In which I organise my makeup collection

Just before Christmas I had a sudden urge to sort out and clean all my makeup out. It was previously cluttering up my dresser top and was stored in various cases and boxes and tubs. I emptied it all onto the floor of the living room and got to it… with the help of my friend Carla, who made me clear out stuff that I had had for too long…


The extent of it, minus whatever is in various handbags






Lippy (I rarely wear anything on my lips, so the whole lot is pretty redundant)


Eye liners of varying colours…




single eye shadows (un depotted) and various other eye things


loose shadow


Gel & liquid liners


Highlighters. High Beam is still un opened, my lovely boy bought it for me a month or so ago. He knows how to make me happy!


Primers & Foundations




De potted eye shadows




Assorted brushes (all in need of a clean)


Palettes, most of the sleek ones, Naked (ha, who saw all the dramz about the naked2/prayforkelly on twitter/facebook, very lolz indeed) and a couple of rimmel ones


I forgot what half the eyeliner colours were, I used to ALWAYS wear coloured eyeliner… now, black normally!


the final cut (I threw a fair few things away, go me!)


Stuffed it all into this cosmetics case B&Q fold out tool box. Can’t promise it’ll stay this nice for long


I kept my most used separately, for ease of access, along with brushes… that still need a clean!

If you want a closer look at anything/swatches let me know…

How do you store your make up?

18 thoughts on “In which I organise my makeup collection

  1. I have a mere fraction of what you have. It all fits in one moderate bag. I did chuck out some old stuff earlier this year. I have one foundation and am getting a bit angsty ecause it’s running low so I will need another but the one I have is a bit too dark and I hate buying new-to-me colours as they always turn out wrong. I’m such a wuss.

  2. Wow that’s a lot of make up!! 🙂 I had a good sort out of mine over Christmas as well. Love having a spring clean. xx

    sweet monday

  3. Oh wow, you have tons of make-up! I thought my collection was big, haha. Although it’s expanding quite rapidly, and I need a sort out too. I store mine in a plastic drawer set, it’s got a drawer for each ‘type’ – face, lips, eyes, other, plus a brush holder at the top which is pretty useful. xx

  4. This is like my makeup collection.  I have SO MUCH STUFF and I hardly ever use any of it.  But I keep buying it!

    Mabel Time

  5. WOW that is a lot of make up! I now feel the need to clean out my make up box ( I have a similar tool box storage case).

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