If a beauty blogger doesn't store their makeup in Muji acrylic drawers, are they really a beauty blogger? Totally cliché and stereotypical, I'll be the first one to admit that I'm a complete sucker for all the blogger trends and hypes. We can't deny, however, that once filled with our favourite beauty bits, not only are Muji drawers aesthetically pleasing, but they're super useful and convenient pieces of storage to organise our makeup. When I moved to Melbourne, the very first shop I visited was Muji and the emotion that I was overcome with when I finally set foot in a store for the first time was just too real. I was kind of expecting to buy more, but seeing as though the majority of my makeup fits perfectly in my IKEA Malm Dressing Table (I'm so original, aren't I?), I only needed one set of the two drawer acrylic boxes to store every day bits and pieces in for easy reach. I'm sure like me, you're all a little bit nosey and love seeing these kinds of posts, so let's take a look!
As it's now well and truly winter here in Australia, I've switched out my lighter coverage foundations, YSL Le Teint Touché Éclat and Chanel Vitalumière Aqua, for Laura Mercier Silk Crème. Sometimes in the colder weather, I still whip out Le Teint Touché Éclat when I'm just not feeling the heavy coverage, but for the most part, this is when I enjoy using Laura Mercier Silk Crème the most. I'm eager to try the new Silk Crème Photo Edition Foundation, but that'll have to wait until this tube runs out. Unlike my other foundations, NARS Sheer Glow is a constant throughout all seasons and never leaves my Muji drawers as it's my favourite foundation ever. Neither too heavy or too light, it provides the skin with a flawless base, making it perfect all year round. Also in my top drawer, I've got a sample size bottle of the regular (not Aqua) Chanel Vitalumière Foundation, which is really lovely and not too dissimilar from Vitalumière Aqua. I really should just finish using it up, but the bottle is just so cute and little, I want to keep it!
Concealers and powders don't get switched out a lot because what you see in my Muji drawers is actually the majority of them. I've been loyal to MAC Studio Finish Concealer since I first got into high end makeup it's my go-to for covering up pesky blemishes. I use the NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer for everything else like redness, under the eyes and hyper pigmentation, though I do use it for blemishes too when my skin is feeling a little too dry for Studio Finish or I can't be bothered with two concealers. I recently switched out the Marc Jacobs Remedy Concealer Pen for the YSL Touche Éclat, which are both amazing products for adding radiance and dimension back into the skin. There was no seasonal reason for this, but just to make sure all my products are getting used and loved.
When it comes to powder, I've been concentrating on finishing up my MAC Studio Fix Powder Plus Foundation. I've had this compact for years and even though I've hit pan on it, it seems to be never-ending and it's so frustrating because I just want to Back 2 MAC it already! It served its purpose when I had acne-prone skin, but I'm really not into the super matte look these days, so when I do use it, I don't use a lot. I miss using my Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder terribly, but I am just too determined to finish off this MAC powder once and for all!
Lastly in my top drawer is the Bobbi Brown Lip Balm, which I apply first to let it sink in while I do my makeup. It's really lovely underneath lipstick because it isn't thick or overly sheeny.
The bottom drawer is kind of boring and doesn't get changed out at all. I'm not one for keeping things like lip products and blushes in my drawers just because I switch those up so frequently, there's no point. Of course, I have the ones I gravitate towards more often depending on the season, but I really like to make sure all my makeup is getting used and I'm not just favouring particular products. The bottom drawer stores my two MAC Large Pro Palettes with the x15 Inserts, my eyebrow products and my mascara. Although super pretty, the MAC palettes are quite cumbersome and didn't really fit anywhere nicely in my dressing table drawer, so I just put them in here. I recently reorganised my palettes and got rid of a few eyeshadows I never used, and it's given them a new lease on life! I love them so much more now. Although they've changed, if you want, you can see an old blog post on my palettes here.
My MAC Pro Palette Eye Shadow x 2 holds my eyebrow colour and my go-to inner corner highlight colour, and as I use them the most frequently, I wanted them separate so they're easy to access and travel with. When I don't use eyeshadow to fill in my brows, I reach for my Hourglass Arch Brow Sculpting Pencil, but either product, I always set them in place with the Anastasia Tinted Brow Gel.
The only mascara I use (and probably ever will) is the Chanel Le Volume de Chanel Mascara. From drugstore to high end, I've tried my fair share from back in the day, and I'm not particularly interested in trying anything new because I love this one so much. On an everyday basis, I'll usually use the Clinique Bottom Lash Mascara on the lower lashes, but for a more fuller, dramatic look when I'm going out or just want to look more done up, I'll stick with Le Volume.
As for the rest of my makeup? Well, I'm going to keep you all in suspense for my overall makeup collection and storage post coming to you at a later date...!