How I Store My Makeup & Organisational Tips

It’s been a long time since I took you on a tour of my makeup mountain and seeing as this set up has very recently been switched around, I though I should document it before it was lost forever. For someone who has to keep products as part of their job, I like to think I keep a lean book when it comes to the things that have a permanent home with me. It’s also semi in order due to my attempts at being an organisational fairy.

I’m regularly asked about how I keep things in order, so along with the video I thought I’d share a few of my tips for keeping things tidy…

KEEP A ROTATION: I try to rotate products as regularly as I can to keep things fresh in my mind and being used. This not only helps cement my love of certain products when I find I gravitate towards them, but reminds me of the ones I’m not so fussed about. This way I can easily determine whether I really should be keeping something and brings me to my next point…

USE IT OR LOSE IT: If I don’t use something regularly (and it’s not limited edition – the only semi-acceptable reason on the planet for not using a perishable makeup item) then it needs to be re homed in one of three places, an overflow (see point 4), another human beings stash or… the bin (reserved only for the truly disgusting – as long as it’s in date you should always try to re-home).

KEEP IT CLEAN KIDS: Clean out your storage! Acrylic Storage gets dirty surprisingly easily, even if you aren’t one for foundation fingers, dust settles and makes your storage look uncared for and therefore slightly more unorganised. Dust out the drawers, wash your brushes, polish any mirrors. I guarantee you in the clean up you’ll find something you no longer want too.

SET ASIDE AN OVERFLOW: I’m not going to pretend that when I get sent new things I can easily house them in the set up featured in this video. I do have a sizeable box in one of my drawers that holds seasonal products and new things to try. Once this fills up a mass cull ensues, but for the most part it works as an excellent way to keep the overspill tidy, and can help you to recognise whether you miss a product if you’re constantly going back to the overflow to search for it!

Any more tips on makeup management? Pop them below and share your organisational wisdom!

54 Comments

  1. 09 Feb 2015 / 11:44 am

    Wonderful video!

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  2. 09 Feb 2015 / 11:49 am

    Love this! Sooo organised.

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  3. 09 Feb 2015 / 12:01 pm

    Suzie, I always get excited about your youtube videos but I am glad you didn't forget about blogging! Haha you kind of inspire me to get more organised, especially when it comes to my make up. Since i am traveling a lot lately I alwyays keep them in my bag but it makes it messy!

    Andrea xx
    SavingSimplicity13

  4. 09 Feb 2015 / 12:15 pm

    lovely video!

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  5. 09 Feb 2015 / 12:22 pm

    I find my storage is so hard to keep clean like you mentioned. I’m going to have a massive clear out in the next couple of weeks.

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  6. 09 Feb 2015 / 12:34 pm

    Such a lovely collection and love how you store everything. I want to collect more makeup myself and build up my collection and I'll definitely use your tips.

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  7. 09 Feb 2015 / 12:42 pm

    Some great tips, I'm very messy so I'm always looking for new tips!
    xx
    belle-fin.blogspot.be

  8. 09 Feb 2015 / 1:05 pm

    So glad to see a makeup storage video! Thank you for the lovely tips!

    Catpacking | Beauty & Travel

  9. 09 Feb 2015 / 1:18 pm

    I love the packaging of those small Tom Ford lipsticks
    Aaaand of course rose gold details. 🙂

    x
    Jo

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  10. 09 Feb 2015 / 1:23 pm

    Wooow, your collection is huge!

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  11. 09 Feb 2015 / 1:23 pm

    Yes, our prayers was heard.

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  12. 09 Feb 2015 / 1:29 pm

    I have quite a good sized stash, but make sure to keep it clean and throw anything not being used – whether it's given away or rehomed!

    Lauren x
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  13. 09 Feb 2015 / 2:08 pm

    I wish all my make-up was so organized! Loved it x

  14. 09 Feb 2015 / 2:13 pm

    I love this video! Really inspired me to organized my make up! haha
    Love

    Pili

    Records of my Troubles

  15. 09 Feb 2015 / 2:26 pm

    It's never easy to find the right storage ! Thanks for sharing !

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  16. 09 Feb 2015 / 2:56 pm

    I love to see how other people storage their makeup!! Thanks for sharing.
    xx

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  17. 09 Feb 2015 / 3:12 pm

    This really inspires me to organize my makeup, as I know it would save me a great deal of time if I knew where everything was, instead of trying to fish makeup out of crammed drawers. I need organization in my life!
    xx
    Jenny // Mish Mosh Makeup

  18. 09 Feb 2015 / 3:14 pm

    Love the way you store your make-up! Looks so pretty.

    Kelly | www.Elegantic.nl

  19. 09 Feb 2015 / 3:18 pm

    Great tips, I love watching makeup collection videos! (:
    ABlogByPhilippa

  20. 09 Feb 2015 / 3:38 pm

    Definitely agree with you on the clear-out, it will find a better home elsewhere!

    Erin | Erin and Katherine Talk Beauty

  21. 09 Feb 2015 / 3:41 pm

    I definitely need to invest in some better storage – my collection is growing steadily and I might as well start organising from the get go rather than having to navigate makeup mayhem when I do eventually get storage! Love the video, i really enjoy watching how other people organise!

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  22. 09 Feb 2015 / 4:06 pm

    Love this! Great tip to keep things rotating, there's so many lovely products which I need to use up!

    Josie XOXO
    Fashion Mumblr

  23. 09 Feb 2015 / 5:15 pm

    Loved having a peek around your storage! I need to add a few more acrylic pieces to my collection. Now if only I had a bigger bathroom/dressing table situation lol!

    xx

  24. 09 Feb 2015 / 5:21 pm

    I love how simple everything looks:) Great tips!

    xoxo
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  25. 09 Feb 2015 / 5:22 pm

    I love seeing other people's makeup storage! Yours is really nice, it looks pretty and quite functional!

    <3

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  26. 09 Feb 2015 / 5:39 pm

    I need to get myself some of these drawers my storage is awful at the minute!! Great video 🙂 Xx
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  27. 09 Feb 2015 / 6:14 pm

    Luckily I don't wear a lot of makeup and my collection can fit nicely into a wicker basket! Unfortunately I do have this problem with clothes though… I NEVER have enough space for all my clothes. It's ridiculous. Seriously. Haha.

    The Lens Affair

  28. 09 Feb 2015 / 6:39 pm

    great tips, I love the video! 🙂

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  29. 09 Feb 2015 / 6:53 pm

    perfect
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  30. 09 Feb 2015 / 6:53 pm

    One of my favorite videos of yours! Some really useful tips 🙂

    Ooh La Luce | Fashion, Beauty, Lifestyle

  31. 09 Feb 2015 / 7:56 pm

    So many gorgeous Tom Ford lipsticks! I definitely recommend getting Indian Rose it's a gorgeous day to night bitten lips pink.

    Love reading your blog, would love it if you would check out mine too
    Thank You,

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  32. 09 Feb 2015 / 9:33 pm

    Helpful tips! I'm yet to upgrade to acrylic storage – your collection seems very well organized.

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  33. 09 Feb 2015 / 9:47 pm

    Great tips, Suzie!
    Muji drawers are brillant at storing makeup.
    ~x

  34. 09 Feb 2015 / 11:18 pm

    I love blog posts/video's like this! Knowing what other people keep in their make up collections is so interesting, these kind of tips are always handy 🙂 having so much make up/beauty products but still wanting a nice and tidy looking dressing table can sometimes be a tricky situation!

  35. 09 Feb 2015 / 11:19 pm

    I'm relatively happy with my storage of makeup, it's my bathroom/skincare that is a mess! Any tips?

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  36. 09 Feb 2015 / 11:29 pm

    I really need to rotate my products more, least I wouldn't keep forget half the stuff I own!

    Annabel ♥
    Mascara & Maltesers

  37. 10 Feb 2015 / 12:07 am

    Hi! I have nominated you for the Leibster and Verstaile Award… click the link to check it out: http://www.whynotblogitdown.com/2015/02/TheAwardGoesToo.html 🙂

  38. 10 Feb 2015 / 12:35 am

    I love how you organise everything. I wish I was as organised as you haha. x

    www.savvysuperstylish.blogspot.co.uk

  39. 10 Feb 2015 / 6:03 am

    I think these are great tips! I definitely have some products that probably haven't seen the light of day in weeks that I need to go through. That being said I also need a better way of organizing everything that doesn't involve me just chucking them into a basket.

    x beauty, style, life | bespectacled

  40. 10 Feb 2015 / 10:54 am

    Lovely video 🙂

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  41. 10 Feb 2015 / 7:34 pm

    Beautiful set up and collection! Everything is so neat and organized. Really great tips too!

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  42. 11 Feb 2015 / 3:56 am

    Loved your tips and the video! I've been trying to be a lot better at not hoarding makeup myself. It's still a work in progress though.

  43. 11 Feb 2015 / 2:54 pm

    Ah, this only reminds me of the incredible shamble my makeup is in at the moment. Okay I'm definitely convinced now that I need to organise my collection.

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  44. 11 Feb 2015 / 8:59 pm

    Love the 'use it or lose it' tip! xx

    http://lilliemysel.blogspot.com

  45. 12 Feb 2015 / 11:45 am

    Your videos are so well put together, such great tips! Although I'm a beauty blogger, I never allow myself to have more than my essential makeup kit, the rest goes to my sisters or friends!

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  46. 14 Feb 2015 / 8:58 pm

    This is great! Your make up looks so well organized and lovely! well done 🙂

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  47. 15 Feb 2015 / 8:44 pm

    You have such a good collection and I love your storage as well!

    Cass | CassandraMyee

  48. 24 Aug 2018 / 6:06 am

    Nice blog; thanks for sharing your knowledge with us. You have really given me some interesting tips so that I can store my makeup kit + makeup products tidily and manage it much better. Keep sharing with us – waiting for your next blog!

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