Skyler tells us about her very enviable storage solution…
I call this my “Personalized MAC Pigment/Glitter Rack.”
I have an extremely handy grandfather, Doug, and I approached him in the summer about making me a customized pigment rack. I had searched high and low for one to buy, on eBay and otherwise, but nothing suited my needs (or my wallet). They were either too big or too small, too ugly or too cheap. Since I knew Doug, a woodworker, had made tons of furniture for my family members over the years, I figured a pigment rack would not be out of his range. Of course, he had no idea what the hell a pigment was but he was very willing to make it for me. I wanted something high-quality, sturdy, easily accessible, and something that could withstand my day-to-day use. I wanted to be able to see each pigment colour as well. I gave him a rough blueprint and he ran with it. He measured the cut-outs with an actual pigment jar and I asked for additional spots so that my collection could grow and still fit into the unit.
To take a peek inside,
In the pictures, it is not hanging, but it has two hooks so that you can be mounted on a wall. The doors are frosted glass with wood behind, but that is also hard to see in the pictures. I have my glitters on the left panel and any vials I have sit in the pockets on the right, with all of my regular and PRO pigments in the middle. Because it is all wood (I think pine), it is extremely sturdy. It is by far the best part of my make-up collection. I am a huge pigment and glitter collector, and I really needed something customized for this obsession of mine. My grandfather was able to turn the blueprint into a dream come true and I will never be able to repay him. I am so happy with it and it is so much easier picking colours out in the morning now. Before it was a mess because I had so many that I ran out of space for them, and they ended up in Ziploc bags. It took forever to find anything! This solved all of my storage problems. You can even turn the pigments upside down if you rather the label side than going by colour.