How To Organise Your Make-Up


With January comes resolutions and most new years resolutions usually involve some kind of vow to get yourself organised. The time and effort you put into organising your life now can save you plenty of time and chaos in the future. Streamlining your makeup and skincare routine is a great place to start to get yourself on track.

This will be the first of a three part series on organising your beauty habits. The first will cover makeup, the second covers skincare, and finally we will sort out your makeup brushes. Yes your brushes need an entire post to themselves because they are that important.

So without further ado, lets tackle your makeup collection.


First things first, your everyday makeup routine most likely requires far less products than you own so chances are that having all your makeup together is unnecessary for day to day. Once you sort out which are your most used products, keep them out so they are easy to access. Store the makeup that you use less often in a hanging makeup organiser like this one from Pink Lily. You can keep this in your closet and avoid clutter when your rushing to apply your makeup in the morning.

Investing in a clear makeup storage box for your most used makeup is a great way to keep everything together and will have you feeling like a beauty blogger when you’re getting ready. When all your products have a place that they belong, you won’t be tempted to leave them scattered around and create a mess.

Makeup expiration dates are an unfortunate reality that we have to deal with unless we want to wind up with an unsightly infection or irritation. At the least, once a product is past its expiration date it won’t work as well as it used to so it really is in your best interest to toss it. The good news is that throwing out expired makeup creates more space for products that you love and will help you keep your makeup stash tidy. If you’re unsure on a products expiration date, here are some general guidelines:

– Mascara: 2-3 months

– Liquid or cream foundations and concealers: 6 months to 1 year

– Lipstick, lip gloss and lip pencils: 2 years

– Powder products: 2-3 years


Once you’ve sorted, stored and tossed bad product, your makeup should now be organised. Next up: organising your skincare.

Written by Sophie Howe.