The Muji Box

muji acrylic

muji acrylic storage

muji acrylic storage box

I may have fallen into one of the biggest beauty blogger cliches there are, but last week I caved and purchased some Muji storage. Minimal? Yes. Convenient? Yes. Kardashian-inspired? Perhaps. But after carrying my whole makeup drawer, to the mirror with me each morning, rooting around and making a mess one too many times I thought it was time to decant my daily favourites into a more portable package. I opted for the smallest 2-drawer option available, so it’s been a bit of a tight squeeze, but here’s what has made the cut for the moment…

The bottom is occupied by my daily base choices. I’m currently switching between two complexion even-outers – the Lakme 9to5 Primer + Matte Powder Foundation in Silky Golden* for full coverage days and the CC Colour Transform Cream in Beige* if my skin is looking alright. My oily patches are pretty horrendous at the moment, so I’m bringing out the badboy Maybelline Clearsmooth All in One Light Powder in Natural. Another base I’m giving a go is the Colorbar Full Cover Makeup Stick in Au Natural, which I tend to use on areas of redness on my face – hello rudolf nose. The Forest Essentials Lip Balm in Sugared Rose has also weaseled its way in there and is my lip product of choice for ultimate no-fuss lazy days.

Next up the top drawer, which basically contains everything else. Obvious choices like the MyGlamm Chisel It* is housed, along with Maybelline Lash Sensational Mascara (quelle surprise). For my eyebrows I’ve thrown in the Makeup Revolution Focus & Fix Brow Kit in Medium Dark and my eyeliner Kiko Milano’s Smart Colour Eye Pencil in Matte Brown*. Then for my lips, Smart Fusion Lipstick in Rosewood*.

On the top are what I like to call the ‘finishers’. Two beauty bits for adding extra intensity – BeYu’s Colour Catch Eye Palette*, which contains some equally beautiful neutral and sultry eyeshadows and a shimmery highlighter, and Shiseido’s Lipstick in RS452, which reminds me so much of my first Maybelline lipstick, with a slightly more sheeny texture. Then my current fragrance rotation of Chanel’s Chance, Zara’s Red Vanilla and Michael Kors’ Coral finish off the Muji cube mix.

If you want to join the gang, you can pick it up from Muji stores – for Rs.1790 (affordable I know) and I’ve bought from them before and it’s all a ‘OK. Now I may just have to add a few more drawers to it…

*PR Sample