Friday, 27 March 2015

Everyday Makeup Storage


Although a simple makeup bag for my every makeup products is perfect for travel purposes and keeping everything compact and in one place, I found myself opting for the same makeup looks which involved using the very first products I could place my hands on in my makeup bag. I'm quite visual and like to see all my products laid out so I can decide on what look I fancy that day. I decided I would keep my makeup bag for travelling purposes only and find a storage unit for my everyday makeup products.

So today, I thought I would show you how I store my makeup as well as all the essential products I use on a day-to-day basis.


I received this clear jewellery storage container for Christmas. I found it in the BHS home department and although it is labelled as a jewellery organiser, it has a pull out drawer and different sized compartments I thought would be perfect to store my makeup in.

The size of the storage unit is perfect. It's big enough to fit in all my essentials and compact enough to tidily sit in the corner of my desk without it looking messy and cluttered.


I store my makeup brushes and lip products individually in the smaller compartments of the storage unit. I also store my current foundation, concealer and CC cream together in one compartment. 

I store my face powder and bronzer in front of my foundation products and my eyebrow products and a moisturiser in front of all of my lip products and brushes.


L'Oreal Paris True Match Concealer (2 Vanilla) I'm loving using this concealer recently. As I have acne-prone skin, I'm always looking for skin products that won't break me out. This concealer is oil-free and I haven't suffered from any breakouts since using it.

L'Oreal Paris True Match Mineral Powder Foundation (W1 Golden Ivory) I don't think I'll ever buy another liquid foundation after discovering mineral products. The coverage this foundation gives is completely flawless when applied over concealer, or offers a natural finish when used on its own.

Max Factor CC Cream (40 Fair) When I'm in a hurry, I'll opt for a CC cream instead of concealer and foundation to save time. This CC cream is perfect for the winter months as it is very hydrating and is the only product I find that fits my pale skin tone perfectly. It offers medium coverage and contains SPF 10. 


Rimmel London Sun Shimmer Bronzing Compact Powder (Light Matte) I don't often use this product, but during the summer months this is a staple makeup product for me. I find the light shade gives me a natural bronzed look without looking orange.

Rimmel London Stay Matte Pressed Powder (Transparent) I use this powder to set my foundation and rarely have to re-apply it during the day as it manages to keep the oily spots at bay for most of the day.


Collection Smokey Eyes Eyeshadow Palette I don't tend to use this product so much now I have my Naked palette, but I use the eye shadow sponge applicator to fill in my eye brows and will sometimes use the black eye shadow to line my lash line if I am going for a subtle makeup look.

Revlon Colorstay Shadowlink (Coca) I use this shadow every day to fill in my eyebrows. The colour matches my eye brow colour perfectly and I haven't managed to hit pan yet even though I've been using it for months!

Maybelline Brow Drama Sculpting Brow Mascara (Dark Brown) After filling in my eyebrows, I comb this product through my brows to set them in place.

Nivea Daily Essentials Oil Free Moisturising Day Cream Before applying concealer and foundation, I moisturise my skin using this. It takes seconds to soak into my skin and leaves a matte finish.


Revlon Colorburst Matte Balm (Showy Flamboyante) I love Revlon's matte balms as they hydrate my lips as well as adding colour. This matte balm is a hot pink shade.

Revlon Colorburst Matte Balm (Mischievous) This matte balm is an orange shade. I love using it in the summer months to switch up my makeup look.

Revlon Colorburst Matte Balm (Complex) This matte balm is a nude shade. It is a little too brown for my lips to pull it off as a nude lip shade, but I still wear it regardless.

Rimmel London Kate Matte Lipstick (107) I love Kate's lip stick collection. My all-time favourite is the shade 107, a beautiful dark red lip stick I like to pair with black and white outfits or for nights out. I rarely have to re-apply this lipstick - the staying power is simply amazing!

Rimmel London Lasting Finish Lipstick (Alarm) This is my go-to red lip. The finish is more matte than glossy and lasts for hours.

Maybelline Color Sensational Lipstick (Sultry Sand) I picked this nude lipstick up for my University ball and I was really impressed with the colour. As I am very pale, I struggle to find a nude lipstick that isn't too brown and doesn't make me look like a ghost! I love the packaging of this product and it's definitely my go-to nude lipstick. 

Carmex Lip Balm (Cherry) I apply this before I put on my makeup, so my lips are moisturised for lipstick application.


Real Techniques Multi-task Brush I use this brush every day to apply my mineral foundation and pressed powder.

Real Techniques Domed Shadow Brush I use this eye shadow brush when I'm applying one eyeshadow shade as I find it fits my eye lid shape perfectly and gets the job done in one stroke.


I store all my eye makeup products in the pull out drawer. It contains a lot of mascaras I switch between depending on how dramatic I would like my eye makeup to be. I apply a waterproof mascara to my top lashes and a non-waterproof mascara to my bottom lashes. 

I also store a mixture of liquid and pencil eyeliners, an eye shadow primer and my eyelash curler here.


Shu Uemura Eyelash Curler I've been using this eyelash curler for years and it's still going strong! I regularly buy pad refills on eBay.

Urban Decay Eye Shadow Primer When I'm wearing eye shadow, I will apply this underneath to ensure my eye shadow stays in place all day.

Bourjois Paris Liner Feutre (Noir Moka) I went through a phase of wearing brown eye liner instead of black a couple of months ago and I really love the way it looks. I tend to opt for black eye liner usually, but on a lazy day, I'll pick this up.

Bourjois Paris Liner Feutre (Ultra Black) I have a love-hate relationship with this eye liner pen. The shade is amazing as it's so black, but I hate how it drags along my eye lid which sometimes leaves a scruffy line!

Soap & Glory Supercat Eye Liner Pen I love this eyeliner pen, but I wish it was more pigmented. I find it's not as black as my Bourjois eye liner pen, so I tend to draw the line with this pen, then go over it with the Bourjois liner.

Rimmel London Exaggerate Waterproof Eye Definer (261 Noir) When I'm wanting my makeup done quickly, I'll line my upper lash line with this pencil and use the other end to smudge it out. I also use it to line my tight line and lower lash line on an everyday basis. 


Max Factor 2000 Calorie Waterproof Volume Mascara (Waterproof) I tend to switch up my mascaras depending on what mood I'm in. I find this mascara is very pigmented, covers all my lashes and lengthens without making them look clumpy.

L'Oreal Paris Miss Manga Mega Volume Mascara (Waterproof) I love this mascara as one quick coat is literally all I need for all of my lashes to be coated and volumised. It's sometimes quite difficult to control as the brush is very big! I also find it dries out quite quickly, so I end up buying new ones quite often.

Maybelline The Falsies Volum' Express Mascara (Waterproof) I used to be obsessed with this mascara, but I think there are better mascaras on the market now. The falsies/rocket/colossal range is fantastic but I find myself using this product less and less the more I try out new mascaras.

L'Oreal Paris Excess Volume Million Lashes (Waterproof) This is my current every day mascara and I love it! It's definitely my favourite mascara so far, apart from the fact it's probably the most difficult to remove!

Benefit They're Real Mascara This is my staple bottom lash mascara. I use the length of the brush to coat my bottom lashes, then use the end of the brush to coat the harder to reach lashes at the edges.

Max Factor Masterpiece Max Mascara I also love this mascara to coat my bottom lashes. I love the plastic brush and I think it's the perfect size for a mascara wand so I definitely want to try some more Max Factor mascaras in the future!

I hope you enjoyed this post. Please let me know what your staple makeup items are and where you store them all in the comments!
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