I posted a photo of my makeup organizer on Instagram some time ago and received so many questions about it (sorry if I didn’t reply to any of your messages!) that I thought of doing a special post just for it.
Buttt! I have to warn you. My makeup collection is rather boring. I don’t have 20 different kinds of eyeshadow palettes and a gazillion lipsticks and mascaras like any other makeup junkies. I mean, I love makeup but I am not a makeup hoarder. I only buy what I really need (now if only that applies to clothes as well). So don’t expect too much, okay!
Alright, so I used to stash all of my makeup items in the storage at the back of the mirror of my dressing table, that looks something like this. Yes, my makeup was safe from my kids’ reach – I even secured the mirror with a safety strap, just in case – but the storage is too narrow and I kept on dropping my stuff. Grrrr! Do you know how agonizing it is to drop a makeup item and see it broken into a million pieces – especially new ones?? Happened quite recently to my Nars blush (I still keep and use it of course).
I just had to find a new way to store my makeup.
So then I found this acrylic makeup organizer on eBay. It comes in different types and sizes, and I bought mine for about $52 (free shipping) from this Korean seller.
Here’s what I put inside the drawers:
Oh, in case you’re wondering what are those white tubes covering my brushes… Those are brush guards which helps to protect your makeup brushes so that they don’t get squashed. I bought them from CoastalScents.com (yes, they ship to Malaysia).
You can even use it to store your makeup items – without the trays, of course.
So that’s how I store my makeup (and skincare and brooches). Would love to know how you store yours, especially those with little kids!