Where do I start with organising my make up?
I have lots of make up, too much really. But can anyone ever have too much make up…? I have products for day wear, evening wear, products I always wear, products I’ve worn once and probably will never wear again (so hurtful – to learn how to avoid wasting money on make up, read my post HERE!).
Ideally, I’d like to take all of my products with me at all times, I would be prepared for any situation at any time. Of course this isn’t feasible as I can’t take a suitcase everywhere with me! So therefore I have to choose my favourites, and leave the others behind. This can be brutal, but prioritising is an essential part of streamlining your make up collection!
Some of you will find this easier than others, some women have about five key products they use and will pop them in their purse or handbag – perfect! However if you have a larger collection you will find it easier if you categorise them. I group my make up into the following; face, eyes, lips, and brushes. It doesn’t really matter how you categorise them as long as it’s logical to you. I picked these four main groups because I tend to do use one group of products at a time – plus my make up bag has four pockets.
My make up essentials in each group:
Face: blusher, highlighter and contour duo, concealer, foundation, powder, primer.
Eyes: eyeliner, eyeshadow, mascara.
Lips: lip liner, lipstick, lipgloss
Brushes: small eyeshadow brush, large powder brush, medium blush/contour brush, foundation brush, concealer brush.