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Once I started following IMBB, I became a makeup addict and I started shopping madly all of a sudden. Like most of us, I was a lip gloss and kajal person, so all I had was one kajal and a handful of lip glosses. I started using foundation, compacts, blushes and my current love is lipsticks. I am trying so many lipsticks these days 😀 One day when I stopped and turned back to see my collection, I got so frustrated seeing my unorganized makeup space. That is when I started looking for ways to store the cosmetics.
Many a times, while rushing, I end up using a random blush that my hand grabs from the pouch and only when I return home I realize that I have a better blush that would have worked better on me for that occasion. This happened to me so many times that I seriously started looking for a way to organize my makeup storage. So, here I am sharing with you what I have found.
Lipstick and Lip Gloss Storage Idea
We need a lipstick organizer wherein I have planned to segregate it into browns, pinks, peaches and corals, etc. This segregation is based on your collection. You can label each box with these shades, so that it will be very easy for you to pick the right box (read shade) even if you are in a hurry. It is better to have a transparent box to store all the lipsticks.
Else you can also buy these lipstick organizers to stack your lipsticks individually. For example, you can stack all pinks in one such holder which can hold up to 24 lipsticks and another one with browns, etc. Only problem with this would be cleaning the holder as it is left open.
You can follow the same method for lip glosses as well.
Blush and Eye Shadows Storage Idea:
I personally prefer draws for my blush/eye shadow storage. In each draw, you can keep the blush in a way such that the shade name or number is facing upwards. We can find draws that are completely transparent and again segregating the blushers/eye shadows based on the color would help a lot.
Nail Polish Storage Idea:
There is this friend of mine who is crazy about nail enamels and nothing else (I mean no other cosmetics). She is an expert in Nail Art too, but she never took it up as a career. She just does it for herself and she is a pro I will say. She has almost all shades from OPI and the way she stored it impressed me a lot. I couldn’t click a pic of that so will try to show something similar. She just nailed a slim wooden plank on her wall, one below another, and arranged according to their shades. The colors would go from Pink to Purple and Red and then Yellow to Coral, Coral to Orange and Greens. This not only helped her to spot colors easily, but added a glamour to her room as well. Though I don’t have so many nail enamels, I have asked my hubby to make the same in my walk-in wardrobe as well 😀
If you have already got drawers and they still have some space left, you can also store them up as shown in the pic below.
Brush Storage Idea:
The easiest thing to store are the makeup brushes. I just took a glass and kept these brushes based on for what purpose they are being used or for which part it is used like face, eyes, lips, etc. But keeping it this way might be easy, but you have to make sure to clean it before every use.
If this pre-use cleaning bothers you a bit, then you might find the right pouches for the storage.
Since I have a 1-year-old kid, I usually find it difficult to do things on time. I end up rushing, spilling, dashing, breaking while getting ready 😉 So, I thought I should keep all the necessary makeup stuff ready as soon as I decide on my outfit. So, at such times, I need something like the one shown below to stack all my foundation, compact, brush, lipstick, eye shadows, blush, etc.
Hope you find this post useful. Do share your ideas on storing makeup.
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