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post #1 of 45
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Here's my collection and its storage.

 

Some things are a little messy at the moment (ahem, brushes) but you get the general idea that this stuff is loved!

 

It took me a while to get a good system going where things were easy-to-reach and still organized, without too much rifling around. Anyway, enjoy!heart.gif

 

 

The overview of the desk. Acrylic cases from Muji storage (5-drawer and 2-drawer Large)

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From the right, Palette storage (Plastic desk filing box from The Container Store)

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More palettes, smaller plastic filing box also from Container Store. Custom-made palettes from "Anothersoul" on Etsy. Plastic envelope storage from Wal-Mart. Daily-use stuff in top drawer and random eye shadows in the other 4 drawers.

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Brushes, blushes,  lip gloss, paint pots, lip liners, eye liners.

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The 2-drawer Large Muji container. Paint pots, fluidlines, sharpeners, Random L.A. Splash glitters, Maybelline color tattoos and L'Oreal Infallible shadows. 

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Lip gloss! MAC lipglass, Dazzleglass, Cremesheen Glass, Kissable Lip colors, Revlon lip gloss, Smashbox, NARS 413 Bleeker St. gloss, Korres, etc.

fOjpA.jpg

 

More lipgloss, MAC Mattenes, Tarte lip products, Urban Decay lipsticks, Kat Von D lipglosses

EYTxH.jpg

 

The last drawer. Random items, New Covergirl blast lipsticks, Too Faced liquid lipsticks, Rock & Republic gloss

Cdt1E.jpg

 

 

The top container: Eyeliner, Pigments, Fix+, Strobe Cream, Eyeliners, some popular lipglosses and/or ones that are almost empty. On the left: A wine glass storage for lip liners. And my clear brow gel that is not going to be used again lol. It's not clear anymore! :-/ 

fYIPF.jpg

 

A few dirty brushes and their storage lol. I got these pencil holders at Wal-Mart and filled them with clear beads from Michaels. My foundation is sitting in front of it. 

lS3ex.jpg

 

Daily-Use items. NYX Jumbo Eye pencils, mascara, de-puffing gel, concealer, MAC Charcoal Brown eyeshadow for brows. Too faced highlighter and bronzer, foundation, UD mattifying powder, L'Oreal blush. The two small containers next to the compacts are de-potted UD Primer Potions. 

mh0lK.jpg

 

Blushes! MAC on the top organized by shade, then the 2nd drawer has Cremeblends, then Hey, Sailor blushes, then Mineralize Blushes. Two NARS blushes: Deep Throat and Gaiety. 

LmKBc.jpg

 

MSF's (Blonde, Lightscapade, Porcelain Pink), Pearlmatte powder, Crew Highlighter, EDSF powders, Prep+Prime compact, Blush Ombres.

MjlJp.jpg

 

MAC Quads, Beauty Powders, Laura Mercier Rose Rendezvous. 

ngiuW.jpg

 

Extra Dimension shadows, Mineralize Shadows, MAC Creamy Bisque (used just about every day, so it's not kept with the others) Victoria's Secret palette, Sigma shadow sample, NARS Lhasa, Douce France trio, Bobbi Brown Black Ruby sparkle palette

cX7TS.jpg

 

 

Single Eyeshadows. One day I will de-pot them, but in the mean time, I keep them in ice cube trays. Urban Decay on the left, MAC on the right. I keep them in the pencil drawer of the desk. 

nHg67.jpg

 

Lipsticks. MAC on the left storage in a 60-spot dot ice cube tray, which works perfect! They are alphabetized. Then a couple of NARS lipsticks, Bobbi Brown, Dior, Revlon Lip Butters, Covergirl lipsticks, L'Oreal Shades, Maybelline, Rimmel lipsticks.

NRHiT.jpg

 

 

Palettes that are not going to be de-potted

GPrVx.jpg

 

De-potted eyeshadows. Mostly drugstore brands, but also Rock & Republic Shadows, Urban Decay Vol 3 and 4 Book of Shadows, Urban Decay Deluxe Shadows, Stila shadows.

OEOFl.jpg

 

 

 

 

Thank you for looking! flower.gif

post #2 of 45
I love that wine glass! smiles.gif And I think using ice trays for single eyeshadows is a very clever idea.
post #3 of 45

So nice!! I love the ice cube tray idea! I never thought of that! 

post #4 of 45
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Originally Posted by shellygrrl View Post

I love that wine glass! smiles.gif And I think using ice trays for single eyeshadows is a very clever idea.

Thank you! I just realized how the purpose of the wine glass coincides with the lips printed on it haha! I initially bought it because I like leopard print :)

 

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Originally Posted by kimbunney View Post

So nice!! I love the ice cube tray idea! I never thought of that! 

Thanks! I was at the grocery store one day and the idea just popped into my head. It's easy to see everything and not have to sift through the shadows to find what I'm looking for!

post #5 of 45

Love your collection!!!!

post #6 of 45
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Originally Posted by GlamQueen21 View Post

Love your collection!!!!

Thank you, GlamQueen! heart.gif

post #7 of 45
I think that is the perfect sized collection! Big enough to create any look you want but the same time everything gets love and attention! Very well organised
post #8 of 45

I need some of those Anothersoul palettes! And love your single eyeshadow storage, good idea :)

post #9 of 45
The anothersoul palettes are fab. *nods*
post #10 of 45

I recently picked up some of those ice trays to store my lipsticks in as well after seeing your idea.... THANKYOU!

 

Love your collection too, love all those gorgeous lip products you have

post #11 of 45

I really love the way you've organized everything! Where did you get that top container with the eyeliners, pigments, etc? I want something like that!

post #12 of 45

great collection! Jealous of your Alice in Wonderland palette haha.

post #13 of 45

A very pretty collection ! But avoid daylight for your products, if you want your makeup to last much longer.

post #14 of 45
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Originally Posted by Edelmc View Post

I think that is the perfect sized collection! Big enough to create any look you want but the same time everything gets love and attention! Very well organised

Thank you! I think some things still get a little neglected lol, I've never used my Smashbox Photo-Op palette, I need to bust that open soon :) 

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Originally Posted by Carriee View Post

I need some of those Anothersoul palettes! And love your single eyeshadow storage, good idea :)

They're really neat! And perfect for organizing my drug store shadows :) 

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Originally Posted by shellygrrl View Post

The anothersoul palettes are fab. *nods*

Thanks! I highly recommend them! 

 

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Originally Posted by princess sarah View Post

I recently picked up some of those ice trays to store my lipsticks in as well after seeing your idea.... THANKYOU!

 

Love your collection too, love all those gorgeous lip products you have

You're welcome! I'm glad I bought two of them when I had the chance. I haven't seen them around this year and I've already got a few lippies in another one lol

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Originally Posted by tiffabutt View Post

I really love the way you've organized everything! Where did you get that top container with the eyeliners, pigments, etc? I want something like that!

Thank you! I got the container from Target. I think the smaller compartments are for lipsticks, but they're perfect to store my eyeliners and lip balms!

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Originally Posted by SomethingBeauty View Post

great collection! Jealous of your Alice in Wonderland palette haha.

Thank you :) that palette is what started it all! I love the colors in it! 

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Originally Posted by Dominique33 View Post

A very pretty collection ! But avoid daylight for your products, if you want your makeup to last much longer.

Thank you! I've heard of keeping items out of the bathroom, but I've never heard about keeping them out of daylight, but I guess that makes sense. I'm always super careful to make sure there isn't much heat or any brightness that would alter the products by making them melt or fade. The corner of the room that my desk is in is far away from the window and kind of tucked into its own little cavern for that reason. My lipsticks and most of the sensitive cream items are kept in the drawers, so they really don't see much light. 

post #15 of 45
So nice! I think I need to get some Muji drawers, too smiles.gif
post #16 of 45

Wow, very pretty collection!

post #17 of 45

great collection and love the way you've organized your makeup :)

post #18 of 45

Amazing!

post #19 of 45

i love how you use the ice cube trays for storage!! never seen this before

post #20 of 45

Omg I'm drooling. And you've given me lots of ideas for updating my storage. Thanks for posting pics!

post #21 of 45

I think I just died and went to make up heaven :). Lol. GREAT COLLECTION!

post #22 of 45
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Originally Posted by texasmommy View Post

So nice! I think I need to get some Muji drawers, too smiles.gif

Thank you! YES the Muji drawers are amazing! I might have to buy another one, soon. All my MAC is taking over! LOL. 

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Originally Posted by KarmaB View Post

Wow, very pretty collection!

Thanks! flower.gif

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Originally Posted by anne082 View Post

great collection and love the way you've organized your makeup :)

Thank you! I love organizing alllmost as much as I love makeup! I'm always looking and thinking about nifty ways to store things! 

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Originally Posted by maggielemon View Post

Amazing!

Thank you! 

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Originally Posted by sereagoso View Post

i love how you use the ice cube trays for storage!! never seen this before

Yes! I didn't like stacking my single shadows or dumping them in a drawer, so I came across the trays at the grocery store and thought, "Heyyy, these would work for shadows!" and they're really cheap, too, especially the dollar store ones :) I love my MAC trays, those were 99 cents and I can fit 60 lipsticks in each one! I managed to fill up a couple rows in my 2nd one now, eeep, MAC lipsticks runneth over! lol

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Originally Posted by EndingStart View Post

Omg I'm drooling. And you've given me lots of ideas for updating my storage. Thanks for posting pics!

Thank you! and you're welcome! I love seeing stashes in general and I'm glad I can share mine and give ideas for storage, too :) 

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Originally Posted by prettygirl View Post

I think I just died and went to make up heaven :). Lol. GREAT COLLECTION!

Thanks! It is quite unruly lol, but in a good way! I love my makeup eyelove.gif

post #23 of 45
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Originally Posted by duckrodeo View Post

Here's my collection and its storage.


Some things are a little messy at the moment (ahem, brushes) but you get the general idea that this stuff is loved!


It took me a while to get a good system going where things were easy-to-reach and still organized, without too much rifling around. Anyway, enjoy!
heart.gif



The overview of the desk. Acrylic cases from Muji storage (5-drawer and 2-drawer Large)
350x153px-LL-1f29cd94_wpf3f.jpeg

From the right, Palette storage (Plastic desk filing box from The Container Store)
350x328px-LL-c584dbb7_NBrHx.jpeg


More palettes, smaller plastic filing box also from Container Store. Custom-made palettes from "Anothersoul" on Etsy. Plastic envelope storage from Wal-Mart. Daily-use stuff in top drawer and random eye shadows in the other 4 drawers.
350x501px-LL-38aa2f9b_RrIXB.jpeg


Brushes, blushes,  lip gloss, paint pots, lip liners, eye liners.
350x228px-LL-860b4ac9_G7oDn.jpeg

The 2-drawer Large Muji container. Paint pots, fluidlines, sharpeners, Random L.A. Splash glitters, Maybelline color tattoos and L'Oreal Infallible shadows. 
350x368px-LL-4bcfa2e5_zRRw8.jpeg

Lip gloss! MAC lipglass, Dazzleglass, Cremesheen Glass, Kissable Lip colors, Revlon lip gloss, Smashbox, NARS 413 Bleeker St. gloss, Korres, etc.
350x490px-LL-2691b36e_fOjpA.jpeg

More lipgloss, MAC Mattenes, Tarte lip products, Urban Decay lipsticks, Kat Von D lipglosses
350x453px-LL-1c123623_EYTxH.jpeg

The last drawer. Random items, New Covergirl blast lipsticks, Too Faced liquid lipsticks, Rock & Republic gloss
350x236px-LL-fe70010a_Cdt1E.jpeg


The top container: Eyeliner, Pigments, Fix+, Strobe Cream, Eyeliners, some popular lipglosses and/or ones that are almost empty. On the left: A wine glass storage for lip liners. And my clear brow gel that is not going to be used again lol. It's not clear anymore! :-/ 
350x234px-LL-302fe3a3_fYIPF.jpeg

A few dirty brushes and their storage lol. I got these pencil holders at Wal-Mart and filled them with clear beads from Michaels. My foundation is sitting in front of it. 
350x369px-LL-2446893b_lS3ex.jpeg

Daily-Use items. NYX Jumbo Eye pencils, mascara, de-puffing gel, concealer, MAC Charcoal Brown eyeshadow for brows. Too faced highlighter and bronzer, foundation, UD mattifying powder, L'Oreal blush. The two small containers next to the compacts are de-potted UD Primer Potions. 
350x448px-LL-0fecc7c3_mh0lK.jpeg

Blushes! MAC on the top organized by shade, then the 2nd drawer has Cremeblends, then Hey, Sailor blushes, then Mineralize Blushes. Two NARS blushes: Deep Throat and Gaiety. 
350x459px-LL-b10aeaa0_LmKBc.jpeg

MSF's (Blonde, Lightscapade, Porcelain Pink), Pearlmatte powder, Crew Highlighter, EDSF powders, Prep+Prime compact, Blush Ombres.
350x476px-LL-9b12dbca_MjlJp.jpeg

MAC Quads, Beauty Powders, Laura Mercier Rose Rendezvous. 
350x428px-LL-16082aae_ngiuW.jpeg

Extra Dimension shadows, Mineralize Shadows, MAC Creamy Bisque (used just about every day, so it's not kept with the others) Victoria's Secret palette, Sigma shadow sample, NARS Lhasa, Douce France trio, Bobbi Brown Black Ruby sparkle palette
350x112px-LL-19dc359b_cX7TS.jpeg


Single Eyeshadows. One day I will de-pot them, but in the mean time, I keep them in ice cube trays. Urban Decay on the left, MAC on the right. I keep them in the pencil drawer of the desk. 
350x134px-LL-511ad421_nHg67.jpeg

Lipsticks. MAC on the left storage in a 60-spot dot ice cube tray, which works perfect! They are alphabetized. Then a couple of NARS lipsticks, Bobbi Brown, Dior, Revlon Lip Butters, Covergirl lipsticks, L'Oreal Shades, Maybelline, Rimmel lipsticks.
350x307px-LL-e848fb2f_NRHiT.jpeg


Palettes that are not going to be de-potted
350x141px-LL-b41c3558_GPrVx.jpeg

De-potted eyeshadows. Mostly drugstore brands, but also Rock & Republic Shadows, Urban Decay Vol 3 and 4 Book of Shadows, Urban Decay Deluxe Shadows, Stila shadows.
350x197px-LL-65df6c7f_OEOFl.jpeg




Thank you for looking! flower.gif
Beautiful collection
post #24 of 45

Very nice collection! Love the blushes eyelove.gif
 

post #25 of 45
So jealous lol smiles.gif wish my collection had half the stuff you do. Love your blushes and the ice tray idea is absolute genius smiles.gif
post #26 of 45

Banging collex! THX for sharing! Love the ice cube tray idea!

post #27 of 45

I love the muji drawers!  I think I'm going to ask for some of those for christmas!

post #28 of 45

love those custom palette!  Thanks for sharing!

post #29 of 45

That ice trey for your eyeshadows is kinda a genious idea! I think I am going to copy you and do that. Great collection! And NOT ONE THING looks unorangized/messy about your setup!

post #30 of 45

Nice collection and I love how neat and organized it is :)

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