The Muji 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 lugging my whole makeup drawer (see my storage here), to the mirror with me each morning, rooting around and making a mess one to 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 YSL Teint Touche Éclat in B40 for full coverage days and the Laura Mercier Oil-Free Tinted Moisturiser in Bisque if my skin is looking alright. My dark circles are pretty horrendous at the moment (mainly due to my obsession with the TV show Girls, and me staying up to 3am watching episodes consecutively – opps!), so I’m bringing out the badboy combo of Bobbi Browns Corrector in Porcelain Peach and Creamy Concealer in Sand. Another concealer I’m giving a go is the Origins Plantscription Anti-aging Concealer in Medium*, which I tend to use on areas of redness on my face – hello rudolf nose. The Korres Lip Butter in Jasmine has also weaselled 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 Kevyn Aucoin The Sculpting Powder in Medium and Hourglass Bronze Light Cream-to-Powder Bronzing Duo are housed, along with L’Oreal Telescopic Waterproof Mascara (quelle surprise). My current cheek concoction of the moment – Burberry’s Sheer Summer Glow* and Light Glow Tangerine Blush also made the cut. For my eyebrows I’ve thrown in the Laura Mercier Eyebrow Pencil in Warm Brunette and Anastasia’s Brow Gel in Espresso, and my eyeliner to hide those ‘Girls’ filled nights, MAC’s Chromographic Pencil in NC15/NW20. Then for my lips, Burberry’s Lip Cover in Cameo.

On the top are what I like to call the ‘finishers’. Two beauty bits for adding extra intensity – AERIN’s Holiday Style Palette* (review coming tomorrow), which contains some equally beautiful neutral and sultry eyeshadows and a shimmery highlighter, and Chantecaille’s Lipstick in Sweet Pea*, which reminds me so much of my first MAC lipstick Speed Dial, with a slightly more sheeny texture. Then my current fragrance rotation of Gucci’s Guilty, Escentric Molecule’s Molecule 01 and Elie Saab finish off the Muji cube mix.

If you want to join the gang, you can pick it up from Muji stores or online here – for £8.50 (bargain I know), and I’ve ordered from them before and it’s all a ‘ok. Now I may just have to add a few more drawers to it…

*PR Sample


  • sarirah

    I can’t wait to get a set of these when I move early next year. I’m always fumbling around in the morning looking for stuff (hoping the cat hasn’t stolen it). Also, I always thought they were more expensive. 😮

  • Sophie Blumenthal

    Ooh i have some drawers but they’re not as deep as that set you have, i might have to get it

    Sophierosehearts 🙂 x

  • 5thavenuemelbourne

    I love the Korres Jasmine lip butter! one of my favs x

  • want one of these! They look so lovely and minimalistic 🙂

  • Fernanda

    This looks so pretty and elegant on a dressing able, I might just get one! xx

  • Emilie Garnes

    I may go ahead and get one of these smarites… It does tend to get a bit messy after I’ve dug through my makeup every morning..

    Love, Em xx

  • Jenn

    deffo will be purchasing some Muki storage on my next visit to london!!! Will u be at IMATS next year?? xx

  • Gem

    I love this post! I have a makeup bag that I put products into that I want to use that day and then I have my main makeup storage too. I really want one of these Muji drawers though as they look fab! I’m also dying to try that YSL foundation!!

    Gem x

  • Beth Bradley

    I love these, they’re so great for storing make-up. I need one!

    Beth @

  • Zoe

    I really want to get some Muji drawers! I’m starting to consider just going for it and take the plunge!
    Zoe xx

  • avmademoiselle.blogspot

    I have a similar one…it’s so handy!

  • Nic Tokyo

    I have the same box and store all my makeup products too! I forgot how good MUJI was until I actually got the boxes after reading the idea on someone’s blog.

    The Beauty Maniac in Tokyo

  • I need to get some better storage! I’ve just been toting things about…

    <3 Rubiiee

  • Hema Patel

    The Muji drawers are amazing, I got mine after I got fed up of not being able to see all my make up properly. They have worked out beautifully 🙂

  • Emily

    I love my muji drawers!

  • Line

    I have been looking for a place to order muji drawers for ages, but it seems as if I can’t order online 🙁

  • I really want to get some but shipping costs are crazy to Belgium, 25 pounds!! Hopefully I can find another nice storage system.

  • thebeautyheroes

    such a nice way to organise makeup ! xx

  • Phoebe

    I love the look of this storage but I don’t think I could prettify my collection enough to have it on display through the drawers!

  • HelloOctober

    Okay, I now need this, it’s so cute! And the Kevin Aucoin Sculpting Powder – that baby is going to the top of my wishlist!

  • Monica

    You can also get this sort of container from Container Store, if you don’t have a Muji-carrying store nearby!

  • So so so cute. We’re Muji-less here in Delhi so I’m actually trying to see if I can get someone locally to dupe one – there’s nothing even close to convenient here, and my makeup collection desperately needs a home!

  • I love Muji boxes. Cliche or not, they look nice and are quite practicle! xx

  • Charlotte

    My first ever MAC lipstick was Speed dial, too! I really wish we had a muji here in Belgium 🙁

  • Eden-Jayne Buckland

    I love muji boxes so simple and easy

  • Laura Johnson

    Love love love. Mine certainly wouldn’t be this tidy though!

  • Katie Fawcett

    I’ve been contemplating getting these for ages. Very Kardashian, I do love having a sneaky look at theirs when KUWTK is on!

    Katie xo

  • Martha

    No more ByTerry Touche Veloutee? TV series wise, I did the same and stayed up late watching Mad Men. And now I have to go and watch “Girls” 🙂

  • Emily

    love love love! could you show how/where you’re putting it with the rest of you room please? x

  • MyLushBox Barbz

    It is a bit of a cliche but there is no denying how handy these little drawers are! Ok I still make a mess but its a hell of a lot easier to tidy up and organise than my old storage method. I love the way you’ve organised yours!