So I FINALLY got my arse to IKEA and brought my second drawer tower and I couldn’t be happier.
Whilst my makeup did all fit in one tower, it’s now all spread out nicely and has made a lot of room for more purchases!
About The Units & Organisers
The actual drawer tower system that I use is from IKEA. I was umming and ahhing about getting the ones I have, or if I should get the ALEX 9 drawer instead (typical, I know…), but I went for the MALM units instead since they match my chest of drawers and bedside table.
To organise the inside of the drawers, I use cutlery trays (also from IKEA) and cut them down to size. I also use some Birchbox drawers and takeaway boxes.
On The Top
The left hand side houses all of my glitters and face gems. I’m going to be doing a whole separate post about my glitters and gems soon, so I’ll be sure to update this once it’s published!
On the right, I keep some of my larger daily skincare products (makeup remover, Pixi Glow Tonic etc.) and my makeup brushes. I decided to keep my brushes this side since it’s closer to my mirror, meaning that they’re easier to grab when I’m getting ready.
First Drawer Left:
In here, I like to keep all my tools and beauty blenders.
The first section on the right holds tape for swatches, a E.L.F Brush Cleaner (which admittedly, I don’t use!), a few other bits and bobs and spoolies.
The middle keeps all my tweezers, sharpeners and scissors.
Lastly, all my beauty blenders. I honestly only use two, but can’t bring myself to throw the others away…
First Drawer Right:
Eyelash drawer! For someone who doesn’t wear false eyelashes often (around 2-3 times a month), I do have an awful amount of them. I don’t really have any organisation method to this drawer, other than the little container at the front that stores glue and lash applicators.
Second Drawer Left:
I really need to tape down the organiser at the back since it keeps getting stuck, but here lives all of my primers and setting sprays. In the front I keep primers and samples down the side. In the back, I have setting sprays, and then spray on primers.
Second Drawer Right:
This drawer looks super messy and I really do need to reorganise everything, but in here I like to keep my daily skincare products – spot treatments, moisturisers, cotton pads, the lot!
Third Drawer Left:
The third drawer is home to my foundations, concealers, colour correctors and both loose and pressed face powders. Again, I need to go through this and try clear out all the products I don’t like.
Third Drawer Right:
Bronzers and blush next! I also like to keep my blush and bronzer palettes here too, since if I put them with my eyeshadow palettes, I doubt I’d ever use them.
Forth Drawer Left:
I swear there is some sort of organisation to this. In the bottom (left to right) I have brow products (pomades, pencils, gels, palettes, kits and also eyebrow brushes), middle is all liquid eyeliners and lastly, my mascaras.
In the back I have all my pencil eyeliners, and then I keep my eyelash curler and Vamp Stamp next to them.
Forth Drawer Right:
This drawer is my favourite for obvious reasons – my highlighters! In the four sections I have single highlighters and my two sleek palettes since they fit there nicely, loose highlighters, liquid highlighters and then bigger highlighting palettes.
Fifth Drawer Left:
Admittedly, my least favourite drawer for the pure reason that I hardly use any of the products here. This drawer keeps my eye primers, single eyeshadows (I recently depotted a load!), cream eyeshadows and loose eyeshadow pigments. I’m still umming and ahhing about if I should press my pigments, but I can’t seem to make my mind up!
Fifth Drawer Right:
All my bright and most used palettes live here! There isn’t really an order to how they’re stored, I just popped them in where they would fit!
Sixth Drawer Left:
My lip drawer! I don’t have enough
yet to fill up the whole drawer, but I can’t wait until each lipstick has it’s own little home!
Sixth Drawer Right:
My second palette drawer keeps all of my neutral palettes in. I rarley use anything in this drawer, but I really do need to get my act into gear and start using these again!
Finally, we’re finished!
How do you organise your makeup?