UHeart Organizing: Making Up Pretty Organization

I have a weird weakness for makeup organization.  Sitting down to put on a little makeup is one of the first things I do each day, so having it organized really just brightens my mornings right off the bat.  Megan of Honey We're Home blog feels the same way, and she is here today to give us all a glance at her personal system, and inspire us to start the day off with a little organized glam as well.

Hi friends!  I'm always fascinated by people's everyday routines, and for me, that usually includes at least a little bit of mascara.  I feel naked without it!  Although, I am often in only mascara, I do feel good when I've taken the extra few minutes to apply makeup.  My routine only takes about 10 minutes for a full-face, but I've been wearing makeup since high school.  Now, I keep my makeup stored in the top drawer of my dresser in my closet.  The closet gets lots of light and since the dresser is right next to a mirror, it's the perfect place to get ready each day. 

To make my makeup drawer extra pretty, I lined the bottom with gift wrap from Target in a gold and white chevron pattern.  It goes well with the chevron paper on the side of the drawers.  The drawer liner is just placed in the drawer, not glued down, so it's not permanent.  The paper on the sides of the drawers is in place with spray adhesive.

Inside the drawers, the makeup is divided by product type and contained in acrylic drawer organizers.  You can find these clear organizers in all sizes at places like Homegoods, Target, Walmart, The Container Store, and Amazon.  They are durable and easy to clean with soap and water. 

Here's how my makeup organization breaks down:

My blush and contour brushes are all in one container and I found mine mostly at Mac or Target.

The fun paisley blush brush is from Target and this 10-color blush pallet was only $5 on Amazon.  It being so inexpensive, I was worried it might break-out my skin or go on weird, but I love it.  In the drawer, it stands on its side next to the blush brushes.

My powders, mascaras, and pencils are contained in another compartment.  I couldn't live without my eyelash curler!

I typically use my Urban Decay Naked palette for eyeshadow, but I still have some from Mac and Target. 

I keep a set of eyeshadow brushes and brow liner in a pretty cup on the dresser so I can keep them upright and since they are what I reach for most often.  The cup and bowls are from Anthropologie.

I did a bit of research on how long to keep your makeup products and found the following (from Elle and Allure):

According to that chart, I'm sure I should be tossing some of those eye shadows and eyeliners!  How do you store your makeup?  Do you need to toss some too? 

"My name is Megan and I am a lawyer by day, design and decor lover by night, and Mama to the sweetest 2-year old boy you've ever seen. I'm passionate about fitness (and chocolate!) and could not live without my relationships, girl talk, and my morning coffee. I've been blogging for two years over at Honey We're Home, sharing my love of keeping things organized and beautiful at our house. My efforts to live in the moment and cook more are an adventure in progress."

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