Beauty, Home + Organisation


I don’t have a large amount of products in my makeup collection but my stash is growing every single day (hello, 40 lipsticks) so I thought I’d share with you how I organise my makeup collection. I keep it in my office, as that’s where I film all my YouTube videos. One day I’ll have a proper dressing room setup but until then… it’ll do.

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My brushes are in a flowerpot from Ikea and I feel like every single blogger/youtuber keeps their brushes in the same thing. It’s so handy and a great size for brushes! My brushes are from various places: Amazon, eBay, Real Techniques, W7, Royal…

makeup collection

These bits don’t fit in my storage drawers, so I keep them just in front of them. The silicone brush cleaner is one of most useful purchases to do with beauty so far! It makes cleaning my brushes so easy. But my anti-aging moisturiser and my primer/day cream live here along with the nail varnish I wear on my toes. I generally keep my toes the same colour for weeks before swapping things out. I often keep my other skincare products here too, but at the moment they’re in a little collection on their own.

makeup collection

I keep all my makeup in 4 acrylic holders. They were from eBay, but you can get them in various high street stores now too, like Primark and New Look. They aren’t the best quality – I really want some Muji drawers – but they are fine for the time being. I like how handy the top compartments are for storing bulky items.

The bottom and middle drawer of one set contains single eyeshadows, small palettes, glitter and brow products. There’s also a button and a misshapen ring in there, for some reason.

The top drawer of that same set has lipsticks and glosses in that didn’t fit in the top compartment. The top section has all my lipsticks, , lip liners, setting sprays, powders, a foundation, contour kits and a bronzer.

makeup collection

In the other set of drawers, at the bottom I have my favourite foundation, my favourite powder, concealers and an eyeshadow primer.

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I didn’t realise I had this many blushes in this middle drawer, but yes. I do. I actually use the NYX powder blush as contour so it shouldn’t really be in this drawer but the packaging is identical to the George blush so it sneaked in there.

makeup collection

This is the messiest drawer. All my eyeliners and mascaras are in here. Honestly, this drawer needs a decent declutter (mostly because I never use eyeliner) and it’s a struggle to close it sometimes.

makeup collection

If you’ve got keen eyes, you’ll see that the contour and bronzer have magically appeared again in this picture. That’s because I decided to reorganise the top sections halfway through taking the pictures. All you’re missing out on is another highlighter and an illuminator. More foundation, a setting powder, a cream contour stick and my favourite highlighter by Makeup Revolution. I also have all of my ‘etc’ things – eyelash primer, lipcote, eyelash glue, glitter glue, a sharpener, tweezers, eyelash curler, mattifying lip topper and some sponges. I definitely need a new beauty blender, I clean it each time I use it but the stains are persistent!.


Lastly are the palettes. I love eyeshadow palettes (if you want to get me a birthday present…) and cannot get enough. I have a few W7 palettes, a Technic contour palette and a couple of eBay finds as well.

You can find an updated makeup collection here from February 2017.


  1. You have a great collection. Your system is certainly better than mine which pretty much consists of tossing things into various makeup bags. Of course, I forget which makeup bag has what in it and I end up dumping everything into a drawer. πŸ™‚

  2. I stack my palettes too! I never know what to do with them because their all different sizes and thickness! I organize my collection in just one big drawer all separated by type in little boxes, but its not very efficient! I need some of those drawers you have!

    1. I saw someone keep their palettes in one of those file box things that you keep paper in, I might get one of those, make it look pretty and keep my palettes in there… If i do find a solution I’ll blog about it anyway :p