The last time these babies were featured in a post was when I showed you all my makeup collection and storage here, here, here and here. I have since switched things around as expected from anyone obsessed with anything beauty, makeup and blogging. I love giving my makeup station a makeover every now and then although I don't really do anything too drastic. I have been putting off buying more Muji Acryllic Storage drawers because it is tempting to attempt to fill them with more makeup when you purchase them. Anyway, I eventually got two more sets of drawers because I was finding it a little difficult to see all my makeup at a glance. I prefer to have everything in a single layer rather than stacked (if I can help it) so all my makeup have a chance of being used. I also did an overhaul of many beauty items which I wanted to give away and I now have products I know I cherish and would get a lot of use from. It still looks a little excessive for an average non-blogger but I don't think it's too bad for a regular blogger who loves makeup :-). Right, I need to stop blabbing and show you my updated Muji Drawers content. I am considering filming a makeup collection video so if you want to see my entire collection including my Muji drawer, then let me know.
My Muji Drawers are from...well you guessed it...Muji Stores. I bought all but one of these drawers from the Muji counters in either Selfridges London and Trafford Centre Manchester. I got the last one from a stand alone Muji Store in London. I have two types of these drawers although they look similar. The first three are called the Wide acryllic drawers which have two set of drawers each. They retail for £10.95 which I is such incredible value because they are very sturdy. The second type I have is similar to the Wide Drawers but the top has a flip which is handy. This particular one is broken because I was careless however I have my vanity on top of it so I never really open it. I tried to fit my loved products all into the Muji drawers but it was not happening so I just fitted in as much as I could in here and the rest in my IKEA Desk drawer. I have two little towers made up of four drawers each.
First Drawer (Skincare): This is my skincare drawer which houses all the skincare I currently use. I try not to be too fussy or experimental with my skin so I stick to products I know have worked for me. Most of the products I am using are drugstore and I am well surprised at how efficient they are. My top skincare priority is to get rid of the hyper pigmentation I have on my face courtesy of my annoying acne from previous years and to continually prevent future acne. I always have La Roche Posay Effaclar Duo* and A.I*. in my skin care stash because they absolutely work for my skin. I have used them for years now and they have never let me down. I use my Neutrogena Oil Free Moisturiser which is another HG of mine and I have repurchased it countless times because I use it in the morning and night. I recently added the Body Shop Vitamin C Glow Enhancer* to my collection and I have been enjoying it as it acts as a glow enhancer and primer. Another dual purpose product I am enjoying is the Garnier Perfect Blur which is so good at priming the face and blurring my pores. I have also started taking care of my eyes now so I don't have to worry too much when I am older. I have two eye creams for my under eye circles- the Boots Botanics Eye Roller gel for puffy eyes and Olay Deep Wrinkle Treatment for some fine lines under my eyes to prevent them from getting worse. It seriously works as I have noticed an improvement in one or two fine lines under my eyes.
Second Drawer (Primers): I recently did a post on my Primer collection which I would link here. I love primers and I can't remember when last I ever used any foundation without a primer. My skin is combination oily and if if don't use a primer, it just slides right off or gets super shiny. My favourite all-round primer is the Laura Mercier Foundation Primer and the Becca Rejuvenating Primer. I love the Rimmel Lasting Finish Primer as a good drug store alternative. For mattifying my skin, I always opt for the Kiko Matt Base Corrector Primer ,Kuddy Cosmetics Mattifying Primer* and the Mary Kay Mattifying Primer. When my pores need to be well blurred for photos or filming, I opt for my silicone based primers including the Superdrug B.Prepared Primer and The Body Shop Instablur Primer.
Third Drawer (Foundation): It’s no secret that I am a foundation junkie and I have come to accept that my love for foundations can never be satisfied. I am forever on the haunt for the perfect foundation which always seems to be elusive. I have also refused to count how many foundations I have in my collection; I have more that don't fit into my Muj Drawers on the side ( don’t bother counting them...hehehe). I have featured my thoughts on my high end foundations here and drug store foundations here. To be fair, some of these foundations are on their last leg and I am just waiting to use them a few more times before they are finished e.g. Mary Kay Timewise Foundation and the Kuddy Cosmetics Mattifying Foundation. I love looking at the drawer and I have no idea why (it just looks pretty, no?). I have reignited my love for my Bobbi Brown Skin Foundation which has been amazing this spring. From L-R I have: Lancome Teint Idole Ultra Foundation, Dior Star Foundation, Bobbi Brown Skin Foundation, Kuddy Cosmetics Foundation, By Terry Cover Expert Foundation, Rimmel Lasting Finish Foundation and L’Oreal True Match foundation. Hidden at the top, I have Mary Kay Matte Timewear Foundation and Maybelline Fluid Touch Foundation. I plan to do a foundation post telling you all about my shades if you wish.
Fourth Drawer (Finishing Products): I like how spacious and neat this drawer look and I can find all my products easily without stressing or making a mess. Here, I store all my finish products like Powders, Bronzers/Highlighters, HD Powders, etc. I can’t think of any product in here which is not used at least once a week. They are all functional and I love how versatile they are for various uses. I have two MAC Mineralize Skin Finish in Dark and Medium Deep which is amazing for finishing off my makeup and giving me a flawless look. I also have two Collection Powders in Translucent and Warm Bronze. I use the Warm Bronze to put back some colour in my face when my foundation looks pale, dull, ashy or beigey (the worst of all). I use the translucent to set my under eye concealer and to mattify my face and it’s seriously amazing (and underrated). I also have the Kuddy Cosmetics HD Powder* which I always use on my T-zones before I head out of the door to prevent any unwanted shine. I also have my Chanel Les Beige Powder which I use for special occasions and when I am going to a really nice event. It’s always nice to just pull it out of my clutch as it is such a luxe product. Lastly, I have the Makeup Revolution Baked Bronzer (it’s really a golden highlighter which is seriously pigmented) and I love using this especially now that Spring and Summer is upon us.
First Drawer (Concealers): I never used to be a concealer girl; in fact I only had one or two concealers. However, when I discovered how amazing they were and how they reduced the amount of foundation I used, I was sold. Now, I classify myself as a borderline concealer junkie and I have a little collection here. I recently added some more L.A. Girl HD Concealers to my stash (more Fawn, Toffee and Cool Tan) and also some correctors (Yellow and Orange). I have decided to let go of how annoying the packaging is and concentrate on the content/product. Their quality is very comparable to many high end concealers. From L-R, I have NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer in Amande and Caramel, Maybelline Fit Me Concealer, LA Girl Pro Concealers (Fawn, Toffee, Cool Tan, Toast, Yellow and Orange Corrector). At the inner top row, I have MAC Studio Finish Concealer, NYX Above and Beyond Concealer, Estee Lauder Stay in Place Concealer, Becca Dual Coverage Concealer. I also have some products that are not concealers in there but they are easier to reach for in this drawer. They include MAC Fluidline Eyeliner Gel in Dipdown, Super Drug Cream Eyeshadow and Mac Factor Excess Shimmer Eyeshadow in Bronze.
Second Drawer (Contours/Bronzers): I think I should just rename this drawer to the Sleek Makeup drawer because majority of the products in here are from Sleek. I spoke about them here if you want to know about any particular product. Anyway, I have all my contours, little blushes and bronzers/highlighting in here. At the back, I have my Sleek Face Form and Sleek Corrector and Concealer Palette which I love. Next to it, is my Sleek Contour Kits in Medium and Dark and I had to get two because I prefer the highlighter in the Dark Kit. The one in the Medium kit does not look right on my skin. I also have a few Sleek Blushes in Rose Gold, Sahara and Peach. I love how small and compact they are. At the bottom, I have my Black Opal True Colour Foundation Stick in Suede Mocha (for contouring) and in Truly Topaz as a normal foundation which I am trying out. I love how all the product packaging are black as it just looks classy and well planned. I also have some brow kits in there including the Makeup Revolution Brow Kit and the Sleek Brow Kit and I love them both although I use the Sleek version more often.
Third Drawer (Blushers): I am not really a blush girl and I used to skip it for a really long time. However, I am now getting into the flow but not enough to go crazy. I have one of my favourite blush palettes from Kuddy Cosmetics called the Blush Crush Palette which I absolutely love because it has all the shades I ever need. However, I still went ahead to purchase more blushes because I love to try new products. I have three single blushes including Max Factor’s Creme Puff Blush in Gorgeous Berries, &Other Stories Blush in Pink Caddage, Essence Blush in Heat Wave (my spring fav) and two Black Opal Blushes in Cayenne and Whispering Petals. The Black Opal blushes are seriously pigmented and I have never used anything like them at all.
Fourth Drawer (Lip Products): I have always wanted a separate drawer to store my lip glosses because 1) The products look so colourful and pretty and 2) I can see all I have at a glance and use them accordingly. I am so pleased with this arrangement because I found it a lit bit difficult choosing what I wanted to use because they were all stacked on top of each other. I won’t go through all the products because that would be tedious. I have my Bourjois Color Bands Eyeshadows/Eyeliners, Maybelline Color Drama Velvet Lip Pencils, Maybelline Color Sensational Lip Glosses and Clinique Chubby Stick in Curvy Candy. At the back of the drawer; I have my NARS Mini Lip Pencils, Korres Lip Balm in Jasmine and Mini Clinique Chubby Lipsticks. I really love how colourful this drawer is and it’s also one of my favourite drawers.
I have the rest of my makeup in the drawer of IKEA Desk and backups in another small IKEA drawer under the desk. I am planning to film a proper Makeup Collection Video so stay tuned for that sooner than later. That’s it folks! What was your favourite drawer from my collection? How do you store your makeup?..xx