A version of this story originally appeared in the September 2020 issue of Allure. Learn how to subscribe here.
As the editor in chief of Allure, I test approximately 1.7 kajillion beauty products per year. So, when there’s a new fragrance, a vitamin C serum, highlighter palette, or a bottle of dry shampoo that makes its way onto my vanity, it means something.
Welcome to Michelle’s Most Wanted, a monthly column dedicated to everything I’m obsessed with at the moment. Depending on the day, this could be a vintage travel photograph, a standout runway look, an evocative scent, or even just a mood. I’m forever on the hunt for new favorites — as my poor husband knows from the overflowing storage bins in our home — so keep an eye on this space for the latest hodgepodge of miscellaneous beauty discoveries that end up as empties along my bathroom counter.
This month, we’re talking about organization. As I alluded to above, my beauty collection is quite literally all over the place — a beautiful mess, we’ll call it. As such, I try to give as many products a dedicated home as possible. While storage bins are certainly dependable, they’re not the only storage method out there — especially when it comes to stylish options. But worry not, because there are plenty of eye-catching glass boxes, metallic suitcases, and personalized cases to serve as functional pieces, as well as decor. Think outside of the box and reuse empty beauty product jars as makeup brush holders. The possibilities are endless, but check out the seven items I’m currently loving.
Be sure to check back each month for our editor in chief’s next batch of favorites, or look back through the Michelle’s Most Wanted archives to get more Allure-approved product recommendations right now.
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