How to Organize Your Makeup Like a Pro
Stop avoiding it -- it's time to clean up your makeup stash mayhem and we've got the expert tips to help you
Tip 2: Divvy it upNext, "divide everything into categories: lips, eyes, foundations, etc. That way, off the bat, you can see how many like items you own that you probably don't even realize," she says.
Then, grab the trash bin. "Within each sub-pile, instantly [throw away] any item that you haven't worn in over 8-12 months. If you haven't worn it yet, chances are you're not going to ever," Wade continues, and it likely has bacteria. To be safe, find out the expiration date for all your beauty products here.
Next, toss "anything that is shattered or missing tops," says Klosky. We know you think you will salvage these items and use them to their battered bits, but donít, he continues. "Any broken powders or blushes will spill in your makeup bags and you will spend more time cleaning them than actually applying the product," he warns. The only exception Klosky gives is "eyeliners without lids -- as long as they are kept in a small brush bag or a plastic baggie."
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