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I organize by product type. I wish I could further organize it from there into color, but I’m still trying to figure out the best way to do this without taking up too much room.

I organize my makeup by brand only in my eye shadows, which are then ordered by color. I have SO many eye shadows. Everything else is sorted by product.

My collection isn’t so big that I do a ton of organization on it. I do, however, have a bin on top of my counter for my every-day items, such as my foundation, my Brow zings, mascara etc. just to make it easy to find. I really should get another bin to sort out my shadow and eyeliners though 🙂

I mostly organize by type of product… lip glosses and eye shadows are separated into bins based on shades – especially e/s… for example I have a bin of bright, colorful eye shadows, and then deeper jewel tone and smoky colors and then a bin of neutrals, etc. Primer products and finishing products are in drawers in my vanity. Mascara, brow definer and eye liner are standing up in my brush holder because it has multiple compartments. I much prefer to locate something based on what type of product it is and what color it is rather than brand – if I bought it, I’m willing to wear it so after that, the brand doesn’t matter to me.

separate them by product..but only recently. before this past winter, i had a stack of hatboxes next to my vanity. it took forever to find things, needless to say. i now use tackle boxes with whiteboards drilled into the lids so i know on any day what i’m wearing. the compartments in tackle boxes are better than a caboodles, they’re larger, and i know that yellow box has eye products, grey has lip products, and blue has base and cheek products. <3

I organize by products, and then within the products I organize by brand, or wherever it fits.

I have a clear three-drawer case on my sink that has my mascaras, concealers and brow powders in the top drawer, compacts such as foundations, translucent powder, bronzers, matte powder etc in the middle drawer and the bottom drawer has a few palettes and “randoms” but that case is for my Everyday Use items. Then I have UD palettes in my Stila boombox train case.

My eyeshadow singles and lippies are in a storage tote drawer and they’re all in ice cube trays. I have the traditional ice cube trays for my eyeshadows which are then sorted by brand (but mostly UD), then I have taller “stick ice cube” trays that I put my lippies in, sorted by brand and then by color.

By product! I don’t have too much makeup (you have to start somewhere, right?), just one medium 3 drawer Sterilite container. On the bottom shelf I store all my eye products. I put all eyeshadows (cream, powder, palette, depotted) on one side and eyeliner/primers/bases/mascaras on the other side. In middle drawer, I store all my lip products. To be honest this drawer is a mess, no organization at all! On the top drawer I have all blushes/powders/tinted moisturizers.

I organize it by placing the items that happen to be cosmetics in one side of my vanity drawer, and then from there I usually organize it by however I happen to toss/replace what I use once finished with it.

I’m a simple gal. I may one day get actual cubbies though for the makeup, and then a DIY brush holder. I’m just lazy and don’t feel up to buying all of that yet since I’m still not back into makeup-wearing just yet (not sure if I want to wait for my acne marks to fade and my scars to fill out a bit before wearing eye makeup again; I don’t wear foundation at all).

Seeing As I only have Mac… I organize my drawer order in the following way
Face I use
Lips I use
Eyes I use
Misc. I haven’t perfected yet then 4 drawers of new…
On YouTube there is a user called emilynoel83 and she has great tips for organization, she comments on brand order staring that it actually stops her from optimizing her collection? Very interesting!!!

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