Monday, December 15th, 2008

Temptalia Asks You


How organized is your beauty stash? Is it easy for you find things when you need them or are you constantly hunting for things?

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32 thoughts on “Temptalia Asks You – How organized is your beauty stash?

  1. I have it pretty well organized. I don’t have that big a stash, so I purchased these things which you put in the kitchen drawers to keep your forks, knives, spoons and so all separated, and I have my foundation, concealer, several primers and stuff on the largest one, and then I have one for mascara, eyelash curler, false lashes, eyeliners. Another one I use for glosses, as I have my lipstick in this ceramic pots on the table. Other one I use for my potted eyeshadows and little palettes and the other large one I use for blushes and highlighters. So yes!! It’s kinda easy to find what I’m looking for! And I highly reccomend this kind of storage, it’s

  2. Chica

    My collection is pretty organised. I bought a dressing table about 6 months ago and now I have my foundation & blushes + my brush holders on one side + my skin care & hair products on the other then 3 small drawers – one with my palettes stacked on one side and loose/single shadows, 1 with my lipsticks and any packaging I really liked so don’t want to throw away & the last with back ups I’ve bought.

  3. Nicole

    I don’t have problems to find, what I’m looking for. Except for Lipsticks, because most of the are distibuted about my 4 handbags.

  4. i was just wondering if everyone could post ONE or TWO pics of their make up organisation?? i am not very well verse with the space needed and all. just a thought. Christine would be the best person to answer:)..oh yes, i do find my stuff easily..but mostly tend to grab the lastest buys or favorite ones!!!

  5. oops, neglect the above comment…i didnt see the other “temptalia asked” in makeup organisation..sorry bout that.

  6. I keep my things pretty organized too! I have like 3 containers, one for eye stuffs (excludes pencil liners + mascaras). Another one for brushes, and the third one for face stuffs.

    Then I have a pencil holder, one side for lipstuffs, and the other for my pencils + mascaras.

    I will go crazy if I can’t find my things easily!

  7. Pretty organised in my stationary drawers! =]

  8. SnickerDoodle

    NOT. my train case is a mess plus I have crap everywhere!! I dont have TIME to organize. i can never find anything though :(

  9. Considering I just bought a huge make-up suitcase, its pretty organized. One side is all eyeshadows and pigments sorted by color. Other side is all blushes, primers, bronzers etc. bottom is lip glosses, lipsticks & masacaras those are in seperate plastic click type sectioned craft container and put in the bottom of this giant hard suitcase. Sounds good for now anyways!! How long will it last is the question?

  10. jess

    I keep everything in a large train case (so my stash isn’t big), but it’s all well organized. I keep things separated in their own bags. For instance, there’s a ‘face’ bag (foundation, concealers, powders), a ‘primer’ bag (UDPP, foundation primer, etc.), and so forth. I keep my pigments in the trays and my eyeshadows have been depotted and put in palettes.

  11. MACPixie55

    I have a few of those clear plastic drawer units. I have one that stands on the floor with 2 large drawers and 2 smaller drawers. The bottom drawer (big) is storage for makeup bags, extra cotton pads etc. The other big drawer is for hair stuff (hot rollers, curling irons etc), and the 2 smaller drawers are for storing non-high end makeup and extra skincare products. I have one small set of drawers that I use for my pigments and pigment samples. And then I have a medium set of three drawers with a drawer for eyes, face and lips. Eyeliners and brushes have separate cups. All in all, it’s very organized :)

  12. Cody

    My stash is small enough that it’s not a challenge to keep it organized, but I have been looking for some kind of container to put everything in instead of just leaving it all spread across my shelf. I’m also hoping to find some kind of cute, antique teacup to hold all of my brushes in over the holiday season.

  13. gracee

    my stash is pretty scattered. but i have one really cute green organizer 4 drawers (one- blushes two- MSFS three- Heatherette, trios and quads four- loose MAC e/s, paintpots and some gel eyeliners.)

  14. Yes, I have things pretty organized at home. There are drawers with different categories, like a ‘Face’ drawer and a ‘lip gloss’ drawer.

    The problem for me now is that I’m out of town and have been for about a month. I’m living out of a suitcase and that means I’m living out of a makeup bag. It’s harder to find things, for sure.

  15. Rio

    I keep the stuff I use everyday very organized, but other stuff is kind of strewn on my counter. Some are in my train case, but that’s the stuff I use rarely.

  16. Anitacska

    Not at all. :( I’ve got far too much stuff to start with and very little space to keep them in. They are now cluttering up all my drawers (clothes) and some are in a bag in my wardrobe. The rest are all over the top of my chest of drawers and in boxes on the windowsill. Need to organise it (which is my plan for the weekend when I’ll be on my own – no children!).

  17. Claudia M.

    I have my stash pretty organized thanks to Ikea =)
    I bought (and stained) two smallish wooden organizers, one with 9 slim drawers, the other has 3 big drawers and they’re all pretty deep.
    Big drawers:
    1.chunky palettes
    2.powder/foundation/sunscreen/tinted moisturizer
    3.flat palettes
    small drawers:
    1. light or neutral eyeshadows
    2. dark eyeshadows
    3. lipliners/glosses
    4. lipsticks
    5. concealers
    6. blushes
    7. eyeliners
    8. mascaras
    9. misc testers
    Everything was fine until all the f&f sales, I think I ran out of room again =O

  18. Kella

    I keep my makeup organized, but let me tell you, when I’m getting ready, I pull eeeverything out and make a huge mess. Then I put everything back where it goes. Then I do it all again. :)

  19. Hannah

    My beauty stash is also organized thanks to IKEA. I bought a wooden organizer with 2 slim drawers and 4 big drawers.
    Slim drawers:
    1. Face (foundation, blushes, MSF +++)
    2. Eye (Palettes, quads, pigments, eyeliners, flash lashes ++)
    Big drawers
    3. Moisturizers, perfumes, prep and prim face,

    and the rest of the drawers is currently filled upp with clothes :P

    I have also a plastic 3 drawers organizer where i have my
    1. lip gloss and lipsticks
    2. mascaras
    3. eyeliners and lip balm i use everyday.

  20. CeeBee

    Pretty organized. I have a five drawer plastic tower thingy, lipgloss in the top drawer, 8 Dior compacts in the second, laura mercier mosiac shimmer blocs, Chanel eye quads and blush, plus 2 slim packaged foundations in the third, the fourth is a bit of a jumble with Dior face powder (that cute white leather D’tectiv Chic shimmer powder and brush set – takes up heaps of room), Stila bronzer and lip glaze quad, single eyeshadows, etc and the bottom has all my Smashbox fusions, a bunch of shimmer powders and brow stuff.
    All my lipsticks are in the vanity drawer in a small plastic basket. Then all my Chnael travel compacts and the extra Dior and Fresh compacts are stacked neatly to one side.
    I have a bag with all my backups and a divided square plastic container for all my brushes, pencils, mascaras and whatnot.

    It’s pretty easy to find stuff. :-)

  21. I started out organizing everything in makeup bags, moved on to my MAC and then Sephora traincases, and then on to a 7-drawer plastic cart I got from Walmart. Over time, my collection just got too heavy and the bottom of the cart broke under the pressure, so it wouldn’t stand up straight, the wheel would fall out if I tried to move it, and the bottom drawer took a lot of forcing to go in and out.

    I eventually had to move all of my clothes into my closet and my collection now lives in my dresser (5-drawer upright chest from Inspiration)! I have these little drawer organizers (also from Walmart) that I use to organize everything even further.

    My makeup is stored together with some nail/hair/skincare stuff because I don’t have any storage in my bathroom since I have a pedastal skink.

    Here’s how it breaks down:
    Top: Brushes + a few non-makeup items I use daily or regularly
    1st drawer: Face stuff
    2nd drawer: Eye stuff
    3rd drawer: Lip stuff and nail stuff
    4th drawer: ETC (brush belts, makeup bags, extra cotton balls, applicators and the like, brush cleaners
    5th drawer: Hair stuff (flat irons, curling irons, rollers, brushes, pins, clips, etc)

  22. cloudburst

    Ummm, I amm constantly looking for items! I have several Ikea wooden organizers, a tall plastic organizer (in my room) & my current favourite – a mini metal filing cabinet from Ikea (by the tv). Plus, I like to do my makeup at my desk – so my stuff is spread out between 3 areas. I am very disorganized. I can admit it.

  23. SnickerDoodle

    OK, looks like I need to hit Ikea!! Can you purchase online? All you ladies have given me some MAJOR organization inspiration :)

  24. SmittenKitten

    I got a special cabinet installed over my toilet that goes almost to the roof. There is several shelves with 4 sets of desktop organizers with three drawers from Staples. Each drawer has a specific item like brushes, lip gloss, powder, concealer, eye shadow, eye liner, glitter…I also have a large box that has all of my MAC lipstick organized in watch cases…perfect fit! There are also three wooden stackable organizers that have all of my blush and extra powder. Two years ago I bought a lot of MAC gift sets and kept the boxes…they hold about 12 eyeshadows so everything is organized by colour family. I find that plastic pencil boxes are also very good for lipstick and lip gloss.
    On another wall I have a cabinet from Ikea with all of my perfume.

  25. Karen

    My stash is pretty organized. My stash is mostly NARS, and they are all in black rubbish cases so it is quite difficult to tell them apart. I put them all in those sterile drawers which I got from Target and makeup took 2 drawers. I lined my NARS stuff in different rows, blush takes up one row and 3 rows of eyeshadows. It is not always easy to find the exact item I want right away, but at least I know where to find.

    • CeeBee

      Just a quick tip that may be useful – if you have a lot of similar compacts (I have 10 Dior compacts the same, quints and skin shimmers) store them upside down so you can see the sticker on the bottom with the contents/colour/shade info at a glance. If the writing is too small, then by some cute little stickers and colour code them (pink heart for Dior Pink Idol, pink star for Rose Skin Shimmer, purple heart for Stylish Move, etc, etc). This might take a while to remember, but it works (at least for me!)

  26. My stash is pretty organized too. I organize things by what type of product they are like lip glosses or eyeshadow.
    I mostly wear the same things everyday but I put my extra/ other stuff in a different storage spot s I know right where everything is :)

  27. swtlitchi

    I used to store everything in an old Caboodles case (from my middle school days!!) because my collection was so small. Then, with the “help” of YouTube, Temptalia, and other blogs, my makeup stash has grown considerably larger. I do not have a ton of products compared to many others, and I try to keep it reasonable by buying what is “necessary” instead of impulse buys or 10 dupes. Everything is now stored in two craft organizers from Michaels. They are white wooden boxes that have deep drawers, so I’ve designated each drawer to a specific category (i.e. eyes, lips, face, new/backups, soft makeup bags for travel, etc.). Brushes and a mirror sit on top of one of the cubes (it’s actually on top of an Ikea bookshelf). I like my makeup organized. :)

  28. My stash was EXTREMELY organized this summer, until I ran out of space in my train case. Now I have a mess on my hands! help!!!!!

  29. I have those small IKEA box-drawer thingys :) The one with 3 small drawers on the top and big ones one the 2 lower levels.
    Small drawers:
    1. Lippies and glosses
    2. Eyeliners
    3. Mascaras
    Big drawers:
    1. Face- Blushes, foundation, concealer
    2. Eyes- Shadow and palettes

    I’m going to get another one though because some drawers are over flowing

  30. Burlesque Doll

    I have a make up train that holds mainly eyeshadows in the top trays while it hold odd and ends in the bottom very dark hard to see stuff. then i have those little three draw stac that was recommend off here :) top draw is blushes second draw pencils and lipsticks bottom draw holds creme and pigments thingys don’t use the top and bottom draw much. Must add lavender whip to my lipstick collection when it comes to Perth.