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1) For lipsticks, I use this acrylic lipstick holder that holds 60-70 lipsticks upright (only $25 from http://www.azardisplays.com). This company makes professional cosmetic display racks for beauty stores, their selection is good, and they are very affordable, a lot cheaper than Container Store. http://www.azardisplays.com/productcart/pc/Sixty-Compartment-Lipstick-Tray-W-Tester-p765.htm
2) For tall lip products ( lip crayons, lip liners, lip glosses), I sort them by color into clear, plastic disposable cups made by Solo, sold by Target and grocery stores.
3) For shorter lip products (lip balms and mini-glosses), I use clear, plastic disposable cocktail cups made by Chinet .
4) If you don’t like disposable cups, azar displays also makes organizers that have like 12 cups attached to it for only $28.
http://www.azardisplays.com/productcart/pc/Two-Tier-Cup-Display-for-Pegboard-Slatwall-Counter-p1047.htm

Oh, the website shows the lipstick organizer hanging from a peg board on the wall, but I’ve had no problems putting it on my vanity table, with the front edge hanging over. It’s pretty stable and sturdy.

i did have them organised by type: proper lipstick/tinted balm/liquid lipstick/gloss. But I’ve just reorganised by colour because that’s usually my first decision in choosing one.

I just organize them by: Lipsticks and Not Lipsticks, haha! I have a small drawer for lipsticks and two for other products (lip tars, glosses, lip crayons, lip balms, etc)

Right now they’re organized in 2 drawers. One holds sheer textures and one holds opaque. But my collection is growing a bit for that, lol.

I think I want to re-organize by hue, and have a special spot for “don’t need a mirror to touch up” and “seasonally relevant”

The only true organization I have for my lip products has been recent. I bought a couple of lipstick organizers that fit nicely in my Ikea Alex organizing unit drawers. I place them upside down so I can see the color names.

In bins, by brand (which also includes “obvious” parent/sister companies, ie L’Oréal & Lancome). Even with my astronomical stash, I pretty much know where to look when I want a particular sort of color. Glosses are just kept together in a separate bin, with no specific order…

Most of my lipsticks are depotted into little stackable bead jars inside plastic cases. I use these: http://www.walmart.com/ip/Darice-Bead-Storage-Set-Clear/22027054 . I sort by color. I can see what I have easily and can stack them together in whatever combination I want and throw them in my purse. Small round decals or sometimes even the original labels fit on the bottoms for identification.

I keep a credit card sized palette in my purse that I refill with lip products I use a lot or want to use up.

For lipsticks that have really nice packaging, so I don’t want to depot them, I have some clear acrylic holders. I display them by brand, so the packaging matches, and then organize by color.

I have a plastic makeup organizer that hangs on the wall where I keep all my liquid/ tube glosses. I arrange them by brand and color. Tub glosses are in a decorative basket, as I don’t have many. Lip balms have their own makeup bag in a drawer. Lip tars have their own box.

Lipliners and lipcolor pencils are currently in e.l.f. storage cups, but not really organized other than that. I like the tip someone had on here to use clear plastic cups, so I’m probably going to switch to those so I can see my colors better.

I store mine by brand and in alphabetical order my color name, in Muji drawers. However, I evently moved to another city and had to get rid of my storage since it was a hassle to bring along, so I am searching for new storage ideas now 🙂

At the moment my lippie stash is everywhere lol. Most of my high end lipsticks are in acrylic organizers while my drugstore lippies are stuffed in plastic storage containers and a big hello kitty jar lol

I usually have 5-7 of them out on the open area for daily use, while the rest of my stash stays in capped boxes at lower level of the shelf. I tend to arrange them by color. (I’m bad at remembering shade names unless it’s a really representative yet not-too-long name, like MAC’s Russian Red). When I arrange them, I put work-friendly shades at the front row and the vampy/eccentric ones in the back row. Usually the order goes: soft/nude pink, coral, orange (front row), mauve/matte red and deep vampy red. Two rows are good enough to my shallow storage in order for the products to be seen.

They lippies I want to use up soon are in a acrylic stand, organized by brand, finish then color. I have less than 20 atm so not much space is occupied by them.

I keep them in an Ikea organizer and more recently I’ve grown out of that so I put the rest of them in a cute bowl. I try to sort them by brand but because I use them so often it gets mixed up alllllllll the time! I really wonder what your entire stash looks like Christine lol

I have glosses in a traincase under my vanity – the first three tiers are glosses and the open area below is housing lashes for now, but is mostly empty.

As far as not-glosses, they are in the bottom right drawer of my vanity, shade-name-side-up and mostly by brand ( then formula, then color within brand). It’s about 16 rows, with separators I made out of paper. Maybe someday I’ll upgrade to plastic!

Like many others, I store them in clear acrylic boxes and by brand. I also keep lipsticks, glosses, and pencils in seperate containers but all in the same drawer so I can easily mix and match. Because I’m not a blogger or collector, I never keep a lipstick beyond two years as I have no need to keep it for color reference or comparisons. So, although I have a lot of lips products, my collection is never so large as to present a problem with organization and storage.

I have a separate bag for lipsticks and they just go in there. I have about a dozen lipsticks or so and I just remember them by their size and shape.

*looks at shoebox and empty jam jars with lipsticks and lip pencils jumbled into them…eyes pass over table with lipsticks strewn across it…over to handbag makeup bag with lipsticks bulging out of it…*

Uh, what was the question again?

rofl! same here. makeup explosion in my bathroom. i really need to get a handle on it as i need to clear it out before the remodel starts happening!

I have most (maybe two dozen?) of them by brand and the brands by shape in two plastic holders I got from Daiso. I have my work colors in a seperate makeup bag that lives in my purse.

My lip products are all heaped into one large drawer of my Alex 9 drawer from Ikea.I do have the lipliners in a little plastic box in the mess. Its awful. I typically 1) spend too much time looking for a specific lippie or 2) grab a couple and pick,lol. Definetly needing to get it cleaned up!

I use big plastic bins, each brand gets its own bin. Except some drug store brand that i only have a few of i group them together. I’m the crazy person that does arrange them alphabetical/numerical. Things that are limited edition get stored in a different way. If it’s a collection like mac i keep the entire collection together usually stored in the mac black shipping box. Many of the holiday sets included a lip color i just keep the entire collection in the original box. I also keep everything in the packaging it stacks and lines up easier it also just looks more organized. drug store limited edition go in a separate bin from the high end. I’m a type A organization freak!

Lip glosses, lip balms and lip crayons are in large plastic trays unless I have a lot of one brand, then their own smaller tray. Lipsticks are by brand in small trays. MAC lipsticks are in 12-gauge 3.5″ mag plastic shotshell boxes that I bought from Cabela’s for $3.99 each – they fit 25 each and I can see the names.

I organize by brand. I make sure the label is face up so I can see the name and color. For MAC, I keep them in their boxes. They are easier to store that way and I group them by color.

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