My makeup definitely takes a beating. It gets shoved into a drawer, taken out and shoved into a bag when I travel, and I’m constantly rummaging through it to find pieces. It can get pretty frustrating. Not only is it unorganized, my brushes are always getting exposed to germs and dust, which isn’t good when I’m applying it to my face. That causes breakouts and “aint nobody got time for that.” I’ve decided that it’s time to get organized! On Monday, I cleaned out my make up drawer and washed all of my brushes. Did you know that you’re supposed to wash our makeup brushes after every use? Neither did I…
My mom is a makeup lover. She’s always introducing me to new products and my makeup collection seems to grow every time I see her. Now that Christmas is coming up, I need to get organized before the new shipment arrives. 😉
My makeup drawer is overcrowded and I hardly use any of the makeup in it. Instead of throwing it out, I decided to keep the makeup I don’t use in the drawer and put the makeup I do use in a clear storage tray on the counter. It’ll save me time from digging through it all. Having it organized on my counter makes it so much less stressful and it keeps the makeup cleaner. I really like the acrylic Caboodle tray because it’s easy to clean and very sturdy. It’s somewhat heavy when you pick it up and has thick handles on the sides to make it easier to move. The two tower tray has twelve separate compartments and fits a ton of makeup!
The Caboodle brings me back to my childhood. When I was in first grade, my mom bought me a pink and purple Caboodle case. Now, I wasn’t wearing makeup back then, but I carried my Barbie’s accessories in it. I also kept my fake plastic makeup in the compartments too.
I found this acrylic Caboodle tray at Target, but you can also browse through the selections at Ulta and Walmart while supplies last. They make great gifts and he trays can also be used for your desk to separate office supplies. I have a tray sitting at my desk to separate shipping labels.
When my makeup is in the draw, the powders and eyeshadow get everywhere. Have you ever seen the bottom of makeup drawer? Ew. I used to write “wash me” with my finger on the back of my parents car as a kid. Well, you could probably do the same with the bottom of my makeup drawer. The tray keeps the makeup so clean. The brushes are up in the air and not laying on a surface collecting germs.
Before I put all of my makeup in the Caboodle tray, I cleaned all the brushes. Now, lets be realistic. You won’t find me cleaning my makeup brushes every time I use them, but I will clean them once a week. There are tons of products out there for cleaning brushes, but if you don’t have any on hand, you can use antibacterial soap or even shampoo! Let the brush run under lukewarm water and lather the brush with the soap using your fingers. Let it run under the water until all the soap is gone and all the makeup color runs clear. Blot the extra water with a clean cloth and lay it on a towel to dry, or you can use a blow-dryer. Don’t forget to do this to your eyeshadow brushes too.
My go-to style consists of under eye cover-up, mascara, and lip gloss. I go full out makeup maybe three times a week. I apply mascara about sixty times a month…that is a lot! I make sure to get new mascara every thirty days and I immediately throw my mascara away if I’m sick. Mascara is one of the biggest factors in getting an eye infection. My mom always stressed to NEVER share mascara or lipgloss. I became a germaphobe in high school and would actually keep a separate lipgloss in my purse becuase my friends were always asking if I had lipgloss. And you can’t lie and say “no” when your lips were perfectly glossed. Have you guys ever heard of the rubbing alcohol tip to repair broken makeup? It’s amazing! I learned this a couple years ago on Pinterest. If you’re like me, you drop EVERYTHING! And for some reason, it’s always my blush that falls to it’s death. I used to just throw it out or work around the little pieces, but my life was changed after learning a little tip. If you drop your make up powders, blush, or eye shadow, put the pieces back the best you can, and spray rubbing alcohol over the make up and let it dry. It magically goes back together like dirt in the desert during a rainfall.
Our mouths carry a lot of germs, and especially when we’re sick. Luckily, lipstick is easier to clean. I take a Qtip and shave the top layer off the lipstick and then dip it in rubbing alcohol for fifteen seconds. I do this once a month or when I’m sick. When it comes to lip gloss, I treat it like mascara and replace it once a month.
When you’re traveling with your make up, try to find a makeup bag that has compartments. The Caboodle cases have compartments in them to keep your makeup safe and clean. I hope these little tips helped you and I’d love to hear your makeup tips!
- Did you ever own a Caboodle?
- How often do you clean your makeup?
- Do you have any fun makeup tips?