I'm Kayla. A millennial obsessed with makeup, planner decorating, and board games. Working towards a more organized, simplified life one post at a time. #catlady

Makeup Collection: Base Drawer

Welcome to a week's worth of posts showing you my makeup collection! With Alex and I moving out of our apartment in the next few weeks I wanted to document my current makeup organization while sharing with all of you my collection. I've never done a collection post before so we'll see how this goes...

Up first is what I refer to as the "base drawer" of my IKEA Alex 9 Drawer ($119). I use varying sizes of the Like-It Brick Organizers that I get from Meijer. You can find them on Amazon but they're at least double the price. I keep all of my primers, foundations, concealers, and powders in this drawer. 

On the far right of the drawer is face primers. No surprise that the Stila One Step Correct ($36) is on top, but beneath it are large samples of Benefit's "That Gal" (full size $29), Benefit's the POREfessional (full size $31), and Almay's Smart Shade Perfect Correct Primer ($12.99) which I despise.

Next to it is my container for concealers. Although I primarily only use the NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer ($29), I do mix it up with the Bobbi Brown Corrector ($25), Essence Match 2 Cover! Cream Concealer ($3.49) which is incredibly good if you are shopping on a budget, and a few random samples from past Ipsy Glambags.

On the far front left is where I keep my BB creams, tinted moisturizers, and mineral foundations. My most reached for our obviously my NARS Pure Radiant Tinted Moisturizers ($42), but I also really like theBalm's BalmShelter ($25). I'm still trying out the deluxe sample of the Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer (full size $43) and kind of hope I don't like it as I don't think I can justify buying more tinted moisturizers at such a high price tag. There's also the Mary Kay Mineral Powder Foundation ($18) which I'm almost positive is a touch too light for me and I'm not a fan of how it looks on my skin. I have fairly dry skin and it brings that out a bit too much for my liking. On top of that is a deluxe sample of the Bare Minerals ORIGINAL Foundation (full size $27) that I have yet to get into.

The back right bin contains all of my liquid foundations. I talked about the majority of them in this post, but I didn't mention the Maybelline Fit Me Foundation ($7.99) that I just don't get along with. It was one of the first foundations I purchased at the tail end of last year when I was starting to get into foundation and I'm pretty sure I went too light.

The back left bin is where things get a bit cluttered and I should probably separate the products into two containers. This is home to all my pressed powders, bronzers, and highlighters. The bin contains products like the Bourjois Java Rice Powder ($19.05), theBalm's Mary-Lou Mainzer ($25), Rimmel's Stay Matte Pressed Powder ($3.99), a deluxe sample of Benefit's Watt's Up (full size $30), and others.

So that's it! Stay tuned the rest of the week for posts about what's in my other makeup drawers!

How do you organize your makeup?

xoxo Kayla


  1. I love your storage/makeup organisation, and you have some amazing products!
    xprincessjas | ♥

  2. Your collection is so well-organised! I'm such a typical blogger, I keep mine in Muji drawers. I had a whole load of bases that I actually lost when I moved house a few weeks ago - tinted moisturisers from Laura Mercier, Benefit and Smashbox amongst other products from Mac and Nars, yep, it had to be all my nice stuff!

    ellabooxo • beauty & lifestyle

    1. I would cry. I'm currently moving and packed up all my makeup in a box and am terrified something is going to happen to it. It will be under my protection when all the strong guys are moving things!


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