If there's one thing I love more than applying my makeup, it's organizing it. But I wasn't always like this. I used to store my makeup in a box inside my closet. There's nothing wrong with doing this, but I never really got to see the unused makeup, which means I never got to use it.
If you're a control freak like me, then you probably already have your makeup stored away all nice and you probably separated it by product type. Anyway, that's exactly what I did.
Here are a couple of tips I found useful when organizing my makeup and also on how to get the most use of all that collecting
1. Find a practical and useful way to store everything. Since I have the space in my room, I purchased this mini drawer system from Ikea to store everything. It was super inexpensive (around $20) and it only took 45 minutes to put together (by myself!). You can customize this to the amount of makeup you have. If you have less, then you probably don't need a new piece of furniture.
2. I separated each of my drawers by type of product. So, all of my face products go in one drawer and all my eye products go in another. It's simple and easy to keep track of everything.
3. Place your most used products in a more accessible place. For example, I use my eyeshadow palettes way more than my spare foundations. So all of my palettes (including highlighting palettes, shadow palettes, blush palettes, etc.) are organized at the very top.
4. In order to get the most use out of all my makeup, I make sure to switch everything out once in a while. With winter coming up, I make sure to switch out my brighter blushes out with my seasonally appropriate ones.
It's really easy to forget how much makeup you own, especially when you keep purchasing new products. Within the last couple of months, I really have tried to stop myself from buying new products when I know I have more than enough stored away.