I used to be super trifling when it came to not only buying more makeup than I could ever use, but even worse I was even more trifling with how I would store it all. But I have SEEN the light and did a 40-pound purge from my stash and got my stash in order!
If you want to see the purge in action plus a talk through of all of the products in my stash, check out the video version of this embedded at the end of this post. If you’re curious as to what an item is and why I like it, definitely check out the video because I go through it all there.
I bought these organizers a while back—you might remember them from my Stylish & Affordable Makeup Storage ideas post. I got them at Target—shop them in the widget below. I love these because they look great, seem durable, and are roomy enough to fit my stash.
I store my makeup in my bathroom but since the lighting in there sucks, I took these pics in my bedroom. Having my makeup displayed this way makes it a cinch when it comes to doing my makeup not to mention I can see everything I have clear as day so I don’t “accidentally” wind up buying new things that are so similar to things I already own…lol.
I used to own a gazillion eyeshadow palettes but gave them away to friends and family (I donated any unopened makeup). Having these custom palettes makes it so much easier for me to have everything I need right in front of me and I don’t have instances like when you buy a pre-made eyeshadow palette and there are shades you never use. I wrote about the NARS Pro palette and refills here so if you’re curious check it out.
(I don’t know the names of most of the shades in my MAC palettes because they’ve been long ago depotted or the names on the back rubbed off—stay tuned for a future post on creating your own eyeshadow palette—subscribe to the blog so you don’t miss it)
I don’t love this as my brush holder, but I bought it and don’t want to feel like I wasted my money…lol. It’s a pencil holder from the Nate Berkus line for Target that I bought about 2-3 years ago.
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