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The Lifestyle blog of Katie Storms.: something simple, something sweet, something styled.

22 April 2012

{something pretty} makeup storage

I simplified my pretty makeup collection to the basics. What you see here is pretty much what I have with the exception of a few lip glosses that I keep in my purse and desk at work.

And what I see is what I use, so I like my makeup displayed on my vanity so I always know what I have and when I am running low on anything.
I keep my basics--foundation, blush, concealer, tinted moisturizer, and eye shadows--in this ceramic fruit basket I purchased with a gift card at anthropologie after Christmas. I love the color, and it's the perfect size for everything. I'd love to have another one for keeping photos.
When I first made my quote mugs, I made too many. I use them all over our house for small vases, pen holders, and snack holders. This one, I realized, is perfect for my brushes, mascara, eye liner, tweezers, eyelash curler {which, honestly, I rarely use}, and bobby pins.
Since my quote mug worked so perfectly, I thought that this pretty anthropologie mug that my friend Jenn gifted to me a few years ago for Christmas would be the perfect solution for my lip glosses, lip liner, lipsticks, and perfume rollers. I threw out so many lipsticks and glosses last year. And I've only purchased two since then. Whenever I run out of my daily go to since high school--Revlon's Pink Afterglow--I replace that. Plus I am a fan of the Buxom gloss in Dolly. But that's all I really need.
I keep my hair ties in these vintage avon containers that I found at a church rummage sale with my nonni a few years ago. They keep things pretty and simple.

How do you organize your makeup? Any favorite must haves?

katie scarlett


  1. I love this, I have been hiding mine away for years, in a little ikea drawered box. I always have to rake about to find what I am after, especially when it comes to eye pencils. I think you have inspired me to do something a little different with them :) thanks! x

  2. Thanks, Lolakola! I can't wait to see what you do! xo.

  3. Pretty! I just reorganized my make up too! I put it all in open containers in the two drawers of my vanity so everything is put away but easy to see when I open the drawers. Everything has it's place!
    I love those avon containers!