The Beauty Spotlight Team has been taking turns sharing our makeup storage solutions with you over the past few months and this week it’s my turn! Be prepared for a very pic heavy post. You’ll probably be surprised to hear that I just went through absolutely everything I have to try and cull my collection a bit. If you would like any more details on anything you see just let me know in the comments.

My makeup is stored in my office/beauty room. Please forgive the totally barren decor. I recently painted and haven’t got around to decorating it yet. I have a long (78″) Ikea LINNMON/ADILS white table. The right side is my computer/office area and the left side is my vanity area. I created an L shape on the left side with my short/wide 6 drawer Ikea ALEX. All of my makeup is stored in that ALEX along with several acrylic organizers on the desk surface and ALEX surface. So let’s get into it!
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The bottom drawer has some of my favorite small, sleek eyeshadow palettes. All my shu uemura eyeshadow palettes, my smaller MAKE UP FOR EVER eyeshadow palettes, an Hourglass Modernist eyeshadow palette, and my Urban Decay Naked Basics palettes.

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The bottom drawer of the MelodySusie organizer has a divided acrylic organizer that you can use as a drawer organizer or pull out, as I have, to use as it’s own organizer. Mine is on the left side of my desk filled with foundations. I still need to go through these foundations again and pull out the ones that don’t really work for me, shade wise and formula wise, and stop hoarding foundations! I still have a small tote container filled with a bunch more. I like having them on hand for shade comparisons etc. but I have far too many out in my day to day collection that don’t suit me at all…

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