Greetings from the Dark Side~
It has always been my goal to have my makeup collection perfectly organized. It is very difficult to accomplish when you constantly acquire new products and when you have no space to store them. But ever since I organized my nail polish collection perfectly into one Helmer, I have been wanting really badly to organize my makeup collection into a few drawers. Organizing is also one of my goals for this week, so I took some time today to start to organize things a bit. I regret not having a "before" picture so you could see how much neater my Lip and Face drawer looks like (I will definitely let you see a before picture when I organize my eyeshadow drawer!). I still have so much more to organize so this is just a start.
I know, I have a LOT of makeup, more than I really need. But makeup is one of my biggest passions. To me, makeup is not a tool to be pretty, it is a means to express who you are.Yes, sometimes I am freaked out by how much makeup I have, but then I get over it ^_^
Anyways, what I am showing you is the top drawer of a 5-drawer furniture piece that I bought at IKEA. It is really great for storing makeup, clothes, and other other personal belongings. I use one drawer for both all my lip and face products. Each photo shows half of the drawer.
So above is most of my lip products. I store them in small plastic containers that I bought at Walmart. The larger container on the left has most of my drugstore lipsticks, my Revlon lip glosses and stains, and my two MAC Hello Kitty lip balms, Wet n Wild lipsticks, Maybelline Vivid lipsticks, and Maybelline Baby Lips. On the other containers I have OCC Lip Tars (Thanks Ashley for the purple Lip Tar!), Lime Crime Velvetines, L'oreal liquid stain products, Armani Lip Maestro, Shiro Cosmetics Lip Gloss, MAC lipsticks and lip glosses, Illamasqua lipsticks, Australis lipsticks, (in the very back) Lime Crime lipsticks, Armani Sheer Lipsticks, Tom Ford lipsticks, and so on.
The right half of my drawer has ALL of these cheek and face products. So many! I have a lot of MAC blushes as you can see! I also have Estee Lauder, Illasmasqua, ELF, Hard Candy, Bobbi Brown, Majo Majo, Jill Stuart, NYC, Pumpkin & Poppy, and others. Most of this drawer is blushes, but in the far right corner I have some foundations and concealers.
There is many things that I still have to fix into this drawer, but for the time being I am satisfied. It could be a lot neater, but it is 100x's better than it was before. Seriously, no joke. Wait until I show you my eyeshadow drawer! I am not looking forward to organizing that mess!
Do you have any tips for organizing makeup?