What a privilege it is to have so many beauty products that you need an actual strategy for how to store them all. So for those of us who are struggling with this ‘god-awful issue’, we’ve attempted to lighten the load by compiling a list of the biggest dos and don’ts when it comes to organising your beauty cupboard.
DON’T hold on to anything expired
Treat your beauty products as you would food in your fridge or pantry. To check whether your products are expired follow our guide here.
DO be a little ruthless
That’s right, it’s time to take no prisoners. Rocked nothing but a neutral, bronzed eye for the last decade? Then you probably don’t need those four violet glitter eyeshadow palettes you thought you were going to use all the time. Check out all the ways you can donate your unwanted beauty products here.
DON’T make things too difficult to put away
Yes, perfectly lining your lipsticks up like army soldiers may excite your inner OCD demon and fulfil your bedroom beauty counter dreams but if placing the item back on the shelf takes as much concentration as disarming a bomb to avoid them falling like dominos, it’s not exactly ‘everyday’ realistic. Just don’t do this, please.
Keep your face products together, your eye products together and your lip products together. This will keep your mess to a minimum as you won’t need to unpack everything each time you search for a certain lipstick.
DO store it so you can see it
If you can’t see something, you don’t know it’s there.nd well, if you don’t know it’s there, you won’t use it.
DO some research
Before you buy a product, look it up and see what your peers say. Our bh members review products so that we can make the best purchase decisions and don’t end up with things we don’t like or won’t use.
DO repurpose old beauty packaging
You see an empty candle jar, we see a gorgeous vessel to hold your makeup brushes. Check out some more repurposing ideas here.
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Is your beauty cupboard organised? Do you have any tips of your own?