Monday, January 4, 2016

New Year, New Way to Organize Makeup!

Hi friends! My wonderful momma gifted me this AMAZING little turquoise cabinet for my makeup. At first she was second guessing herself, thinking, "is this a weird gift?" Once she gave it to me, I went home the same day and went into an organizing tailspin. Safe to say it was one of my favorite Christmas gifts!! Only beauty addicts would understand...

Previously, my makeup stuff was in a smallish, tabletop organizer. It was great - but I definitely outgrew it. Often times I had trouble even closing the drawers - makeup overload! Now that I have graduated into a big girl cabinet, I wanted to show off all my hard organizing work to you guys! Check out the photos below.

My beautiful new cabinet! It comes up to about my hip (i'm 5'2'') 
My mom has the same one at home, and I always loved hers. 
It even has wheels!

Lipgloss drawer
Does it look like I have a Laura Mercier Paint Wash Lip Colour problem?
After seeing all my glosses displayed like this, I can honestly say i'm not buying a new one any time soon... 

Lipstick drawer
I love picking out what lip color I'm going to wear each day!
Guess I never realized how many lipsticks I have, since they used to be piled on top of each other.
I'm going to try and rotate through my lipsticks more, it's easy to get stuck in a rut and always wear the same few. 

My Spill Over Lip Drawer
OK, so this is a problem. This is a mix of the glosses and lipsticks I couldn't fit in the original drawers.
I should have combed through my stuff more and thrown stuff out, but I was too excited to organize! #OCDproblems
I found a few drugstore lipsticks that weren't even opened yet!! Damn me.

Small eyeshadow drawer
Before, I reached for whatever eyeshadow was on top at the moment.
Now that I can see everything, I've been playing more with my makeup.
It's almost like getting new makeup! Almost.

Face and Accessories drawer
Foundations, highlighters, bronzers, concealers, tools, etc
I never realized how many highlighters I had until now, yikes.

Eye Pencils drawer
All my eye liners. I'm not allowing myself to buy any more of these for a long while too.
With the exception of the 2 above palettes, I didn't put any of my other palettes in these drawers.
There's too many and they take up too much room! 
The 2 you see above are NEW (yay!) so I included them to remind myself to use them.
Also included are a few mascaras and lip pencils

And there you have it! I'm so happy with the way it turned out. Eventually, I will go through and do another dreaded makeup purge to free up some extra room. This is a classic case of having so much makeup that you forget what you have. Not anymore! I am going to make a conscious effort to keep this organized, wish me luck. Thanks for reading! 


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