For so many women, it’s one of the most disorganized and chaotic spaces in our home. No it’s not the pantry, the laundry room or even the closet – it’s our makeup drawer!
Picture the space where you store all of your makeup products. What does it look like? If you’re like most of us, it might look like a mini bomb went off in your bathroom. But what would it really take to get more organized? This is the question we aim to answer in this blog post!
Professional makeup artist Carmina Cristina answers some of our most desperate questions surrounding makeup organization. Here are six key ways in which she recommends getting your beauty routine organized.
Q: From bags and boxes to bins and trays, how do you know what organizational style is right for YOU?
A: It really depends on how much makeup you have in your arsenal, but also how much counter space you have to devote to makeup storage. Also, cosider how much you like to play up your look. Are you someone who wears the same colors every day? Or are you someone who likes to play with different looks, textures? This will dictate how much space you need and what you keep at the forefront.
Q: Where do you recommend purchasing the organizational solutions? (i.e. a big box retailer, a specialty makeup store, online, etc.)
A: It really doesn’t matter, as long as you find the right fit for you! You can sometimes look in odd places and you will find some great options. Think kitchen supplies stores, office supply stores and jewelry organizers. I personally recommend transparent organizers because you can easily see what it is in it.
Q: What’s the biggest mistake women make when organizing their makeup?
A: Women tend to hang on to too many things they’re simply never going to use. And who can’t relate to this? Specifically, I’m talking about makeup and skincare that they never used, and they will never use because they tried it once or twice, found out it doesn’t work for them but keep it because it was so expensive that they feel bad throwing it out. I’m just as guilty of this mistake! You have to declutter your makeup products just as you would your closet. If you haven’t used it in several months, it needs to go!
Q: What about when it comes to travel; how can you easily organize your makeup for the road?
A: First, consider where you’re going and what type of makeup you’ll need while there. This will determine whether you pack just the products for your daytime makeup routine or whether you need something more glamorous for the evening. No matter where you’re doing, do not forget your skincare products and your makeup removers! These can be even more important than your makeup as it will help keep you on a healthy routine for your skin.
Then, transfer the selected products into travel bottles and take just the quantity you need. Think about multifunctional products. Products that will meet multiple needs so that you can slim down the number of products you’re packing. A great example is my new Brightening Cleansing Water. It removes impurities as well as makeup from the face while hydrating the skin. Even if you didn’t wear any makeup that day, you should still use this product to make your skin feel clean and refreshed. Did I mention that it works wonderful for men’s skin too?
Read the rest of Carmina Cristina’s tips on her blog.
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Want to try Carmina Cristina’s products? Comment below with your favorite tip for organizing your makeup for a chance to win samples of her Dual Action Makeup Remover for Eyes and Lips and Brightening Cleansing Water. A winner will be drawn at random at noon, April 10. Products can be picked up at our 1891 Loucks Road, West Manchester Township, location.
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