How do you organise your make up?

So I’ve been thinking alot lately about organising my make up collection. I don’t have a very big room so it can be a bit of a struggle to do this. With the amount of make up I buy and how much I receive in my beauty  subscriptions it starting to stack up! I thought to myself… Amazon sell everything, I’ll look on there! This is what i found..

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This stand I brought from Amazon has quite a few compartments and is very handy for your everyday make up. It makes it easyily accessible, which will save me alot of time in the morning because I currently use a make up bag for my day to day make it and it takes me forever to find one thing.

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There are two full sized draws that can fit quite a few products in, although they do have to be thin as the draw isn’t very deep.

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It also has two half sized draws that fit your smaller items. They are the same height as the full sized draws.

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This is my favourite bit! It has 12 individual lipstick stands where you can keep the shades you’re into at the moment for easy access.

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Next to the lipstick stand there is a much deeper section which I’ve been using for my eyeshadow palettes. I have three in there at the moment but I reckon I could fit about 5 or 6.

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This is a thin but deep section just behind where I’m keeping my eyeshadow palettes. It’s perfect for your make up brushes.

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Then there is this little section behind my Lipsticks which I’m still thinking of things to use it for. It’s not very deep but isn’t sectioned. I kept that lip balm in so you can see how deep it is. Maybe nail varnishes?

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I really like this for my everyday make up. I still need something for my make up and beauty products that are a bit too large for something like this. The good thing about this stand too is that you can take the top section off and just have the draws on it’s own and put products on top of the draws.

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What I am considering is something like this. I got this off the Tesco website and its £20. I’m sure you can get cheaper options, and also have a 3 tier one with deeper draws. I’d like to see these in person though before making my mind up. If you guys know where I can get these cheaper please let me know!

How do you organise your make up? Any tips you can give me? Let me know!

Teeez Trend Cosmetics Beautiful Flat Stiff Brush

I actually got this brush in my June Glossybox and it’s took me this long to actually get around to using it! I think sometimes I just have favourite brushes and I carry on using them. I’m so glad I finally got around to using it.

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This premium quality brush allows you to apply powder and cream eye shadow with ease. A make up brush essential for your kit.

Review
This really is a premium brush. It makes doing the crease in my eyeshadow so easy. It picks up the perfect amount of eyeshadow so not to overload and leave fall out on my cheeks. It’s so stiff too so you can really get into the crease and layer your eyeshadow. The brush isn’t the softest I’ve ever used, which is strange because on such a delicate part of your eye you would think that would be an important aspect. But it doesn’t hurt or anything while applying.

Conclusion
I’m so annoyed with myself that it’s took me this long to use this brush. It gives such a lovely effect to my make up, it’s not the best I’ve used or the softest, but to recieve in a glossybox I’m happy with!

What did you think if this brush? Did you love it? Or did you think it wasn’t soft enough for your eyes? Let me know!

E.L.F Kabuki Face Brush

I brought this in my ELF Haul. Like I said in my other ELF post about the Stipple Brush, this was my first time purchasing ELF makeup brushes. And be be honest, my first ever Kabuki Face Brush!

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Review
I have been using this brush to apply my powder after finishing my foundation. The thing I like about this brush is that it doesn’t pick up alot of powder at one time, so your face doesn’t get over powdered. It’s very dense which I love. The brush itself is a really good size and it’s so soft, such a pleasure to use! I haven’t noticed any shedding yet which I’m pleased with, since I had a bit of a problem with the Stipple Brush with shedding, but only like two hairs! It cleans brilliantly, but it does take a while for it to dry, but I’m putting it down to the density of the brush.

Conclusion
For £6 this is amazing value. I’m so pleased with ELF overall as a brand from all the products I’ve brought, and with the price tag how can you ever complain? I’m so looking forward to trying out some more of there brushes after trying out the two I brought!

You can buy the Kabuki Face Brush here.

Have you tried any ELF make up brushes? What did you think? Let me know!

E.L.F Studio Stipple Brush Review

I brought this in my ELF Haul. I’ve never tried any ELF make up brushes so I thought I would give them a go. I like trying out different types of brushes because sometimes you can find a real gem.

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Review
This brush is so soft. Usually with synthetic brushes they aren’t as soft and ones that are made of goat hair, but I was really surprised how soft it was. When I first used this brush the first time, two hairs came out while I was applying my foundation, which I didn’t think was a great start. After that though it’s been fine. I’ve been using it all week, I have to say I’m quite impressed. I’ve used it with 3 different liquid foundations and I’ve been impressed with every outcome. It’s also quite easy to clean. I’ve found with some brushes I’ve had in the past that they retain water, which means they take ages to dry and are never the same after. The brush stayed soft too after it has properly dried after washing. They are a much cheaper option then my usual real techniques brushes.

Conclusion
I’m glad I tried ELFs make up brush range.  They are real value for money and I love finding new brushes that are awesome. I’m definitely going to try out some other brushes by them and hopefully they are going to be just as good!

You can buy this brush here for £3.95.

Have you tried any ELF make up brushes? What did you think? What’s your favourite make up brush? Let me know!

Review: Beauty Blender

I received this in my June Birchbox. I was so excited when I got this because I saw a sneak peak of what was in the Birchboxes and I was hoping I got this. I was so excited to use it. It comes with a cleanser too which is useful because keeping your make up tools is very important.

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Directions
Bounce Beautyblender against your face when applying make up. Bouncing, called stippling in the make up world, blends make up without creating changes in the texture or tone of your skin. Use Beautyblender’s pointed side for hard-to-reach spots like around the nose and mouth, and under the eyes. Use the round base for foundation and blush on the larger areas of your face such as your forehead, cheeks and chin.

Review
It didn’t take me long from opening my Birchbox to actually using this beauty blender and I can say I wasn’t disappointed. I just don’t know how I’ve been living without this. I haven’t picked up my brushes since using this! It is a little pricey for a sponge but it is totally worth it. The pointy end is amazing for getting in those hard to reach places like around your nose and under your eyes. The larger side of the sponge is great for your checks and forehead and chin. When I’ve brought cheap sponges before they have fallen apart and don’t blend as well. You can feel the quality in this. My foundation has never looked so flawless. It does use a bit more foundation than I usually would use with my brushes or fingers on lazy days, but it’s totally worth it.

Conclusion
Althoguh it’s just a sponge and it’s £16 I still think it’s totally worth it. You just need to bite the bullet and get one! I gave up on my No7 Beautifully Matte foundation because I couldn’t get the right coverage with it, I always looked so cakey. But with this thing I’ve picked it back up! I have a feeling it will last a long time and I should hope so for the price. But when I do need a new one I will certainly be getting a new one!

Did you get this in your June Birchbox? What did you think? Let me know!