Let’s be honest, your makeup counter is probably the most cluttered space in your room, second to your jewelry. It’s hard to keep it all together, from lipsticks to lip gloss to cream shadows and powder… who can keep up?!
I sought out to figure out the best way to organize makeup and in collaboration with Estée Lauder, made a video this about it. Hope you enjoy!
Here’s how to do it:
Step 1: Find a space with good light and ample room
Step 2: Organize your makeup into groups
Step 3: Select & arrange a variety of containers (household, vintage, new!)
Step 4: Store by category from face to eyes, lips, nail polish, etc. Don’t forget your brushes!
*Tip: When storing lipstick, turn the labels up so that you can see the colors easily
Step 5: Don’t forget your beauty tools: mirror, Q-tips, cotton balls, tissues, tweezers & sharpener
Step 6: Add in other essentials: Moisturizer & Perfume
Step 7: Mark the date of purchase on makeup that expires
BONUS: Fill your makeup bag with everyday basics – easy to access & always ready to go!
What are your favorite organizing tips?
Great tips! Love the video.
The best tip was #7. I always lose track of the expiration & the makeup dries out before I ever get a chance to enjoy it! Yet, I’m not the best with makeup so I”m sure my accessories are much more of a mess! lol.
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I need to apply your tips!!
Great! I really have to organize my make-up, this wil help!
What a fab video!
My problem is keeping it all organized. A couple of days and it looks like extreme chaos again.
Absolutely adore your makeup area, looks so fresh and clean, definitely what you need to start the day a fresh!
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Great step-by-step guide. I need to do this!
Great tips! Going to use them
Great tips !
This is going to be so helpful for the new room!xx
Great tips! Love how its so perfectly organised! x
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Storing by category is a great idea! Love these useful tips, thanks for sharing!
Great handy tips, nice video too! Lilly xx http://alittlelilly.blogspot.nl/
Great tips! Love the video.
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I’ve been working on a better layout for my makeup room. I feel like my vanity is getting so cluttered! Thanks for the tips, I’ll definitely try them out!
Always a good idea to purge the make-up cabinet every few months…Thanks for the reminder <3
Love this and congratulations to the collab, so cool and great job! x S.
Great tips, love how your station looks so lovely and inviting!
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These are nice suggestions for using makeup at home. What do you use when traveling or getting ready on the go? What if you used a portable “Velcro” like tray to hold your cosmetics and accessories? Beauty Butler is this product, and it is a nice way to store and protect your makeup at home and on the go. Gone are the days of accidentally forgetting mascara or digging through bags and drawers. Just Google Beauty Butler to see for yourself. When your makeup is clean and organized, it’s more fun to use… I Promise –Mr. BB Professional Makeup Organizing Guru
How do we know when makeup expires? That’s a good one, I always assumed it would be gone before expiration. Can you do a post on the effects of using expired makeup? curious….
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Great video! This post is very interesting!
Lovely photos! I don’t actually own that much make up so manage to squeeze it all into my dresser drawers, but this is tempting me slightly!
LOVE this!!! Great tips & swoon-worthy setup x
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this is perfection. I need to do this!
where can you buy those clear containers?
Pretty! Of course, I have about 10x more makeup than that (and none of it is Estee Lauder) so none of those tips really work for me. When we remodeled the bathroom,
I had one wall turned into a built-in closet for cosmetics. Not the solution for most people, I know, but it’s what I did. I use clear organizers from By Alegory to keep everything in order. Nail polish is stored separately in two Helmer drawers from IKEA. (Yes, I have THAT much nail polish, lol!)
Best tips. I will definitely use these tips to organize my makeup. I currently have them in couple of boxes and its completely unorganized. Thanks for sharing this post
Beautiful Video! On Point. You can also use clear containers from Ikea or hardware store.