Show Off: Eyeshadow Organization & Storage

Show Off: Eyeshadow Organization & Storage

After reading your answers to today’s question: how do you organize your eyeshadows? I really think we need to come together and SHOW OFF. (OK, you do it, I’m still in desperate need of a depotting party!) Share your wickedly detailed spreadsheets, photos of your ultra-organized eyeshadows, bask in the awesomeness that is organized beauty!

Share your photos/spreadsheet either by linking to the image/file or you can email me directly at [email protected], and I’ll upload it and include it in the post! 🙂

My collection/stash can be found under Temptalia’s Collection. It was last updated about June 2009, I believe, so I’m about due for another update, but gotta depot first! 🙂

See readers’ storage solutions for their eyeshadows!

How cool are Madame B Fatale’s DIY palettes? I love the creativity! You can check out her post on how to make your own while you’re at it!

I love how you can see everything when you want to with Claudia‘s storage system!

Emily’s got TWELVE, count ’em, TWELVE sexy, eyeshadow-filled palettes to drool over. Closed… opened… and then the pinks palette up-close! Check out her palette post for close-ups and breakdowns of what’s in ’em!

Jill keeps her stash organized in palettes and drawer organizers! I see another reader who has handily removed the insert in their MAC palettes for added space!  Check out those eyeshadow labels inside!

Danielle uses Make Up For Ever palettes to store all of her pretties… whew! Drool…

Christina keeps it neat and organized in MAC palettes!

Kelly stores all her pretty eyeshadow pots in drawers! (Psst, you should check out her nail polish stash, too.)

To be updated as photos come in! 🙂

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Does anybody here know how the insert in the Mac 15 palette can be removed?

Also…is the bottom magnetic? If I glue magnets to the bottom of my shadows, will they stick?

Very neat ideas! Love the notebook project! I did something similar with an empty art palette for mixing oil paints and used a double-edge sticky tape to attach e/s and blush pans inside. It shuts closed although looks a bit bulky. At least it fits square e/s that no other palette can fit and Givenchy powder refills (refills are so affordable on their own!). Luv the outcome. The larger palette, the more things you can see and use at once. One trick is to leave some space between the pans to prevent color intermix and give room if using large face brushes. Great topic to discuss.

Oh, forgot to ask. Christine, what is the name of that bright olive green e/s on top picture? It’s right after the words “Show off” and has some pan showing, can’t take my eyes off of it. Love greens.

I personally like the flat-iron method. There are a ton of videos on YouTube showing how to do it, it’s really pretty simple. Beyond that I’d say:

1) Start with a color you don’t use often or don’t care as much about – That way you get some practice in before moving on to the others – So if you DO mess up you aren’t too upset.

2) Be careful with Matte colors, they have a tendancy to crumble if the glue is melted enough (melted with either alchohol or heat).

3) DO IT! I love depotting – I think it’s a ton of fun. I have a friend who’s a bit of a MAC nerd like me and we save them up so that we can do them together in an afternoon 🙂 We’ll swap and trade a few too – That’s way more fun than a board game! 🙂

50 Eyeshadows is 8 lipsticks! Have fun! 🙂

Second the Flat Iron method! So easy. Watch the heat setting as the above poster mentioned because some shadows can crumble if it is set to high! I lost my Blanc Type experimenting with the temp.

oh damn it!! I’m Chicago now and all my big palettes are back in Istanbul!!!!!! I have 13 Mac 15-palettes and 12 quads & I keep my stuff in a Muji drawer-thingy.. Just wanted to share that since I can’t share pics 🙁

SO MANY! More than some Youtube makeup gurus even! More eyeshadow than I would know what to do with, that’s for sure.

Great Collection, ladies!

Be sure to show us your updated eyeshadow collection after your depotting party.

Also, Could you show us your pigment collection? You’ve haven’t really shown us what colours you have (although we could probably guess!)?

Please and Thank-you! 😀

wow…you have so many eyeshadows 🙂 I wish I could have at least 10% of that. My all makeup fits into a small silver case….on the other hand it’s ok because I can always take with me all my makeup ( I mean when I travel).

ooo! all the pretty colors! lol. if i get the chance i’ll post pictures this weekend!

it’s exciting to see how everyone stores their goodies 😛 (see… i say that and then all i can think of are drag queens – further proof that i really don’t need to be awake at 3am). goodnite! 🙂

Christine – Instead of taking photos of MY crap. I decided to upload templates of the Excel file that I use for my inventory. I put them on a page on my server:

There’s a Zip file with 2 Excel files (depending on which version of Excel) and PDF’s so you can see what they look like if you don’t have Excel.

I don’t know if anyone will find this useful, but there it is 😛 I also included a tab on how to use the Excel sheet, plus filled in a few examples so people can see 🙂

OMG!!!! I have spent the last 2 days searching high and low for this spreadsheet on the net, i had downloaded it a few months ago, but i got deleted from my computer… and now i find it…. and the link no works… :'(

Wow Nice storage system ladies I need to become more organized, does any body have any suggestions on how to depot the quad from Antiquites collection?

INSANELY jealous of some of those collections! And Just when i’d started feeling like I had too much! (LOL) I also find Depotting to be incredible relaxing, so I’m bummed I’ve removed everythign that CAN be removed! Sigh.

Thanks! I got really brave and depotted all of the Books of Shadows-I’ve ALWAYS hated that crappy drawer packaging. At first, I wanted to do it completely by shadow, but my inner obsessive compulsive gagged at how they no longer fit together nicely. And really, combining the book s of shadow created some lovely lines in itself, so I can live with it!

Wow – I have what I thought was a fairly large and organized collection but these blow me away! I live to organize things – sad I know, but as far as vices go not so bad!I had to stumble this so the whole world can covet these drool worthy set ups!

Oh dear, I think you all give me ammunition to anyone saying I have too many eyeshadows! Thank you my sisters! LOL I have one of those carts from Costco where everything’s organized. Don’t have a pic off hand however.

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