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Yes, definitely! I keep a lot of base products I use regularly (foundations, powders, concealers, etc.) in my bathroom (everything else is now stored in storage containers in other areas of my home). I also keep some of my favorite blushes and highlighters together for easy access. If it’s not limited edition and I find myself reaching for it often, it earns a permanent place in the bathroom drawers!

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I keep my most frequently used products (Avon Ultra Luxury Eyeliner, ELF Eyelid Primer, NYX Black Eyeshadow, NYX White Eyeshadow Base and Chapstick) and a few odds and ends that don’t have a place in an open makeup bag on top of the rest of my storage drawers.

Yes! It’s so much easier that way. I typically use the same face products everyday in a storage container. I keep things I use often in the empty drawers πŸ™‚

I used to! But then I realized I was using the same products over and over and over again while everything else collected dust! With my current arrangement, I can see and use everything with equal reachability!

Yep. I keep my everyday items – foundation, setting powder, mascara, my Brow Zing, my eyeshadow primers and my blushes in containers on the counter. Eyeshadow and lip gloss in the draw. Means I have to think less in the morning πŸ™‚

I do. I keep a little bag on my vanity with products that are essentials or items I currently have in rotation. Staples that I keep in there are Laura Mercier Secret Camouflage Concealer, alot of MAC standbys like Studio Finish Concealer, Lingering Brow Pencil, Mystery e/s (for brows), Cream Colour Base in Shell, a mini Too Faced Shadow Insurance & a sample jar of Bare Minerals Mineral Veil I use to set under eye concealer.

Yes! I actually use an old easter basket that my mom gave me to hold my everyday foundations, my Urban Decay Naked Palette, my Mac blush palette, and assorted other items that I use on an everyday basis. I have to be able to get ready quickly in the morning for work, and I can’t waste too much time digging for products in my storage drawers!

I only separate my daily skincare products from the rest. I love to have everything else on the makeup counter, or else I will forget to use many of them. But I agree that it will save me a lot of time by using go-to products on daily basis.

I keep daily use products in a large make up bag that I leave on top of the cabinet that I store the rest of my make up in.

Yes! Foundation, concealer and powder are all left out. Sometimes I’ll leave a few items out if I know what I’m going to use the day before. Great question!

Yes. Foundations, Concealers, my Eyebrow Kit and some Powders I use more often, as well as my favorite Mascara are kept seperately from my other makeup. Frankly, I have too much makeup, and I don’t want to have to search for the things I use daily in my stash, so I keep them handy.

Yes absolutely! I have my daily concealer, powder, bronzer. brow powder, mascara, blush and eyeshadow along with an assortment of fave lip products in a small basket in the bathroom! Then all the rest resides elsewhere

Joyce, that question is the key and the answer is yes! Having what I need, when I need it, is vital if I want to get anywhere on time. I like to keep my makeup area organized to begin with. The brushes that I use every day are in a brush holder that sits on my vanity table, for example. I can grab it and go if we’re going out of town. I know that an item is a go-to when I can use it for multiple looks and it works every time. MAC’s 219 brush and their Carbonized eyeshadow are good examples of that. I have a husband and a son, so I have to get three of us ready to go most of the time. Having things organized makes the difference between a smooth and a rough start to my day.

Sorta. I keep foundation, powder, lipsticks, and lash curler close (what I wear if I wear any makeup at all) and everything else is separated into diff. categories in drawers since I barely ever wear the same look twice and I like color πŸ™‚ bright colors that is.

I do. Products I use daily or which I want to finish off (Project 10 Pan) reside on two shelves in my bathroom. Everything else is tucked away in IKEA cubicles with drawers which are hanging on my bathroom walls. They are within easy reach but I’m quite good with only using what’s out in the open.

I don’t have enough to warrant segregation to that extent, but stuff I don’t use [at all, but don’t care to part with] is separate from the stuff I do use.

Yup! I have a make up bag on my desk with my foundation , concealer, powder and a blush ( I rotated). Also there is my eyeliners and mascaras in there too, primer etc etc. The rest is in a drawer under my bed!

Yes, I keep everything I use daily out (mascara, foundatin, etc) and everything else is neatly stashed right beside it. I use a little 3 drawer thing from target

Until recently everyday items were kept in a large makeup bag, which was easy to grab items from without having to trawl through my stash. In an effort to use more of my make up, I sorted it into types i.e bases, eyes shadows etc. I try to select a different item from each section every day instead of keeping the same items in daily rotation. Not sure it’s working though, as I do find myself reaching for the more familiar products. It’s also more time consuming. I need to find another way, so will read other comments with interest.

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