Organizing Your Vanity the Pro Way
People are more likely to be productive in a clean and organized environment, and a vanity space is no different than other areas of your office or home. Having a well-organized space in which you get yourself ready allows every woman to focus on looking and feeling her best every single day. Ahead, we’ve gathered some tips to organize that little beauty space in your home.
- Minimize Your Essentials
Open those drawers and empty the baskets out. Once everything is in front of you, place each make-up item into one of the following piles:
- Everyday Essentials. These are the items that you gravitate to on a daily basis when getting ready.
- Special-Occasion Essentials. Putting on these items make you feel luxurious and extra stunning, fitting for special occasions, but something you would not wear for a regular day at work.
- Expired Items or Items You No Longer Use. Perhaps these are your impulse purchases or items that were passed down from friends and relatives. Usually, these are products that sit in the back of your vanity drawers and are rarely or no longer used.
As you go through each product, ask yourself why you have it and how it makes you look. This helps get rid of excess make-up. It’s best to have a separate basket for special occasion items, so they won’t clutter your everyday essentials. Once you have all your products separated, place your everyday products in an easy-to-access area, while the special occasion ones in a more hidden place to minimize clutter.
- Organize By Steps
If you’re an avid watcher of Youtube beauty tutorials, you know how everyone’s order of make-up application varies. Some like to do their eyeshadows first before foundation, while others do it the other way. To reduce the mess you create every morning, arrange your products in the order that you use them. For me, that would be primer, foundation, brows, concealer, eyeshadow, mascara, lipstick, and setting powder. Depending whether you’re a left- or right-handed, place your products where you find it easiest to reach to.
- Organize By Type
Keep the same items together so you know where to look for an item whenever you need it. For make-up brushes, organize them in a jar. Fill a jar with pebble rocks or even rice, and stick the brushes in vertically with the bristles facing up. Organizing eyeshadows is a must as well. Since it comes in different shapes and sizes, you can create a magnetic board for the shadows to adhere. And for heaps of lipsticks, pile them up in a clear container showing the lipstick shade for easy identification.
- Use Clear Organizers
When it comes to make-up, what we don’t see often ends up not being used. In order to make use of your entire collection—everyday essential collection and special occasion collection—store your products in clear containers. Sephora, as well as other Singapore drugstores, have a myriad of options for make-up organizers. Those with drawers or even those basic bin-type containers allow for maximum visibility of all your products, even those sampler items you get for free at department stores.
- Reuse Small Boxes
For those products you only use on special occasions, store them in small boxes. For those dark purple lipsticks and glittery blue eyeshadows, group them together in sturdy boxes that you got from previous make-up or drugstore purchases. These boxes are usually small enough to fit perfectly inside drawers or vanity tables.
- Separate Make-Up From Toiletries
If you’re a make-up junkie, perhaps you’ve got far more products than an average make-up wearer. Typically, people store their make-up products in a dry area, away from the moisture that’s guaranteed in a bathroom. Storing your make-up away from the steam and wetness will preserve the products and make them last longer–similarly to storing them away from your shampoo, conditioner, face wash, liquid soaps, and other toiletries. If you’ve accumulated good amount of make-up and toiletries, it may take some time to separate them all, but we assure it’s worth the hassle.
Whatever way you choose to organize your vanity, it helps to make it a fun and satisfying experience. Pinterest offers creative and unique ideas that can help you with your vanity clean up. The most important thing here is that when you have a clean and organized beauty area, it’s easier for you to feel and look your best.