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Makeup Organization...An attempt!

Hey Glamour Dolls!

I recently had to do some cleaning and destressing and makeup organizing is a way that prevents (at least for me) rushing in the morning. I also did some clothing and jewelry organization so my mornings and nights should be a lot much smoother? Right? Wrong... It's not! I procrastinate and sleep late but that's another story.

Anyway, I went through makeup that I had for years and sadly, I had to throw some away because it was old or either I just wasn't using it. I also gave some away. Surprisingly, I still had makeup that is wrapped in plastic or the boxes it came in... I'm making an effort to shop from my personal collection before buying anything else. Here are the results of my organizing.


The big black case on the right is where the majority of my makeup is, every morning I had to sift  through that to find what I wanted... a lot of times I ended up wearing the same look because I was tired of sifting through all of that to find what I needed.


It looks better but still it looks cluttered and it still takes up space. At least now I can find what I want, my makeup collection is modest compared to others. Eventually, I plan to buy the plastic containers that have trays with them so I can save some space.

I have about 8 palettes including eyeshadow and blush that are not pictured and this does not include the makeup that's in my professional makeup artistry kit or the extra "just in case" makeup bag that I have under my sink.


-The pink crate on the left contains: eye bases, blushes, primers, lashes, lash glue and eye shadow quads.

-The purple crate in the middle contains all foundation, powders, bronzers, concealers, mixing mediums and  face primers.

-The purple crate on the right contains more blush, eyeshadow quads and eyebrow makeup.

-The cyliner containers have different items: one has all eyeliners,mascars and lip liners, another has all lip gloss, another has all lipstick and the other two contain brushes.

-The little yellow crate on top contains all of my eyeshadow pigments and glitter.

That's my meager attempt to organize my makeup... How do you store your makeup?


Agent Elle said…
Gabs! OMG. You should definitely check out Ebay for one of those rolling cases. That way you can stand everything up and see all the colors at once. Some of them are huge, but there are plenty that are medium sized with 6 levels of pull out trays.

I keep everything but my glosses in an aluminum case. It's overflowing, so I plan on replacing it very soon. I keep all of my glosses in a Mally travel case and it is filled to capacity!
Ms. Viva Glam said…
Lol, girl I know! I need something because those crates take up space in my bathroom!

I've seen those trays at Wal Mart. I may have to get 2 of them. Once I get them, I'll show another before and after pic :)
Sher said…
great collection,love it!
Agent Elle said…
Nooooo, don't get the little ones b/c you'll just be mad at yourself. Trust me.

Or you could get one of those organization crates from a craft store!
Ms. Viva Glam said…
@ Sher: Thanks :)

@Agent Elle: Since you have a big collection, I'll take your word for it and get a bigger case.

I just hope it fits on my vanity in my bathroom because I don't want to put any makeup up in my room because the lighting is not the best in there. I would love to see your case full of lip glosses!
Trina J Makeup said…
This is a big deal for me! I have some plastic organizers that I purchased from Target where I keep my overflow. However, the products I use regularly on my clients are all in my kit. You seem to have a good system set up! Thanks for sharing :)
CocoagirlD said…
Hey Ms. Viva Glam, wow you got alot of stuff glad im not the only guilty one lol. I have my immediate stuff in the bathroom in those 3 drawer storage the ones that go on the sink some have a open lid for storage i have about 4 of those and for brushes the pencil holders. I to need something else cuz i need more space on the sink to look less clutter imma try to take a pic this weekend to show it but I also have makeup in a big oversize carry bag and other bins for like my kit or what i would use on other people. Thanks for sharing im always trying to find tips on storage.
@ Agent Elle i would love to see how she has her stuff stored. @Sher hey sis.
Ms. Viva Glam said…
@ Trina: Sounds like your system is really organized :)

@Cocoa: Your collection sounds like mine, I would like to see a pic of it one day. Agent Elle is supposed to be starting her own blog, hopefully she will post her makeup collection on her blog very soon!
Avi said…
this is when are you coming to fix my load???? LOL
Ms. Viva Glam said…
Lol, I saw your lip liners collection, which is the biggest I've seen!

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