Make-Up Organisation.

One of the things that got me into this whole bloggerverse was reading about the ways other people organised their make-up. It may sound like such a tedious topic but I used to spend hours on end scrolling through other people’s blogs, reading about their storage and their collections. I guess it was because I should have been studying for my degree so anything seemed more interesting than reading about corporate manslaughter or unilateral contracts. Make-up organisation is definitely my guilty pleasure.

And now that I’ve finally got to a place where I’m content with how I’ve organised my make-up, I thought that I’d contribute to the bloggerverse’s never-ending collection of make-up organisation posts.


Ever since I was a little girl, I’ve always wanted a Hollywood style vanity table – you know the ones the Kardashians have with the globe lights dotted all the way around a huge mirror. And so when I moved back home after university, I decided that I was going to make that dream into a reality and I was going to treat myself to a DIY dressing table. And thanks to many trips to IKEA and lots of trips to the local hardware store, I ended up with my pride and joy..

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So without further ado, lets get stuck into how I’ve organised my pretty modest collection of make-up and beauty products..


Whicker Drawers

Beneath the dressing table surface, I’ve put my little set of white wicker drawers. Originally, I wasn’t going to have these in my room but in my office instead. However, after moving everything around a couple of times, I soon realised they belonged beneath the dressing table to store all my bobs and bits in them.

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In the bottom drawer, I keep all my electrical things, such as my straighteners, curlers, hair dryer and my Clarisonic charger.

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And in the top drawer, I like to keep everything else that I use regularly (e.g. spot stuff and contact lens shizzle) but don’t need on display. I also keep things that I’ve been given but don’t really use – such as all those Maybelline Baby Lips.

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On top of the drawers, I keep all my palettes and hairbrushes in two separate storage boxes  along with my jewellery box. Having things in lidless (if that’s even a word) boxes makes everything so much more accessible without having to have tonnes of things on top of the dressing table. Plus, it means I can just chuck things into them without having to worry about it being messy.

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MUJI Drawers

I think it’s easy to say that MUJI drawers are the holy grail storage for make-up lovers. I’ve had mine for about two years now and I don’t know what I’d do without them. I can’t imagine having all my make-up in a cosmetic bag. They make organisation so easy – plus they look great.

I have two sets of their wide two drawers beneath a set of their wide two drawers with a flip top. I don’t use the flip top but it’s great if I have something a little taller than the drawer height so I can just slightly adjust the drawer to make sure it can fit in it.

On top of the drawers, I like to keep all my make-up that won’t fit in the drawers. I usually find high end foundations are impossible to fit into the drawers so these just stay on top – plus it means I can see what foundations I have so I can switch what I use up on a regular basis. I also have a purple vase with a pink flower in it, just to tie the dressing table area in with the rest of my bedroom’s colour scheme. Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen would be so proud.

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I’ve pretty much organised my drawers in a logical manner – the first drawer is for the things I use first, the second drawer is for the things I use after the first, etc.

The first drawer is home to all my face skincare and primers..

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The second drawer houses all my concealers..

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The third drawer keeps all my foundations together..

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The fourth drawer makes sure all my powders are organised..

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The fifth drawer is where I store all my eye products..

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And finally, the sixth drawer stores all my lip colours..

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Dressing Table

Since I’m pretty lucky with what storage I have, I don’t really need many products on top of the dressing table itself, giving me so much room to create a mess on when I actually apply my make-up. But it also means that I can have a few decorative pieces on the surface – such as my jewellery stand (which looks overloaded with my billion bangles) and my favourite candle holder. It also means that I can have my docking station close to me so I can jam out to my tunes whilst getting ready – trust me, you need a little bit of Backstreet Boys to get you going for the day when you wake up at 6am every morning.

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In the centre of my dressing table, beneath my mirror, I have all my pots full of my make-up brushes. In one pot I keep my eye brushes. In another I keep my Artis style brushes. And then in another pot, I keep my face brushes. I find that this way, I don’t waste time rummaging through a huge pot trying to separate my eyeliner brushes from my concealer brushes etc. I’ve then got my lipstick stand with a few of my favourite MAC lipsticks and lipliners in it so I don’t have to go rummaging through my lip drawer. I’ve also got two pots – one for my cotton pads and another for my bobby pins as I use these twice a day so it makes sense for them to be close to hand.

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So this is how I’ve organised my make-up. It’s not perfect, but it works perfectly for me – and I guess that’s all that matters!

How do you guys organise your make-up? Make sure you leave comments below!

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