If you follow me on Instagram then it’s obvious that I’m not a beauty blogger, but I do have a few tips to help you clear out old cosmetics and organize all the products that remain.

Just like any organizing project start by gathering all of your makeup and tossing anything that’s old or no longer used.  Makeup is a breeding ground for bacteria so make sure to follow the general guidelines for getting rid of old products.

When To Toss Cosmetics…

  • 3 – 4 Months (after opening) = Mascara, Eye Liner, Eye Shadow (powder)
  • 6 – 12 Months (after opening) = Lipgloss, Liquid Foundation, Concealer
  • 1 Year = Lipstick
  • 2 Years (after opening) = Powder Based Products (other than Eye Shadow)


organized makeup in acrylic drawer divider


Once you’ve eliminated all the old/expired products and everything you no longer use group like items together and decide what kind of storage is best for your space.  I’ve come up with a few products that make keeping your makeup organized an easy task.


Acrylic drawer organizer/dividers are great if you have the space in a drawer to store your cosmetics.  I use dividers like this all over the house.

If you have ample counter space these drawer units keep cosmetics organized and offer a good amount of storage.  The products are easily accessible too.

Brushes should be kept brush side up and cleaned often.

Some people with minimal makeup like to keep everything in a cosmetic bag.If you are looking for more examples of real life organized makeup click here.


how to organize makeup


Additional bathroom storage and organizing products can be found here.


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If you have questions please send me a DM on Instagram.  I try to answer all the messages that I receive.





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lauren - intentional editLauren is the founder of Intentional Edit, a home organization and lifestyle company focused on consciously editing to create efficient and organized spaces.  Lauren believes that a functional home that looks and feels good has a positive influence on all aspects of life.  Creating systems that allow for the home to function more efficiently, therefore, eliminating most of the clutter and chaos is her priority.  While trends come and go organization is always in style!

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