My Makeup Storage + Collection


After years of storing my makeup in various "gift-with-purchase" makeup bags I decided it was time to have a sleek makeup desk of my own. When I went to IKEA I was certain I was going to purchase the malm dressing table but after some pondering (and a facetime to my sister) I decided i'd prefer a little more storage.
I don't think I own a ton of make-up but I think I may own slightly more than the regular person? Honestly I really don't know haha.

First drawer: Face. Foundation, concealer, bronzer, highlighter & blush.
Second drawer: Eyes. Mascara, eyelash curler, eyebrow pencils, eyeliners, gel eyeshadows & most used make-up palettes.
Third drawer: Lips. Lipstick, lipgloss, lipbalms, liquid lipsticks & lipliners.
Fourth drawer (not photographed): Excess. Make-up products I don't use regularly but I don't have the heart to throw them out.
Fifth drawer (not photographed): Hair and Nails. Various hair products and nailpolishes etc.
Fun fact: As i'm a super sentimental person I like to collect things which remind me of nice memories. The "La Dolce Vita" picture reminds me of 2013 when my family did a houseswap in the UK and my bedroom had this on the wall. The "Chat Noir" reminds me of my first time visiting Paris.

(A desk isn't complete unless there is a fake plant amiright?)

Table top: IKEA Linnmon Oak Effect - $30
Table legs: IKEA Adils legs in grey - $6 each = $12
Drawers: IKEA Drawer Unit in grey - $120
Stool: IKEA Frosta stool - $15
Draw inserts: IKEA Stodja Cutlery Tray - $5 each = $15
TOTAL: $222

 If you're wanting a nice makeup setup but you don't want to be paying the big bucks (..I have seen some for like $500!) then I think IKEA is the best place to go. You can customize it to however you like and there is a wide range of options. I am super duper happy with how mine turned out.

Hope this inspired someone to splash out and buy their own make-up desk ;)

Holly xx

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  1. What a nice setup! I wish I had the room for a makeup table!

    Renee | Lose The Road

  2. I spy a lot of Collection concealers! I love how you've put your brushes in mason jars, such a cute idea!
    Aleeha xXx

    1. Got to love the collection concealers, had to stock up :). x