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How to Organize Your Makeup Like a Pro

Organizing makeup doesn’t have to be a nightmare. If you’re tired of putting on makeup all over the bathroom, maybe it’s time to get organized.
From minimalists to makeup enthusiasts, anyone could use the tips to organize everything.

I have a pretty small collection of tricks too, but man, it gets complicated quickly. It always was, and I thought it always was until I seriously improved my makeup organization game.

Now not only does my makeup stay organized, it stays cleaner and takes only seconds to get back in order if things get a little … messy.

Your makeup can feel this for you too!

Whatever makeup organizing system you’ve tried in the past, it may not be right for you.

Here you will see some of the brightest makeup organization ideas that are sure to tame even the largest makeup collection!

1. Decluttering is the Key

Before you can organize anything, you need to do some important decluttering. Now is the time to get rid of rarely used lipsticks, outdated eyeshadows and your really, very old makeup (you know you have something you’ve been holding on to for too long …)
Think like a minimalist and remember what you wear. There is no need to cling to special occasion makeup if special occasions rarely happen. There is no need to keep a red lipstick that you never wear because it looks like you need to own a red lipstick.

2. Use Insert in a Drawer

Seems like a no-brainer, right? Yet so many people skip this simple step. If you keep your makeup in a drawer with no insert, you set yourself up for failure. Now, not all inserts are created equal. Actually measure your drawers and find the one that fits comfortably.

Also ignore the individual inserts and choose a solid insert for the entire drawer. This will prevent it from moving every time the drawer is opened and will help prevent small pieces from slipping between the slots.

3. Use Transparent Drawers

If you like to see all of your makeup at once, an acrylic tabletop container with drawers might be just what you need. Remember to label the drawers, a beautiful font is a fun way to add visual interest and most importantly, keep things organized.

4. Keep it Simple on the Counter

If you’re a super minimalist, you may be able to make it easier to store your makeup by keeping it in a single tray above the counters. Use a single tray with a free makeup brush holder to make a statement that keeps everything organized.

5. Dedicate a Whole Shelf

If you have a lot of makeup, why not show it off with its shelf? Add some decorative touches and cute containers and you’ve created a functional focal point in the room.

6. Storage on the Door

If space is the issue for your makeup, maybe it’s time to use an over-the-door storage organizer. From simple clear pocket organizers to sturdy designs, this is a safe and easy way to organize all your makeup in one place!

7. Wheel it Around

If you like to do your makeup in different areas of the house, you might consider condensing it all into one tiered moving cart. This makes makeup easy anywhere and can be easily stowed out of sight when not in use.

8. Use a 3 Tiered Tray

These gorgeous 3 tier trays aren’t just for the kitchen! You can use them honestly anywhere in the house, and using them for smart makeup organization is no exception.

Makeup organization just needs to be a little creative! With so many different shapes, sizes and varieties, we can often feel overwhelmed when trying to make our makeup and functionality work.
Try one of the brilliant makeup organization ideas above until you find the one that works for you!

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