IT’S HERE GUYS: THE BIG REVEAL.
Julie & I have been working on this project for months & we’re so excited to finally show you.
BACKSTORY: I have known Julie ( also known as @JULESWICK on Instagram– follow her for so much inspo ) since I was like 20. She used to do my makeup when I loved way too much bronzer & a tadpole brow…things have changed- thank God. Julie was a head makeup artist at MAC before she went out on her own as freelance. She’s by far one of the most creative people I have ever encountered. AND SHE JUST LAUNCHED HER NEW BLOG, DEUXALITI, WHICH YOU CAN ALL GO STALK NOW. Anyway when I was in NYC recently I worked with Julie because I had some events & needed makeup. Welllllll…one of the appointments happened to be at her house ( which was just the most chic loft ever- I’m sure you can imagine ) & I saw how she stored her makeup. I WAS FUCKING BLOWN AWAY. It looked JUST like this post but it was super makeup heavy. I asked her if she could come to San Diego to help me do my own JULES WICK MAKEUP INSTALLATION SITUATION & she flew out to San Diego to set it up. Her & her fiancé, Jason Naylor ( who, SURPRISE !!!, is also an artist. Stalk his art at @jasonnaylor ), worked for SEVEN days until like 1 in the morning to set this up. CRAZY. They cared so much about every detail & really tailed the whole installation to my taste.
My vision was to have the installation focus on makeup but REALLY focus on SKIN. Skin is obviously a huge part of my life so it was important to me for the installation to showcase this. I also wanted pops of pink ( I know weird ) so Julie & Jason went to The Container Store & found all these pink office supplies ( you can shop below too ) to incorporate into the installation. I loved the idea of utilizing office supplies in a makeup installation. Like how fun is a pencil holder for beautyBlenders?! Or a pink paper holder for displaying the makeup you’re using? THEY EVEN used a paperclip holder as my facial massager holder- but CUT the holder to perfectly fit my massager. HOW FUN.
Truly Julie thought of every detail. I could not be happier with how it turned out.
( I also need to shout-out The Skinny Confidential reader, Taryn St. Michele, because she made my pink lip print vision come to life. Should I do another giveaway with her & give away this print? Could be fun! You can check out Taryn’s stuff here ).
Everything is displayed from masks to cotton balls to my white blow dryer in a creative way because of Julies. She even did a The Skinny Confidential GIVEAWAY drawer for you guys! Also what I loved is she used the men’s shoe boxes I had & recommended a year ago in the display- so we didn’t waste anything.
WHO CARES ABOUT ANYTHING ELSE BUT CLEAR LIPSTICK CAPS?
To me, this made the whole thing come together. This may sound weird to you. I just love details & this was a detail that SCREAMED chic to me. Like I said, Jules initially showed me her installment in NYC & this was the one detail I was SO fucking excited about. I think every girl should get these clear lipstick caps to display. Do you love?
Jules really paid attention to how she laid out the colors of the lipsticks too which I thought was super creative. The clear makes it easier too for when you’re running late ( ME, ME, ME ). YOU CAN JUST GRAB YOUR COLOR & GO. Also does anyone else find it annoying to have to open the lipstick to see the color? SO!!! With clear lipstick caps you keep it efficient- just how we like it.
An up-close of the situation for you:
MAKEUP ORGANIZATION- TSC STYLE:
Some tips to organize your own makeup installation?
1.) START WITH A BASE:
Start with a closet. You can find one at IKEA- we shared info below. And use the closet to create your own custom makeup or skin installation. If you can’t do a closet, do men’s shoe boxes. I did that forever & it worked well. You can find more on that here.
2.) ADD A DETAIL:
Of course adding a personal detail is so important! Pick a color scheme, add some flair, personalize it to your taste. Like I said we used a lot of pink & black ( WHAT UP TSC ) & put a heavy emphasis on skin.
3.) CREATE A STATION:
You want a station to do your makeup. Mine pulls out so I can do IG LIVE’s easily or YouTube videos. Plus it’s great for day-to-day. I can pull it out, leave my favorites on there, & shut it quickly when I leave.
4.) THINK OUTSIDE THE BOX:
Incorporate pieces that aren’t necessary for makeup. The WHITE LIES jar is something we initially had in the kitchen. But now it’s in my installment. We also featured WOO ( coconut sex lube ), some of my favorite perfumes, & even have a Beauty Blender display. I love to bring contrast to everything I do.
The bottom line: MAKE IT ART! THIS TO ME IS ART. JULIE IS AN ARTIST!
+ Brow Pallet Holder from M.A.C.
+ Brush Holder
+ Clear Accessory drawer ( holds peel pads & light mask )
+ CLEAR lipstick caps
+ Clear Shoe Drawer
+ Clear Tray ( holds bronzer & highlighter )
+ Closet Frame
+ Closet Glass shelf tray
+ Closet white & glass pull out drawer
+ Closet white pull out drawer
+ Cotton Ball holder
+ Eyelash holder
+ Eye Shadow CD Case
+ Inner Cabinet Lights
+ Label Maker
+ Lip Gloss holder
+ Lipstick Organizer, Lipstick Organizer
+ Magnetic strip
+ Nail Polish Holder
+ Pallet Organizer ( used for sheet masks )
+ Pink Beauty Blender Holder
+ Pink Facial Massager holder
+ Pink Lip Painting
+ Pink Working Tray
+ Q Tip / Eyebrow brush holder
+ White Board
+ White Lies Jar
+ Sephora Cotton Square Pads
+ Clarisonic Face Massager
+ Dr. Dennis Gross Light Mask
+ Dr. Lancer Cream
+ Egg Cream Mask
+ Eminence Bright Skin Licorice Root Booster Serum
+ Eminence Bright Skin Moisturizer
+ GlamGlow Mask
+ GLO Skin Beauty Moisturizing Tint SPF 30+
+ GLO SKIN BRIGHTENING SERUM
+ Glossier Moisturizing Moon Mask
+ Glow Recipe Watermelon Glow Sleeping Mask
+ Herbivore Botanicals – All Natural Rose Hibiscus Hydrating Face Mist
+ Black and White Cotton Swabs
+ Bye-Bye Under Eye
+ CBD Rich
+ Glossier Balm Dotcom
+ Grande Lash Serum
+ Youth To The People Age Prevention Superfood Eye Cream
+ Peter Thomas Roth Therapeutic Sulfur Masque
+ Peter Thomas Roth Water Drench Hyaluronic Cloud Cream
+ The Pregger’s Pantry Oil
+ Shiseido Eye Masks
+ Laura Mercier Rose Oil
+ Lallicious Oil
+ Lancer Caviar Lime Acid Peel
+ K’pure Drenched cream
+ Armani Foundation
+M.A.C. Prep & Prime
+ M.A.C. Pro Long wear
+ Makeup Drop
+ Nars Liquid Foundation
+ Laura Mercier Primer
+ Laura Mercier Primer- Blemishless
+ Laura Mercier Primer- oil free
+ Laura Mercier Foundation
+ Laura Mercier Take A Powder
+ M.A.C. Bronzing Powder
+ M.A.C. Gleam highlighter
+ Anastasia Beverly Hills Liquid Lipstick-American Doll
+ Bite Beauty High Pigment Matte Pencil Madeira
+ Bite Cosmetics Lipstick Kit
+ Burt’s Bees Pink Grapefruit
+ Buxom Plumpline Lip Liner (Hush Hush)
+ Charlotte Tilbury Lip Liner – Pillow Talk ( post here )
+ GLO Skin Beauty Suede Matte Crayon
+ Maybelline New York Gigi Hadid Matte Lipstick
+ Laura Mercier Lipstick Pencils
+ M.A.C.Lip Pencil Burgundy
+ KKW X KYLIE
+ NARS Lip Gloss, Stolen Kisses
+ Ardell Glamour Lash-113 Black
+ BareMinerals Stroke of Light Eye Brightener
+ Beauty Blender Eyeliner Tool
+ Gigi Hadid Mascara
+ Marc Jacobs Mascara
+ Maybelline New York Gigi Hadid Eye Contour Brush
+ Smashbox Photo Edit Eyeshadow
+ House of Lashes
+ Gigi Hadid Palette
+ Chanel Nail Polish
+ Woo For Play
+ YSL Perfume
+ Tom Ford Black Orchid
+ L’Oreal Paris Sublime Bronze Self-Tanning Body Towelettes
+ Laura Mercier Brushes
+ Mama Mio Pregnancy Boob Tube Bust Cream
+ T3 Featherweight 2 Hair Dryer
+ IT Cosmetics Brush
+ K’pure Settle Down Spray
OH! AND TWO THINGS:
I really want to show Julie some love! If you guys want her back on the blog please check out her Instagram: @JULESWICK and her newly launched blog, DEUXALITI. Her blog is going to just amazing- so many good posts are going live ( we discussed all her plans & they are UNIQUE & BADASS ). YOU CAN message her on Instagram if you have questions or leave them below.
Other thing is there will be more posts that based around sections of this cabinet. The idea is that some of you can do sections in your house or in your dorm rooms. SO Julie will come back on the blog & The Skinny Confidential YouTube channel to talk about how she did each section- leave your questions below.
Huge thank you to Julie & Jason for their time, attention to detail, & vision.
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Leave any questions below & I hope you loved the first video of the full makeup installation. More to come. Have the best Wednesday ever.
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