My makeup lives (yes...lives) in two Ikea Fira drawer chests. First of all, I want to apologize and say that the Fira line was discontinued about a year ago =[ I'm not sure where you can find them but there are tons of other drawer containers out there. This is the 5- drawer one and contains my eye products.
This is every day stuff. I reach in here everyday and don't want to search through other drawers for this stuff. It contains UDPP, Milani Liquif'eye Liner (a mama and a baby one), Jordana Fabuliner, NYX Jumbo Pencil in Milk, NYX Black eyeshadow, MAC tendertone and a sharperner.
Next drawer is round bases and some single shadows. In here is MAC Paint Pots, NARS Corfu cream eyeshadow, baby Benefit RSVP, Chanel Taupe Grise, and MAC Mega Metal Shadows (they didn't fit anywhere else)
Next drawer is MANY single eyeshadows/duos/trios. Brands vary from NYX, Maybelline, Wet n Wild, ELF, NYC, Milani, Covergirl, and more!
The next drawer is the wider one. This is mostly lose shadows/pigments but some palettes ventured in there. Here are MAC pigments (full size and holiday vials), MAC Solarbit, NYX pigments, NYX Morocco Pallete (LOVE), Sigma palette, Sally Girl Eyeshadows, and in the black cotainer (can be found in Walmart/Target) are the little pigment jars that contain MAC pigment samples, Glamour Doll Eyes, and BE shadows)
The other wide drawer is palettes. It contains MAC Holiday palettes, UD Naked Palette, ELF, NYX, Claire's, also some more single shadows/duos that range from Revlon to MAC to Stila. In the other black container is Wet n Wild palettes and trios, MAC quads, and Physician's Formula trios.
On the counter I keep everyday stuff that I would reach for often. This includes Dermorganics Volume Foam, Detangler, MAC Fix+, Brush Cleanser, Perfume, and Hairspray.
Here I keep big palettes like my UD Alice in Wonderland Palette and my MAC Palettes. I have a post here of what is in my MAC palettes, I changed them around a bit but they're still similar. Also, I keep my Too Faced Natural eye palette here, A. because I reach for it almost everyday and B. because it's bulky.
I keep cotton rounds and qtips on hand in these office section cups.
Like a lot of people, I keep my makeup brushes in the sephora-style vases. The fill is just flower fill that can be found in arts stores in the flower section.
On top of my second Fira drawer chest I keep paper towels, tissues, moisturizer, toner, nail stuff, and a lint brush. The box with my clippers, files and nail buffers is actually a MAC box I cut up. Old boxes can make nice storage and organization items.
This is another version of the Ikea Fira chests. Again, I don't know where you can buy them =[ sorry!
This first drawer is my everyday face stuff. Here is NARS Sheer Glow, a small Benefit's Erase Paste, a little jar where I keep some Benefit's Powderflage, sample Murad Oil Control Lotion, MUFE Mascara, NARS Laguna, and some concealers.
This second drawer has more face stuff but I don't go into it on a regular basis. Here is where I keep my full size Benefit Erase Paste and Powderflage, Bare Minerals foundation, MAC MSF Natural, another sample of the Murad Oil Control, and some brow stuff.
This drawer has some skincare. In here is moisturizer, Argan Oil, Mario Badescu Drying cream, Vitamin E, and Baby Oil.
Next is more eyeshadow bases. This drawer has the stick type basis, as opposed to the other drawer with round jars. In ehre, I have UDPP original and Sin, MAC Shadesticks, NYX Jumbo Pencils, and some random L'oreal and Wet n Wild ones.
Here is eyeliners other than the ones I use everyday. This is mostly colored liners. In here I have the L'oreal HIP loose kohl liner, some UD liners, Milani, L'oreal, and the Wet n Wild cream liner.
Next is mascara drawer. I'm not a mascara "collector" and a lot of these I received in swaps. They are mainly unopened mascaras. I usually stick to a mascara I'm loving (currently the MUFE one) so I don't have many mascaras opened at a time.
Here is my lipstick drawer. There's many different brands in here that include MAC, Maybelline, Rimmel, L'Oreal, and Barry M. I group them by brands and generally know which is which so I can pull out the one I want. I also have a few lip liners in this drawer.
Of course, near the lipstick drawer is lipgloss. These are also grouped mainly by brand. They range from Victoria's Secret, MAC, NYX, Sephora, and Revlon.
Here are lip balms. I'm not sure how I got around to having so many but what can you do =]. In here are EOS, Neutrogena, Blistex, Nivea, MAC, and C.O. Bigelow.
Another drawer I have is miscellaneous stuff I would have on hand. I have the 32 oz of Zoya Remove+, LUSH Snow Fairy, some empty LUSH containers, hand cream, body butter, and some makeup remover wipes that I don't really like but keep for when I'm swatching things.
That is my makeup storage/ collection! I hope some of you found it helpful in terms of finding ways to organize or reorganize your stash. If you have any questions on what a particular color or product is, feel free to ask. =]
How do you store your makeup? Do you like your method or are you looking for another way to organize your makeup?