Friday, June 17, 2011

My Makeup Collection & Storage

I admit that I have a problem. Or should I say had. I am (was) way too obsessed with makeup. I felt the need to try every promising product I could get my grubby little hands on, and I admit, it became somewhat of a hoarding-esque problem. Granted, I don't have NEARLY as much makeup as a lot of other beauty bloggers and makeup enthusiasts, but I probably have far more than the average girl has (or should have). I figured I should show my organization, set up, and a general overview of my collection before I sell most of it. That's right. Look out for a blog sale. Most of my products barely see any usage and I'm starting to feel sorry for the poor things!

The messy area where I do my makeup/hair just about every morning. I cleaned it up for you guys, but usually there are products on every inch of that desk.

I'm not going into detail, because this is already a picture spam as is, so If you have any questions about any products you happen to catch a glimpse of, feel free to ask!

My hair products and combs/brushes, as well as additional storage for makeup products that I don't like and will never use (again).

On the left side of my desk/vanity is where I store my makeup and brushes. The storage unit is from Office Depot I believe.

The top of my storage:
I have all of my NYX shadows (doubled up) on an acrylic nail polish stand I bought from eBay. 
My clean brushes are stored in 3 clear containers from Michaels with clear beads. The pink box holds my dirty brushes. 
I also store my face moisturizers,primers, bb creams and makeup setting sprays on top. 

There's actually several layers of product here...

Nars/MAC blushes, and MAC MSFS
I collected most of these over a two month period. I was on a MAC MSF/Blush frenzy. Truth be told, I only use about 2-3 of the MAC products.

Non-MAC blushes (aside from my MAC Blush palette), and a few highlighters.

Eyeshadow primers and cream shadows/bases

Single (Smaller) NARS, MAC, Victorias Secret, Rock and Republic, and Kat Von D Eyeshadows

All of my other single eyeshadows and mini quads
Most of the things in this drawer are drugstore products. This drawer is heavily neglected, and is evidence of my excessive hoarding =(.

Eyeliners, mascara, and brow tools

Lipsticks and random lip balms

Large random palettes

This is my random "crap" drawer, including my contacts and false lashes.

I ran out of storage space so I keep my Rock & Republic blushes in a box underneath.
Sad story, I used to be the proud owner of all 12 blushes, until I lost my favorite, All Nighter, during a drunken night at the local campus bar. This is why I no longer carry a makeup bag. BOO.

On to the right side of the drawers, which are deep. Here are all of my foundation, tinted moisturizers, concealers, and powders.YIKES.

Random drawer with cotton balls, eye makeup remover, and cosmetics bags.

Larger palettes and new items that I have yet to organize.

More palettes

Smaller palettes and quads and mineral eyeshadow and pigments

On top of my desk I have these two pencil organizers that I got from Target that I decided to store on their sides for my lipglosses. And, you always have to have lysol wipes on hand for spills and to keep clean surfaces!

And that's all folks. I really hope you ladies are interested in a blog sale because I need to really clear up some room! Hopefully I can get it up soon, even though summer term starts next week. Luckily I'm only taking 6 credits so it should be a breeze!

WHEW. This post has been a work in progress for awhile, because I was very tentative about posting this up. It's a bit embarrassing, and these posts are always so heavily scrutinized. Hopefully I'll be downsizing to the minimal amount of makeup, and I'll tell you guys why VERY soon. I've also seem to have lost my motivation to blog, as well as my interest in makeup. So, if this blog takes on a slightly different direction, please bear with me!

I'd love to see links to any posts you guys have about your makeup storage and collection! :3


  1. Your collection is beautiful. I'd love ALL of your R&R blushes, please!

    It's too bad you lost interest in make up but it is quite an expensive hobby. My obsession with collecting and hoarding comes and goes but I do think there's a stage in life where it just goes away for good. Still hope you continue blogging though, about anything really! I love reading anything that doesn't involve a test or textbook-y words :P

  2. I'll take r&r call me off of your hands! Lol. No seriously, if you decide to blog sale your r&r blushes, i want call me! I've been lusting over that blush evef since i found out it exists!

  3. Love the lipgloss organizer thingy. You should depot your mac blushes and eyeshadows, you'd get a lot of free products!

  4. o_O Wowza! That's a lot of makeup!!

  5. Oooh...I'd love to take some items off your hands for you! I'll be looking forward to a blog sale! Comparing my collection to yours, mine is NOTHING! I guess I've been trying to cut down...and I really have...except for the lashes...I've got to post up a makeup storage/collection post too!

    <33 Rena

  6. I would love to try some MAC MSFs, or just makeup in general...since I don't own any...LOL

    <33 Rena

  7. Thanks for sharing your collection pictures... I always love to see how people store and organize. Like you, I realized that I don't use most of my makeup so I've been much more careful about what items I purchase and have pared down my collection significantly. It feels good! :)

    xo, alison*elle

  8. Really looking very forward to this!

  9. I'm so glad you've began to blog again. :)
    I'd love to have all that makeup!

  10. I was literally drooling while I was scrolling down the page. Your collection is jar droppingly amazing and I don't think you should necessarily feel ashamed. I know what you mean when you say that you've just been swept up by the hype. I feel that way too sometimes even though my collection is a lot smaller. It's great that you've realized that you don't need to continue expanding your collection and that you're ready to let most of it go :)

    I miss your posts! Please come back soon, even if they're not all makeup and beauty related! ^^

  11. WOW! This is INSANE. At the same time, I was so happy while i was looking at the pictures hehehe .. not sure why. Cant wait for the blog sale!

  12. woah! wish i had this much make up! X

  13. WHOA! I'd LOVE to have a collecting like yours!! Awesome, awesome, AWESOME. Even if you do have a lot, you've organized them so well. :D I seriously was *o* at each picture and caption.

    And have all the R&R blushes! I'm sad that R&R are discontinuing their make-up line (I think). I never got around to picking up a blush for myself. BOO.

  14. Excited for the sale!!! Sad too R&R are discontinuing their make-up line. :( Don't stop blogging tho!

  15. Hi Jenny! Can I ask what the Elf blush/bronzer duo from the left side of bronzer drawer is? I've seen it a few times but I don't think it's sold online anymore and I could never find it on google!

  16. U HAVE DIRTY PLUM!!!!!!!!!!!!!! m hatting on you rght now. lol, how do u like it?

  17. I am totally looking forward to your blogsale!

  18. Woooooooooooooooooooooooow this is so much make up!!!

    Annie from

  19. Wow!!! That's a lot of make-up! I love to buy it too, but then end up only using like 2 different things. I just need to take the time to play a little more! I love how you have it all organized!! Yay - I'm ur 400th follower!!! :)

  20. Wow! i would love to have even a quarter of your collection lol!

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  22. Wow, this looks incredible! I can't believe how much you have!

    Why not check out my new beauty blog, The Glossy Guide?

  23. Wouahh ! That is a lot of make up !

  24. OMGG!! I love your collection.. i would BUY EVERYTHING! I'm really interested in the blushes, especially the R&R Call Me and Kinky.. it'll complete my collection! :) Let me know please at I'm willing to offer a good price for it and anything u want to sale ^_^

  25. Amazing collection!!

    I really love your blog !
    I follow you :D
    ... maybe if you want, you could visit my blog too and if you like it, follo me back ;)
    kisses from México city!

  26. wow!!
    that s all i have to say!
    just followed.stop by my blog if you want to:)
    xx kellykellitsa

  27. WOW, I can't believe you want to get rid of any of any of that!
    I'm so jealous... I literally have less than a draw full of makeup!

  28. wow you really do have so much x

  29. hi are u gonna sell your R&R blushes? please let me know thanks =]

  30. WOW AMAZING LOVE LOVE LOVE IT!!!!! You should not be Embarrassed you have a AMAZING COLLECTION of Makeup mine is growing i love makeup.. I was like drooling the whole time i was looking at the pictures LOL amazing Collection and set up.. Its a bummer your loosing interest in Makeup i have so much fun with my makeup its a fun hobbie.. If you ever sell any of your palettes or paint pods and eyeshadows blushes let me know ill buy them off you..
    Thanks for sharing this LOVE LOVE IT!!!!

  31. Whooo, that is a lot more than I own! Hahaha. I always think huge collections are pretty, but at the same time, just... crazy. Half of me would love to have something that huge, but the other half knows it'd be way too much money and I would not use it up. And I really like to hoard money.



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