My make up storage needed a shake up. My boudoir had slowly become a dumping ground and I stopped bothering to put make up away when I finished it in the morning. So on Saturday, Ed and I headed to Southampton for an impromptu Ikea visit to pick up my new storage system....the Helmer! I'd read about this on Charlotte's blog, and after watching Lily's video I was sold. And the best part was, it only cost £25 + another £10 for the tray inserts. So how do I store everything?
Top drawer is foundations. Right at the back are those I never use, in the middle are my current bottles, primer and tinted moisturisers and then at the front are my concealers.
Next is eyeshadows. Again, at the back are those I don't use, then in the middle are various drugstore brands and my MAC crushed metal pigments. In the front two compartments are primers and paintpots, and then my MAC shades.
Underneath is a fairly empty drawer of make up, eyeliners and my HD brows palette. Mascara isn't really my thing, so any suggestions for holy grail products would be gratefully received.
Blush, however, is my thing. In this drawer there's a mish mash of brands, then Topshop and Sleek in the front right and MAC next to it. Tucked in with the Topshop blushers is my Cream Colour Base and in the middle on the left is bronzers and highlighters.
And here is my guilty pleasure! I've got enough MACs to make the front left section stand upside down so I can read the labels easily, but I'll have to invest in some more to do the same with the right! Behind that are various brands, and on the left are glosses, pencils and liners. At the back are my spare MACs (yes, I did buy a back up Viva Glam Gaga...)
Finally, at the bottom is eyeshadow palettes. I don't have too many of these, just my Naked palettes, MAC, Sleek, MUA Heaven & Earth and Fashionista. On reflection, I'll turn this tray around so that the Naked palettes are at the front.
And finally, next to my Helmer is a cake stand filled with nail varnishes. This is so much tidier than the drawer they were all thrown in before and so pretty to look at!
So in the words of Mary Poppins, I've found the fun (in organising) and snap! The job's a game! How do you store your make up? I love having a nosey, so link me to any posts you might have done! And if you haven't seen enough photos, have a look at this....so cute!