Beauty Addict? Here’s How To Organize Your Massive Make Up Collection

Beauty Addict? Here's How To Organize Your Massive Make Up Collection

Isn’t makeup a wonderful thing? It can smooth over an imperfect complexion, brighten up those tired shadows under your eyes, give your cheeks a healthy glow and make your lips look soft and kissable. Whether you want to look glamorous and sultry with a dramatic smoky eye or simply add a fresh-faced glow with some sheer eye shadow – putting on makeup can really enhance your look.

It’s so much fun to play with different color schemes and techniques, which is why many make-up lovers end up with dozens of lip glosses, eye shadows, eye liners, eye brow pencils, blushers and much more. It’s so easy to just grab a new shade while exploring the makeup aisle at the store or while shopping for makeup on specialist online stores, but what happens when you have so many cosmetics that it’s difficult to store them all? When your bathroom starts to overflow with bronzer brushes, mascara and bottles of foundation – it’s time to start thinking about organizing your makeup.

Keeping your makeup organized has a number of advantages. First of all, when you are scrambling to get ready in the morning you will be able to find everything more easily, so you won’t waste valuable seconds looking for your raspberry lip gloss. Secondly, organizing your makeup collection will help you to find those old products that have expired and need throwing out – so that you are not putting ancient and yucky powder on your face.

Makeup Organizing Tips

Here are some tips to keep in mind for organizing your makeup collection:

  • The next step is to get rid of the makeup that is expired. For example, you should throw away your eye shadow after six months – especially if you use your finger to apply it. It can build up bacteria, which can be dangerous to place near your eyes.
  • Once you have gotten rid of all the bad, expired and broken makeup, the next step is to separate everything into categories. For example, lipsticks together, eye shadows together, etc.
  • One option is to use a hanging makeup organizer, which has a number of clear pockets in which you can place your beauty products.
  • You could also use drawer dividers, such as you would use in the kitchen for storing forks, spoons and knives. They work really well for separating mascara, lip gloss, etc.
  • It is also important to keep your makeup away from direct sunlight, as this can cause your lipsticks to melt and damage your products.
  • If you have a few makeup items that constitute your “daily look” such as your favorite mascara, eye shadow and foundation – you could keep them in their own accessible container so that you can access them quickly and easily. Your other makeup can be saved for a special occasion.

These are just a few tips to keep in mind for organizing your makeup, so that you can make the most of your collection and save yourself time and hassle when you are putting on your face.



  1. Rainbowdoll

    January 22, 2014 at 12:21 pm

    Thanks for the tips! I don’t really use make up but whenever I do, I don’t really think so much of these things you mentioned – especially the part that I should get rid of expired make up. I don’t really know how to tell if they’re expired lol!

  2. Ronel

    January 22, 2014 at 2:03 pm

    This is great! I’ll probably let my sister know about this since she used to have an messy table for her makeups things. Hahaha.

  3. Peachy @ The Peach Kitchen

    January 23, 2014 at 12:59 pm

    Thank for the tips. Although I don’t have a lot of make-ups to organize. Hihi.

  4. Nadine

    January 24, 2014 at 12:42 pm

    At some point I believe I’ll also start having to use make up but right now I’m not really decided yet. Thanks to your post though, I can now look back at some tips if ever I decide on taking that make-up path! LOL :3

  5. Raqisah Alimona

    April 4, 2014 at 11:11 pm

    Thank you for this well-thought tips. When we organized these stuff, if we are trying to find something it will be just easy for us to look for it. :)

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