HOW TO STORE YOUR MAKEUP WELL? KEY STEPS
To properly store your makeup, the storage expert reveals her tips in 4 steps to follow. Attention: we do not squeeze any, they are all essential!
STEP 1: GATHER YOUR MAKEUP
For starters, it is imperative to consolidate all of our makeup in one place. Let’s go, we go hunting for makeup and we collect everything lying around in the cases, in the handbags, in the drawer of the bathroom, and even in the bedroom or in the entrance… The goal? Facilitate the next step.
STEP 2: SORT YOUR MAKEUP
The second step, and not least, is to try our makeup. And this, in 4 categories (and as many good reasons to do so) according to the expert.
Throw away: Because make-up (like medicine) expires! Whether you have fragile skin, even atopic skin, or not, it is strongly advised to ban products whose date has expired.
Most of the time, a logo on the tube of your beauty products indicates the number of months to use them after opening. The changing smell and texture are also good clues.
To give: Because we do not like waste, what can be given, must be given. To a sister, a friend, an association… we place here all the make-up in good condition which we know we will never need because it is duplicated (or even tripled) or simply unsuitable for our skin tone, complexion, style… and also to our desires, because we all have our favourites.
To keep: Because it is essential to our beauty routine (even light) and to store your makeup properly, you need makeup. We keep what we use every day. Note also: it is better to have the essentials of good quality than tons of products…
To reserve: Because we always have more makeup than we need. This does not mean that it will never be useful to us. We keep what will be used and we open it on one condition: that the products started are finished.
STEP 3: CHOOSE THE RIGHT PLACE TO STORE YOUR MAKE-UP
« Where do we put our make-up? » « . To answer this question, the expert advises instead to ask yourself: “where do you put your makeup on in the morning? « .
In our bedroom, sitting at our dressing table? If the choice is up to us according to our respective habits, Pauline prefers the bathroom: « because make-up stains and we quickly drop mascara, lipstick or even powder on Earth « .
Let’s avoid disasters, right? In addition, we are not immune to a crooked movement.
In this case, « we often need a little make-up remover or a cotton ball for possible remedial action ». We also need good lighting. Finally, our bathroom is often equipped with cupboards such as the bathroom cabinet. Shallow, it is very accessible and allows ideal storage.
STEP 4: PUT DOWN YOUR MAKEUP
The final step, the one we’ve been waiting for since the beginning: storage. For this, we bring small bins, preferably transparent, and we assign one to each category: lipsticks, compacts, eye shadows, mascaras or eyeliners…
For makeup brushes, we take pots that are also transparent. The whole thing being that the container is not too big, that the products stand upright and that they can be identified and caught easily.
The goal? “Find what you need at first glance and take it with a single gesture”. Above all, we save time.
OTHER PRO TIPS FOR WELL STORING YOUR MAKEUP?
To avoid reaching extreme situations, the first piece of advice or “nerve of war” as Pauline likes to call it, remains to limit the number of products as much as possible.
« On the one hand, it’s easier to manage, and on the other, you save money, » she says. Yes, what is the use of sleeping money? The key: we only buy what we need.
Moreover, before buying, you can give a second life to the boxes that you already have on hand. Indeed, « in a closed cupboard, the aesthetic side is not essential, I collect boxes of cotton swabs or glass jam jars », explains the expert. A useful and eco-friendly tip at the same time.
Finally, you can put together a kit for holidays and weekends. Especially if there are duplicates. No more unpacking everything every time you move. Everything remains in place for our greatest pleasure.