Friday, August 24th, 2012

Choose or Lose

How organized is your makeup stash?

  • Pretty organized - a few things need homes (42%, 1,558 Votes)
  • Somewhat organized - I'm working on it! (23%, 861 Votes)
  • Super organized - everything has its place! (23%, 858 Votes)
  • Not organized - but I know where it is! (12%, 430 Votes)
  • Other - I'll tell you in the comments! (0%, 8 Votes)

Total Voters: 3,715

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31 thoughts on “How organized is your makeup stash?

  1. Dinitchka

    I am and I voted: Super organized – everything has its place! I’m a bit OCD about stuff and I ‘love’ to organize everything.

    The only time it is not organized is when I get lazy or an order has arrived and I am too tired to put it away. I wait until the weekend to re-arrange everything.

  2. My stash is a bit messy, it’s cramped up in a tiny area right now, but hopefully I will be able to sort that out in the next couple of months!

  3. SheDaisy

    Not Organized, and I don’t know where some of it disappeared to!

  4. Fairly organized, but so cramped!

  5. mirian

    We have a fairly small apartment so I don’t have much room for all my makeup. So far it’s taking up the entire top of the bureau and my boyfriend has a measly corner for his cologne.

  6. xamyx

    I’m as organized as I can be, given lack of space, and the fact I have to keep everything out of reach from my 6 year old (who has already laid claim to all my nail polish, and won’t allow me to wear red lipstick, since it’s “hers”). That said, everything does have its place, and although everything is cramped in a linen closet, I do know where everything is, and though I may have to dig a bit, I can always find what I want.

  7. Esther

    I recently bought a Caboodles set hahaha, and that helped to get me more organised. it came with a soft-sided train case type thing and a few other small bags, so those all combined with the other cases I have + the small side table from ikea that I put in the corner of my apartment = good enough for me 😛

    • Dinitchka

      I after 25 – 30 years still have my Caboodles. A small turquoise hard case for strictly samples. And I have a large pink and turquoise hard case for my daily make-up. I will be using these until the day I die.

  8. One word for this post….MUJI ! It will change your life.

    • nacacijin

      I love the style of the acrylic drawers, but they look so tiny! I can’t imagine being able to fit something like a Benefit Boxed Powder in them :(

      • Dinitchka

        I love the idea of the Muji but I’d have to buy like 100 of them and then stack them on the floor. That is defo NOT happening in my house. 2 things ‘sit’ on the floor … animals and shoes.

  9. nacacijin

    It’s fairly organized, though it doesn’t look fantastic. I’ve started running out of room, so some of my stuff is just piled wherever it will fit :-/ I’m in the middle of making a wooden cabinet/drawer set to put it all in, though, so it will be extremely organized whenever that’s done!

  10. Super organised. I’m a bit OCD like that 😉

  11. To me it’s organized…to someone else looking at it maybe not so much. I have my methods and ways and I do tend to stay on top of things, but I’m not perfect and sometimes I have stray items hanging around that I am not sure where to put them; aka those things I wear every once in awhile, but not frequently.

    • xamyx

      I’m the opposite; those stray things I have just randomly laying about are the things I use frequently. Of course, they’re usually things I’m too busy to put away “properly”, and since I’m usually just too lazy to pull other things out, I just use what’s at hand, or I grab my travel bag.

  12. Organized, but my son like to take things out & throw them on the floor. He’s already broken 2 blushes & an eyeshadow palette.

  13. MonicaP

    Well, semi organized but wish everything was in one place. I’d love to get one of those Ikea ALEX drawer units, but then again, I have no wall space that that type of furniture.

  14. It’s somewhat organized. I’ve kind of outgrown the system I have but there’s not much I can do until we move and I can set up my new vanity table.

    • AYHM

      This is somewhat my situation as well. I have dreams of having my own room for makeup/hair, etc. I am thinking I would also accept clients there as well. Fingers-crossed!

  15. AnGeLwInGz

    My makeup stash is literally the only thing I keep organized. My row of train cases even has to be perfectly aligned or I get annoyed.

  16. My stash resides in my daughter old diaper box because it grew so much in such a short period of time that it doesn’t fit in my caboodle anymore. My larger palettes are at the bottom and everything else is just piled on top. As soon as I find a caboodle thatis big enough to hold,it will go back to being super-anally-organized.

  17. Samantha

    Mine is organized like I have major ocd. I know where everything is and can tell right away if something is missing.

  18. Sheena F

    I’d say I’ve come a long way. I have almost everything categorized and separated in their own bins. The bins need extra dividers but it’s definitely a far cry from the pile of crap I had all mixed up in the same bins.

  19. blueraccoon

    I’m mostly organized. I have two of those snapware containers, which are two and three layer plastic containers where each layer snaps on to the one above it and the top layer has a lid with a handle. I can fit most stuff in those, and my lipsticks and lip glosses are in separate bags, and a couple of my palettes are out because I have nowhere to store them but mostly I know where my makeup is. I just have nowhere to store the snapware :(

  20. Terri

    Makeup is the ONLY area of my life that is this well organized!! I don’t have a lot of room but I do put the space to good use. IKEA vanity table with mirror and lights. Little stool. Not expensive at all. Bins in drawer with products by type. Brushes on top in large glass vase and then a plastic tray with all my “compact” type makeup in it. The rest of the top has my bottles of foundation/moisturizer/serums and primers all neatly arranged. Below table I have a bin with all my free samples (MUST give some of those away!). My husband is amazed at how neat it is but I love my makeup and am taking NO chances with it!

  21. Yaya

    I’m working on it! =)

  22. Joan

    My stash is SUPER organized. I create labels for my products as soon as I get them. I immediately depot eyeshadows and blushes that can be depotted and store them in space-saving palettes. I love maintaining my products this way because it’s readily accessible and hence, easier and more fun to use.

  23. Monica

    it depends on what you call organized I guess….I keep my stuff in such a way I know where everything is but to others it may be like a mess . I LOVE my makeup stash, that’s for sure =)

  24. Catherine

    I NEED HELP!!! I am a student and have a pretty small appartment that I share with my bf. I need your ideas on how to store lipstick. I have a lot of them and the way they are organized now…I don’t have room for everything and I don’t have access to everything easily. Thank you :)

  25. Gracie

    I have two of these stacked on top of each other – each drawer fits 24 MAC MES or 15 blushes! I need another one now though :)