My Vanity/How I store my makeup

Hey guys! These are a bunch of pictures of my vanity where I have been doing my tutorials. You can see how I store most of my makeup, I do have more in my "kit" which is basically my traincase that I store all the makeup I use for jobs. Also I have made an addition that is not pictured but I will get around to showing you, my "lippie bar" which is filled with all my lipsticks, glosses, liners, etc. and it is REALLY cute. Enjoy!

This is my vanity, I got the furniture part from IKEA, and the mirror at Big Lots haha

These are some of my perfumes, some of them are missing their nozzles. Booo. I have more but those are in my bathroom :)

These are some of my facial brushes from Crown brush, I put them in a container I got from an art supply store that holds artists brushes, and I taped MAC promo pics all over it haha.

These are my eye brushes from Crown brush in my Pursebuzz (I love her) inspired Brush holder. It's made out of a terrarium so it has a lid to keep dust off! And that picture is of me and my boyfriend Jon at a Mets game <3

These are my MAC brushes, I have 4 glass holders for them but you can't really tell which ones I have from this angle. They are organized from face brushes and kabukis on the left to eyebrushes on the right.

These are just two glass pretty containers (they have etched designs in them but you can't really tell) that I put my ESSENTIAL q-tips and cotton rounds in. I don't know what I would do without them.

This is a look of the whole thing from the side...

This drawer holds my tape, lots of fake lashes, sharpener, misc. lip items and liners, lipsticks, ang glosses...

This section holds all my palettes...theres a lot of them... my MSF's, my little white basket of everyday essentials including smashbox primer, UDPP, blacktrack fluidline, brow pencil, etc. and my nars bronzer and blush and mascaras and liners are here too.

These are where my pigments live, all the jars on the left and center are full sized jars but I put them into clear containers so I can see the color from the top, and so I can back to MAC the jars for new eyeshadows! (smart!!) The little white basket has pigment samples (there's a ton of them) and the pink basket (its actually a pencil/pen organizer) holds all my MAC mineralized eyeshadows. My hello kitty palettes are also located here as I have not depotted them...yet :)

Lastly, this drawer has a plastic bead organizer in it that I have a bunch of full sized pigments in, BUT I don't recommend it because I have dropped it quite a few times and they get mixed and spilled. :( Also in this drawer are brush rolls, and my brush belt which is not pictured here.


Gail said...

I love it!!

But why will you be depotting the quads? How will you do that? Is it to back 2 mac them? Also I want to empty out my pigment jars to get free stuff haha but how do you get it all out, tons sticks to the side- is there a trick? x

Really enjoy your blog and vids! thanks xx

happy1234 said...

WOW this is amazing!! you have the dressing table I soooo want/NEED! Is it the Malm one??? I also really like your brush storage ideas! very clever - can I copy??lol

KathyF85 said...

To Gail: I just use a q-tip to get out as much as possible, depotting quads is similar to depotting singles, and either i back to mac them or use them as a quad i can put whatever i want in them

To happy: yes it is the malm and of course you can copy! I got the ideas from other gurus anyway :)

Taryn said...

So where do you find those clear containers to put your pigments in? I've found some at Walmart, but they aren't big enough to hold the whole jar of pigments! =) Thanks!

KiLLaCaM said...

you organizational skills are AMAZING! i will be duping this as soon as i get my own makeup space.

i think i'm going to show your station to the BF. i'm sure he'll be thrilled to see all my makeup out of the bathroom!

Julieann said...

Ok, as much as I love makeup, I am not familiar with the back to mac thing although I get the idea. What do you actually save dollar wise?


Julieann said...

Oh... And can I ask how on earth you got that many shadows, lipsticks yada yada?? Is it just a fav makeup you have been accumalating or do you have a "in" for discounts? If so, please pass it on chica. lol


Anonymous said...

Wow very impressive and organized! I'm jealous!