Do you keep the boxes makeup comes in?

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Occasionally

35%, 663 Votes

Rarely

27%, 524 Votes

Never!

26%, 492 Votes

Yes, all the time!

13%, 240 Votes

Total Voters: 1,919


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I’ve kept a few collectible boxes – like the UD Pulp Fiction, NARS Andy Warhol/Debbie Harry, and MAC Star Trek – but flattened them out and put them in my scrap book.

When I first saw the question, I didn’t understand why anyone would want to keep the boxes (I voted “never”), but seeing your answer, I can certainly understand keeping cool collectibles, like Andy Warhol/Debbie Harry. I’d love to see that one! The scrapbook is a great idea.

What a fabulous idea, to add to your scrapbook!!! I wish I had done a scrapbook just for beauty over the decades – what a treasure that would have been –

Very rarely. I really love the artwork and it relates to non-makeup items I collect. Sadly, I just don’t have room to store them, and I find keeping makeup I use in their boxes to be a giant PITA. I really hated throwing out the boxes for some of my UD collections: Gwen Stefani, Vice 4, Alice TTLG, etc. πŸ™

I’ve never saved any boxes, but I will likely save my NARS X Man Ray palette boxes only because of the artwork on the actual box. I also plan to keep the palettes in the boxes to protect the surface, as I plan to keep the palette even after I finish the eyeshadow (if I ever do, LOL!).

I only keep nail polish boxes, because I like storing them by brand in a helmer drawer, and I think the boxes look nice! It also helps with resale value of the few collectible ones I have, like LE Chanels.

Unfortunately no answer is straight forward for me. I keep all limited edition packaging if it is something collectible. I also keep a fair amount of just regular boxes that individual products come in as they are the perfect size to keep product standing up in. I don’t use any acrylic boxes, organizer’s for makeup drawers because they can get to be really expensive and no one looks in my drawers but me so I would rather save my money to buy the products than to buy storage systems. The exception is in buying a lipstick carousel. So, for instance, a MAC Extra Dimension Skin Finish. I will remove it from the box, cut the box in half height wise and put the powder compact back into the box with the top half of the product exposed. I then tape that box to the box from the previous powder being stored in that drawer. If I have some that I don’t have boxes for I will utilize the top part of the new box to store those. Not sure if I am explaining this well but that is what I do. Anything too bulky does get thrown away.

I think you explained it perfectly. You essentially just create your own powder compact (or single eyeshadow, etc.) organizers using the product’s packaging. It’s a great idea. It’s cost effective, and the product will obviously fit correctly in the organizer (no awkward trying to squeeze something in by turning it diagonally or laying it flat or whatever.)

Yes exactly. I use to have a couple of acrylic trays and I would stand my compacts up in it but whenever you took one out to use it the others would all fall down and it was a source of frustration. No more. They fit perfectly and stay where I put them. I wasn’t sure I was getting the idea across. Thank you Kayla.

Deborah, i found those acrylic containers cheaply at Ross different sizes and shapes if interested, check them out. I keep one by my bed side to hold small items, pens, nail and cuticle items, note pads, bandaids, some gadgets and cables for my iPhone and iPod, etc. Also I save pretty card board boxes from perfumes, candles and such from gifts from my family…and Christmas is nearing! πŸ™‚

Deborah — I have found several very suitable containers at Dollar Store; not acrylic, but variety of sizes and styles that work for me pretty well., and in the end are low risk like if I change my mind on how to store stuff down the road, I can toss without too much regret.

I keep all my boxes! I tend to store my products in their original boxes anyways, and I spent a lot of money on my makeup so it feels like a waste to throw them away πŸ™ˆ

I normally only keep the boxes if the makeup is something special that has ‘instructions.’ The only thing that comes to mind right now is a fiber mascara I received, where I knew I needed the instructions to remember how to apply it! Haha!

On occassion I keep the bigger boxes that kits usually come in. I use them to store my nailpolish and essential oils. Speaking of storage…I need to find a better way to store my makeup. Right now it’s in plastic tupperware drawers from Walmart. I need better organization for quicker access to my products. The bane of my existance are my lipsticks on their side in a drawer. Such a pain to find a color i’m searching for. At least you can see the lipgloss colors on their side. The drawers are too shallow to stand my lipstick tubes upright. Lol, maybe it’s a sign I have too many? Nah, no such thing in my book! Any ideas from the Temptalia crowd would be appreciated. πŸ™‚

Alex drawers from Ikea! That’s what I have and I love them. Also, Sonny Cosmetics sell acrylic organizers that are made to fit perfectly in Alex drawers.

Miska, for real cheap organization check what I write to Deborah. I used pretty cardboard boxes for a while (as student being super broke) lately updated all to clear plastic containers. It is nice since they are clear to be able to spot things quickly. I too am a nuts for lipsticks. On a lipstick diet for years…whom am I kidding right? Lol!

Maybe I’m crazy but I keep all the boxes from my cosmetic purchases sans brands like elf that are very inexpensive. I buy so much that if I were to want to sell things I’ve never/barely used, I want to have the packaging it came in. At least that’s my idea. So I have huge garbage bags filled with boxes in a spare closet. Y’all must think I’m nuts but I have the space and I have a “you never know” mentality.

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