Of a truth, I am also guilty of a cluttered drawer as much as you are. I find it frustrating and stressful when getting ready for work I the morning and I had to search for the perfect cosmetic to go for the day. Sometimes I purchase a duplicate of what I have because I don’t know what I have at all. Am I the only victim here? NO
Beauty product freaks find it easy to purchase and sample latest makeup products mostly their best brands which is much easy to do, but the technical part of it lies in the storing and organizing this accessory. Most times after purchasing a new product, they find it hard to dispose of stale accessories because it’s their favorite. I was in a conversation with someone, and I said “I find it easy to buy my beauty product but quite hard to organize it. My makeup box is full, and I don’t know what to do about it”.
Luckily, I took time out, and I came up with some tips on how to organizing your makeup drawer. It can be done easily and guess what, it will help you save time when searching for your favorite and help you get familiar with your accessories.
It requires just a few minutes of your time, a trash can and dividers (not compulsory). Then you are set! Before we begin, you need to get familiar with makeup life shell. Every accessory has a lifespan. Unlike food, cosmetics do not always have their lifespan printed on them, but you have to keep track of when you open them. Research has shown that expired cosmetics causes skin irritation and eye infection, it is necessary you avoid hoarding stale accessories and start keeping track of the launching date. Chances Are You Used Expired Mascara
- DISPOSE OF ALL EXPIRED ITEMS
Now you know which of your cosmetic is meant to be tossed off and the ones that can be kept for further use. Once you get your products on a flat surface where you can have a good view of it, then separate the old and unusual items from the excellent and useful item. A cosmetic is old and un-useful if its broken beyond repair like a cracked powder compact, smashed lipstick and a broken pencil. This item can make a mess of your drawer. If it's expired and outdated or dried up, then it is ready to be thrown away. Although there are ways to make your makeup last longer. This is a good time to clean your drawer or box and wipe out all kind of eyeliner pencil shavings hiding in the corners of the drawer.
- KNOW YOUR MAKEUPS
Now is an excellent time to check for duplicates if you have a product or couple of products with a similar color. Also, a good time to categorize your products. Everyday purpose, once-in-a-while, unique occasion product. This will make it easier when arranging your cosmetics in the drawer.
- SET UP YOUR MAKEUP ORGANIZER
If your drawer is smaller than your makeup, you might want to shop for makeup organizers, box, bag’s in-case you need one or you don’t have any yet or you can incorporate the use of dividers. You don’t need to go extravagant when it comes to this, anything that allows you to effectively arrange your makeup for easy access is good to go. Just be creative with your divider solutions. Other creative equipment’s are hanging organizers, makeup tray toothbrush holders, dollar store baskets. Putting everything in proper place helps you reduce the mess and cut down the time it takes to locate your product.
- ORGANIZE YOUR MAKE UP
A well organized drawer will save you from searching for products every morning and spend less money buying a duplicate of what you already have. Makeups should be arranged base on the level of usage. Everyday cosmetics should be separated from occasional cosmetics and ceremonial cosmetics. You might prefer having a special case for your everyday cosmetics, that will be easy to access while the occasional products will be well arranged in the drawer. Except your organizer has different compartment, it is advisably to divide your drawer. Now you can group your makeup base on type, size, color, occasion, uses. You can also group them base on how you use them. In organizing your makeup drawer, think about are the color conscious type, you can group all products based on their colors and keeping close colors close. Also if you like mixing and matching products, you might want to you might want to group them base on type.
- DON’T SIDELINE YOUR BRUSHES
Your brushes also need to be organized appropriately to avoid damage. Squeezing your brush into a small drawer will cause more harm than good. If after arranging your accessories into your drawer, there is little or no space for brushes, you use a tall holder, or you can just stand them up in a hanging organizer. Finally, don’t forget to clean up your brushes and applicators. These are your makeup tools that are used nearly every day, and sometimes you drop it on your drawer with less care. Research has shown that a brush left unclean for a minimum of one-month harbors bacteria more than they can measure. So while you are keeping your drawer clean, you have to keep your brushes clean at least once in a week. Doing so increases the lifespan of your brushes and prevents your face from contacting bacteria through the brush. The primary truth is that people don’t want to clean their makeup brushes. That is why people sideline this aspect when organizing their makeup because it is time-consuming.
A constant check at your drawer, cleaning and throwing away thrash will help keep your makeup drawer well organized simple and in shape. Try out this tip once and share how you feel about it using the comment box. I look forward to hearing your experience.