In which I organise my makeup collection

Just before Christmas I had a sudden urge to sort out and clean all my makeup out. It was previously cluttering up my dresser top and was stored in various cases and boxes and tubs. I emptied it all onto the floor of the living room and got to it… with the help of my friend Carla, who made me clear out stuff that I had had for too long…

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The extent of it, minus whatever is in various handbags

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Lippy (I rarely wear anything on my lips, so the whole lot is pretty redundant)

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Eye liners of varying colours…

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Mascara

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single eye shadows (un depotted) and various other eye things

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loose shadow

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Gel & liquid liners

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Highlighters. High Beam is still un opened, my lovely boy bought it for me a month or so ago. He knows how to make me happy!

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Primers & Foundations

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Blushers

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De potted eye shadows

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Lashes

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Assorted brushes (all in need of a clean)

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Palettes, most of the sleek ones, Naked (ha, who saw all the dramz about the naked2/prayforkelly on twitter/facebook, very lolz indeed) and a couple of rimmel ones

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I forgot what half the eyeliner colours were, I used to ALWAYS wear coloured eyeliner… now, black normally!

 

the final cut (I threw a fair few things away, go me!)

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Stuffed it all into this cosmetics case B&Q fold out tool box. Can’t promise it’ll stay this nice for long

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I kept my most used separately, for ease of access, along with brushes… that still need a clean!

If you want a closer look at anything/swatches let me know…

How do you store your make up?

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20 Comments

  1. Sophie - Country girl
    8th January 2012 / 9:42 am

    I have a mere fraction of what you have. It all fits in one moderate bag. I did chuck out some old stuff earlier this year. I have one foundation and am getting a bit angsty ecause it’s running low so I will need another but the one I have is a bit too dark and I hate buying new-to-me colours as they always turn out wrong. I’m such a wuss.

  2. 8th January 2012 / 11:19 am

    I have a box of always used makeup and a big old box of special occasion, haven’t tried etc make up. Youve inspired me to organise them today x

  3. 8th January 2012 / 12:13 pm

    Oh my gosh! I thought I had a lot of make up until I saw this blog post! I also cleared through my collection a week or so ago- it is so refreshing finally seeing a collection that isn’t filled with all the broken, unused, or puppy chewed items that I just never threw away!

    Now we’ve cleared out, I also think we have a valid excuse to go and buy a few more items…! Xx

  4. 8th January 2012 / 2:05 pm

    Wow that’s a lot of make up!! 🙂 I had a good sort out of mine over Christmas as well. Love having a spring clean. xx

    sweet monday

  5. Milly Youngman
    8th January 2012 / 2:38 pm

    Oh wow, you have tons of make-up! I thought my collection was big, haha. Although it’s expanding quite rapidly, and I need a sort out too. I store mine in a plastic drawer set, it’s got a drawer for each ‘type’ – face, lips, eyes, other, plus a brush holder at the top which is pretty useful. xx

  6. 8th January 2012 / 7:13 pm

    Wow! That is a LOT of make-up! I’ve got about 5 things! 🙂 x

  7. Mabel Bagel
    8th January 2012 / 10:16 pm

    This is like my makeup collection.  I have SO MUCH STUFF and I hardly ever use any of it.  But I keep buying it!

    Mabel
    Mabel Time

  8. Purdey Singleton
    9th January 2012 / 12:00 am

    WOW that is a lot of make up! I now feel the need to clean out my make up box ( I have a similar tool box storage case).
    xx

  9. 10th January 2012 / 8:32 pm

    Good grief!! And I thought I had lots. I have nothing on you! Even the cleared out version 😉 xx

  10. 11th January 2012 / 11:32 pm

    Go and get matched by a nice make up lady in boots? its always a stress but they’re there to help!! xx

  11. 11th January 2012 / 11:33 pm

    It is such a nice change to be able to see what I want, and remember the things I didnt even realise I owned! like having a new collection!! 

  12. 11th January 2012 / 11:34 pm

    and its good to find all the forgotten bits and bobs too right? 

  13. 11th January 2012 / 11:34 pm

    Thats a good idea, I could really do with something like that, but I cant really justify buying a storage case when I have one… maybe soon!

  14. 11th January 2012 / 11:35 pm

    But think how much money you have not spent compared to me! I cringe when I think about how much it all costs!

  15. 11th January 2012 / 11:36 pm

    obviously! if its new its in the basket, if its a new colour, its in the basket, if it looks nice, its in the basket, if its on offer, its in the basket!

  16. 11th January 2012 / 11:36 pm

    Have fun cleaning and clearing! its not pretty but it does the job! (and doubles as a stool when necessary!)

  17. 11th January 2012 / 11:37 pm

    Told you it was mahoosive, and even with this clear out and the bits I donated to you its wayy tooo much!

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