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How do you store your make-up? My dressing table is a freaking mish-mash of shite...

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Pinot Thu 11-Oct-12 14:41:46


Nabootique Thu 11-Oct-12 14:43:33

In a mish mash of shite in a make up bag smile

dexter73 Thu 11-Oct-12 14:44:59

I keep it in a make-up bag in the bathroom.

Pinot Thu 11-Oct-12 14:48:58

In one make up bag? <boggle>

I have alot of make up - daytime stuff, evening stuff, stuff I bought but don't use often, stuff I bought to replace stuff I'm using now, stuff I keep fpr kids facepaints... etc etc!

I'd like a trolley or a filing cupboard or some'at where everything is naicely labelled.

<sad fucker>

Nabootique Thu 11-Oct-12 14:50:37

Is actually two make up bags! It's like you knew! One is enormous sack of bright coloured eyeliner/eyeshadow and now too old for (maybe), other is smaller with stuff I wear every day, or at least a lot. Is quite a good way of organising, I think. Have special occasion stuff tucked away somewhere.

Hopefully Thu 11-Oct-12 14:50:46

Needing a filing cabinet is possibly a sign that you have too much make up grin

Pinot Thu 11-Oct-12 14:51:06


FreeButtonBee Thu 11-Oct-12 14:52:19

Muji sotrage drawers and boxes. here

I have a drawer unit for eyeshadows, lipsticks and blushers etc. Then a box on top with six sections for brushes/foundation/mascara/larger items. Then one large box beside for moisturiser/deoderant/body lotion etc. If it doesn't all fit in these three units, I have to ditch stufff. I do have a place for "seasonal items" eg fake tan/sun cream/sparkly shit

Nail varnish is in one of those Clarins/clinique freebie bags. Hair stuff (inc hairdryer and straighteners) all in a shallow woven box in top drawer of chest of drawers.

FunnysInLaJardin Thu 11-Oct-12 14:53:21

I have a table with a draw where most of the stuff goes, a pot for stick type things and the stuff I use daily tends to stay on the table. All my creams etc are at the back of the table. Perfume on the windowsill (because it was stripping the varnish off the table which is antique doncha know) and hair stuff in the bathroom. And I keep my overflow makeup which isn't used much in bags in a cupboard

dexter73 Thu 11-Oct-12 14:54:09

I don't have much make-up:
black mascara
grey eyeliner
5 eye shadows
so it all fits in a small bag very easily!

Pinot Thu 11-Oct-12 14:54:56

arf @ sparkly shit. Yup, I got that too grin

Pinot Thu 11-Oct-12 14:55:33

OMG that Muji range is perfect! Thank you!

ScooseIsLooseInTheHauntedHoose Thu 11-Oct-12 14:57:34

I have a special cupboard for it all in the bedroom and I have a makeup bag with the essentials that lives in my handbag .

Geordieminx Thu 11-Oct-12 14:58:47

Beauty box off of Amazon

You will never look back.

UltraBOF Thu 11-Oct-12 14:59:58

I've got a lovely roll top desk in the hall that was my Dad's (reminds me of childhood every time I look at it- dd1 and I keep all our bits and bobs in it. Make up in the desk part, hair bobbles etc in the little stationery drawers under the roll top, bigger stuff like hair dryers and straighters/tongs go in the main drawers.

I can't keep stuff like that to our bedrooms/bathrooms- it always ends up migrating downstairs anyway.

UltraBOF Thu 11-Oct-12 15:00:41

OH MY GOD, I left a bracket dangling- that is going to torment me all day grin

Pinot Thu 11-Oct-12 15:01:53


^ ^ for you Boffy

picturesinthefirelight Thu 11-Oct-12 15:03:21

In a clear plastic make up holder thing from Home Bargains

FreeButtonBee Thu 11-Oct-12 15:07:08

Glad you like. Also dead easy to clean if they get grubby - stick em in the bath/shower with a bit of washing up liquid and give them a swish. Job done. I may need to do this for the first time in 5 years

You do need to go into the store to have a play though to make sure you get the right size. They are also stackable although they don't lock together so need to be on a stable base. I also like that you can see the products and I put all the pretty ones at the front.

Longdistance Thu 11-Oct-12 15:09:35

I have a set of drawers on wheels in my ensuite, that has all my make up in.

Then I have a make up bag for my everyday wear make up.

FireOverBabylon Thu 11-Oct-12 15:15:50

on a shelf, high up, in my room after DS helpd himself to my evening face cream. Look daddy I'm making a mess and mummy's got to find £16 special offer for another pot

MrsBucketxx Thu 11-Oct-12 15:17:10

mine are in two bags one i use daily and one full of stuff i dont use that much, i hate clutter so i woukd never have anything out anyway.

Pinot Thu 11-Oct-12 15:18:36

YY I hate clutter. That's why my table is annoying me, being all gaudy.

Drawers on wheels sounds awesome. I could sit on the bed instead <lazy>

SnowWide Thu 11-Oct-12 15:21:19

Yep, definitely in a cupboard (sad fucker, me) well, chest of drawers actually, from Ikea. But I bung everything inside, not just make up. Waxing strips, hair brushes, creams, costume jewellery. Tis a godsend...

JemimaPuddle Thu 11-Oct-12 15:27:17

I have a roobag. Can't link as on my phone, it is gorgeous, loads of slots and compartments. They do lots of different sizes and the prices are very reasonable.

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