My dressing table houses re-purposed flowerpots from IKEA that hold some of my everyday makeup items. This little one is full of eye products and a couple lip pencils that just sit better in a pot. My roommates love rummaging through this to see what is on rotation, so let's take a look.


In terms of tools, I have some staples every girl should probably own. Firstly, slanted tweezers to keep my brows in check. Mine are just basic ones by Revlon from the drugstore. An everyday tool for me is the Shiseido Eyelash Curlers as my lashes are long but stick straight. I never apply mascara without using these first. If they're a bit dirty and I haven't cleaned them yet, I use my backup Koji ones that I got from Hong Kong years ago. 




Starting off as a base, I'm reaching for the Urban Decay Primer Potion before applying any powder eyeshadows. It helps make the shadows more vibrant and long lasting on the lids. If I'm in a hurry, I'll reach for a Clinique Chubby Stick Shadow Tint for Eyes. I have the shades Lots o' Latte and Fuller Fudge, both wearable neutral shades that are a total no-brainer in the mornings. I don't need a primer with these so I just swipe it on and blend it out. 

To line the eyes, I've been working with a selection of pen liners and a pencil. I'm seeing the end of my beloved Kat Von D Tattoo Liner so I'm switching to the Soap and Glory Supercat Liner until I get a new one. Both are fantastic as they are easy to work with a long lasting, even on my oilier lids. For a pencil, I love the Make Up For Ever Aqua Eyes liner as it is easy to smudge when applied but sets well to avoid unwanted smudging throughout the day, even on the waterline.

Mascara is a must and we all know how much I love the Clinique Bottom Lash Mascara. On the top lashes, I've been working through mascara samples. Currently, I'm trying out the Buxom Full & Fabulous mascara. I actually quite like it though if my eyes ever water, I will get smudges all under my eyes. Surprisingly, this mascara holds a curl which is a rare find for me and it gives a lot of length and volume.


Lastly with the lip pencils, I of course have two of the NARS Velvet Matte Lip Pencils in there. I have the shades Train Bleu and Dragon Girl. More suited for the spring and summer, I have the Bite Beauty High Pigment Pencil in Corvina. This gorgeous coral pink is my go-to for the warmer months while the other two are more for the autumn and winter.

I'm always curious to see how people store their makeup. How do you store yours?

11 comments

  1. How cute! Would you recommend the Kat Von D liner or the Soap and Glory one? I can't decide between the two at the moment. Also, those Nars Matte Lip Pencils look lovely! Such beautiful shades :)


    Emily | ahemitsemme.blogspot.com

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  2. These are too cute and I really wish we had an Ikea in my country as I would love to get stuff from there especially these for my makeup brushes. I've heard some great things about that eye lash curler so I'm going to check it out.

    Jackie | fashionxfairytale | bloglovin' |

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  3. Amazing, you just made me want such a cute flowerpot. It adds a little something :)

    Hannie | CHAPTERS LIKE THIS

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  4. Great post, so many products that I want, like the Clinique eye pencils and all the liners.

    www.withinjayslife.blogspot.ca

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  5. Love your little pot! I definitely need to get my hands on more of the NARS Velvet Matte lip pencils. I got one in a blog sale and I'm in love with the formula!

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  6. I much prefer the Kat Von D one if you are willing to splurge a little. Nothing beats the fine brush tip on it as it gives so much precision and control. If you're on a budget, the Soap and Glory offering is fantastic as well but the nib can be a little harder to work with. xx

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  7. It's too bad you can't get IKEA products in your country! They have such affordable things that makes organization easy. xx

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  8. Exactly! They're just so cute to have on my dresser. xx

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  9. I can't recommend the Clinique Chubby Stick for Eyes enough! They are truly fantastic cream shadows. xx

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  10. Aren't they just incredible? I want to get my hands on more as well! xx

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  11. Thanks for the peak into your "Daily basket", we have a number of product loves in common :).

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