How I Organise my Lipsticks

by Rati on July 20, 2013 · 61 comments

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Hi Everyone, :)

I have struggled to arrange my lipsticks (especially MAC) for the longest time. All MAC Lipsticks come in the same black packaging. So the only option you have is to remember each lipstick by name. For a few lipsticks, it is possible but when you have a ton of look-alike lipsticks, it is difficult. I found this little Audrey Hepburn trunk a few days back and I instantly knew that this is the best fit for my lipsticks.

I have put sticky labels on the caps and marked the top with the lipstick itself. I’d probably color co-ordinate them but at the moment that’s how they look. :D I wish I’d got circular labels but I couldn’t so… This might not be the prettiest thing to do to your lipsticks but this totally makes sense to me. My regular everyday lipsticks stand in an acrylic lipstick stand. This is more for trial and review purposes. :D

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saloni..!! July 20, 2013 at 1:09 pm

You know what i think i would tag this is the BEST post of yours from these mini posts that you do *clap* *clap* *clap* *clap* i am sooo impressed by this idea of yours *puchhi* amazing thought *hifive* this makes it soo easy to pick the shade you want.. me inspired to pick more lipsticks now *happydance*

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Rati July 20, 2013 at 2:18 pm

thankoo saloni *happy dance* *happy dance* *happy dance* *happy dance* you should. lovee lippies :D :D

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Gowthami July 20, 2013 at 1:11 pm

I usually do this way to organise my nail polish tray *hifive* Great Rati *clap* *clap*

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Rati July 20, 2013 at 2:21 pm

thanks gowthami :)) but nail polishes already come in glass bottles no ? *scared*

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Gowthami July 20, 2013 at 3:10 pm

yeah but I own 22 shades Rati so I’l just apply some color on top of the nail polish bottle’s lids to pick colors quick without taking out each ;) when I’m in hurry…….. ;) *haan ji*

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Rati July 20, 2013 at 3:20 pm

oh that ways. :))

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Lakshmi July 20, 2013 at 1:13 pm

Wow drool worthy.how many Chanel lippiezzzzzzzzzzzzz.I Have 10+lippies only.

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Rati July 20, 2013 at 2:32 pm

dont have a count actually. :P thanks :)

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tanvi July 20, 2013 at 1:13 pm

Great creativity Rati! Keep the organising posts coming *clap*

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Rati July 20, 2013 at 2:33 pm

Thanks tanvi :))

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Lakshmi July 20, 2013 at 1:14 pm

Not all Chanel.

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Rati July 20, 2013 at 2:33 pm

trust me you have sensible number of lipsticks. This is insane :P

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Aditi July 20, 2013 at 1:23 pm

Omg ! This is like makeup heaven *drool* *drool*
Where did u get the trunk from?? Good Earth?

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Rati July 20, 2013 at 2:44 pm

I got it from a kiosk in select city. :)

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Vidhi V July 20, 2013 at 1:57 pm

Ratiii! Amazing post this is…

Btw… Can I give you an Idea? if you are having trouble organizing your stuff… do a give away :P :P :P or you can also give it away to me *hihi* rofl *KIDDING*

This is seriously one of your best posts! *clap*

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Vrinda July 20, 2013 at 2:15 pm

hahahahhahahahahahah rofl good one. BTW I got a Chanel *happydance* just to make you jealous. I know you know it :D

and such a great post Rati. You are just the best!

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Rati July 20, 2013 at 3:03 pm

hihih thanks vrinda :D

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Rati July 20, 2013 at 3:03 pm

loll!! I somehow always buy new things to giveaway and a ton of these have to be reviewed. :P

naughty you *hunterwali* *hunterwali* :P

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Vidhi V July 20, 2013 at 3:06 pm

*hihi*

Waiting for the review *hifive* *pompom*

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jomol July 20, 2013 at 2:00 pm

Super organization tip and that’s audrey hepburn trunk is so classy *jai ho* Wish i could steal all the lipsticks with the trunk *drool* *drool*

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Rati July 20, 2013 at 3:14 pm

jomo *hihi* *hihi* *hihi* thankoo :D

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arja July 20, 2013 at 2:33 pm

The box The box WOW. *happy dance* *happy dance* *happy dance* *happy dance* *happy dance* *happy dance* *happy dance* *happy dance* The lippies are stuff of dreams. sighs.

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arja July 20, 2013 at 2:34 pm

Love hepburn. *haan ji* *haan ji* *haan ji* *haan ji*

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Rati July 20, 2013 at 3:17 pm

yeah love hepburn. that’s why got it *happy dance* *happy dance* *happy dance*

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Radhika July 20, 2013 at 2:59 pm

heyya Rati….awesome post.. *woot* *woot* .did u buy that box from Select City??? I saw one shop selling such trunk boxes last week only and thought of buying one for myself also…now will def buy!! *jogging* *jogging* And regarding the labels…what you could do is take a punching machine and punch out the stickers in small circular shapes and then use them after coloring….this way they would like more neat!! *happy dance* *happy dance* *happydance* *happydance*

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Rati July 20, 2013 at 3:19 pm

wouldn’t punching machine labels would be too tinyy?? but great idea . I’d check if i can find a punching machine with bigger holes. :)) yeah there was a stall in select city last week. got it from there only :))

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Radhika July 20, 2013 at 3:25 pm

yay…even I saw it last week only…so I think u bought it from the same shop….going today only but its raining cats and dogs here…what to do… *scared* *scared* ….
And I think the labels would do fine….and u can look for machines with bigger die holes…. *puchhi* *puchhi*

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Rati July 20, 2013 at 4:29 pm

yeah I also had to go somewhere today but dint. It’s all water logged here. :(

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Sahiba July 20, 2013 at 3:10 pm

OOO EMMM JEE.. how tempting that looks.. i keep my lippies in a big square basket and since i have them in manageable number i remember their shades….. :P :P

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Rati July 20, 2013 at 3:20 pm

yeah this was getting so insane sahiba. I had no clue to how organize them and this looked liked the perfect thing to do. :D

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Preeti July 20, 2013 at 3:30 pm

Hi Rati,
Your posts always make for such informative reads. I loved the Audrey Hepburn trunk. It’s very classy! Did the kiosk you pick it up from have a name? I’m from Mumbai but perhaps I can hunt for it here as well.Thanks and keep the lovely posts coming!

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Rati July 21, 2013 at 12:38 pm

not really preeti. Dont reme,ber the name. :( sorry!

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puja July 20, 2013 at 3:32 pm

Hi Rati,
i have been following this blog since long…once i asked something n it didnt get posted so i thght may b i dont know how to post a comment…nyways….m trying again now..
i must say u r a diva…….(r u from army background..so organised…..)

ur collection be it lisptick heels or neckpiece….is just awesome seriously….

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Rati July 21, 2013 at 12:38 pm

no I am not from army background puja. Thanks :)

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parmita July 20, 2013 at 3:45 pm

Lovely idea and the trunk is so cute *clap* *clap* all I can say is that you have a great taste for finer things in life *clap* truly appreciate you :) :)

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Rati July 20, 2013 at 4:23 pm

thanks parmita :))

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sweta July 20, 2013 at 4:00 pm

Nice ideas Rati… *pompom* *pompom* and I too keep my lipsticks in black tin box but as I don’t have these many lipsticks like you I am able to identify them easily *haan ji*

I know its difficult to get round stickers but if you will cut these rectangular stickers diagonally you will get 2 triangles *specs* and those can be placed going round the cap of lipstick that will look more neat I feel :) :) try if time permits

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Rati July 20, 2013 at 4:28 pm

yeah but then they’d be on the sides again… I wanted them to be on the top. *scared* but I’d try if I plan to re-do them. Thanks :))

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Val Anne Bee July 20, 2013 at 4:02 pm

I am dying to see this lipstick collection of your Rati! OH MY! Soooo Beautiful! I only have these in my dreams. Hihihi. I like the idea of stickers on cap. :D

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Rati July 20, 2013 at 4:36 pm

hahhaha!! Thanks val! :D

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Nix July 20, 2013 at 4:03 pm

*drool* Even though m not a lipstick fan bt dis is so….. tempting.
Great organisation tip Rati… and I love d box so… much. Wish I find it… need one for accessories

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Rati July 20, 2013 at 4:39 pm

thanks nix. These boxes are quite common these days. Keep a look out for them. :)

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Mamta Sharma Das July 20, 2013 at 4:22 pm

Loved the little lippy briefcase *drool* . The idea shows how devised and organized is our Rati *duh* . Sometimes with little modifications like these we end up saving so much time in our lives and it feels good too when u have a less cluttered life. organization is the first step towards peace of mind.
+ this might sound funny to you but i saw u in dream day before yesterday, and it was a pretty long one, when i woke up i felt i really did meet you. *haan ji*

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Rati July 20, 2013 at 4:45 pm

god! I am coming in so many people’s dreams!! I hope I was wearing a nice lipstick. loll!! Thanks mamta. I agree organisation really brings peace of mind. :)

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Preeti July 20, 2013 at 5:21 pm

whoa … they look as if they have got cute white hats on their head . Thank youfor inspiring us to arrange our closets/almirahs/wardrobes .One good habit spreads to another . :D

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Rati July 21, 2013 at 12:37 pm

yeah i agree!! Thanks :)

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Surbhi July 20, 2013 at 6:45 pm

Thank u so much for this idea rati di *thankyou* M gonna try this too. My lipsticks keep lying here n there *waiting* *headbang*

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Rati July 21, 2013 at 12:33 pm

was happening with me as well. not now *happy dance* *happy dance* *happy dance*

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Loveleen July 20, 2013 at 6:50 pm

ohhh Tooo many.. I think u are the Carrie bradshaw of Lipsticks.. :-)

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Rati July 21, 2013 at 12:32 pm

I’d love to become carrie bradshaw of fashion as well *happy dance* *happy dance* *happy dance*

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sasmita July 20, 2013 at 7:20 pm

Amazing Idea to organize :) …. *thankyou* ..those lipstick and the whole box is a treat to eyes… *happydance* *oye balle* *haan ji*

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Rati July 21, 2013 at 12:18 pm

thanks sasmita :))

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Atreyee July 20, 2013 at 9:50 pm

Amazing Rati.. You inspire me to be organized. *clap*

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Rati July 21, 2013 at 12:17 pm

thanks atreyee :))

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neha July 20, 2013 at 11:36 pm

oh my god i died and went to heaven and wat an idea of the labelS! *ghost*
and where did u discover the box *woot*

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Rati July 21, 2013 at 12:16 pm

neha it was being sold at the koisk here in the mall..

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happygoluckygal July 21, 2013 at 11:44 am

*clap* *clap* *announce* thats the easiest thing to do :)

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Rati July 21, 2013 at 12:16 pm

well not the easiest.. :)

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neetu July 22, 2013 at 11:58 pm

my gosh how u manage heaps of lippys.. *jai ho* i cannot manage even few of my lippys.. *headbang* am copying ur idea for keeping them safe inside box now.. *happydance*

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Rati July 20, 2013 at 2:19 pm

thanks :))

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Rati July 21, 2013 at 12:34 pm

thank you nidhi :))

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