So its been a while, but I was reorganizing my desk/makeup situation last week and thought I would take a few pictures to show my finished project. I've gone through a bunch of different storage options while trying to figure out the most practical and functional way to store my makeup items and this is what I'm currently working with (when I don't leave my makeup shoved into my travel makeup bag).
I got the two storage pieces on Amazon and the little lipstick holder from TJ Maxx or Marshall's-- you can find all kinds of pieces like that at either of those places if you're looking for something.
The three drawers aren't too full but from left to right (top to bottom) here's what I keep in them....
1. Any single eyeshadow products and a gel eyeliner that I almost never use because I'm awful at applying eyeliner. A few of the L'Oreal Infallible Shadows, a couple of Urban Decay shadows, and two cream shadows.
2. The middle drawer is all about the powders (and one cream blush). The four products closest to the front are the ones I use the most-- Smashbox Blush in chiffon, Smashbox Bronzer in bronze lights, Bobbi Brown Setting Powder in pale yellow, and Milani Baked Blush in luminoso.
3. The bottom drawer is a bit of a hot mess... in the back I have a few products I should probably just throw away because they're so old (a Bobbi Brown highlighter and my Benefit Brow Zing...), towards the front I keep my deluxe samples and some other products I'm not currently using (It Cosmetics Bye Bye Under Eye and MUFE Loose Setting Powder).
In the other two compartments that you can see in the main photo above I keep my mascara, eyelid primer, brow wiz pencil, my favorite concealer, a couple of lip liners, and a Tarte palette. On top of the drawers I have my naked basics palette, a couple of lip balms, and my "fancy" lipsticks.
I used to have an overflow makeup container, but I realized it was pointless and wasteful and now I really do try and just stick to things that I use regularly. I'll be honest the one thing I didn't get around to organizing is the rest of my lip products that are literally shoved into a bath & body works candle holder.
How do you organize your lip products? Do you keep your makeup sitting out or keep it in a makeup bag?