Sorting Make Up & Shelf Life of Products

I fall into the trap of buying makeup and beauty products then getting it home, wearing it once, and then not picking it up again.  As a result, my counters look something like this.

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Does this look familiar to anyone else?

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This was my previous attempts at corralling my cosmetics.  Still a mess!IMG_7446_2

Not a good look and very difficult finding what I need every day.

Goal #2 for February was to organize my makeup, so I started with removing everything and sorting and throwing away.

Here is a good chart from Elle. com to help you when deciding if a product has reached its shelf life.

make up shelf life

  I put all products together by category and then duplicate colors, expired or almost used up products were pitched.

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After sorting and throwing away and I mean some MAJOR purging happened, I was left with a fair amount to work with.

I decided my previous attempt at organizing was not working, so I purchased a clear acrylic caboodle brand organizer at Target.

Caboodle makeup

I've seen these clear acrylic trays in a lot of shapes and sizes and the price tags can be a little high.  I am happy with the size and the amount of different slots this one had for only $15.

Here is it all put together.

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I actually ended up having space for all my makeup, not just what I use on a daily basis.

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Now it is much easier to find what I need and there is none of the excess lying around to clutter up my space.

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What was left on the counters still needs to be dealt with, but it is so much better than it was.  Progress is good!

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I have been wanting to rearrange my area for some time and get a new make up station in my bedroom.  I will fill you in on how that all came together tomorrow, but here is a sneak peek.

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To life feeling like home!

XO,

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