Makeup Storage or "How I Store My War Paint"

You guys know I love make-up and toiletries. I've blogged about it and I've reviewed products here and some of my MAC brushes here. I have a Pinterest board devoted to it and one of my most popular posts of all time is the "make-up brush roll tutorial".

So I thought I'd do a quick post showing how I store my make-up, or 'makeup' if you're American :-)

cantilever tool case
My beloved cantilever tool case. Similar here.

make-up in aluminium case
I use the top layer to store mascaras, eye liners and eyebrow pencils, single eyeshadows and powder highlighters. I love that the dividers in the case can be moved to accomodate different sized products.

make-up in storage case
The middle shelves hold my eye shadow palettes, face powders, blush and lip balms.

makeup storage

And the lower storage area has my everday hair products, body butter and face creams, plus lipsticks, glosses and lip pencils in a bag, foundations and concealers in a different bag and the brush roll I mentioned earlier.

I have thought about sewing a couple of make-up bags for my lipsticks and foundations but I like the transparent bags, it's easier to find things. If I can buy some sturdy transparent fabric I might have a go.

So as you can see, although I love make-up I don't have that much of it, everything I use on a day to day basis fits into my case, and that includes hair and body products too. It's important to have a good clear out every few months and throw away any old make-up which can harbour bacteria, most products have information on the packaging showing how long they last. And to be honest, if you haven't worn it in the last 6 months you probably won't ever use it or miss it!

For years I kept my products in a variety of bags, boxes and drawers, and wasted a ridiculous amount of time each morning trying to find bits and bobs.
I can do without that stress before I've had my morning cuppa!

I also get ready in different parts of the house depending on what time I have to work. Sometimes I do my makeup in the bathroom or at my dressing table, but most often I sit cross legged on the landing floor in front of the big mirror. So I needed something sturdy, portable and big enough to fit all my everyday products in, the cantilever tool case is perfect.

Estee Lauder makeup

And talking of make-up storage, I was very happy to find space for these products recently. Miss Wag Doll'ette gave me some new Estee Lauder products for Mothers Day. Ah yes indeedy, she knows me too well!

I'm planning on doing a review of some of my make-up products in the future, and hope this post has been useful, if you're looking for a way to keep your war paint from becoming a war zone!

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