Sunday, 1 April 2018

Makeup Storage/Organisation and What I Learned From It

Happy Easter! Whatever you have planned for today, and whether you're spending Easter with your friends or family, I hope you're having a fantastic time.

Easter is often associated with new life and a new beginning, regardless whether you are celebrating it based on your faith or not. A change in season also springs to mind (pun intended) as daffodils start making appearances in parks, gardens and the neighbourhood. If you are anything like me, you often feel the need to reset your life (it sure feels like a second new year) and declutter your possessions.

And that was exactly what I did on Good Friday. Not quite the full-blown Marie Kondo method, but simply throwing away old magazines that have been accumulating dust underneath the coffee table and some unused plastic containers in the kitchen.

I recently purchased the silver and brushed blue chest of drawers from Brissi. It was my first purchase from the brand, and I am very delighted with both the item and the service. As soon as I set my eyes on it I knew it will be the perfect set up for my makeup storage/organisation. I've been in the market for one for a very, very long time and I have been very adamant not to get the standard unit from Ikea as I wanted to find a piece of furniture that is not only functional but also has a bit of character. This chest of drawers which is from their China Club/Shangri La collection and is inspired from the old Chinese screens' patterns is absolutely perfection, and definitely ticks off my requirements, with an added bonus as it was on sales too!

When it arrived I was beyond excited and pretty much started my makeup storage/re-organisation/decluttering process almost immediately. Today I thought I'd share my five take aways from the organisation process.

When it comes to base and blushes, my collection is pretty small and tight. I have a blush palette from NARS, a Limited Edition from Hourglass (no longer available) and a few from Clinique which I am sure is from one of the many Gifts with Purchase promotions. I am also not a contour/ bronzer kind of girl and the only contour-highlight palette I own is from Charlotte Tilbury. This small collection is making me feel that my desire to procure the Glossier Cloud Paint totally justifiable!

While most girls can't live without a mascara, I for one is not very fussy about it. It is one beauty item that I don't ever buy myself. I guess I can consider myself a minimalist when it comes to mascara and I am happy to simply use the one that comes in Gift with Purchase promotions.

While I am fuss-free when it comes to mascara, I am a hard core loyal fan of the Bobbi Brown Gel Liner range. I am not going to say much more as I think I may do a post on my gel liner collection and how I am starting to enjoy incorporating coloured liners to up my eye makeup game.

I seem to be carrying lipsticks in my everyday makeup bag and once they are in there, they hardly make it back into their actual storage. It's a wonder that my daily makeup bag gets heavier and heavier each day. I also realised that I own more nude lipsticks that I thought I do in spite considering myself as a red lippy kind of lady.

As a makeup lover, I know that eyeshadow palettes are my weakness. Single eyeshadows just don't excite me as much but there is something about eyeshadow palettes. It must be the hues/shades that make up a palette which often comes from the same tonal family that simply make them irresistible. I kind of know that I have more eyeshadow palettes than I need but the size of my collection still managed to surprise me. When I started buying makeup I only had Estee Lauder palettes; mainly from its annual Christmas Bonus Bonanza but over time newer brands such as Zoeva and Urban Decay have made their way into my life as well. I also have a handful of Bobbi Brown palettes but they are mostly from the Limited Edition collection, such as the 25th Anniversary City Collection.

Have you reorgansied your makeup collection recently? And did you learn anything from the process?

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