Makeup Storage Conundrum, I received an email asking how I was storing my stash of lip products. I therefore thought that I should make a visual response. Here goes....
The drawer itself is part of an original 1920s built-in cabinet in my master bathroom, and it is quite deep and not necessarily terribly efficient. That said, what it lacks in efficient use of space, it makes up for with 1920s architectural charm. I created makeshift dividers with all sorts of repurposed crates, boxes, and the like. My real challenge was how to store a ridiculous number of lip glosses and lip balms so that I could easily see them and access them, and then return them to their proper places after use.
The right side features yet more glosses!! The top basket is filled with glosses by Anastasia Beverly Hills, LORAC, and a couple of strays. The center basket is all about Chanel-- while it is nearly all Glossimers, it is the Extrait de Gloss that are my most beloved from Chanel. The bottom basket is exclusively Le Métier de Beauté and Burberry. Beneath the bottom basket I managed to squeeze in a little demitasse for lip liners.
The pink zip pouch on the far right is something that I found at Ross for only $2.00!! The moment I saw it, I envisioned using it to store lipsticks upside down so that I could see the labels, and the clear plastic lid makes identifying my lipsticks very easy. Yes, I realize that I have a disproportionate number of lip glosses to lipsticks, but you already knew that I was a lip gloss kind of girl.
Left to Right Compartments: Chanel, Le Métier de Beauté and odds and ends; Burberry; Susan Thompson Cosmetics Creamy Lipsticks and Rouge Bunny Rouge; and finally a huge mishmash of brands.
In the spirit of full disclosure, I feel morally obligated to tell you that this does not represent all of my lip products! Hangs head in shame while simultaneously and obsessively plotting the next lip product purchase! I have a pile in my desk drawer that I need to photograph and swatch, and piles in my purse, and piles in my travel computer bag-- but you probably already knew that, didn't you?!
How do you store your lip products?