Admittedly, my makeup collection is a little out of hand. This is the result of Sephora coming to our local mall simultaneously with my discovery of makeup tutorials on YouTube. It was a dangerous and expensive combination! I am now a proud VIB Rouge member at Sephora and own enough makeup to last me through the next few years. Here is a peek in the drawers of my vanity and how I keep the chaos organized.
The top drawer is dedicated to my primers, illuminators, foundations, concealers, setting sprays, and my beauty sponges. I have several different shades of foundation and concealer to accommodate my frequently changing skin-tone albeit from a self-tanner, a suntan, or complete lack thereof. My color-match ranges from dark bronze to ghost. My undertone changes along with it between yellow and pink. I use different primers depending on what my skin needs or mixes well with each foundation. For example, my skin gets dehydrated in the winter and need extra moisture before putting on foundation.
In the second drawer, I keep all of my bronzers, blushes, highlighters, and setting powders. It is so full that though it may look like a mess, it is quite orderly. I know where everything is. I have many options to accommodate the range of tones my skin can be from summer into winter, but this amount is unnecessary. I would repurchase only about 15 items in this drawer – if I ever run out! I am currently at my most pale and trying to embrace it but finding it more difficult to do my makeup. The lighter formulas seem to apply and set differently. I have been experimenting with new products to figure out how to bring color to my face without looking orange, pink or completely washed out.
The third drawer down has all things concerning eyes and brows. The divider tray helps keep items categorized. I own many eyeshadow palettes that were recommended or created by YouTubers. I only use a few colors in each one, so I do not anticipate repurchasing any of them besides the "Tarteltte in Bloom" palette. It has a pretty range of shimmers and mattes in neutral colors. Not one to do a crazy colorful smokey eye, my sons get more use of the bold colors than I do when they decide to make themselves up as zombies or WWE wrestlers! Items I repurchase most are brow pencils and mascara. I buy these at the drugstore since they have great dupes for the more expensive designer brands at Sephora or department stores.
The fourth and final drawer is dedicated to lip products. In here I also store extra false lashes & beauty sponges. As you can see, I pretty much only wear various shades of nude or pink. In trays, they are categorized by liquid lipsticks, lipsticks, and glosses. I prefer to wear liquid lipsticks since they do not transfer and wear longer. Again, many of these products I bought based on the recommendation of YouTubers, but some were gifts with purchase or samples. Even though I have so many, there is only a handful that I will repurchase when they run out.
Most of my makeup brushes are by Morphe, an extremely affordable brand made famous by YouTube makeup artists. A few are by MAC, Sigma, Sephora, and La Mer. Some are by other brands that were a gift with purchase. I keep all the eye brushes in one holder together. My face brushes are stored by height and how they fit in the holders. I use only a handful of these brushes regularly, and I have some that I found work best for particular products.
When I need to clean my brushes, I use Cinema Secrets Makeup Brush Cleaner. Day to day I spray them with tea tree oil to kill bacteria that can cause breakouts. My beauty sponge, however, I clean with Blvd. Cosmetics Makeup Brush shampoo and Conditioner every time I use it. It is a much less expensive alternative to the Beauty Blender Cleanser.
So there you have it!
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Makeup & Me
I have been obsessed with makeup since I was young. However, my mother never wore makeup so I learned how to apply it on my own through trial and (a lot of) error. Youtube has recently changed the makeup world. I love to watch tutorials for application tips and recommendations on products.