Makeup Organising Tips!

I love makeup. You wouldn’t  think it to look at me, as I don’t wear much day to day anymore after discovering I have allergies to preservatives and such. I just have to be super careful about what I use now. As a child my favourite shop was Boots the chemist and I was always super excited about the Boots Christmas catalogue coming out in December, or was it November!!

Anyway I’m always looking for new ways to make life easier and was interested in streamlining  the makeup routine  through simplifying and organising it! And after doing a quick poll of my chums on Twitter, and in, “real life”, my research (!!) breaks down like this: 

Ladies who…

  • Just don’t organise and it all goes into one bag
  • Have their everyday stuff in one bag and the going out stuff in another
  • Are super organised, usually those who have to because they have so much of it!
Anyway I fall into the last camp, something about being a makeup artist in a previous life and a obsessive organised Virgo perhaps??

It has taken me quite a while to come up with this system, which is a combination of old and new ideas. My main aims with this method are to keep everything clean (hate those bits of pencil sharpening that just seem to appear out of nowhere) and keep it all in category as I cant stand it when I cant find something quick enough. God, I sound anal!

The vintage case is from eBay about £15 and the zipper bags are also from eBay- 20 bags for about £7.

How do you do yours?? 



  1. invisible_squirrel
    May 2, 2011 / 7:44 am

    I only have enough make up to fit in one make-up bag but I do separate it into lips and face on one side and eyes on the other!

  2. May 2, 2011 / 8:31 am

    I think no matter the amount it helps to organise!! Thanks for your comment!