I thought I'd give you an insight into how I store my cosmetics:
I have three acrylic pots from Homebase to hold all my brushes, pencils and mascaras, and my favourite make up is kept in this lovely gold bag from Anna Lou.
My lipsticks are stored in these acrylic shelves from Homebase where I can easily see them, I have also some stored in an old Ferrero Rocher box, as well as some random pencils in a MAC Counter inspired Pyrex jug
I keep my foundations as well as some other bits on these shelves:
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