When I was first lured into the beauty world, I was a student and my idea of make up storage was products in multiple bags within a big plastic box in my wardrobe. It was a nightmare to find anything, often meaning I forgot what I had and instead used the same products over and over. I first heard of Muji drawers from the lovely Lily Pebbles and knew I needed to get my mitts on some of this transparent goodness.
After much deliberation I decided on the wide two drawers with the flip top lid, which can be found here. I ordered the drawers online as I don’t have a Muji store nearby and I was worried they would feel flimsy and cheap. Much to my relief, this was not the case – the drawers are made of sturdy acrylic and are much roomier than I envisaged. I decided to use them to store my lip products and any other small bits without a home. Here is a peek into how I’ve organised the drawers!
1. Nyx Colour Lip Balms in Tack and 2. Thank You, 3. Maybelline Baby Lips in Cherry Red, 4. The Body Shop Born Lippy Lip Balm in Plum, 5. Rimmel Volume Lipstick in Desirable 062, Seventeen Lasting Fix Lipsticks in; 6. Autumn Berries, 7. Chocolate Eclair, 8. Showbiz, 9. Blonde and 10. Autumn Berries (oops have two?!), 11. Clinique Long Last Lipstick in All Heart, 12. Vivo Cosmetics Lipstick in Very Berry Shade 6.
1. Rimmel Lasting Finish Lipstick in Alarm 170, 2. Natural Collection Moisture Shine Lipstick in Cherry Red, 3. Nivea Pearly Shine Lip Balm, 4. No7 Moisture Drench Lipstick in Mulberry (my favourite!), 5. Mac Lipstick in Vegas Volt, 6. Revlon Colorburst Lip Butter in Pink Truffle 001, 7. Nars Cinematic Lipstick in Last Tango, 8. Stila Shine Lipstick in Pam, 9. ModelCo Party Proof Lipstick in Kitty, 10. Rimmel Kate Lasting Finish Matte Lipsticks in Vibrant Coral 110 and 11. Wine 107, 12. Burt’s Bees Tinted Lip Balm in Hibiscus
Bottom left five products: 1. Clinique Almost Lipstick in Black Honey, 2. Pixi Tinted Brilliance Balm in Orchid Petal No.9, 3. Clinique Chubby Sticks in Woppin’ Watermelon 06, 4. Super Strawberry 07 and 5. Mega Melon 04
Other products in bottom drawer, from top left across: The Body Shop Almond Hand & Nail Cream, L’Occitane Mango Flower Hand Cream, Nivea Lip Butter in Raspberry, The Body Shop Born Lippy Pot Lip Balms in Strawberry and Raspberry, L’Occitane Lip Balms in Rose Pivoine and Peche Subtile
Bottom from left: Nivea Essential Care Lip Balm, Dr Lipp Original Nipple Balm For Lips, Clinique Superbalm Moisturizing Gloss in Black Honey, Benefit CORALista Ultra Plush Lip Gloss, Burt’s Bees Replenishing Lip Balm in Pomegranate, theBalm Cosmetics Stainiac ‘Hint of Tint for Cheeks and Lips’, Lush Lip Scrub in Bubblegum, Benefit Benetint Lip and Cheek Stain
How do you store your make up?