There’s something about starting a new year that makes me want to declutter and reorganise. I am a serial makeup hoarder. I constantly ignore use-by-dates and purchase the same shades of lipstick over and over again. I am also lucky enough to receive and purchase A LOT of makeup and skincare products that, sadly, are sometimes not up to scratch – do I bin them? Do I heck. They just get added to the collection. I also hoard empty packaging, who knows when I’ll finally get around to writing that ’empties’ post, right? Enough was enough. I made it my mission to use up all the random sachets and samples I had accumulated and throw out all those gloopy nail polishes and clumpy mascaras. I even took a pack of baby wipes to the inside of my makeup bag and dressing table drawers which were both caked by my recently exploded Mary Lou Manizer.
I picked up a pair of white planters with lace detailing from Ikea for only £2 (available here) and divided my brushes and eye products into each one. I binned the brushes I couldn’t make work (including many, many Primark ones) and scrapped a few disappointing eye products including the KIKO Graphic Eyeliner and Soap & Glory Kick into Neutral Palette. I am currently looking for a new brush set, so if you have any recommendation please leave them down below. I’m not sure whether to invest in a few MAC brushes over the next couple of months or buy a full set of Zoeva or Spectrum ones with my birthday money. I also found a ‘candy cart’ style glass jar from Home Bargains to hold all my sponges.
I came across a set of three clear organiser drawers in Newlook (£14.99, available here). Each drawer can hold approximately 15 full sized lipsticks and is perfect for easy access to all my lip products. On top of that is a smaller makeup holder that I picked up from Primark; both sit on my dressing table. I also received a ZPalette for my Christmas to store all my lovely Makeup Geek eyeshadows and blushers (which I am hoping to have all swatched and reviewed for you next month once I filled it completely) and a new makeup bag to hold all my face masks including several Garnier Moisture Bombs and my new set of Tony Moly sheet masks.
How do you store your makeup?
Do you have any makeup brush recommendations?