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

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A guide for Face Contouring

Hello Lovely girls,

Wanna get that perfect sculpted  face ? well, then read on … I’ll try to make this as simple as possible with help of pictures so that you get a hang of it.

To start of face contouring, you would require:

  • A Highlighting product : They contain luminescent particles to give the skin a beautiful sheen. Because they refract light, it draws attention into the face so they are applied on areas of the face that we want to emphasize. They come in many undertones such as gold, pink, peach and neutral. They come in different forms too (such as powder, cream or gel) but my favourite is a cream product.
  • Contouring Product: Make sure the contouring product is matte (non shimmer) and that it’s a few shades darker than your skin tone.  This product works by shading areas to create shadow to de-emphasize certain areas of the face.
  • Good Quality face brushes: Make sure you use high quality brushes which would spread out the product evenly.
  • Fingers: Using fingers is the best way to spread out a cream based product.
  • PATIENCE: The most important ingredient !! If you are a beginner in Face contouring, you would require loads of patience to master this art . 😀

Now lets get started with Contouring:

  • Apply the contour on – corners of your hairline, middle of your cheek (starting from your ear moving near the lips in a downward direction), just below your lips (center spot), jaw line, outer side of your Nose bridge, temples of your face.
  • Apply Highlighter on– T zone (horizontal area just above your eyebrows, area between eyebrows, nose bridge, cheekbones, chin, area surrounding your nose.
  • Blend: Blend, blend and blend the product well . You need to be very light in your touch. Try to look as natural as possible. Avoid obvious colour indifferences and streaks. Work lightly and build up gradually to avoid the face looking muddy. Blending is very important. Take your time.

Take a look at this picture to get a better understanding of the areas which are to be contoured and highlighted. Brown areas represent Contouring & white ones are Highlighters:

face contour

Contouring can be tricky to master, especially for daytime looks. I would recommend trying out contouring for evening events (where mess ups are easier to hide) until you get the hang of it!

Hope you enjoy this post !! Do lemme know your contouring experiences through comments.

Stay gorgeous always 🙂