18 Jan 2018 33 comments

The MUJI Top Drawer.

An edit of the best beauty bits…

For the longest time, I’ve kept a couple of sets of MUJI acrylic drawers on top of my dressing table; I like that they add a bit of height, but mainly I like that I can quickly reach for my favourite finds of the moment. It’s become like an edit of my most-used, and I try to switch it up often so I’m always trying something new.

My picks at the moment are definitely very wintery, I’ve got primers for brightening, glow-inducing foundations, creamy blushers and sparkly shadows left over from the party season. It’s a bit of a mixed bag, to be quite honest!

A couple of new complexion-perfectors I’m loving right now; the new Charlotte Tilbury Brightening Youth Glow along with the Clinique Even Better Glow Foundation. I don’t know about you lot, but I’m looking pasty this month! A radiance-boosting primer along with a perk-me-up-quick foundation is exactly what I need right now.

I seem to be back in to my cream blushers at the moment, and I’ve been getting a lot of use out of the Glossier Cloud Paints and the Bobbi Brown Pot Rouge Cream Blushers – both of which I have in a variety of colours, and would recommend to everyone! They offer such a natural, dewy flush that is flattering throughout the seasons.

I have to give a shout-out to my much-loved Charlotte Tilbury Instant Look In A Palette, which has definitely seen a lot of use! I always pack them when I’m travelling because it has everything I’ll ever need, but I also use it often when I’m home too.
The shadows are beautiful, and the blusher/highlighter/bronzer trio are all I need for a fresh-faced look.

My most favourite product of them all is the Bobbi Brown Rich Sparkle Shadows, which I’ve talked about a lot lately so I’m going to be brief. If you can hunt down Sun Flare, or even the Heat Ray Luxe Shadow, you absolutely must treat yourself!

A few other bits I’m reaching for a lot include the Kevyn Aucoin Sculpting Powder, which is a must for me as I have a moon face, and the new Bobbi Brown Extra Lip Tints. I love the subtle sparkle, and the way they’re so easy to slick on while you’re doing the rest of your makeup.

A few other favourites…

I don’t really keep skincare in here, but I have been using the Pixi Rose Caviar Essence on days where my skin needs a boost. This feels so fresh on the skin and it seems to make a difference to my complexion. I also just love the scent, so lovely in the mornings!

I’ve been really feeling my makeup routine lately, and it’s got a lot to do with this little line-up!
Do you switch out your makeup favourites regularly? What do you think of my stash?

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  • I like ๐Ÿ’— your little set up display of your favourite makeup. So cute and pretty to look at! ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ’—๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿผ

    ๐ŸŒธ๐ŸƒLA BIJOUX BELLA ๐ŸŒธ๐Ÿƒ| By Mia | A Creative Lifestyle Blog

  • Those draws are so perfect for keeping your makeup display simple but pretty! Really want to get some of them myself soon!

    -Sophie xx
    Cherries & Perfume

  • Such a cute set up, I’m loving the Glossier cloud paints too!

    Lorna x

  • I think I need to invest in the CT Instant Look in a Palette, each person who owns one always talks about it as their most reach for product! The Kevyn Aucoin Sculpting Powder is also a must for me at the moment!


    • Yeah it’s a great palette, I think because it requires literally no thought hah! I just pick it up and use every product and ta-da, makeup is done! x

  • Such beautiful photography as always Kate! Love this post.
    – Ambar x

  • Gosh such luxury picks! I haven’t tried any of these, sadly.. x

    Erin Azmir

  • It looks so organized! Love the photos. X

  • I love acrylic storage too, it’s aseptically pleasing! I love the way you have organised everything too – I’m getting some inspiration to be more organised here!


  • Kay Nguyen

    Though I’m not a big fan of acrylic storage, t!his is so pretty and organized! Love your blog <3


  • Amber Atlanta

    Love having my products arranged in acrylic storage! It’s just so handy and accessible.
    Amber | http://www.amberatlanta.blogspot.co.uk

  • alice bea

    I’m dying to try the charlotte tilbury palette!

  • I love this soooo much!


  • Aw, such lovely photos. ๐Ÿ™‚

    Shock horror but I must be the last remaining person on the planet who hasn’t tried anything from Charlotte Tilbury yet. I think the one thing from her that tempts me the post is the instant look in a palette, though. ๐Ÿ™‚

    Sneha | lifewithsneha.com

  • Tea Time With Ciara

    I love your photography!

    Ciara | http://www.teatimewithciara.com

  • Such lovely photos! And I also love my muji drawer, they’re awesome! x

  • Bee

    Muji is my favorite and I love these acrylic drawers. So pretty and organized!

    briana | youngsophisticate.com

  • I love this, I think having your favourite make up pieces on display is always nice and so easy to get to in the mornings as well! x

    Claire | rose-tinted.com

  • mymanyfavourites

    I keep my makeup in muji drawers too – they’re so good for being able to see everything!
    I don’t have a huge amount so I keep everything together in a larger set of drawers but I regularly go through and declutter things I’m not using so much.
    My Many Favourites x

  • I’ve been wanting to try out the Kevyn Aucoin Sculpting Powder for years now! love the photos!

  • Valeria Wiwinius

    I wanted to try out the Glossier Cloud Paints for the longest time now, so I’ll probably give them a go some time soon! And thanks for the recommendations, I was searching for a glow-inducing primer so this was quite helpful:)

    xx, Valeria

  • This is so neat. I was thinking of getting a drawer on my vanity even though I make up storage to be able to grab the items I use regularly.

    Mel โœจ

  • I’m loving all of these great photos! <3 ๐Ÿ™‚ And the round-up of products are sooo beautiful! Absolutely in love with the way you set up your vanity!

    XO, Elizabeth

  • I love using the Muji acrylic drawers! You can see everything inside, so easy to grab the things you need!

    Vivian | LIVE IN LOVE
    IG | @viviyunn_


  • I need to explore Bobbi Brown a bit, I’ve never used any of their products! The eyeshadows look beautiful, I’ll be on the lookout for them! xx

    Dany | Danielle Reine

  • Loved this post Kate – so many great products in here! I love to use my Muji Drawers to organise and switch up my products on a weekly basis. The Kevyn Sculpting Powder is an absolute essential for me!

    Jasmine x

  • Elisha Maรจ Iveson

    Can’t get over how gorgeous your imagery is – always so stunning.

    Elisha-Mae | http://www.elisha-mae.co.uk

  • Maddison Jayne

    I love the photography within this post hun x maddisonjayne.blog/

  • Flo la vita

    I love how you’ve used the diptique glasses to store make up brushes. I’ve seen so many people do that, it looks gorgeous xx


  • I just got the purple Bobbi Brown Eyeshadow for my Birthday and I looove it so much, I can’t believe how sparkly it is. I might get one of the more wearable colors. I used to have a pair of large acrylic drawers on my vanity for makeup rotation but then I simply became lazy to swap things every now and then, mostly because I don’t wear makeup all week haha. Maybe some tips on top drawer rotation? ๐Ÿ˜€

    | http://www.noirettediary.com |

  • Girl I also have a moon face, and the KA powder is literally LIFE!!!! Your photos are so gorgeous, you have such a beautiful aesthetic Kate. Also I can see your a Diptyque fan ๐Ÿ˜‰ as am I! xo Lauren Will from http://www.LaurensLipGlossary.com

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  • Alina

    Ohhh I love love looove your little make-up corner!! I looks so clean and organised:) Iยดm currently looking for a new way of organising my make-up and something like the Muji drawers could be perfect!
    Thanks for sharing!
    xx Alina, SEVENTYEIGHT