This week on the show Organize Your Makeup. Update Your Look. we organized our makeup drawers (Tracy on this page and Chelle here), shared our 6 favorite products and interviewed a Sephora makeup specialist.
See how Tracy and Chelle used the END CLTR steps to organize their makeup drawers. They did it together because that’s what friends are for! Follow along and then do the exact same thing to organize your makeup drawer!
We’ll do Tracy’s drawer here and Chelle’s on a separate post here.
Take a before picture and expose it for the world to see.
Step 1: EMPTY the drawer. Ewww. Look at this drawer! You definitely cannot leave it like that. Read on…
2. NAME PILES as you group like items with like items. Some of our piles were lips, eyes, tools, foundation, etc.
Side note: Be sure you fix your hair, wear a scarf and sit in the middle of the bathroom floor. The cold tile is comfortable and good for your knees!
3. DECIDE what you will keep and what you will throw. Go back through each pile, touch each item. Have you used it? If not, let it go. Combine duplicates. Throw almost gone but not-being-used-items away.
You may notice that you have deep psychological issues like the need to try every color of eyeliner in the world in order to fill a void from your childhood.
Chelle had a great suggestion. She had kept a little tub of makeup that her daughter could use for dress up. Below is what I will put in a baggie to see if my girls want to keep it for play.
There is nothing grosser than old stained drawers and shelves. Use this amazing liner that you can find on Amazon here or occasionally at Marshall’s. It is called The Macbeth Collection Self Adhesive Shelf Liner.
Here are some of the patterns and colors that I have but there are so many more beautiful options.
4. CONTAIN. Use containers, bins, drawer dividers and cardboard boxes you already have to help keep your drawer organized. Shop your house or measure the space and make a list so you know exactly what to look for. Cuuuute.
5. LABEL when necessary. I chose not to label but it really is beneficial. Look at how we labeled Chelle’s bins here.
6. TEST out your new system. I may notice I don’t need the tools in the front because I rarely use them. Or, I may notice that I really need a l bin to contain the lip glosses because they keep sliding around the drawer. I did actually find the perfect Tupperware that was partitioned and I put the lip gloss in one section and the tools in the other.
7. REVISIT. Everything takes maintenance. Periodically you’ll need to revisit this space and run quickly through the END CLTR steps again.
When will you organize your makeup drawer? Enter the time into your calendar. Better yet, schedule it with a friend and plan to sit on a cold, tile floor.