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Get It Together: How to Organize Your Makeup

Admit it—a makeup junkie’s stash is, well, everywhere. Most of it is at home, there’s some in a kit, there’s a bit in your bag (because 10 lipsticks is considered a bit), and maybe some on your work desk. Every beauty girl knows that this is normal but when we do need a certain shade of eye shadow and we can’t seem to find it, it can be pretty darn annoying to look for!

Here are a few ways we at Calyxta suggest you can organize your makeup:

Don’t stick to one: Pouch that is. Separate those that you apply only once a day from those that you use to retouch. This varies per user, but what might stay in your “start of the day” pouch might be your makeup primer, base of choice, brow product, eyelash curler, mascara, eye shadows, and eyeliners. Your second and smaller pouch could contain your lipstick, cheek products, concealer, and powder. This way you only bring in your bag the retouch pouch while the first one can stay at home or in your car.

Organize according to use: Another way you can classify your makeup is by area. Eye products, base products, lip products, cheek products. This way, you know which container to look at when you are putting on your face! If you’re really particular, we’ve seen ladies who have used sticker labels on acrylic cases just to organize their makeup.

Daily use versus special days: We all know we have some of those products that only come out on special occasions. Whether that’s a luxurious foundation or a high-end blush, you can also store together those cosmetics you prefer to save for special days.

Make sure they are still within sight though, so you don’t forget them especially when their expiry date arrives!

Written By: 

Ronna Bonifacio


Ronna Capili Bonifacio is a writer, editor, and columnist covering beauty and lifestyle for over a decade. She now also tries to humorously write about motherhood as a mom of two. Apart from skin care and cosmetics, Ronna’s true weakness are books and coffee. You can follow her on Instagram @ronnabonifacio and her blog:

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