My Beauty Storage & Dressing Table Set-Up



I've recently completely re-vamped my beauty storage and added a few finishing touches to my bedroom so a few of you asked me to show an updated dressing table and beauty storage/collection. So here it is! 



(Goes without saying but there are gonna be a lot of pictures, so I've put them behind a cut!)

My makeup collection has basically exploded this past year but I'm trying to keep it under control now and value quality over quantity. Although I'm probably moving back out fairly soon, for unknown reasons I decided to buy a load of makeup storage for my bedroom! None of it is massively expensive so I'll link you to as much as possible so you can maybe get some ideas for your own.


I'd wanted a set of drawers for my makeup for ages instead of having it all out on my dressing table, however I had a wide TV bench, which meant there wasn't the space. However after having a clear out of old books, games, DVDs and CDs, I was able to condense my favourites, plus a few candles down into the IKEA Kallax Unit and I was able to get the blogger favourite: the IKEA Alex Drawers and just have my TV on the IKEA Malm next to them. I got the 5-drawer unit as it goes just in front of my window and I didn't want it to be so tall that it would block the light coming into my room. I have only filled 3/5 of the drawers (and hopefully it'll stay that way for a bit!) but you get 2 small ones and 3 that are twice as deep.





In the first small drawer I have a cutlery organiser from IKEA that fits perfectly (it was £1-2). At the back left is where I keep all my lip pencils. My favourites are the Essence and Rimmel Exaggerate ones, however I have quite a few random brands as well as a couple from KIKO and MAC. Next to them at the back I have some Makeup Revolution palettes: all 3 Flawless palettes as well as the 2 new Iconic Pro ones. Coming round to the front, I keep all my lip products that are crayons, pencils, glosses and lacquers here, though to tell you the truth I'm more into a conventional lipstick. The middle section houses all my drugstore bb/cc creams and primers. Then finally we have my drugstore foundations, most of which aren't quite the right colour for me unfortunately!





In the next drawer I have another IKEA cutlery organiser. The front part houses my medium Makeup Revolution palettes; the Salvation and Pro Looks ones. Then behind those I have all my potted cream and gel eyeshadows, which (as you can see!) are mostly Maybelline Colour Tattoos. With the IKEA Godmorgon drawer dividers you also get these little pots that fit on the side of the drawers without hindering them closing. So I use one to hold my eye pencils and sticks (mostly from KIKO) and the other to hold my pen and pencil eyeliners.




The final drawer is the only deep on that I've filled and houses another cutlery organiser. Down the side I keep some of my high-end palettes from Benefit and Too Faced, as they don't really fit anywhere else. The front section has my e.l.f. cream blushers (which, again don't fit anywhere else). At the very back you might be able to see I have some budget palettes: the 3 Collection Eyes Uncovered ones as well as 3 Barry M eye and cheek ones. In the middle are all my contour and highlight products, my favourites being the 3 Makeup Revolution Radiant Lights highlighters and the Sleek Face Form kit.





On top of the Alex drawers I have 3 of the Muji 5-Drawer Boxes. On top of one of them I keep my lipsticks in 2 of these clear holders I got from Amazon for about £3 each. I have a variety of brands but my favourite high-end ones are MAC and my favourite budget ones are the Makeup Revolution Lip Hugs. I really love the Muji Acrylic Storage as you can see exactly what's in each drawer and it doesn't matter where you move to or how much you re-decorate, they're always going to go with your room.



There's not much to see in the first drawer, just a few powder and brow products. The second drawer has all of my budget single blushers, my favourites being the Sleek blushes and the KIKO cream sticks. The next drawer down holds all my budget single eyeshadows, pigments and potted liners. I really like the £1 line Makeup Revolution do, and the e.l.f. cream eyeliners are amazing. The fourth drawer is home to my more high-end single blushers, which I don't have that many of! Finally, I have a few high-end eyeshadow palettes; of course there's the Urban Decay Naked, my custom MAC quad and my only Charlotte Tilbury quad.




Over on the other side I have 2 stacked on top of each other. The tops drawer is an assortment of my most-used nail polishes right now (the rest are in jars on top of my Kallax storage) and lipsticks I don't use much or that aren't seasonal right now. I have just the Makeup Revolution Naked Chocolate palette in the next drawer and in the third are my KIKO Daring Game compacts, which are so beautiful and great-quality. Next are all of my Makeup Revolution Iconic palettes, which are £4 for 12 shades! Then finally I have my MUA palettes, which are doubled up with more underneath.




In my final one of these boxes I have my Sleek eyeshadow palettes in the top drawer, along with the eye and cheek palette from them. The second drawer has all of my budget blusher palettes, again mostly Sleek but I have a couple of Makeup Revolution ones underneath. The next drawer is a bit random due to things not fitting in together; I have my Makeup Revolution I Heart Chocolate palette along with my Sleek lip quads. Drawer 4 has just my Wetnwild eyeshadow palettes. Finally I have assorted budget palettes in the bottom drawer from brands I maybe don't have so much of.




Finally, over to my dressing table (we're nearly done!) where I have my last Muji box. I only recently got this because it's described as '2 drawers wide' on the website so I thought it was going to be wider than the ones I have, however it isn't, it's just deeper. So I got it to store my everyday makeup, which I switch up once or twice a week. It's a good way to ensure I'm using everything and to prevent me having to dig around everywhere in the mornings. Usually there's products in there I think need a bit more love or new ones I'm testing out for reviews.




On top of it I have a lovely lamp I got from Homebase. I spotted it on Porcelain Beauty and I'd assumed it was probably £100+ but when Heather told me it was just £25 I snapped one up! On it's base I have an emptied-out tinned candle from Bomb Cosmetics where I keep all my lip balms and scrubs. The top Muji drawer has my prettier makeup, as you can see into it, whereas the bottom drawer has more base makeup.




So, this is where I do my makeup! The wicker chair and seat cushion are from (you guessed it!) IKEA and the owl cushion is Sass and Belle. I keep my hair products, deodorant and so on in a little wicker basket out of the way on my window sill.




The reason I got the Alex drawers was to keep my desk more or less tidy and I'm much happier with it like this however there are still a few bits on it. My dressing table, like my wardrobes, was built in when my mum bought this house and has a white stained-oak effect. I just bought some cute handles from eBay to add my own touch to them.




I have some fairy lights from Urban Outiftters I keep in an empty Yankee Red Velvet candle jar and I have an acrylic Muji desk organiser (can't seem to find it online at the moment). Underneath I have a decorative bowl I got from Urban Outfitters but is made by dotcomgiftshop where I keep my most-worn stud earrings. I also have a little sewing kit and an IKEA candle-holder with my most-used dangly earrings. I have another one on top with my favourite necklaces, bracelets and watches. I also have a ring dish (from M&S, I think) with my favourite everyday and cocktail rings. Finally, I have an empty Muji candle tin with hair ties inside and on top of that a cute teacup from dotcomgiftshop which holds my hair grips (it's great as they're really accessible). Next to it I have a lovely little tray from ASDA, would you believe, I only went in for some bedding but at £12 I couldn't resist and it's perfect for holding my perfumes. I also keep my makeup brushes on here (on top of a random placemat from Sainsbury's I often use as a photo background). They're in IKEA candle holders, which were £1-2 each and are so pretty! Most of my brushes are Real Techniques with a few from Nanshy and Zoeva. Just behind them I have 2 jars from Home Bargains I use to hold cotton wool pads and buds





The last bit of my storage are the drawers actually built into my dressing table. I use one of the larger ones for makeup mostly. I have a few of these little basket things, one holds hair clips and dividers, one has my eye mask and ear plugs and the other is a random assortment of samples and things I want to get rid of.




Next to those is the IKEA Godmorgon Box. The front holds my high-end bases, with the largest compartment squeezing in my primers. All of these are products I love. Just behind that are my concealers; there are a couple from Benefit and then some cheaper ones. Next to that I have all of my eyeshadow primers. Behind there are nail scissors and tweezers and next to those I keep my Makeup Revolution Vivid Blush Lacquers, which are great for this time of year. The next row back I have some eyeliners and samples in one compartment and then it's all of my mascaras! To the far right there are two compartments, one with random tools like setting sprays, sharpeners, eyelash curlers and eyelash glue and another with mostly nail tools.




The top drawer is home to skincare and body care products. I have a desk organiser from Home Sense and a little tub from IKEA. I keep my everyday bits to the front, body butters and hand creams in the middle and the IKEA tub and my 'once a week' bits towards the back. Down the right-hand side of the organiser I have a few samples and sachet face masks. My favourite body care brands are the Body Shop and Soap and Glory and my favourite skincare brands are the Body Shop and La Roche-Posay.




My other skincare is kept in the bathroom. I have this great little organiser, though I can't remember where it's from! 




I tend to just keep similar things together: face masks in one section, micellar waters in another, foaming cleansers in the next and so on. 
Again there's a lot from the Body Shop in here! These are just all the products I need running water for or that can get a bit messy; anything I wouldn't want to be applying in my bedroom.


This was a pretty huge post so I hope you weren't bored and congratulations if you stayed until the end! I've really enjoyed it though as it's made me take stock of what I have and appreciate the fact I don't need to be buying anything new for a very long time...If there's any products you've seen you'd like to know more about or that you want me to post on, please let me know in the comments. Otherwise I hope you enjoyed seeing my products and how I keep them :) 

How do you store your beauty products?


 


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PR Samples have not been marked in this post as it doesn't really seem applicable. I would say 95% of the makeup here was bought by myself.
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71 comments

  1. Wow your storage is incredible and so pretty! Storage is the thing I'm worst at, if I ever get a dressing table then I'm definitely going to invest in muji draws! Plus that lamp really is gorgeous :)

    allthatshimmers.co.uk xo

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    1. Thank you :) yeah it's so much easier to see what you have if it's all organised xx

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  2. I adore these kind of posts, I think it is because I am nosy but your collection and storage is great. I know what you mean by saying that you don't need to buy any more anytime soon as I cleared mine out the other day but then I am sat here with a second window open on Boots.com...whoops :P

    Pams Stuff and Things
    LORAC PRO Palette Giveaway

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    1. I love them too! And haha story of my life 'I don't need any more makeup...oooh KIKO discount code!' xx

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  3. I love all of your storage! I want all of your makeup too! x
    Emma | Emmys Blog

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  4. Love how nicely organised is your makeup collection, the Alex drawers area godsend for us, beauty junkies :) I nee9d to get some of those Ikea drawer dividers for my Malm table because they make everything look nice and tidy :)

    Mummy’s Beauty Corner

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    1. yeah I agree - if there's on thing I hate it's having to rifle through things! Dividers make it easier xx

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  5. Great post. I love seeing how other people store their goodies. We're all just so nosey, eh?
    Looks like you've made great use of all the things you have and I LOVE that lamp :)
    Gill ¦ Gill: EyelinerFlicks

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    1. Thank you :) I'm the same I'm so nosey xx

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  6. Your makeup collection is amazing! This is a great way to store makeup x
    Elise @ Elise Dopson

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  7. I’ve literally tried to comment on this from my phone about five times and I’m about to throw my laptop across the room - jk, but seriously, I hate Wordpress that it won’t let me comment properly! Anyway... loved this post, you’ve really inspired me to streamline my collection and write a post on it! Love how pretty and feminine all the little details are, and it’s also made me realise that I STILL don’t own any of the Naked palettes! Should be a crime! Lotsa love, Jess X (tweet me @MakingItUpBlog if you fancy)

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    1. Haha omg - I checked out your post this wee and was drooling over everything! xx

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  8. Wow your collection is incredible! You have so much, haha it's definitely a good idea to keep it organised when it's that big. Lovely post! x

    Toni
    clarkecouture.blogspot.co.uk

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  9. Wow! Amazing post with so much beautiful make-up. I love snooping at other people's make-up collections & how they organise everything. Can't wait until I finish decorating so I can do my collection/organisation post! x

    jobrlw.blogspot.com

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    1. I look forward to it - it's so satisfying when you get it just how you want :) xx

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  10. Wow, so organised - i'm drooling haha :) Lovely collection!

    xo Mel | Sketch & Scribbles

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  11. I love reading posts like this - your collection is so well organised! Makes me feel the urge to go tidy and rearrange my dressing table, haha! x

    Jess | glitterbat . net

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  12. Wow I love your layout, the Asda tray is gorgeous I love the antique feel :) Home bargains do some amazing bits :)

    Charlee XO | CharmedCharlee

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    1. Yeah I love it - I totally didn't go in to buy a tray but couldn't resist! xx

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  13. Wooooahhh I lurrrv this. You have so much make up! The cutlery organiser is a good idea! I'm wanting to redo my room at home even though there's no point as I technically don't live there haha - thanks for the ideas ;)

    Vanessa // VNSX x

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    1. Haha that was exactly my situation - I just did it anyway though haha xx

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  14. #makeupgoals

    I love your collection, it's seriously amazing. Makeup collection posts/videos are one of my favourite things to look at! Also your photography has improved SO MUCH recently. xx

    alicered.co.uk

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    1. Haha thank you and I'm so glad you noticed I'm putting more effort into photos :D xx

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  15. You did a great job! I also have a lot of beauty products so storage can be tricky. I love the idea of using cutlery organizers inside of drawers!

    http://mollyandstacie.com

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    1. Yeah they ended up just fitting perfectly in the drawers - lucky! xx

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  16. Awwww I really like this post and your organisation!! I had caught little glimpses from your Instagram and I am so pleased you finally put a post up. Everything seems well organised and I love having a nosey in other people's collections and get some storage ideas. I particularly like the little tray for storing your perfume!!!..Lovely post as always!!

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    1. Aww thank you :) these are my favourite posts - I'd love to see yours :) xx

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  17. Your makeup collection is to die for.
    Mine is shoved all around my bathroom, I definitely need to take a note from you and start organising!
    Thanks lovely xx

    www.thegarlandgirl.com

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    1. Aw thank you- you should try organising as it's pretty satisfying! xx

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  18. Wow I am so envious at the sheer amount of make up that you own! Good thing you have so many organizational pieces - plus it's always so nice to look at afterwards. It always annoys me that some of those acrylic containers cost a fair bit. I always thought that for something so simple and plastic they should be able to only charge you a few dollars.. good thing they're worth it!

    christycee.blogspot.ca 

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    1. I do think that too! Even Amazon and eBay didn't offer anything for cheaper than about £18 :( xx

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  19. I love these types of post, it looks fab! :)

    http://lux-rose.blogspot.com

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  20. Wow so jealous of your collection! I'm still to try Sleek and Kiko - looks like your a big fan! I love IKEA, the containers your makeup brushes are in are lovely too. I love having a nose at other peoples makeup stashes :)

    Roxie ♥
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    1. Definitely try them, they're 2 of my favourite brands :) xx

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  21. I do love posts like this <3 You do have so many make-ups! I want to have something like this in my own room as well :)

    I'm now following you on bloglovin. Hope you'll do the same :)

    Looking forward to see more of your posts!
    Have a nice day, Jasmine!

    xoxo,
    SHAIRA
    www.missdream-blogspot.com

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  22. Great collection! yours is like x5 the amount of items I have x)

    xx Sera | STARDUSTBOHEMIAN.COM
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  23. Those cutlery trays are ideal! great post i love nosing at what people have hehe ! xxx

    KirstyLeighx// Bloglovin

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    1. Haha me too ;) they ended up working so well! xx

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  24. I have a post like this coming up this week, but I don't have as much makeup as you, you have loads!

    Corinne x
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    1. I have too much haha I'll check out your post! xx

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  25. I love your organization! I really like your collection. I always love seeing what other people own.

    ahintofbeauty.blogspot.com/

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    1. Than you - me too I'm nosey like that lol xx

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  26. Wow your storage is great! And you have so many great products too!
    xx Elle

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    www.cherryblossomstreet.com - Swedish Fashion Blogger and Model in TOKYO

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  27. Wow, you're so organised! You have so much makeup and I'm very jealous, haha. I need to sort all of my makeup out but I have so much I don't know where to start. x

    Beyond The Velvet | Beauty, Fashion & Lifestyle Blog

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    1. I guess starting with the stuff you love and use all the time is a good shout :) xx

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  28. Ahhh everything is so neat and pretty all together! My makeup collection gives me a headache lol I NEED to go through and de-clutter it. I want the IKEA storage but there's not really any room in my bedroom as all my furniture is fitted :/ so trying to find other solutions at the moment before I start! You've definitely inspired me though.

    Kat | www.kathorrocks.com

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    1. Yeah same for me I just had to work around it! Would love to see a post if you do do a overhaul :) xx

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  29. These type of blog post are my favorites. I love to get ideas on how to set up my makeup.

    Christerline | www.lightsfashionbeauty.com

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  30. Wow you have such an amazing make-up collection! I wish I had a desk like that!

    Natalie Ann xo // Petal Poppet Blogs ♥

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  31. Great post - I love these kind of posts where you get to snoop in other beauty blogger makeup storage :) I love how organised everything is :) x

    Brenda BusyBee | Bella & Bear Pro Makeup Brush Set Giveaway

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  32. I love your makeup area!
    I wish I had a similar set up, but sadly, as of right now, it does not exist -cry



    Angie x | Chocolate & Lipstick || UK Beauty and Lifestyle Blog

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    1. Thank you! I don't know what I'll do when I move back out! xx

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  33. Wow, I am so jealous of all your products!! Great post :)
    www.lifestylefunxion.blogspot.com

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  34. Wow! My make storage and eye shadow game needs to be this strong lol, I will definitely be investing in some of those mini storage units from Muji. :)

    Shara Designs

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    1. They're so great! You can see exactly whats in there xx

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  35. love your set up and lil vanity :) I want vanity so bad , but I have no space in my apartment :( love your collection as well :)

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    1. Thank you :) don't know how I'll cope when I move! xx

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