I have a very modest cosmetics collection, mainly due to the fact that I like to use one thing up before I buy another I hate having lots of the same thing and am not really much of a collector. All my beauty items are stored mostly in the top half of a long standing bathroom cabinet so here goes talking you through whats in it:
So just briefly the top shelf of my beauty storage contains mostly body products and perfume, middle shelf my palettes and make up collection and the bottom shelf holds most of my skincare and make up brushes. What isn't included in this blog post is what's on the side of my bath which is cleansers, masks and scrubs that I use daily/weekly I may do a separate post on this at some point.
So lets start with the top shelf....
Here I keep my two current favourite scents, the one I spritz everyday which is the Victoria Secret body mist in 'Lemon Escape' a beautiful sweet fragrance which is a mix or lemon sugar and coconut. My other fave is my prized Joe Malone 'Blackberry & Bay' which I only use on special days or evenings out. Blackberry and bay is still quite a fruity fragrance with notes of grapefruit but it more deep and woody, a very sophisticated scent.
My top shelf also holds my Garnier micellar water which I use daily to remove my make up and then a selection of body products mostly by Soap & Glory including: Butter Yourself, Righteous Butter and Hand Food and then a Clinique body moisturiser.
Middle Make-Up Shelf.....
The middle shelf contains my entire make up collection....I told you it was modest!! All my make up only just fits into this make up bag and soon this will have to change as finding things in it is becoming a nightmare!! Also stacked to the side are larger items and palettes including my Urban Decay Naked3, Benefit Feeling Dandy kit, Sleek palette in 'Garden of Eden', MUA palette in 'Undress Me Too' and my MUA Bronzed Perfection Bronzer. I love all these palettes and use them all the time they contain all the colours I could ever need so I doubt I will be buying another any time soon.
So these are my base products that are in my make up bag 2 different shades of Rimmel Wake Me Up foundation, L'Oreal True Match foundation, Garnier oil free BB cream and Rimmel Stay Matt powder. These are my favourite drug store foundations particularly Rimmel Wake Me Up which I use daily, sometimes when I want a lighter coverage I will use the Garnier BB cream but like all BB creams they never are a great match for pale skin. For concealers/highlighters again my Rimmel Wake Me Up is my go to product, YSL Touch Eclat is an amazing highlighter, Bourjois Healthy Mix is not so great and neither is the other highlighter pencil I do not know the name of!
And that is pretty much all the make up I own sorry if it was a bit rambly! Im thinking about replacing my make up bag with some acrylic storage to make finding what I want to use easier and I definitely want to expand my blush and lipstick collections!
And Lastly the bottom skincare shelf.......
I decided not to go over my make up brushes but if you would like to know what I use and would recommend basically anything by Real Techniques or Zoeva....especially the Zoeva 227 soft definer which is an excellent blending brush for eyeshadow.
I hope you found this post interesting even If i have a very modest budget make-up collection!
Thank you for reading.