My Makeup Collection & Storage In My University Room

It's no secret that I love me a makeup collection and storage video/post. So today I thought I'd take a break from frantically typing away under an essay title asking me to write about the experience of giving birth behind bars in the USA and the UK and bring you some brilliant light hearted make-up fun. Be warned that this is just what I have left with me in my uni room. I'm moving house and won't have that collection ready for a while...it'll come though. Promise. (Prepare for lots of pictures...)

My makeup did live on my massive window sill...until I realised that the sun was melting my lip balm and that it really probably wasn't good to have it all up there. So my little Muji drawers migrated down to live in one corner of my desk with my brushes on top. There's really no real order to my drawers, it's simply just a case of 'let's fit as much in as we can' and that's that!
(Can you spot my 3DS game cases?!)
My brushes are held in a Cath Kidston mug and an Ikea plant pot and are a mixture of (predominantly) Real Techniques and MAC brushes. There are also two Lancome brushes in there, my Denman hairbrush, some Barry M brushes, and a Kim Kardashian pencil from the NYC Dash store that my housemate got for me. And yes, they need a wash.
 Drawer number one houses Benefit's Big Beautiful Eyes, Benefit's Peek-A-Bright Eyes, a Bourjois round pot blush, Maybelline FitMe powder and a spare Bourjois Healthy Balance powder I recently bought as my other one's about to run out.
 Drawer number two houses Nars Albatross, Topshop cream blush in Head Over Heels, Maybelline Eternal Gold and On & On Bronze Colour Tattoo, Benefit Hervana blush, a mini Benefit Stay Don't Stray, Benefit FakeUp, a mini Benefit Porefessinal and my YSL Touche Eclat.
Drawer number 3 is my dedicated MAC blush drawer. I have (clockwise): Supernova, Dainty, Lovejoy and Dollymix with a MSF in Soft & Gentle in the middle. I adore all of these blush colours and you can guarantee I'll be wearing one of them each day.
 Drawer number 4 is a bit of a pot luck drawer. It contains my HD Brows palette underneath Bourjois Healthy Balance powder, a Revlon lipbutter in Pink Lemonade, MAC's Creme Cup, Palmer's Cocoa Butter lip balm, an Elemis moisturiser sample, some hair clips, my Inika black eyeliner, L'Oreal SuperLiner, Maybelline The Rocket mascara and my little spot removal tool.
 Then, above my desk I have a 'beauty shelf'. Again this all used to live on my window sill but it all migrated for the same reason. I keep mostly skincare and perfume up here, clockwise from left: Batiste Blush dry shampoo, Origins Make A Difference + moisturiser, B.Pure Micellare water, Korres Sun Screen, Dove Pomegranate deodorant, Bourjois 1 second nail polish remover, Benefit Facial Rehydrating Mist, Bio Oil, Milk_Shake hair mousse, MAC brush cleanser, Burt's Bees coconut foot lotion, some Boots multi-vitamins, B.Pure day moisturiser, Urban Decay Naked 2 palette, Ralph Lauren Number 2 perfume, Jack Wills  perfume, Marc Jacobs Daisy perfume, Kim Kardashian True Reflection perfume and my Tiffany & Co sunglasses.
Next to my skincare etc I have these super cute white drawers that I found in Tesco as well as my Ted Baker makeup case (currently empty) and my MAC brush case peeking out from behind that. I keep my nail polish in my beautiful Cath Kidston floral makeup case and that lives beside these drawers.

 Drawer 1 houses my makeup pride and joy: my Chanel Fracas nail polish, Illamasqua Speckle nail polish, Chanel Vitalumière Aqua foundation, Chanel Boy lipstick and YSL Rouge Volupte lipstick in shade 7. I also threw in a Bourjois Healthy Mix Serum foundation for good measure (this is new, it doesn't have a permanent home yet).
Drawer 2 contains my two favourite skincare masks, Good Things Five Minute Facial, and Origins Drink-Up Intensive. Lots of love for these two products!
And then this bottom drawer houses my Dr Jart BB Cream, Benefit Hello Flawless foundation, Benefit Watt's Up highlighter and my Carex hand gel.

So there you have it, a whirlwind tour of my makeup collection and storage in my university bedroom.

Seen anything you like?
How do you house your makeup?


  1. I love collection posts like this :) Dainty blush sounds nice xx

  2. Your essay sounds so interesting! I love the drawers with the cute love heart handles x

  3. I love collection and storage posts too! Love your MAC draw, and your shelving is so pretty!! xo

    Hannah, Glitter And Sparkle

  4. I loved this post so much :) I have been wondering what to bring with when I go and that Dainty blusher is on my wishlist :)

  5. You have a brilliant collection! I seriously need to get my make up and beauty products organised! x

  6. Adorable collection! My make up used to be strewn everywhere at uni so I'm incredibly impressed!!

    Clare xxx

  7. Thanks for this!

    Swear i dont have this much space at my uni!



  8. I have to admit, you have the most organised uni make-up collection that I've seen! xx

  9. I love the little white drawers with the heart handles! I want some :) xxx

  10. I love these posts! Thanks for sharing :) you have a good make-up collection! I love the white drawers from Tesco, so cute! One thing though, don't store your hairbrush with your make-up brushes x

    C x | gymbagsandgladrags.com

  11. Loveee posts like this! I'm so nosy. When I move (and hopefully get a bigger room - praying for a walk in wardrobe) I'm definitely going to get some drawers for my makeup, such a better to store it rather than in my sanctuary box xxxx


  12. I really want those cream draws, do u think Tesco still sell them ??x

  13. I think your collection is perfect! You have a lot of things, but not too much. I feel like I have too much to even begin to use sometimes!!

    xo, aly

  14. Luckily, at my university we have a lot of under the sink storage. That way I can put all of my beauty products under there. I keep all my makeup products near my desk though because I get ready at my desk. It really is a pain to store everything at school because it's such a limited amount of space! It'll be nice when I don't have to push around my makeup stuff when I am trying to spread out and study. lol.

  15. This is lovely :) I like having a nosey at home people store their makeup! Is that a chubbystick poster type thing you've got under the shelf? It looks really cute and I like how you've used a plantpot to hold your makeup brushes! x


  16. Your storage is adorable! So neat & pretty! Love it. x

  17. Hey my friends I tell you some tips about moving box. Sort items out before you move - Try to throw out as much as you can at your old home. This means you have less to pack and don't need to start out at your new home by sorting through everything. There is also less to move, which makes it faster and cheaper.
    Sydney self storage

  18. Ohh loving your storage and set up :D everything looks so cute and organised!

    Sophia Meola | A Fashion, Beauty & Lifestyle Blog


  19. I love your setup! I wouldn't mind trying the Benefit fake up concealer and the watt's up highlighter! x
    Amy | http://amysbeautyjournal.blogspot.co.uk/


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