Wednesday, 8 August 2012

Lipstick Storage & Overview

When it comes to storage, I am a bit of a freak. I personally love seeing how others store their products, and I change my set up pretty much every month. For now I'm quite happy with my storage (which I'm sure won't last), so I thought I'd show you how I'm storing my lipsticks at the moment!

I store them in this set of drawers next to my windowsill, and my lipsticks take up the bottom two drawers:

1st Drawer

Within the drawers I've made these dividers so I can stand the lipsticks up so I can see their colours/names without having to rummage.
In the left and middle boxes are my NYX lipsticks, and one random Estee Lauder lipstick.
In the right box are all of my MAC lipsticks, and at the front are my 3 YSL lipsticks.

I organise the colours from lightest to darkest, and within their own brands.

2nd Drawer

In the bottom drawer I keep my MUA lipsticks in a box (sadly, yes I do own them all -minus the lipbooms- but they're £1 each, so I pretty much used that price to justify buying them all! I have a problem haha), and I have miscellaneous high street lipsticks kind of scattered around it. To the side of the MUA lipsticks is a 'Famous' lip pallette. I don't really like this drawer as its not as organised as the other, but I ran out of boxes!

The Boxes 
These boxes are basically what my iphone came in, and I've used the boxes my sister's and my iphone came in. I was originally storing my MAC lipsticks like the top left photo, but it was getting annoying having to hunt for the colour I wanted, so I made these dividers using Enkore's youtube tutorial, and not I can see what colours I have easily.

I know I have way too many lipsticks, but a few years ago I wouldn't wear any lipsticks, they were completely out of my comfort zone, but I forced myself out of it and ended up a bit lipstick crazy! I think I'm pretty much set for lipsticks now, so probably wont be buying any more for a while. For those wondering, all of these lipsticks were bought by myself, or given as gifts from friends/family. I wish that wasn't true though as it would make me feel a lot less guilty!

I'm thinking of doing swatches of individual lipsticks within each brand (each brand would get its own post). 
Let me know if you'd be interested in seeing this?
Also, feel free to link your storage posts at the end of your comment so I can have a nose!



  1. Love your storage hun. Im storage/organizing obsessed when it comes to my make-up, I rearrange mine monthly too and cant go to bed if things are not in there place..ok I sound crazy lol:) xx

  2. Haha in that case we're both crazy! Even if the rest of my room is a tip, my makeup never is. That's probably quite weird lol xx

  3. Oh my god! Today I bought the last MUA lipsticks I was missing from completing the whole collection, put them in a line on a table and was just happily looking at them, when my bf said I was goin 'slightly' wild buying ALL of them. I felt so guilty for the rest of the afternoon until I saw this post haha Thank you fellow MUA lipstick-hoarder!:D xxxx

  4. You are a girl after my own heart, I love your organisational skills :) great idea with the dividers

  5. Haha, show him this and ask him if he still thinks you have a problem. My boyfriend hasn't seen my full lipstick/makeup collection, and fails to notice the fact that my storage is different/new every time he comes to visit haha - he would probably leave me if he did! xx

  6. Aw thank you, I just need to sort out that bottom drawer! It keeps bugging me, and making me not want to open it! haha xx

  7. OMG that was lipstick heaven for me! Ahh love you collection and the way you've stored them :) I'm a new follower :)

  8. Aw thank you so much for your lovely comment :) xx

  9. wow...its so beutifully organised...wish i had some patience like u ;)


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