If there’s one thing my daughter and I love, it’s wearing make-up. I never leave the house without it. My daughter and I could spend hours inside of any Ulta or Sephora trying out all of their wonderful cosmetics, creams, and potions.

Because I wear make-up daily, keeping it organized is a must. Let’s look at a few ways to organize your make-up to make your cosmetic application go much smoother each day.

If you’ve been reading my blog, you know what step we always take first when organizing. First, we declutter. Toss or recycle anything that is broken, old, dried out, dated, or no longer fashionable. There is no need to organize things you no longer use.  

After you declutter, start setting aside all of your make-up by categories- brushes together, eyeliners together, lipsticks together, and so on. Now, you can see what you have that needs storing. Let’s look at a few different ways to organize your make-up.

 Ever since I was young, I have had a Caboodles make-up organizer. I am old enough to remember that when you purchased one, you could send off the postcard for a personalized name plate to be mailed to you that you could adhere to the top of the Caboodles case. Fancy, right?

 Today, these type of organizers are still very popular and useful. Mine is made of a hard plastic, has two levels inside, a latch to hold it closed, and a handle to carry it. I love that it is plastic because it can be easily wiped clean. Trust me, mine gets dirty with everything from spilled or shattered power to lipstick mishaps. 

Another popular way to organize your make-up, specifically your brushes, is in a rolled case with individual pockets inside as seen is the photo above. Not only does it keep your brushes in excellent shape, but it keeps them organized.

A great way to organize lipsticks and lip glosses is in a plastic/acrylic make-up holder like the one seen in the photo above. Now, obviously this photo shows a cosmetic department in a store, but you get the idea. The individual partitions allow you to store your lipsticks neatly and easily see the color you are trying to select. 

 Another attractive way to organize your make-up is to use cute vases and cups as seen in the photo above. You can store “like” items together to keep everything accessible. These types of containers are great for storing long, thin products such as eye liner pencils, eyebrow pencils, mascaras, etc. Just be sure you select a sturdy container that isn’t easily tipped over.

 Some people prefer to have a make-up organizer that is small and easy to transport. For that purpose, I would suggest zipper pouches like the one in the photo above. I always keep a cosmetic pouch in my purse to touch up my make-up throughout the day.

If you choose to organize your make-up with these pouches, I would recommend having one pouch for each type of item – Such as: One pouch for skin products(primers, foundations, powders, highlighters), One pouch for eye make-up products (eyebrow pomade, eyeliners, eye shadows, mascaras), and One pouch for lips (lipsticks, chapsticks, glosses), and One pouch for make-up applicators (brushes, sponges, beauty blenders).

After you organize and separate everything into pouches, you can store all of those pouches inside a large pouch or bag or even in a train style case.

Bonus tip: If you can, always choose a make-up holder that can be cleaned. I have been known to toss my fabric make-up pouches in the washing machine to keep them looking their best. Choose a quality bag that will stand the test of time. I have a cute Coach cosmetic bag that I bought on clearance that has lasted for years. Because I machine wash it occasionally, it still looks new. 

I hope you have found this information beneficial and have a few more ideas to organize your make-up. If you enjoy reading this type of material, subscribe to my blog where I give you tips and tricks on cleaning and organizing everything in your home.

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