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!