Call me OCD with a side of anal, but I can't STAND having shit unorganized. I like knowing where everything is and being able to easily find it. Of course this m.o. follows me around and makes me do crazy things like turning the task of organizing my make-up into a full blown project... And then writing a blog post about it.
I actually look forward to doing my make-up. I like the girliness factor and spending a few minutes attempting artistic genius. I love seeing all the different colors and putting a look together. But nothing bugs more than having to dig around a makeup bag crammed with products. Not only is it inefficient, but I forget about products I have. Like, "Oh YEAHHHHH I forgot I bought that coral Calypso Bobbi Brown lipstick... that actually would have been supes cute with my OOTD. Too bad I already did my eyes all dramatic and would look like a total drag queen (and not in the good way) if I threw this into the mix." Eff that. Disorganization is creativity's murderer.
Has anyone out there seen the makeup organization sitch happening over at the Kardashians??? I'm not even embarrassed to talk about it. Ughhhhhhhhhhhhh it's THAT good.
I actually tried to steal their set-up but would you know the cost of clear, acrylic make-up drawers is actually steep? Apparently I can spend way too much moolah on my make-up AND on it's organization! Anyways, challenge accepted.
The Container Store is my crack. I go through phases where I will legit go there 4 days in a row. Once I start, I have to organize ALL THE THINGS.
Of course they have cosmetic organizers, but the REAL deal steal is their shoe drawers. At a fraction of the cost, these can be stacked AND come with little dividers that work perfectly to compartmentalize your products. Whodathunkit. I personally have three drawers- one for eye-makeup, one for face, and another for lips- and i am totally satisfied.
I leave you with the following image I stumbled upon after searching "DIY projects":