How to create a personalised make-up station

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How to create a personalised make-up station

Doing your make-up should be a creative, exciting and even therapeutic experience. So when you have to move a pile of dirty laundry from in front of your mirror JUST to make room to do your face, it probably isn’t helping to invoke these feelings.

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You need a space that’s your own, an area that makes you instantly happy when you see it, with all the tools and products you need to create a masterpiece. Sound like heaven? Here’s some inspo to get you started on your make-up station…

ROSE GOLD RETREAT

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Metallics and particularly rose gold are very on trend, so it’s easy at the moment to find storage containers, lamps, candles and even beauty products in this colour.

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For make-up brush and product storage, these Metal Tealight Candle Holders from Kmart (in the pic above) are only $5 a pop! Another cute idea for decorating your space is to put your favourite beauty quote in a rose gold frame.

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We’re also just a bit obsessed with the rose gold packaging of these products…

  1. ulta3 Flame Vs Plum – Rose Gold Cookies & Cream Scented Candle
  2. Charlotte Tilbury Rose Gold & Night Crimson Makeup Bag, $59 www.charlottetilbury.com/au
  3. Nude by Nature Essential Collection Brush Set
  4. Remington Keratin & Argan Oil Nourish Straightener – S7500AU

BLACK AND WHITE CHIC

You can’t go wrong with black and white, it’s timeless and will work well whether your space is just a small corner or an entire room.

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For small storage, the white SKURAR Candle Holders from IKEA ($2.99) are a popular choice and you can also pick up a Table Mirror while you’re there, they have a few options for different budgets.

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And of course there are plenty of sleek-looking black and white beauty products to pick from:

  1. MOR Correspondence Reed Diffuser
  2. Simple Limited Edition Kind To Skin Cleansing Wipes – Classic Black
  3. Jo Malone London Amber & Patchouli Cologne
  4. Alpha-H Age Delay Hand and Cuticle Care Cream

PINK PERFECTION

Pink and beauty go hand in hand, so if your make-up collection is already full of pink lipsticks and polishes, you won’t need to do much to deck out your space.

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Make use of your candles once they’re finished by cleaning out the holders and filling them with your prettiest pink products to put on display.

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You can also pop your polishes in a clear holder from Howard’s Storage World ($12.95). If you’ve got a large space to play with, put some peonies in a jar or mug as an extra touch. You can purchase an artificial bunch from Freedom Furniture for $24.95.

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And if you’re after some pink packaging to finish it off, here are some goodies:

  1. Lady Jayne The Essentials Styling Brush
  2. Rimmel London The Max Volume Flash Mascara
  3. L’Oréal Paris Skin Perfection BB Cream
  4. Physicians Formula Happy Booster Glow & Mood Boosting Blush

Do you have your own beauty station? Which theme do you like best?

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