A Peek Into My Beauty Corner

Note: This is a picture-heavy post.

Makeup Collection August 2015

If you typed out the search term “makeup collection” on YouTube, you’ll get about 628,000 results. That’s how popular it is and how much people wanted to see other people’s makeup collection.

It turns out that I’m also one of them. 😛

It’s been 4 years since I did my last makeup collection post and I thought it’s probably time to do an update to that post. While it doesn’t look like it in the pictures, my collection has grown by leaps and bounds over the years. I didn’t keep every makeup item since 2011 when I did my last makeup collection post, which is why it doesn’t seem like there’s a lot.

Makeup Collection August 2015

The day I had to go to IKEA to buy a new chest of drawers just for my beauty products was the day I knew I had to take control of the items that I have, and that I needed to cull it bad. I remembered counting over 20 foundations, 30+ blushes (which I’ve culled and *ahem* added to the collection), heaps of lipsticks and lip balms and much more. In fact, I had so many lip products that I had to store some of it in my home office instead of the bedroom. Oh yeah.

Anyway, instead of pulling everything out of the drawers and laying them flat to photograph (we’d be here all day, folks!), I thought I’d show you a peek into my beauty corner instead. This is one section of our bedroom that houses most of my beauty things and also where I store my makeup collection.

Makeup Collection August 2015

The right drawer is where I keep my regularly used makeup. I rotate products that I seldom use into this drawer to make sure I still use them. I bring the entire drawer with me to the bathroom as there’s better light in there.

As you can see, I don’t have the very popular white ALEX drawers from IKEA. The wooden drawers in our bedroom are dark wood so the white ALEX drawers would like very out-of-place amongst the rest of the furniture. Instead, I got the MALM chest of 6 drawers. The top opens up to reveal a mirror and space to store jewellery.

If you remember my last makeup collection post (you can check it out in the link above), you’ll notice that I had a corkboard and placemats on the top of my chest of drawers. I’ve long gotten rid of them as they weren’t only in the way, they were collecting a lot of dust.

As for the rest, well, I’ll let the pictures speak for themselves. 🙂

Makeup Collection August 2015

The BB Creams collection. I’ve gotten rid of a lot of my old BB creams. These are some leftovers that I’m still keeping.

Makeup Collection August 2015

Left: collection of lip balms. They used to fill the drawer to the brim. I culled a lot of old, manky ones. Middle: Most of my single eyeshadows. Right: Junk drawer (we all have one, don’t deny it 😛 )

Makeup Collection August 2015

My drawer of high-end makeup. This is where my Dior, Chanel, YSL, Hourglass, Guerlain, Jill Stuart, Charlotte Tilbury, Tom Ford, etc makeup goes.

Makeup Collection August 2015

Spillover of makeup from the drawer above and my collection of pen-things e.g. mascaras, eyeliners, eyebrow pencils, highlighters, concealers, etc.

Makeup Collection August 2015

The top of the MALM drawers is where I store my statement necklaces. These aren’t all of the ones that I have but these are the ones I’m using more often.

Makeup Collection August 2015

My hair stuff

Makeup Collection August 2015

More spillover of high-end makeup.

Makeup Collection August 2015

These is where the bulk of the makeup “collection” starts. This is where I store my foundations, palettes, compacts, makeup brushes, makeup pens, etc.

Makeup Collection August 2015

More compacts. The tin on the lower left corner is where I store my bronzers. As you can see, I also have a lot of cream eyeshadows (mostly from Maybelline, as I love their Colour Tattoos).

Makeup Collection August 2015

Below the cream eyeshadows is where I keep some of my makeup brushes. I have 3 tiers of makeup brushes. These are the brushes I rarely use. The ones I use often are kept outside.

Makeup Collection August 2015

This is where I store excess skincare. The boxes on the upper left store my collection false eyelashes, hair pins, mirrors, etc.

Makeup Collection August 2015

Last but not least, my nail stuff.

I hope you’ve enjoyed peeking into my makeup collection. It’s definitely more than what an average person would have but, y’know, it’s part of the job and all that. At least that’s what I keep telling myself when I buy yet another blush. 😛

If you’ve done a post on your makeup collection, please share it with us in the comments below. Come indulge my sticky beak!

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12 comments… add one
  1. Nicole

    I also love having a sticky at other peoples collections, I don’t know if it about what they have or how they store it or all of the above haha Great collection Hun I think I need to do the same and cull out some of my old or unused products.

    Nicole xo

    1. Tine

      Hahah thanks Nicole! I have to cull mine again soon. A lot of old lipsticks need to go!

  2. Mabes

    I always feel so excited getting to peak into another person’s makeup collection/drawers, and sometimes finding something that I might enjoy in my collection as well. Love your collection! You manage to keep all your palettes so clean and looking brand new.

    XO Mabes
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    1. Tine

      Aww thanks! Erm, the lipstick holder is actually REALLY dusty. I was quite embarrassed to put that photo up because it showed the dust. Oh well, I suppose that’s real life, isn’t it? 😛 😛

  3. Robert

    I for some reason love to check out other’s collection of stuff. I guess it kinda gives me inspiration to be more ‘tidier’ and ideas on how to store stuff/decorate stuff/ etc. Oh and I love the look of the MALM drawers! Not a fan of the ALEX drawers unless it’s painted or drawn over with something.
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    1. Tine

      My thoughts exactly! While yes, the ALEX drawers are nice but it’s getting far too common these days. I’d love to be able to repaint them to another colour (mint green maybe?) instead of the ubiquitous white. It’s a bit boring if you ask me 😛

  4. Mel

    Nothing like having a look at someone else’s makeup collection to make your day! Thanks Tine, sorry, I haven’t posted mine yet so I can’t return the favour 😛
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    1. Tine

      Hahaha no worries man! I’ll wait. 😉

  5. MonicaP

    Oh, my goodness .. I think I love the high end drawer ! All those Dior lovelies !!!
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    1. Tine

      Hehehe I won’t deny that that’s my favourite drawer of all! 😛

  6. Ash

    Loved having a peek into your collection, I always love seeing new ways to arrange my collection
    Ash recently posted..Foundation Files / Bare Minerals Complexion RescueMy Profile

    1. Tine

      Thanks Ash! 😀

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