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By turning them into puzzle pieces and trying to make them fit inside several The Container Store shoe box sized organizers.

Mostly by brand (alphabetically) and then by ROYGBIV within the brands.. sometimes in numeral order of the palettes… depends.

Haha…beats my medium sized self made pottery bowl which should have a “Fail” stamped on the side ;D

I tried organizing them by color once, but since I have a large amount of duos and quads/quints, I got back to organizing them by brand. It also looks neater in my drawers, having all similar looking packaging together.

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My collection is a mess right now! I currently have a three-drawer plastic organizer and the top drawer is anything for eyes. I have a big section of loose shadows from Shiro in the back, Sugarpill on the right, and two palettes in the bottom drawer since they don’t fit with the single ones.

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Most of my eyeshadows are in loose formula and packed in small ziplock bags, since it works best with my currently semi-nomadic lifestyle. Right now, I’m using several business card organizers to sort them, but I’ve recently bought some trading card sleeves that fit in a 3-ring binder and plan to move them all in the near future. I’ve thought of sorting them by shade, but I find that it’s a lot easier for me to find specific shades when I sort them alphabetically, so that’s how I do it.

Spreadsheet! I like your style!!!!!! I did the same to keep track of where everything lives in my drawers!

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By Brand and then by colour. I would prefer to have everything sorted by colour alone, but it doesn’t make for easy to fit together z-palettes. It’s early and my brain goes off on weird tangents. I just pictured my bathroom ‘wallpapered’ in a rainbow of eyeshadows. How cool would that be.. ignoring the obvious problems with the thought.

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LOL really poorly.
I keep them in those mini desktop sterilite shelf units and basically group them by color family and product. All my blues are together in one drawer, golds are together, lippies are together, glosses are together, primers are together, etc. It isn’t super-organized but I find that it’s the most natural way for me to go about putting together my look.

Once I finish furnishing my space, I’d love to have a huge desk where I will have a proper set up and can organize them down further by finish, and then by brand.
My other goal is to finish pressing all my loose shadows into palettes (arranged by brand and collection) so I don’t have sample bags and mini-jars taking up space in my drawers.
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By brand, then by color. That way it is easier for me to look up a specific one I might be looking for. I keep them in those little Sterlite drawer units, each drawer has a different color category.

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I organise them by colours greens, blues, neutrals, mixed palettes. I also have my “quick” makeup bag that has the essentials: primer, eyebrow pencil, foundation, mascara, blush, powder and 3 palettes: naked 1, Estee Lauder film noir (wear a lot of silvery greys) and shiseido trio of navy, grey and cream.
Lipsticks in a different bag.

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The only ones I have organized are my MUFE and Sugarpill, lol. MUFE Aqua Creams and regular shadows in one tray, Sugarpill pans and Chromalusts in another. The other singles are just dumped in the drawer beside of the trays but my shadow palettes are organized in a little desk organizer thing.

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You had to ask that, didn’t you? (Cringing) 😉 I’m beyond anal, haha, (sorry), when it comes to organizing shadows! I want everything in order by spectrum, and I will go under light to check reflects, etc. To be certain of the color!
For my Mac: All my singles are arranged in a drawer as papers in a file cabinet, all round ones loose in that drawer, boxed ones lined up as papers in file cabinet, again. Due to my bring neurotic, I’m waiting to put all of them into their prospective palettes by MAC. Other palettes finished I have stacked in a drawer.
For my Urban Decay: All palettes are in one area of a large tall wooden cabinet, and in drawers I have 100’s of the old formulations, BNIB, as well as new ones, and because I ordered doubles, when I can get past my OCD with color, UD had given me, so kindly, Ty!, shadow boxes for which I will de-pot them for luxury storage.
Why haven’t I done this yet? I get extremely cranky if I don’t get it perfect to my liking & can’t finish what I started, so I won’t start it. Crazy, right?
Pigments: Arranged the same with duplicates BNIB by color in another drawer.
I’m also currently transferring everything from plastic to acrylic and cleaning/weening down my collection for easier grabbing at what I use now due to my skin changing and needs altered to meet this. I’m barely a dent into it, too much going on with work, child, etc., gets difficult to maintain organization! So they all rest, as are, for now. 😀

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Woops, I meant to say I repeat this for all brands, but for some, there are drawers, others, decorative boxes. 😀

I’m constantly in the process of trying to find the best way to organize eyeshadows. Right now, I have singles and duos with the different shades of the same color divided into color. For trios, quads and smaller palettes, I have the divided into neutrals, brights and smokey. My big palettes are stashed together in a drawer just so they fit.

I have a makeup drawer system on wheels, similar to yours. I mainly do it by brand. For singles, I have the ones I use more frequently towards the front or on top of each section in each drawer. I keep palettes in a separate drawer with pigments and lipsticks. I keep telling myself to depot the rest of my standard packaging MAC eyeshadow singles into my zpalette, since I now purchase only the refills online, but I never get around to it.

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I wish my stash was more organized like yours lol. I just toss my palettes and singles into a drawer and call it a day. I’m using a lingerie chest at the moment to store most of my makeup but I’m planning to get an Alex 9 soon. I need more space to thoroughly organize everything
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