Wednesday, 24 January 2018

Updated Makeup Collection | January 2018

Hello everyone!

I love sharing my updated makeup collection on my blog as it's really nice to look back and see how my collection has progressed over the months and years. I was planning on doing an updated collection at the end of 2017, but I wanted to wait until I had Christmas and my Birthday out of the way as I knew that I would be receiving lots of makeup on both occasions.

My dressing table has not changed since I did my very first makeup collection. I really like the one I have as it's very spacious and sturdy, so there's no need for me to buy another one just yet. The chair I have is the same as the one I had in my last makeup collection blog post, and I will link it at the end of this post if I can find it on the IKEA website.

On the left side of my dressing table I have a huge Dior Catwalk book which was very kindly sent to me by Thames & Hudson a few weeks ago. This book is too luxurious not to display, so I just had to incorporate it into my makeup setup. It includes 70 years worth of Dior catwalk outfits and it makes a really interesting read if you're into designer fashion. On top of the book I have my light up letter 'e' which did feature in my previous makeup collection. I think that this adds a lovely personalised touch to my room.

Just like the last two times, I have my main mirror in the very middle of my dressing table alongside my smaller makeup mirror which is tucked behind the larger one. I use this when doing my makeup as my eyesight is terrible so I need something that is a lot closer to me than my main mirror. It also lights up which is really useful too.

Finally, I have my MUJI acrylic drawers which I featured in my last makeup collection. These have served me well and are brilliant for storing smaller items like lipsticks and miniature perfumes. On the top of my drawers I have two perfumes; YSL Black Opium and Shawn Mendes Signature. These are both my go to perfumes at the moment, and the bottles are really nice so I obviously had to display them. Next to those I have my beloved Urban Decay Alice Through The Looking Glass eye shadow palette and then on top I have all of my makeup brushes.

Inside the acrylic drawers I have quite a mix of items; from lipsticks to nail polishes and miniature perfumes. I don't have all of my lipsticks in these drawers, however, as some of them are in my dressing table (I will get on to those later!). Starting with the top drawer, I have my nude lip products in this drawer. I wear nude lip products pretty much everyday so it is very important that I have them in a place which is easy to access. I love a matte liquid lip and in this drawer I have a few from different brands such as NYX, Makeup Revolution, MUA and Nip + Fab. I also have some nude lipsticks from GOSH, KIKO and MUA, as well as some lip crayons from Soap & Glory, Rimmel and No7.

In the second drawer I have all of my bold lipsticks; berries, reds and everything in between. On the right hand side I have a liquid lip from Nip + Fab as well as three lip glosses from Rimmel. The Rimmel lip glosses are in three dark shades; blue, red and black. Next to those I have two GOSH lipsticks as well as a Soap & Glory lip crayon and Revlon liquid lipstick. I love those Soap & Glory lip crayons as they are really pigmented, apply to the lips evenly and last pretty well throughout the day. I then have two Jack Wills lip crayons and a Rimmel lip crayon. Finally, on the very far left I have a Makeup Revolution liquid lipstick and a gorgeous purple KIKO lip gloss. Also in this drawer, there is a L'Oreal lip palette which contains some lovely red lipstick shades. I haven't used the palette all that much but the shades are very pigmented. I then have two KIKO lipsticks and a NYX Lip Butter in the shade Red Velvet.

Beneath those are my pink lipsticks, which I don't really use all that often. I am not going to go into too much detail about this drawer as, like I mentioned, I don't really use the lipsticks in this drawer. I have a few lip crayons from Soap & Glory, Rimmel and Jack Wills, some Makeup Revolution lipsticks, two Revlon liquid lipstick and a couple of other random brands.

The two final drawers in this five drawer set don't contain lipsticks, but I will quickly go over them anyway. In the fourth drawer I have miniature perfumes. I like to keep these in here as I can easily take one out and throw it in my handbag, depending on which fragrance I want to use on a particular day. I have four Zoella miniature perfumes, two Kat Von D samples, a Shawn Mendes roller ball, three Zoella roller balls, two miniature Versace perfumes and a miniature YSL Black Opium. In the final drawer I store my nail polishes and lip balms. I don't really paint my nails that often so I don't have too many nail polishes. I have a GOSH nail oil as well as nail polishes from the following brands: No7, NYC, Barry M and Rimmel. I do have quite a lot of lip balms in this drawer as I am a lip balm junkie and I am always applying them to my lips. Some of my favourites include Carmex, LUSH and Korres.

Now I am going to get onto my dressing table drawers, starting with the top left one. In this drawer I have my base makeup products; primers, concealers, foundations and powders. I have everything separated into the same little baskets that I had in my last makeup collection, and I will link them (or similar ones) at the end of this post. At the back on the left hand side I have my foundations. I like to store them standing up so that I can easily see them all and choose a foundation dependant on the look I am going for. Some of my favourite foundations are the Kat Von D Lock It (I have the shades Light 42 Neutral and Light 44 Cool), Estee Lauder Double Wear, Rimmel Lasting Finish, LA Girl Pro Coverage HD and Milani Conceal & Perfect. To the right of my foundations I have my concealers. I only have one high end concealer, the Kat Von D Lock It, as I do find that drugstore ones work just as well. The Collection Lasting Perfection and LA Girl Pro Conceal are two of my very favourite drugstore concealers, the coverage on both of them is amazing! In the front of my drawer I have my powders and primers. As you can probably tell, I am a big fan of the Rimmel Stay Matte powder. The powder works wonders as it mattifies the skin amazingly well. I also have some loose powders from Kat Von D, Makeup Revolution, RCMA and NYX. The final basket in this draw includes primers from B. Cosmetics, LA Girl, Rimmel, Benefit and L'Oreal.

Underneath my base makeup drawer I store all of my eye shadow palettes as well as my single shadows and cream shadows. In the basket I have all of my individual shadows as well as the Morphe 25A Copper Spice Palette as it doesn't fit with the rest of my eye shadow palettes. I am not going to go through all of the products in the basket but I do want to mention that I love the Maybelline Colour Tattoos and Kylie Cosmetics Cream Shadow, I also absolutely love MAC's All That Glitters and Satin Taupe. I then have my eye shadow palettes next to the basket. I love a good eye shadow palette, so that explains why I have quite a few! At the very back of the drawer I have two Collection eye shadow palettes along with some MUA palettes and a Sleek palette. I then have a Nip + Fab palette in the shade Sculpted, which is a new addition to my collection. With that palette  I also have a NYX custom palette, which only has three shades in at the moment, the gorgeous Kylie Cosmetics Burgundy Palette and a custom MAC quad. I store all of my bigger palettes directly next to my individual shadows. I have the MAC Warm Neutrals palette (AKA one of my HOLY GRAIL eye shadow palettes!), a few Makeup Revolution palettes, the Too Faced Sweet Peach palette and three Urban Decay Naked palettes.

The top right drawer in my dressing table contains my mascaras and contour products. I have quite a few mascaras but I often find myself reaching for the same few each time. Some of my favourite mascaras at the moment are the Benefit Roller Lash, Rimmel ScandalEyes, Benefit Bad Gal and an ELF mascara. The larger basket of the two contains all of my contour products; individuals and palettes. I love trying out new contour products so I do have a fair few in the basket. I have larger contour palettes stacked up at one side of the basket and then smaller ones at the other side. On the left hand side I have products such as the Benefit Hoola, Maybelline Master Sculpt, a Korres blush which is more of a contour shade and a MUA contour duo. Some of my larger contour products consist of the Smashbox Shape Matters Palette, Anastasia Beverly Hills Contour Kit, Nip + Fab Contour Palette and Kat Von D Shade & Light Palette. I also have some smaller compacts (Seventeen, Sleek, L'Oreal and Barry M) which I only really use when I go travelling as they don't take up too much space.

Underneath that drawer I have my highlighters, setting sprays and brow gels. This is a weird mix of products but these are some of the last products which I apply to my face, so I thought that it would be useful to store them together. I am trying to build up my highlighter collection as I love a good highlight but I don't really have all too many at the minute. My highlighter collection includes the Anastasia Beverly Hills Aurora Glow Kit, Hourglass Ambient Lighting Palette, Makeup Geek Highlighter in Midnight Sun and The Balm Mary Lou. In a small little container I have a couple of little brow gels. I don't really do too much to my brows, apart from apply brow gel to them, so that it why I don't have more brow products. Finally, I just have two setting sprays lying around in the drawer.

The last drawer in my makeup collection contains two lipstick holders, blushers, eye liners and lip liners. Again this is quite a random mix but I couldn't fit all of the products together that I wanted together, so I just put them in this drawer instead. I have my blushers in here as I don't really wear blusher all too often, but I do want to change that and start wearing it again. When I do wear blusher I like to use my Nip + Fab blusher palette in the shade Blushed, Benefit Rockateur or MAC Well Dressed. I have my eye liners and lip liners in the same slim container as they, again, don't get used that much but I still wanted to keep them in case I ever need them. The Kat Von D Tattoo Liner and MAC lip liners are two of my favourite products from this section. Finally, I have two lipstick holders. I did originally have these on top of my MUJI drawers but I moved them because they got really dusty and it is really fiddly to clean each individual compartment. I have all of my MAC and Makeup Geek lipsticks in the holders, as there is quite a few of them, along with three Jeffree Star Cosmetics liquid lipsticks, two Kat Von D mini liquid lipsticks and some Kylie Cosmetics liquid lipsticks.

I hope that you enjoyed taking a look into my makeup collection. I know this was a long post so well done if you managed to read all the way to the end!

Shop this post: Nordic Pine Dressing Table (£234.99) // Triple Dressing Table Mirror (£34.99) // No7 Illuminated Mirror (£19.99) // Dior Catwalk Collections Book (£48.00) // MUJI Acrylic 5 Drawer Set (£24.95) // IKEA Skurar Pot (£2.00) // Faux Rattan Storage (£1.69 to £1.99)

Until next time,
Emily xo 

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