Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Current Makeup Stash and Organization

Since I'm just starting out with Blogger, I thought it'd be appropriate to share with you my current makeup stash and organization! This is nowhere near my dream collection or set-up, but it'll do!

Overview shot of collection

Everything is placed on one of my bedroom window sills. I love how deep they are! The sill is a bit high to sit in a chair and apply makeup, so I just stand. When applying makeup, I prefer natural daylight so this set-up is quite perfect in that aspect.

The left side has a medium Sterlite 3-drawer set (Target) that holds most of my individual eye makeup. Placed on top is a lamp (from a set at Lowe's) and my skincare basket (Target). The middle is a desk organizer (Target; similar to jewelry separators) that is quite lovely for holding palettes and compacts. Beside it are three glass drinking cups (from a set at Walmart) that holds my brushes and pencil-form products. The right side has a small Sterlite 3-drawer set (Target) that holds my lip products. Placed on top are my bigger palettes and fragrances.

First drawer of medium Sterlite set

This drawer is a bit random. It contains my tiny Urban Decay 24/7 eyeliners, tweezers, eyelash curler, concealers, mascaras, gel/cream eyeliners, and backups of products.

Second drawer of medium Sterlite set

This drawer contains most of my random face powders and eyeshadow singles/duos: Estee Lauder Double Wear Cream Shadows, bare Minerals foundation set, NYX shadows, e.l.f. Studio single shadows, L'Oreal HIP eyeshadow duos, Wet n Wild eyeshadow singles, MAC Jealousy Wakes! and MAC Hocus Pocus (among others).

Third drawer of medium Sterlite set

All my Rock & Republic eyeshadow singles! Backup of Rock & Republic pressed powder and a Forever 21 Love & Beauty palette.

Desk organizer

The left side has most of my prestige brand and some drugstore palettes: Urban Decay, theBalm, Rue21, tokidoki, aerie, Wet n Wild, Josie Maran, and Nuance. I have my Rock & Republic eyeshadow single in Veil placed out as a go-to matte ivory brow bone highlight shade.

The middle contains most of the same with face powders included: Stila, e.l.f., and Wet n Wild palettes. My MAC Photorealism quad that I snagged from a CCO is in there too! Face powders include theBalm Hot Mama blush, theBalm Mary- and Betty-Loumanizers, MAC Refined Golden bronzing powder, NYC Sunny bronzing powder, and Bobbi Brown Nectar Shimmerbrick. My jumbo Urban Decay Primer Potion fits snuggly with my face powders as well!

The right starts off with my liquid face products: aerie liquid foundation, CoverGirl NatureLuxe, Revlon ColorStay, Maybelline Fit Me, and Kiehl's tinted moisturizer. The rest is mainly my powder blushes: Physician's Formula Happy Booster, Milani baked blushes, Tarte Amazonian Clay, e.l.f. Studio, NYX, Urban Decay, and Hard Candy. I randomly also have my Bobbi Brown Pewter eyeshadow single and a Revlon Illuminance Cream Eyeshadow quad in Skinlights placed here.

Brush and pencil cups

The farthest back cup contains my face brushes, then my eye brushes, and then my pencil-form products. Pencils include Urban Decay 24/7, aerie eyeliners, Estee Lauder Double Wear eye pencils, Smashbox liquid pen liner, and NYX Jumbo Pencils. I also keep my eyebrow shapers, a pair of scissors, and a knife here. 

Right side

Here I have the only two fragrances I own: Viva La Juicy and Britney Spears Curious. I also have my Garnier Moisture Rescue Gel Cream and an EOS lip balm in Strawberry Sorbet (which I definitely don't recommend!) Below these are my Urban Decay NYC palette and Tarte for True Blood palette (fantastic product).

First drawer of small Sterlite set

I arranged this top drawer by my most used lipsticks. On the bottom are my aerie Quenchstick shades I don't reach for often, a Rimmel Moisture Renew lipstick (the smell is so awful!), NYX Black Label lipsticks, a CoverGirl Lip Perfection lipstick, and a couple Josie Maran Argan Oil lipsticks. On top I have my Revlon Super Lustrous lipsticks (the moon drops formula in green tubes smell awful!), a Nuance lipstick, a couple MAC lipsticks, a YSL Rouge Volupte lipstick, a Shiseido lipstick, a Rimmel Lasting Finish lipstick, and my favorite aerie Quenchsticks.

Second drawer of small Sterlite set

I arranged this middle drawer with my Revlon ColorBurst lipsticks and glosses, Revlon Super Lustrous glosses, MAC lipglasses, and a couple random lipsticks. These random ones include my Urban Decay Naked lipstick, depotted lipsticks, and a couple Wet n Wild Mega Last lipsticks.

Third drawer of small Sterlite set

I arranged this last drawer by my least used lipglosses and favorite topping glosses. On the bottom are my Stila lip glazes, LORAC Multiplex glosses, and Artistry glosses. On top are my favorites: Philosophy lip shines, Hard Candy Glossoholics, aerie glosses, and Rock & Republic Muse gloss.

That's about it for everything! Share with me your collection. How has it changed? Does it change often? Do you have your dream set-up? How do you organize your products?

The mentioned product(s) was/were purchased by me or otherwise gifted from family and friends.


  1. Nice stash! I keep all my stuff in Sterlite drawers too :D

  2. Do you like Rock & Republic eyeshadow singles? I always want some LOL

  3. I honestly love your set up, it's really simple and organized. This has inspired me to upload my collection, which I'll do tomorrow. :)