Cleaning & Organizing your Make-up Stuff

Hi Lovelies,

messy make up

Had a clean up drive for my make up collection this weekend…It feels like an big achievement ! I had been just purchasing and stacking them up randomly which left me using only those products which were at the top of the rack and I used to miss out on many products which went into hiding (at the bottom of my collection). That led me to initiate a clean up & organize drive and am sooo happy with the results. Finding my make up stuff is so easy now plus the whole collection looks nice and organized.

Since this was a very helpful process for me, I thought I’d share my tips on how to effectively clean out your makeup collection and get everything organized for easy use.

Clean up:
  • Get all of your makeup together in one place before starting
  • Create piles to help you determine what’s staying and what’s going – New/Favorites/Regularly Used.
  • Go through and throw away all of the expired and old products first to make it easier to see what you have to work with. Throwing away the expired products is very important as expired products can cause skin allergies/infections.
  • Pick up each item individually and really think about which pile it needs to go in – don’t just start throwing things into piles.
Organizing:
  • Pick a space to keep all of your makeup stored so that it’s easy to locate anything when you need it, like a vanity, dresser, or bookshelf.
  • Use containers/baskets/boxes/etc. to store your makeup – you can shop for them online easily.
  • Organize your makeup by product type so you can find specific items quickly – I store base products in one drawer, blushes in another, lipsticks in another, etc.
  • You can also further segregate and store similar product types based on the color family. For instance: all your peach blushes are stored together, all nude lipsticks stay together, etc.
  • Store new products and duplicates that you’ve yet to open in a separate bin so that they don’t get buried and forgotten about.
  • Use things like vases/cups/jars/etc. to keep your makeup brushes together in one place.
  • Keep the products you use the most pulled to the front so you can access them easily.

org make up 1             org make up 2

I am planning to do this clean & organize drive once in each quarter. That would help me using my products effectively and also discarding the old/ expired ones.

I would love to hear from you girls on how do you clean & organize your make up collection. If you have any additional tips, please feel free to leave them in the comments section below. 🙂

Stay Gorgeous

Colorbar Emphaseyes Eye Blending Brush

Hello Girlies,

I was out of action for a couple of days due to cough & cold… During this resting period…I decided that it’s time I do some product review.. So here comes my first ever Product Review………. ( fingers crossed…I get it right )

Girls, presenting to you… Colorbar Emphaseyes Eye Blending Brush … amongst the whole lot of make up brushes launched by Colorbar in 2013, the eye brushes are worth trying especially for girlies who would like to get good blending effects using a budget brush.

The product :

Playfully dramatic eyes are just a few sweeps away with this almond shaped cutie. The tapered brush head is perfect for applying and blending powder eye shadows and also diffusing stark lines in the eye makeup.

  • The ultra-soft, packed natural bristles provide full color intensity to small areas.
  • Use all over the lid for full, opaque coverage, and on the lower lid and also in the crease to add contour.

colorbar-blending-brush-close up

My inputs on the product:

Appearance: The brush has a white and black body with colorful (orangey yellow ) bristles . Bristles are synthetic but quite smooth and don’t leave any scratches (Thankfully!)

The brush has flat but decently fluffy bristles which I found very useful while applying a single shade eye shadow. The bristles give good coverage and color pay-off; not dense enough to pack color intensely on the lid but for medium intensity wash of color, its quite good.The brush is very handy when it comes to blending harsh lines/strokes. It easily softens edges and blends eye shadows in the crease. It has reasonably smooth bristles – gentle on the eye area and doesn’t shed on washing.

colorbar-emphaseyes-front packaging

Brownie Points for Colorbar Emphaseyes Eye Blending Brush:

  1. Has soft bristles
  2. Flat yet fluffy brush
  3. Can be used to apply wash of eye shadow over lid
  4. Can be used to blend eye shadows together
  5. Can be used to soften edges in the crease line
  6. Doesn’t shed
  7. Is extremely affordable

Negative Points for Colorbar Emphaseyes Eye Blending Brush:

  1. Could have been a little more fluffier to give an extra soft touch .

The review in a nutshell:

The brush is a good buy as a “budget eye blending brush” as it gives good application for a single wash of eye shadow and softens , blends the colors.

Rating: 3.8/5

Phew…. dat was a lot of effort… Hope I have covered all the important points.

Do leave in your comments !!

Stay gorgeous 🙂