Project Organization

Ok, I have been working on this for a few days now, and what you are about to see may be traumatizing.

Last week I completed my makeup brush/palette organization and it turned out great:

I knew my next organization project would be EVERYTHING else I moved to my vanity after I put it in my room-prior to the vanity, all of my makeup was in the bathroom. I organized everything by category: primers, powders, single shadows, foundations, etc., and put them in Tupperware containers and put them underneath the vanity for easy access.

Well it…turns out that access wasn’t so easy and I found myself unorganized again.

First, I started with my lipstick organization:

I purchased the small drawers and lipstick displays from Dollar Tree, I figured that having them on display, where I could see them would prompt me to use them more often. I organized the AOA Studio liquid lipsticks in the drawers (I will be purchasing at least two more of them), random liquid lipsticks and glosses in the black bin and lip-liners in the other black bin. I actually ended up putting the lip liners in a glass cup for better storage space.

Next, I tackled the rest of the unorganized mess:

Shots from the left and right from where I was sitting

Since I had already went through my palettes and organized them, I had to then go through my pigments, single shadows and glitters. I purchased the wicker circle organizer from The Salvation Army and organized them properly in each slot.

I then tackled the vanity top as well as the cabinet next to it:

My breakthrough in cleaning off the top of the vanity was to move everything off the top of the cabinet and putting the clear acrylic drawers (Bed, Bath, and Beyond) on top to make room on the vanity.

My acrylic drawers are organized in this order:

  • Mascara
  • Eyebrow pencils, pomades, and tools
  • Eyeliner and tools
  • Frequently used brushes
  • Highlighters
  • Eye shadow primers
  • ELF Rose Gold lip crayons
  • AOA Diamond glosses/Avon glosses
  • Concealers

Top and inside of cabinet as well as drawer:

Top of cabinet:

  • New home for acrylic drawers and organizers

Inside cabinet:

  • Powders
  • Highlighters
  • Finishing sprays
  • Single shadows and pigments

Inside of the cabinet is not my ideal situation for organization, but until I find a better way to store things, it’ll have to do.

Inside drawer:

  • Frequently used shadow palettes
  • Favorite eyelashes
  • New ELF products
  • All foundations
  • Frequently used products
  • Frequently used highlighters/contour palettes
  • Bronzers
  • Primers
  • Products I need to try

Inside the drawer may seem a bit counterproductive, however, having all my frequently used products in an easy access place will be a lot easier than digging around for them in bins and tubs. It also helps me have products that are new or that I forgot I had within eyesight so I can reach for them and use them.



I am soooooooooo happy with the finished project and I feel so accomplished! I hope this inspires you to go through and organize your own makeup collections! I hope your makeup area isn’t as big of a disaster as mine was! πŸ™‚


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