With the New Year coming in a few days I feel like now is the perfect time to clean out old makeup and organize my products. If you can find your makeup easily you are more likely to use it and enjoy using it. So, take time to go through your makeup and toss stuff that is old, or looks gross...remember mascara only lasts about 2 months tops, foundations and lip products have a 2-3 year shelf life. Powder based products last the longest, so use your judgment when looking at them.
Once you've gotten rid of any makeup that shouldn't belong, get organized...use small baskets or boxes in your makeup drawer to organize your makeup. I like to have my blush and powder in a basket, foundation and concealer in one, and eye products in another. I have multiple foundations, blush, and eye shadows, so that works for me. Use cute cups for your brushes, lip gloss and eye and lip pencils...I have 3 cups, one for lip products, one for eye products and one for brushes. So, find a way to make it work with what you have.
If you keep your makeup in a makeup bag think about using a smaller bag within your big bag. And be sure to empty out that big makeup bag so you can empty it of any pencil shavings and eye shadow powder.
Ulta has great makeup containers, so does The Container Store. You can always go to Wal-Mart to find small drawer sets for your countertop, or plastic baskets and tubs. Happy organizing!