Why is it important to organize your makeup collection? As a Beauty blogger and Makeup Artist I spend a lot of my time organizing my collection. I consistently am adding to my collection through PR and purchases of my own. After some time your makeup collection will overflow, if you don’t have things organized and some items removed. I have some tips and tricks for you to utilize your collection. You see it’s not just about organization, it’s about making the most out of what you have.
There are tons of options for organization. From Ikea desks and Alex drawers to acrylic storage and odds and ends from the container store. I am a huge fan of organizing my makeup in a way where I can see it, which normally translates to acrylic. I utilize Muji drawers and the Original Beauty Box for this. I love how I can organize my collection to group all the blushes and actually am able to see what each drawer contains. I also have one of the Ikea desks that I use as my makeup vanity, which contains one large drawer for additional storage. It’s important to have organization so that you know what you have and use it well.
Yes your makeup collection also needs to be added to the cleaning schedule. I love to pull everything out, sanitize it inside and out, and put it back. Typically I do this while I am organizing my collection. I always keep Windex, Lysol wipes and Makeup sanitation spray on hand.
Move it around|
Often we get caught up in makeup trends that we buy things we don’t need or sometimes already have in our collection. The easiest way to fully use all of the makeup in your collection is to move it around. Bring things in the back to the front. I often do this and find products I loved and totally forgot about.
Trash & Donate|
Once every few months I go through my collection and trash expired products. Liquid products, especially Mascara is the first to go. My rule of thumb is if the smell and/or texture of a product changes then it’s time to toss it. On the flip side, products that I don’t use or don’t work for me I help them find a new home. I am telling you 100% you know someone that could use these products and love them. I typically donate makeup to women’s shelters and give some to family and friends. If it’s a product you aren’t using then it’s really of no use to you. This is the philosophy I use to keep my collection under control.
As you can see there are so many reasons all of us should organize our makeup collections. Regardless if it’s to donate or simply to clean there’s always a reason to do this. You never know your next makeup collection organization day may prove to hold a great discovery of one of your favorite makeup products.