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How Do You Organize Your Makeup

Let's Talk: How Do You Organize Your Makeup?

Makeup organization is one of those things that you don't think of until it's way too late, and suddenly you're sitting in a pile of lipsticks — or is that just us? Regardless of where your product breaking point may be, keeping your blushes and bronzers neat and tidy is great for a number of reasons: you always know what you have, so you don't wind up with 18 red lipsticks in similar shades, and you know when your makeup is getting past its prime. So in the spirit of sharing information, we're curious: how do you store your makeup?

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XClaireBear16X XClaireBear16X 8 years
Im only 16, so don't have a lot of make up (but im working on it lol!) but i do have quite a lot... for organzing i use like the sort of organizing unit as you, but its much smaller and fits on my desk with 3 draws, i brought two those as it all didnt fit! and its purple :) brought off ebay lol. Im getting more into MAC make up at the moment though, (hello kitty!!) So will have to buy two more lol!
CBirck CBirck 8 years
Great idea! I've been in a cleaning and organizing fit lately and have been looking for some solutions! I think this one will work for everything that I use occasionally! Thanks!
jennjennnbubba jennjennnbubba 9 years
I have a couple of trays in my drawer that have foundation, bronzers, moisturizers, etc. and I have 4 makeup bags, one filled with mostly eyeshadows and eye products, one filled with lip stuff, one filled with misc. stuff and another filled with cleansers, toner, remover, etc.
tigerfire21 tigerfire21 9 years
most of my makeup goes into a drawer organizer that I keep on my dresser, but I have a bag for the stuff I don't use as much and I always keep an eyeliner and a lipgloss in my gym bag for touch-ups.
jld392 jld392 9 years
everyday makeup stays in my medicine cabinet. makeup i dont wear everyday gets put in a drawer
monday monday 9 years
i keep my skin care and make up separate. skin care products - cleanser, scrub, toner, and moisturizer are all in the bathroom :) while my make up is either in my tool box [yes i use a plastic tool/tackle box] or in my makeup pouch. the stuff i use daily - tinted lip balm, blush, concealer, foundation powder, eyeliner, mascara, brushes, oil control sheets and tweezers all fit into my little 4 x 7 pouch, while all my other make up supplies go into the tackle / tool box. :)
TennisStar TennisStar 9 years
sorry, but i just jam it all in. you are SOO organized bella!
JeepsterQT JeepsterQT 9 years
I live in a different city during the week than on the weekends so I bought a cheap, cute bag from Garden Ridge and I bring it back and forth....I also have like 3 plastic containers filled with my makeup crap and at home i have a whole cabinet full :)
katwoman08 katwoman08 9 years
I really liked the way that looked. My "organization" method is like layering. I have one big dresser drawer that's just for make-up. They're all in various shapes/sizes of containers, but everything has it's own little bin. I have a large flat one on the bottom, then they go down in size as you go up to the top of the drawer, with little containers here and there. Lip stuff is in one, shadows in another, blush, foundation, hair thingies, powders, matte or sparkles, etc. etc. All of my skin products are in one container in my bathroom. It works, but now that I've seen the way that other one looks, I want to re-do everything! lol
Sunflo Sunflo 9 years
Mine actually is a fishing tackle box! But, I also have a Sephora gift box filled with Bare Escentuals stuff and a BE gift box filled with all my face make-up products. Hi, my name is Sunflo and I'm a make up-aholic.
the-makeup-blogette the-makeup-blogette 9 years
I have a case with 3 is like a toolbox.. it is big, but already overflowing.
devils devils 9 years
Jam everything into a draw.......for now.
silly_pickle silly_pickle 9 years
I have a MAC train case. I figured that since all MAC products I may as well have the case to match. I also use a separate make-up bag everyday for my compact, lipstick, and whatever else I might need to make a quick touch up. I have a serious make-up addiction.
rickimc rickimc 9 years
I keep each "look" in a seperate make-up bag and then all the make-up bags are arranged on a shelf in my linen closet.
MissMarisol MissMarisol 9 years
I have two Sephora Midnight Train Cases. Love them!
gruaig_rua gruaig_rua 9 years
Great idea Bella. I'm going to try something like that this weekend. Although god love me I don't have enough to fill a case, I'm going to get there eventually!
Mintie Mintie 9 years
Oh... I made a photo essay on how I organize. I can't stand tons of bins... I need it more readily accessible and more easily hidden!
heineken67 heineken67 9 years
My everyday stuff is in my little makeup bag, and the less used stuff in a little basket on my desk nest to my lotions & such.
fashion4ward fashion4ward 9 years
I have 2 of almost everything- 1 for my purse, 1 for my makeup bag.
barbara-24 barbara-24 9 years
Just wondering Bella, do those bins have drawers that pull out? Or do you have to take each box out individually to get to it? Cause that would seem kind of like a pain.
barbara-24 barbara-24 9 years
I have a whole room that is my 'dressing' room, or boudoir as I call it! So I've got lots of space and I love it! I have an antique armoire that I keep all my makeup in, and inside the armoire it's pretty well organized with plastic bins that hold makeup, lotion, etc., etc. But it gets pretty dirty in there pretty fast, but I just shut the door so I don't have to look at it. But the funny thing is, I tend to forget about half of the cool stuff I have and I just use a few products, day after day. Kind of a waste!
bsglrok132 bsglrok132 9 years
All I have is one foundation, one mascara, and one lip gloss, so I pretty much just line them up nicely on a shelf in my bathroom. I also have a couple of perfumes on my nightstand.
misshouston misshouston 9 years
I use a drawer organizer from Office Depot (but not in a drawer); it lets me see everything at once and I never have to dig!
SweetChana SweetChana 9 years
I use baskets on the bathroom counters. I think its looks pretty and makes products accesible.
JenBrett JenBrett 9 years
i wear a lot of bare essentuals, but they put the names on the bottm. so silly for a loose powder product. so i've made labels for the top of each.
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