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The Ultimate Guide to Organizing Your Makeup

It’s easy to get overwhelmed by the amount of makeup in your collection. If you want to pull together an outfit for a night out, but can’t find anything because everything is mixed together into a giant mess, it could ruin your evening.

There are many ways you can organize your makeup so that it’s easy to find what you’re looking for and keep it organized.

Get an organizer

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To begin, you’ll need some sort of organizer. This could be a drawer, box, or bag, whichever fits your needs best. Make sure it’s easy to access and waterproof (or at least water resistant). If it’s too heavy for you to carry around with all your makeup in it, then opt for something smaller like an old purse or cosmetic bag.

Organize by category

Whether you choose to keep your makeup in a drawer or on the counter, the first step is to find an organizational system that makes sense for you. If you have a lot of different types of products (or even just a few more than one), then it’s best to organize them by category: eye shadow, lipsticks, brushes and sponges, setting powders and bronzers. This will help you quickly spot what you need when applying makeup, particularly if they are all within arms reach.

Go vertical

If you only have a small amount of space to store your makeup, try using a vertical surface. A lower shelf or even a wall can be repurposed as storage for your makeup.

Whether you choose to use a traditional shelf or wall space, there are some things to keep in mind when storing vertically:

Make sure that the objects you are planning on storing are light enough so they don’t fall over and break something. This will help ensure that no one gets hurt by flying debris from overturned containers.

Make sure any jars or tubes are stored upside down so they don’t leak onto other products below them. This will also prevent any damage caused by leakage.

Keep similar items in the same spot

Keep like items together.

If you have two different lipsticks and one of them is a red lipstick, it makes sense to keep those two together so that you don’t forget which one goes with the other. The same applies for eye shadow palettes or mascara tubes.

If you have multiple shades of eyeshadow, keeping them organized can be tricky unless they’re in a palette with a mirror on top (like this one). In that case, each shade will be visible in its own slot, making it easy to locate the color you want without having to dig through an entire drawer looking for it!

Get small containers for tiny items

You should also get small containers for tiny items. Small containers are great for organizing small items because they can be used on their own and grouped together with other small containers to create a complete system of organization.

Here are some examples of what you might consider getting:

A set of mini drawers or clear-lidded jars. (see our favorite options here)

Use mall square boxes with compartments (these come in a variety of sizes)

Use a makeup train case when on the go

Another great option is to use a makeup train case when you are on the go. This keeps all of your makeup together and in one place, so it is easy to grab and go. It also holds everything safely, which means no messes while traveling. And if you choose an opaque train case, it can keep your products hidden from view if someone else is using the bathroom with you.

Keeping your makeup organized has many benefits

Keeping your makeup organized has many benefits. You can easily find what you need, and know what to buy if you run out. It’s also less likely to get damaged or go bad if you have it in a container that keeps the light out.

If you are new to organizing makeup, this guide will show you how easy it is.


We hope this article has helped you to get your makeup organized. All the tips we have provided you will give you a great start to finding your makeup easier.

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