Makeup Storage: Muji 5 Drawer

First up, I apologise for the quality of these photos! I’m still trying to get to hang with my DSLR camera. Although I’ve had it for almost a year, it still confuses me! 

Today I wanted to share a post on the Muji Acrylic 5 Drawers, which I use to store most of my eye and lip products in. I’ve done a few full makeup collection and storage posts before on my blog (2012, 2013, 2014), and its probably about time I do another full updated post as its changed a lot even since last year! I store most of my makeup in the IKEA Alex 9 Unit and my IKEA Malm Dressing Table with this Muji 5 Drawer on top of my dressing table.

Acrylic makeup storage is very popular, with Muji leading the way. They’ve earnt a very high praising in the beauty community. I like the way you can see the products without having to rummage around, saving time. The drawers also look super cute and I love to have it on display on my dressing table. 

The Muji Acrylic 5 Drawers (which currently has 10% off!) are the perfect way to store makeup products. The drawers aren’t very deep, so I use them to keep my lip and individual eye products in. They also sell deeper drawers, so you could store larger products in them. I’ve tried a few different acrylic drawers from other companies, but often found the drawers get stuck. I used to have one from Homebase which wouldn’t open, so I literally had to break it to get my products out! Luckily I’ve not had that issue with Muji.

 As for my MAC lipsticks, I keep them in an acrylic holder from eBay on top of the Muji drawer. I currently own 24 MAC lipsticks (the addiction is real!) so I like to keep them separate and easy to grab, plus they’d fill the drawers pretty quick.

In the first drawer I keep most of my high end lip products, and a few drugstore products that wouldn’t fit in the other drawers. On the top row I’ve got my Benefit Lollibalm and Benebalm, Gerard Cosmetics lipsticks, Bourjois Velvet Lipsticks, a YSL Kiss & Blush and my Ingot Lip Duo. On the bottom row I’ve got all my YSL and Chanel lipsticks and a random L’Oreal lipstick then my Smashbox glosses and a MAC Lipglass.

This is my favourite drawer, I love YSL lipsticks- as I’ve said so many times on my blog before! 

In the second drawer I keep mainly drugstore lip glosses, crayons and balm stains. In the bottom row I’ve got my NYX Butter Glosses, Topshop Lip Paints, MUA Lip Lacquers, Lord & Berry Crayon Lipstick, Barry M Gelly Hi Shine Lips and Revlon Balm Stains. In the back I’ve got a Topshop Lipstick, Tanya Burr Lip Gloss, Smashbox Lip Enhancing Gloss and some Vaseline.

The third drawer is where I keep my lip care and products I don’t reach for often. I’ve got my Maybelline Baby Lips, Collection Mardi Gras Lip Balms, Cherry Carmex, Etre Belle Liplift Peel, Hurraw Lip Balms, Rosy Lips Vaseline, and 2 One Direction Kiss You Lip Polishes (don’t judge me!)

The fourth drawer is a mixture of lip and eye products. As for lipsticks I’ve got my Collection, Revlon and sleek lipsticks, a Maybelline Colorsensational Elixir, two Maybelline Color Sensational Vivids lipsticks, a Revlon Lip Butter and my Lime Crime Lipsticks. I then have my Nars Christopher Kane Lip Gloss, a couple of Revlon lip glosses, Lime Crime Pink Velvet and a Rimmel Apocalips. In the back I’ve got my L’Oreal Color Infallible eyeshadows. 

 (Please note: I don’t support/purchase Lime Crime products anymore, I just don’t want to waste what I have so once I’ve used them up I won’t repurchase. If you want to find out more I’m sure you can Google the Lime Crime scandal).

The bottom drawer contains some of my eye products. I’ve got my MAC pigments and glitters, an Illamasqua Liquid Metal, some pigment samples, my Dior Fusion Mono shadow, L’Oreal Color Riche shadows, MAC Mineralise Eye Shadow in ‘Young Punk’, my Body Shop Shimmer Cubes, 

a random Victoria’s Secret Metallized Shadow, my Inglot Duo and a Topshop shadow.

I really love this drawer set, when people come into my room they often pick it out and say it looks nice, then tell me I have a crazy amount of lip proucts! Now I’ve filled this one up, I’ll eventually get a second set to store more lip products in as my collection continues to grow.

Muji did a great job with their acrylic storage!

Samm

xo

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  • I love your collection and how it's organised. In comparison to mine, yours looks so neat. I need to get some more storage space, but I literally have no where to put it. xx

    Kate | A British Sparkle

    • Thanks lovely, I was the same, it took me ages to get storage sorted! xo