Because who am I kidding? I am a champ at organization at the work place or if it involves someone else's drawers, but my own stuff is hopelessly sprawled all over my room. That said, I've managed to create some semblance of order on my work/beauty table, and many have requested a peek after I posted the Instagram snap above, so here's a cursory glance at what constitutes my vanity.
The acrylic cases are from Muji. They're both of different heights. In retrospect, I should have just bought two of the 5-drawers since the taller one doesn't do much for me. One of my biggest concerns when it came to putting stuff in was how to maximize use of space while still making sure I can identify the lipsticks. The good thing is they don't roll around, so I can slot in three rows and still see their names on the bottom. For glosses, I leave it at two.
I bought the square 4-drawer version for my pencil-type stuff, and everything else that doesn't fit in the categories (neutrals+black+bases, skin+highlights, colors) is relegated to the cups.
Fun fact: I used to make my own boxes out of cardboard, glue, and cloth. The wooden ones were gifts from my sister. I arrange my palettes sideways and tape on the name of the product for easy identification.
I bought this beautiful wood and leather three-tier drawer at Levenger a long time ago. It was the best investment I've ever made. The second tier houses cheek products, while the third tier contain eyeshadows. I don't think placing my Le Métier de Beauté kaleidoscopes in there is necessarily the best way to use the space, but it'll do for now.
Depotting is also a good way to declutter and save space on the vanity, not to mention an oddly addictive pastime. I'm almost done with my first Z Palette and am contemplating a second one.
How do you organize your makeup? Share your tips in the comments section or upload a picture onto the Messy Wands Facebook page. I would love to have a peek at your vanity table too!