My make up used to live in three sets of three acrylic drawers and that was part of the problem; I had a real desire to fill them up. And I almost did before I decided enough was enough. I sorted through each drawer, keeping things I really loved along with things I wasn't totally impressed with but would use up, and parting with everything else. It was a very therapeutic process. I'm still working on using some things up that I wouldn't repurchase, but I've promised myself that I'll do that before buying anything new and if there's anything in there that I haven't reached for in 3 months it has to go.
This vintage style case was a TK Maxx find many years ago. It had been sitting in a cupboard for a while not doing anything and I thought it would be the perfect size to store make up so I dug it out and I'm quite happy with it. Everything is in one place so I don't have to go rooting around in drawers and the whole thing is portable so I can do my make up anywhere in the house now.
All my cheek products fit nicely inside an old beauty box and my lip products are in an acrylic container, which means they all stay together and there is some kind of organisation. Without those in there it would get very messy, very quickly. It's almost due for another mini declutter, some foundations, mascaras and lip products are getting close to their use by dates and there are some brushes I don't use, but aside from that this is my current make up collection.
How do you store your make up?
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