Friday, March 16, 2012

My Everyday Make-Up Must Haves

This is only something that I began to do a few months ago after seeing a number of YouTubers and bloggers doing it. Basically it's keeping all the daily make-up essentials together, for ease of use. I don't know how I didn't cop on quicker to do it myself but there you go. 

So here is what I will use on any given day. 

Overview of the little desk organiser I use for this purpose. (It's actually supposed to be used flat like the picture below but I prop it up this way so that it is like a little shelving system).

How it's supposed to be laid out.

The First Shelf

  • In the first little compartment of the first shelf I keep my most used eye bases. This is Urban Decay's Primer Potion in Eden and Mac Paint Pot in Bare Study. 
  • The middle compartment contains my face primer (Laura Mercier Primer), foundation (Chanel Perfection Luminére) and concealer (Bobbi Brown creamy concealer duo).  
  • The last compartment is home to my under-eye concealer (Bare Minerals Well-Dressed), gel eyeliner (Maybelline Gel eyeliner) and a mini setting spray (Urban Decay All Nighter). 

The Second Shelf

  • This contains a setting powder I'm trying to finish (MAC MSF in Natural) 
  • A highlighter (MAC MSF in Redhead)  
  • A powder compact (Chanel Poudre Universelle Compacte)

The Third Shelf

  • The final shelf contains one of my favourite blushes (Benefit Dandelion)
  • My brow kit (Urban Decay Brow Box) 
  • A pencil sharpener duo (Urban Decay Grind House) 
  • A little pot of concealer I'm trying to finish (MAC Studio Fix Concealer - I Back2Mac'd the original container!)
  • 2 pencil eyeliners (Urban Decay 27/7 eyeliners) 
  • Finally 2 mascaras (Maybelline Cat Eyes and Falsies)
And that is what I will reach for most days. Obviously I change things like what blush or highlighter I will use but it's handy to have go to ones ready at hand. I don't have any eyeshadows in there because for one thing they won't fit and also I change what I shadow I use every day. 

See anything that's also a staple of yours?


  1. That is a very good idea atually. I have honestly never thought of doing that. I just have all of my stuff whacked in a drawer and I am forever digging for bits.

    Great post, fantastic idea and I love the way you have re-purposed the desk organiser!

    1. Thanks Girl! It saves a serious amount of time in the morning!

  2. Brilliant idea! Where's the stand from? Love your selection of make up too x


    1. The stand is from TK Maxx! I got it around last November so that exact one probably is no longer available but I'm sure they will have similar ones:)

  3. That is such a good idea! I love that storage solution - I'm always looking for new/better ones than my current set up!

    1. Haha I'm the same, always on the look out for ways to change my set-up!


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