee lauder!


  2. I really need to get the Rimmel stay matte powder, I used to love it then literally forgot to repurchase :(


  3. Really great idea for storage! I've not yet tried to No7 foundation, but it sounds amazing! Do you have a full review on it? If not, would love to read what you think in more detail! :) XO


    1. All I have is the bit on here http://laddered-tights.blogspot.co.uk/2012/12/december-favourites.html
      I may put a fuller review up but I don't think there's much else I could say about it :')

  4. I'm obsessed with these little acrylic makeup storage units on ebay, I have a smaller version of your one that holds my everyday makeup and it's one of the most handy things I've ever bought. If you're looking for a bigger lipstick holder I found a really cheap one here http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/360561972464?ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1497.l2648

    I just ordered a couple of them, through it was a great deal seeing as there usually about £7 :) Love your collection! x

  5. Dang I wish I had your collection! The MUA palettes look gorgeous!


  6. I've been needing to dig in and get mine organized as well! Thanks for reminding me, haha!



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