As my makeup collection is ever-expanding and over-flowing I decided to buy some acrylic storage to organise it better. I currently store my makeup in a 4 set of drawers I bought from Asda similar to this and I then also have a small cupboard that I keep my everyday makeup in, palettes and brushes in boxes and jam jars. However, as I own so many lipsticks I wanted a better storage method and took to the world of eBay.
I'm aware of how incredibly underwhelming this picture is, you do not understand how many photos I took! It didn't look right against paper, carpet or a windowsill so just settled for my dressing room top which is glass, and therefore reflective, so I don't know what was going through my mind.
The item is listed as 'Clear 24 Squared Makeup Lipstick Acrylic Cosmetic Storage Rack Display Holder' (covering all the key words there 'ey, I see your game) and I purchased mine from the Chinese seller europaper1000 for... wait for it... £2.98! AND FREE DELIVERY?! I paid for it on the 26th of August and it arrived on the 6th of September so took a total of 12 days to arrive which is so good I could cry.
It arrived well packaged and undamaged, however, I have noticed there is a small chip at the base of the item but I guess that can't really be avoided and none of the holders are damaged so I don't mind at all.
It holds all different shapes and sizes of lipsticks with the back row being able to hold the larger, squarer lipsticks such as the Maybelline Color Sensational and L'oreal Color Riche while they seem to get a bit stuck in the other rows.
I've found 24 spaces to be the perfect amount to store all of my most used lipsticks and the rest of them that I don't reach for very often are stored in one of my little drawers as well as my lip crayons/pens that don't look right in the acrylic holder.
I love how easy it is for me to see all the shades quickly and it makes me want to tidy up after I've done my makeup as it makes it so much easier. I've also arranged them in brands so it looks more organised and aaaah, it makes my heart burst with joy.
I love this type of storage as it looks so modern and tidy but I'm not sure if I will order any more types of acrylic storage as lipsticks are the only products that I have to search around for due to how similar a lot of them look while foundations and other products are clearly recognisable. The seller I bought it from seems to be really trustworthy and efficient so would recommend them also!
For those of you who are really observant will have seen that there is only one Beauty UK lipstick on display and that's because I somehow lost both Pink My Ride and Passion the day after blogging about them here. I searched for them for ages but didn't find them so decided to repurchase Pink My Ride as I felt that was a shade I couldn't live without but didn't repurchase Passion as my mum has it as well so I can steal it off her. Hawhaw.
If there are any lipsticks you see in the photos that you want to know more about leave a comment and I'll tell you the brand and shade name because it personally kills me when I recognise makeup packaging but can't work out what it is.