25 September 2012

Budget-friendly Makeup Storage


When you have a huge, no, enourmous, makeup collection, it can be quite difficult keeping it all organised and tidy. Until recently all of my make up was in various old jewellery boxes, boxes, makeup boxes and cardboard floral drawer sets. And it was all in the bathroom! I decided to take advantage of the chest of drawers in my bedroom, switch some things over, and now all of my makeup is in my bedroom, in my chest of drawers. I use old beauty boxes to store my makeup in as I find they are the perfect size and it just keeps everything organised and tidy. But it still wasn't enough. I wanted my most used and everyday makeup out in the open, easier to reach and basically, looking pretty! So many bloggers rave about Muji storage so obviously, I started lusting after them. But for me, £20 for some clear drawers was just too much to even consider. I'm a student, on a student budget. I can't afford £20 per set of drawers! But do not fear, because I have found storage for the everyday makeup lover that anyone on a budget can afford!



For half the price, you can pop down to your local Wilkinson's (or even order online) both of the storage solutions I am sharing with you today. I found this three-set of drawers in my local Wilkos and instantly fell in love. Not only were they like the Muji ones, but they have such pretty handles for sliding the drawers out and they were half the price at just £10! I bought one when I saw them because I just couldn't pass them by! I've also ordered another set since taking these photos (which is why it isn't included in the post) The second set I bought have some of my favourite lipsticks and balm stains, some of my favourite single eye-shadows and a couple more bronzers in. This set (pictured above) holds my every day makeup! It is crazy how much I've been able to fit in them! The bottom drawer has my favourite blushes, my favourite bronzers and my brow kit. The second drawer has my everyday foundation, concealers, powders and eye liner. And the top drawer has my every day lipsticks, lip stains, mascaras, a BB cream and some eye lash curlers. So much! I love having all my most used, everyday make up in one place! 

The second thing I bought was something I got the idea from from watching American beauty YouTubers. It's a really pretty letter holder, also from Wilkinson's! It cost a measly £3.75 and I keep my favourite and most used eyeshadow palettes in it! It fits two palettes per slot, and there's three slots. So it fits quite a few! And for such a bargain price, I just had to get it!

How do you store your makeup?
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47 comments

  1. The letter holder idea is such a great one. I never thought of that. Love the way you have stored makeup. x

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  2. Great idea!:)

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  3. I will definitly be heading to my local Wilkos now, they are sooooo cute!

    Em

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  4. I don't organise my makeup which is why I can never find anything! Every few months I sort everything out, but within a week it's a mess again. I just don't think it's in my nature to be neat and organised! x

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  5. Just purchased one of the clear drawers! I love it! :)
    FASHIONPROJECT x

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  6. where do you find the places to store them all? I organize all of mine too its so much easier to find in the mornings. I love the idea of the envelope/letter holder to hold your palettes thats fantastic, i just might do so myself and link it back to you :-)

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  7. I store mine in a white Malm tall boy, i also store my palettes in a letter rack which i picked up from TK Max, my brushes are in vases and a swivel pencil holder. I love the storage you have found a great Muji dupe Ax


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  8. I need get a set of these boxes, old beauty boxes aren't working for me any more x x

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  9. Such a nifty storage solution, wish they had Wilkinson's over here. Boy, I cant wait to return to the UK! I'm storing my make up in a tool box at the moment, couldn't think of anything else that would hold most of my collection! xx

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  10. Those drawers are great, nice and deep too :)

    Sophierosehearts x

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  11. I really like the letter holder, so pretty. I wouldn't have thought to use it like that :)
    Daniella x

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  12. I love the little draws, so cute. xxx

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  13. The pictures look amazing! Can you tell how did you take them? What background and lighting did you use? Thanks!

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  14. Lovely looking storage! I seem to constantly be adding to mine, soon it will have taken over my room - eek! x

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  15. I love these! Will definitely be checking them out x

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  16. The letter holder idea is ingenious! Next time I decide to reogranize my collection I might have to use this.

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  17. Obsessed with storage at the moment, i got some gorgeous white wooden basket from Wilkinsons too, 3 of them for £10! amazing value
    xxx


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  18. Love the drawer they are brill! I store my makeup in an oblong basket.

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  19. Your make up storage is perfect. I really need to do something about storing my everyday make up so that I can actually use it without having to tip my entire make up bag upside down xx

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  20. Loving the letter holder idea! :)

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    xo

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  21. Great idea with the letter holder! I need to get some prettier storage, just using old glossy boxes just now :) x

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  22. Such great ideas! I need to check gold old wilkos out!

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  23. I have a letter holder from Paperchase for some of my palettes. I store mine stood up so that I can fit more in.
    The drawers from Wilko's look great, may pop in tomorrow. x

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  24. @Shang J.Thank you :) Letter holders are great for palettes! xo

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  25. @EmSuch a bargain in comparison to Muji! xo

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  26. @EmmaI can't not have my makeup organised, I have too much and it gets chaotic! xo

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  27. @Missy NeveradullmomentI just have them on top of my chest of drawers! xo

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  28. @angela osborneI do think they are a great dupe for the Muji drawers :) xo

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  29. @Hema PatelI use old beauty boxes in my drawers, but on top of my chest of drawers I have these. So much better! xo

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  30. @Amy GoodeveI adore them, esp with the cute handles xo

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  31. @RebekaNatural lighting and a large piece of white card! xo

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  32. @Golden GlowI'm trying to make sure I don't get to that point ha! xo

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  33. @KarrisxI hope you'll get them Karris they are great! xo

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  34. @Lori AnnYou should! It's a great way to store your favourite palettes! xo

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  35. @AngieBeautyBelleWilkinson's is great in general for storage :) xo

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  36. @Holly StewartI use old beauty boxes for inside my chest of drawers :) xo

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  37. @xXxStundonxXxThese store mine perfectly lay down :) xo

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  38. Could you post a link of the drawers please? I can't find them anywhere on the website:-(

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