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With samples, I keep them in my sample binder and organise by colour, light to dark. Jars go in drawers by brand, then colour. Solid eyeshadow singles go in UNII palettes :]

Well I don’t have enough to organize it by brand b/c it’s 95% MAC.

My LE eyeshadows are in pots. My permanent are all in my propalette (only have one full). Within they go in columns of their Hue (colour family – blue, green, pink, etc)

I only have 4 matte colours in all of my collection (2 bobbi browns and 2 MAC – typographic and clarity). lol!

I keep them separated by brand. But not palettes. Palettes are in a separated area, since I usually use them when I am travelling for having a good chance in changing my make up without having to carry with me tons of boxes!

I organize mine my brand. I have the 3 drawer storage containers and each drawer is a brand of makeup. I have a Urban Decay brand, I have one with all my Kat Von D palettes.

I have mainly and many MAC e/s. I like to buy ‘a collection look’ – a set of eyeshadows, a blush, a lippie, etc. So, I have also depotted the e/s from a collection to a MAC Pro Palette x4 (except special ones like Neo Sci Fi). I also have 3 Pro Palettes x15. One is mainly greens&teals, one yellow-orange-neutrals and one Starflashes and some random ‘loners’.

1 Mac palette for neutrals, 1 for brights. Then other brands are in a stackable drawer thing – 1 drawer eyeliners, 1 drawer cream shadows, 1 drawer pigments and loose shadows, 1 drawer neutral eyeshadows, 1 drawer dark colours, 1 drawer bright colours. That sounds a lot but the drawers are quite small!

And all my pigment samples are in muji stackable pots – arranged in the colours of the rainbow! I love pigment samples – you still get plenty…

I organize them by colours, finish and packaging. For example, all the pink single e/s are together from the lightest to the darkest, all the pigments are divided from the single e/s and from all the glitters… I’m an engineer!!!

I really need to reorganise my whole collection, because at the moment they’re not organised by brand or type of make up (except for a small amount), just put away where I could find space for them, lol. I do have a 5 drawer chest where I keep mostly Mac products and they are sort of organised by type of make up, but the eyeshadows and pigments are all just in two drawers. I have another drawer full of Dior eyeshadow quints, but there’s other stuff in there and some of my Dior quints don’t fit in there anymore, so they’re elsewhere. I need to find time to do it though, because it’s a big job and I can’t do it with my children and husband around, so I will have to wait until they go to his parents for the weekend, lol.

They’re in order of how often I use them most of the time.
Right now there is no order in my eyeshadow drawer. Just all tossed in there.

Except for a few LE palettes and NARS eyeshadows all my shadows are MAC ones that I bought in pan form or depotted. I don’t depot LE shadows in special packaging (eg, the upcoming Liberty of London ones). But all the others are then organised by colour in MAC 15 pan palettes. I don’t take the finish of the shadow into consideration when I organise them.

I organize by brand and then color and keep them in a palette but for loosies I keep in rubbermaid boxes or baskets.

I put all my eyeshadows, singles and palettes into a train case (medium-sized), and yet there isn’t enough room for all of them. Before, there were everywhere, in every drawers, lying around on my dressers, in my little girl’s little vanity case, her closet drawers…yes, she likes beauty stuff a lot too!!! Looks like I need another train case…..

I don’t have a whole lot of individual eyeshadows, so they are in the top drawer of my 3-tier organizer (and there is one for lipsticks/glosses, and for cheek/face products). I keep the smaller palettes I pick up at Sephora in another drawer, and my 88 Palette sits to the side.

I place them all in a few plastic drawers. I keep MAC palettes and other palettes in one drawer, a drawer for loose pigments and pressed pigments in pan form and a drawer for eye shadows that can’t be depotted. The last drawer is also where I place eye liners I rarely use, eye shadow bases and backup eye shadows in the back of the drawer.

My organization situation is not good. Does anyone recommend depotting my MAC’s and putting into a palette? I’ve seen some youtube videos… Thanks!

I am considering depotting ALL of my MAC shadows and transfering them into palettes. Otherwise they are thrown in together in the bottom of my makeup kit. I am still dreaming of my very own vanity table with lots of drawers!

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