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?