Tired of having messy makeup drawers, and no organization at all? In today’s post we’re gonna break down all the organization tips you need to try in order to get your makeup storage in order!
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- Get makeup organizers
This may seem like a *duh* tip, but some people may not have makeup organizers in their drawers yet! So if you don’t, I’ve found these on Amazon that will work nicely. The goal is to have ones for each type of product you have; so you could do it like one for eye products, one for face products, etc. OR go more specific and do one for mascara, eyeliner, foundation, concealer, etc.
For your brushes, get a cute organizer like this one (seriously, isn’t this #vanitygoals ??) to sit on your desk for easy access.
2. Put back makeup after you use it!
I know, i know….you’re in a rush and you just want to throw your makeup on your desk and go. But it takes 5 extra seconds to put back your makeup in your new storage space for it (😉) and then dash out the door. It helps keep you organized and won’t have you asking “Where’d I put my mascara?” the NEXT time you’re running late and needing to dash out the door.
3. For makeup palettes, store them in a rack if you have multiples
Personally, i don’t have a lot of eyeshadow palettes because I don’t wear eyeshadow that much, so I store my palettes behind my storage organizers for my other eye products and it fits perfectly! However, if you have more than 3-4 palettes, this will probably not work for you, and I would recommend getting a rack to sit on your desk, counter, or vanity. You can find one here for under $10 that will work just fine.
4. If you don’t have a *solid* makeup area, such as a vanity, to do your makeup, get a large travel makeup organizer bag!
This is a good tip for those of you who don’t have their own bathroom, counter space, vanity, desk, etc. and may not be able to get the storage organizers I mentioned above and set them in a specific space. With a large makeup organizer bag, you can take it with you wherever you go and it already has organizer slots built it so you’re ahead of the game! Here are two options 1 and 2 that I think would work great. I have a black one I purchased from Walmart that I can’t seem to find online, but if you can find it, it works great as well and has clear organizers inside.
5. Get rid of what you don’t use (or that is expired)!
Be honest-you probably don’t use ALL of your makeup. I know I don’t. I have makeup I’ve kept for way too long “just in case” I ever need to use it, and I’m the same way with clothes. (raise your hand if you’re a hoarder 🤚)
Not to mention there’s an expiration date on makeup! Know how to find it? Look on the back of the makeup product and find the product symbol that looks like a open jar, and beside it it will say how many months it has ’til it expires, such as “24M” or “18M”, and this is from the date you open it. So be sure to go through your old and unused makeup, trust me you’ll feel so much more organized afterwards!
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Let me know down below your favorite makeup brands, and if you have any additional tips for organizing makeup!