Photos of My Life No. 1: Makeup
Posted on: 2nd of June 2010 | Under: Fashion & Beauty, Life & Love

Thank you for all your photo requests for my Photos of My Life project. :)

The first set of photos, as requested by my sister Carla, will be my stash of makeup. Now, I don’t really have that much makeup (not as much as my makeup artist sister, that is), but I reckon I have quite enough to satisfy my slight addiction to prettifying myself.

Here’s my makeup stash:


I keep my makeup in these drawers from Muji. If you read back to one of my blog posts almost two years ago, I revealed my neat-freak personality, pointing out my love affair with cleaning and organizing my stuff. Storing my makeup in a neat and organized way is therefore not a big surprise. Like I said in my post before, these drawers were love at first sight. I started out with only two layers, but since these are completely stackable (I can buy extras whenever I want!), I bought 2 more layers a couple of months ago.


I keep different types of makeup in separate drawers, that way I know exactly where to find things when I need them.

Now, let me give you a tour inside my drawers. :)


Top Drawers

Left Drawer: This is where I put my random beauty stuff. From hair ties, bobby pins, sponges, scissors, thinning scissors, palette, sharpeners, tweezers, etc.

Right Drawer: I like keeping my brushes inside drawers instead of pen holders. I’m afraid they’ll just collect dust and other bacteria if I keep them out. My brushes include M.A.C., Bedazz, Charm, Clinique, Fanny Serrano, and other unbranded ones. Among all of these, I love using my Bedazz brushes the most. :)


2nd Layer Drawers

Left Drawer: Where I keep my skin products. These include M.A.C. Prep + Prime, M.A.C. Fix + (in a 30mL bottle which I got for free), Skinfood BB cream, Clinique foundation, MUFE HD Powder, Ellana mineral products, Paul & Joe Highlighting Powder, L’oreal Revitalift Eye and a Fanny Serrano compact powder, just to name a few.

Right Drawer: Several tubes of mascara (mostly Maybelline and L’oreal), Sephora Corrector Pen. eyelash curler, pencil eyeliners, eyebrow pencils, Mario Badescu samples, eyedrops, etc…


3rd Layer Drawers

Left Drawer: Several pots of M.A.C. eyeshadows (I should invest in Pro palettes soon so I can finally depot these), Mica Bella pigments/shimmer powders, Paul & Joe Pearl Powder, M.A.C Eye Prep + Prime, M.A.C. Paint Pot, M.A.C Fluidline, Cinema Secrets Concealer, M.A.C. Studio Finish Concealer…

Right Drawer: Lip stuff: Clinique lipsticks, M.A.C. lipsticks (Touch, Captive, Hug Me, Retro, etc…), L’Oreal lipstick, Victoria’s Secret lip glosses, Clinique liquid lipstick, Nina Ricci lip gloss, Urban Decay lipstick, etc..


Bottom Drawer: 88 Eyeshadow Palette, 28 Neutral Eyeshadow Palette, $ U 2 I-Pro Palette, Fanny Serrano Eyebrow Powder, Revlon eyeshadows, Rimmel eyeshadows, Red Earth eyeshadows, Body Shop eyeshadows, Clinique eyeshadows, Silky Girl eyeshadows, Body Shop blush, Fashion 21 blush, Sephora Duo Blush, Prestige Bronzing Powder, NARS Blush, M.A.C blushes…


I’m thinking of getting another set of these drawers, because they’re starting to get a little crowded already. Plus, I need to make more room for future makeup goodies. Plus, I’m praying for free makeup to fall on my lap too. *cough*sister*cough* Hahaha!

So there you go, that’s Photos of My Life No. 1: Makeup. For more photo requests, please comment in my Photos of My Life post.

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13 Comments to “Photos of My Life No. 1: Makeup”

  1. Caby says:

    Buy a lighted mallet na rin kasi!

    anna Reply:

    Nah, it’s not like I’m going to need to lug my makeup around. I like my drawers. =P

  2. dear san mo po ito nabili? i liked it being simple =)

    anna Reply:

    Hi there! :) I got these drawers from Muji (a Japanese brand) here in Singapore. They’ll be opening their first store there in Manila (at Bonifacio High Street) come September 1. :)

  3. Nikz says:

    Wow so organized!!! Wish we could get around to sorting our make-up like that … haha XD

    anna Reply:

    Haha, yeah I am a total neat freak! LOL!

  4. ate janz says:

    wow. your makeup collection definitely has GROWN. the drawers literally grew taller. hehehe… wish we had muji here. their organizers are very cool. :) i love your collection too. i see a lot of awesome things in it like your cute brushes. yay for the revlon quad too. i’m addicted to those things. :D love the MAC shadows too. can never have enough of those. hehehe… they have such a variety of colors. and yes, a pro-palette would come in handy. you will love de-potting too. hehehe… scary at first, but it gets fun. :D

    i surely will post a pic of me wearing the revlon gloss. i was amazed by how the swatch lit up. it probably did because i held it up under my lamp. i think it should be matte when it’s worn, but i will get a pic of me wearing it two posts from now. :) thanks for the request too. :D

    anna Reply:

    Yeah, my collection has grown, right? But then again, a girl can never have to much makeup, so I wouldn’t mind adding more! Hahaha! Seeing my stash makes me want to play around with my other makeup. I’ve been favoring my MAC shadows lately, and I really should open up my other brands more of often. Maybe one of these days. :)

  5. I LOVE THIS!!!!!!!!!! :))


    anna Reply:

    Hahaha! Blog about your makeup organization too, ok? ;)

  6. Maria Celina says:

    I love seeing how things are stored, particularly that of the girly kind! My collection — and you can’t even call it a collection — is limited to the very essentials, so I have a tiny bag instead of a drawer.

    Thanks for sharing this with us! By the way, the photo request idea is absolutely grand! Hope you don’t mind me doing it as well. =)

    anna Reply:

    I really love storing and organizing things. I even have a similar style for organizing my jewelries and accessories too. :)

    This photo request is a lovely idea, isn’t it? I just got it off someone on LJ, so you’re more than welcome to do it too. :)

  7. Lily says:

    Hi, I love your make up box, I tried looking for it in Muji website under cosmetic cases but I didnt see anything like it. Can I please have the right item number or name. thank you