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**My New Makeup Armoire and "Vanity"**

post #1 of 32
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So......it's not technically a vanity but it's functional and it serves it's purpose. It's just a desk that I purchased from Ikea. I use it for my computer and to apply my makeup. My makeup has been sitting in boxes and bags since I relocated from Louisiana to California last year and I was tired of digging through boxes looking for my makeup. I finally found some furniture that I like and it works perfectly for storing my makeup collection.

I had actually purchased the MALM vanity from IKEA but I ended up hating it. A lot of people on Specktra (and elsewhere) love the MALM vanity but it just didn't work for me. For now, it will sit in the garage until I figure out what to do with it.

My "Setup"


"Vanity" with drawers open


Desk Drawer #1 Palettes


Desk Drawer #2 Paint Pots, Random Eyeshadows, and other Miscellaneous Stuff.


Jewelry Armoire otherwise known as my Makeup Armoire


Drawer #1 Lipstick, LipTars, and Lipgloss


Drawer #2 Pigments and Mineral Eyeshadows


Drawer #3 Blush, Mineralize Skinfinishes, and Shadesticks/Eyeliners


Drawer #4 Pigments, Lipbalms, Face and Eye Primers, Eyelash products


Drawer #5 Eyelashes and Makeup Remover, Brush Cleaner, Mineral Water, etc.


If you have any questions please feel free to ask. Thanks for looking!
post #2 of 32

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Love it!! So neat and organized!!! I like your set up alot!!!
post #3 of 32

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Hello perfectqueen,i love it! could you tell me the name of the quad on the 3rd picture,the one on the bottom right?Thank you
post #4 of 32

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seriously you're REALLY organized. That's awesome!
post #5 of 32

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i absolutely envy your organization skills! looks like the perfect set up! thanks for sharing!
post #6 of 32

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I need one of these! This is so great and organized!
post #7 of 32

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Wonderful set up!!
post #8 of 32

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GORGEOUS! Love the way you've organized it, makes me happy to look at! Thanks for sharing.
post #9 of 32

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It looks great - and you are so organized!
post #10 of 32
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Hello perfectqueen,i love it! could you tell me the name of the quad on the 3rd picture,the one on the bottom right?Thank you
That's actually a quad that I created. It has the following eyeshadows:

Silver Ring
Electra
Carbon
Georgous Gold

Somehow had posted a tutorial on YouTube and they used these shadows to create the look. I loved the look so I purchased the shadows & palette and made my own quad.
post #11 of 32

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Nice setup.

Love that jewelry/makeup storage! Where did you get it? I need something like that in my life.
post #12 of 32
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Nice setup.

Love that jewelry/makeup storage! Where did you get it? I need something like that in my life.
Thank you!

I purchased the Armoire at a store called Pier 1 Imports in San Francisco. It was originally priced at $299 but it was on sale for $199 because it is being discontinued. It was a bit pricey but it was well worth it especially considering the fact that I shelled out $179 for the MALM vanity which was useless for me. It is perfect for what I need and it goes well in my bedroom.
post #13 of 32

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Your organization of your makeup is awesome!!!!
post #14 of 32

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That is a great setup!
post #15 of 32

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great setup!
and I love your collection
post #16 of 32

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I love the drawers under the computer being filled with makeup, I set and do my makeup on my computer desk (best lighting).

That collection is super tidy and organised, mine has never been that neat.
post #17 of 32

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LOVE your set up, your collection is enviably gorgeous!!
post #18 of 32

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I like your set up very organized.
post #19 of 32

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In the 9th photo with your pigment jars/boxes..you've got some e/s that have a crackled effect to them from what I can see. What are those?

LOVE your set-up and how organized you are, looks awesome!
post #20 of 32

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I wish I was that well organized! Looks great!
post #21 of 32

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Which blushes and MSFs do you have? We have almost the same complexion and I only have one MAC MSF and no blushes. I guess I'm looking for some guidance. Thanks!
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In the 9th photo with your pigment jars/boxes..you've got some e/s that have a crackled effect to them from what I can see. What are those?

LOVE your set-up and how organized you are, looks awesome!
Those are 4 eyeshadows from the "Color My World" collection by Jesse's Girl Cosmetics (Jesse's Girl Cosmetics). Even though they are considered "drugstore" cosmetics, they are pretty pigmented. Check em' out
post #23 of 32
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Which blushes and MSFs do you have? We have almost the same complexion and I only have one MAC MSF and no blushes. I guess I'm looking for some guidance. Thanks!
I would be more then happy to give you some suggestions! Let me start off by saying that most of my blushes and MSF's are from collections that have been released in the past and therefore most of them are limited edition. Some MAC counters still have them or they can be found on ebay or Specktra members who are selling part of their collection.

I have tried every single blush and MSF that I own because i've found that every shade doesn't work for me. I try to stay away from "plum" colored blushes because they make me look like i've been punched in the face. I also stay away from "reddish" looking blushes because they make me look like I have a huge rash! I love the pinks but some tend to change once applied so i'm careful about the pinks that I buy.

For my skintone I LOVE coral and peachy toned blushes. I wear those almost everyday.

My favorite blushes are:

MAC: Peachy Keen & Plum Du Bois (this is the only plum that works for me)
Benefit: Coralista
NARS: Orgasm, Deepthroat, & Albatross (highlight)
Laura Geller: Berry

My favorite MSF's are:

MAC: Petticoat, So Ceylon, Warm Blend (contour), and Warmed (highlight)

I also own the following blushes (i'm just listing the ones I know off the top of my head):

MAC: X-Rocks, On a Mission, Notable, Ablaze, Stark Naked, Fashion Frenzy, Margin, Breezy, and Tippy.....just to name a few. This does not include the mineralize blushes that I own.

NARS: Torrid, Sin, Lovejoy, Crazed, etc.

I own the following MSF's: Blonde, Brunette, Redhead, Smooth Merge, Glissade, Nothern Lights, and a few more but I don't remember the names .

Honestly, I mostly use my favorites and I rarely touch the other ones that I own. I really need to start using everything that I have but it's almost impossible. Hopefully this will help you choose some new blushes and MSF's. I suggest that you always try everything that you buy. When I first started buying makeup, I bought the most hyped products because everyone on YouTube and Specktra was buying it. I realized that a lot of the stuff I was buying didn't look good on me and I was wasting $$. Now when I buy something, I take it home and try it out (swatching it in the store isn't that helpful). If I don't like it, I take it back. Anyhow, if you have anymore questions, feel free to ask.

Yasmine
post #24 of 32

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I need one of those in my life!
post #25 of 32

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so organised!! wow..
post #26 of 32

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I would be more then happy to give you some suggestions! Let me start off by saying that most of my blushes and MSF's are from collections that have been released in the past and therefore most of them are limited edition. Some MAC counters still have them or they can be found on ebay or Specktra members who are selling part of their collection.

I have tried every single blush and MSF that I own because i've found that every shade doesn't work for me. I try to stay away from "plum" colored blushes because they make me look like i've been punched in the face. I also stay away from "reddish" looking blushes because they make me look like I have a huge rash! I love the pinks but some tend to change once applied so i'm careful about the pinks that I buy.

For my skintone I LOVE coral and peachy toned blushes. I wear those almost everyday.

My favorite blushes are:

MAC: Peachy Keen & Plum Du Bois (this is the only plum that works for me)
Benefit: Coralista
NARS: Orgasm, Deepthroat, & Albatross (highlight)
Laura Geller: Berry

My favorite MSF's are:

MAC: Petticoat, So Ceylon, Warm Blend (contour), and Warmed (highlight)

I also own the following blushes (i'm just listing the ones I know off the top of my head):

MAC: X-Rocks, On a Mission, Notable, Ablaze, Stark Naked, Fashion Frenzy, Margin, Breezy, and Tippy.....just to name a few. This does not include the mineralize blushes that I own.

NARS: Torrid, Sin, Lovejoy, Crazed, etc.

I own the following MSF's: Blonde, Brunette, Redhead, Smooth Merge, Glissade, Nothern Lights, and a few more but I don't remember the names .

Honestly, I mostly use my favorites and I rarely touch the other ones that I own. I really need to start using everything that I have but it's almost impossible. Hopefully this will help you choose some new blushes and MSF's. I suggest that you always try everything that you buy. When I first started buying makeup, I bought the most hyped products because everyone on YouTube and Specktra was buying it. I realized that a lot of the stuff I was buying didn't look good on me and I was wasting $$. Now when I buy something, I take it home and try it out (swatching it in the store isn't that helpful). If I don't like it, I take it back. Anyhow, if you have anymore questions, feel free to ask.

Yasmine
Thank you so much! I like Coraly and Orangey type blushes so I'll stick to those colors when I go on my next haul. I almost thought I made a mistake with the Blonde and Redhead MSFs. I tried working with them, but I'm having some trouble. I'll keep testing. I'm going to go back to the CCO and pick up Xrocks because I was looking at that one too as well as Love Joy. Odd. I was looking at all of the right ones.

Thanks again!!!
post #27 of 32

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<----- me
post #28 of 32

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You have found a great storage solution. And it's all so well organized.

I'm curious about the dividers in drawers 1 and 2. Are those built in or is it something separate you've used?
post #29 of 32

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This is awesome! I love your lipstick and pigment drawers...

What a great stash!
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You have found a great storage solution. And it's all so well organized.

I'm curious about the dividers in drawers 1 and 2. Are those built in or is it something separate you've used?
The dividers are built it. That's one thing that I liked about it.
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