Makeup Organization Ideas: Eyeliner

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The other day I popped by a Joanne craft store and picked up this ArtBin Prism 6-Compartment Box (about $7) to organize eyeliners by color.

I used to store all of mine in a big cup, but it took forever to find the color I wanted. Even though I still have to dig a little with this system, it’s still much easier to find stuff than before. I like it so much I plan on buying another one for lip liners!


How do you like to store your eyeliners?

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  1. Kelly says:

    I am on an organizational kick right now and I totally need something like this. All my eyeliners are stored in one giant bin and it would really help to sort by color. Thanks!
    .-= Kelly’s last blog post… Sally Hansen Complete Salon Summer 2010 Swatches & Review =-.

  2. Jay says:

    I been trying to organize my eyeshadows. Got any ideas? I was debating whether I should depot them and put into a palette or find an organizer for them. Right now, I got them all lined up on their sides in 2 rows in my vanity tray.

    • snoopysteph says:

      I have one of those plastic organizers with drawers and I separate my shadows by color. You can get them in different sizes – mine is one of the bigger ones since I’m a huge makeup junkie!
      .-= snoopysteph’s last blog post… 2 Years Old! =-.

    • Karen says:

      I’m actually thinking of depotting mine, too. I’ve always been a pan kind of girl (don’t like having to worry about the colors running into each other), but now for the sake of space depotting seems to make more sense.

  3. snoopysteph says:

    Great idea! Eery that you posted this today because I am desperate for a way to organize all my lipgloss! Any suggestions? Right now they’re all in a giant cosmetic bag which is impossible to find anything. I want to have them organized by color.
    .-= snoopysteph’s last blog post… 2 Years Old! =-.

    • Jen says:

      Sounds like how my lip gloss is organized! I need a bigger bag soon, because it’s too fat now and it won’t close… :X

    • Karen says:

      I’m in the same boat as both of you! Mine are all in a clear plastic bag and I can’t find SQUAT!

      I’m currently researching a better way to organize and will get back to you when I figure something else.

      • marisa says:

        my plan is to save all of the boxes that mine come in, then cut them in half and flip them all open-side-up. then tape it all together and i can store the glosses with the label side up. custom fitted 🙂

  4. Agnes says:

    Ooo thats a good idea! I store mine in little cups right now but that seems much more organized haha. have you seen this before? It looks amazing! i dont think i have enough pencils for this but they say you can put lip glosses and lip sticks too! 😀
    .-= Agnes’s last blog post… Holy Grail Wednesdays – Nivea’s Essential & A Kiss of Moisture =-.

  5. gio says:

    That’s a great idea, I need something like that too. I keep mine in a big cup as well but it takes a while to find what I want.
    .-= gio’s last blog post… 8 Tips to Buy Makeup on Ebay =-.

  6. Caity says:

    Such a good idea!

  7. Vonvon says:

    That’s really neat! I store them in those Stila cans. Not only it takes time to find the color I want but I tend to miss them out too sometimes. 😉

    And I see in your stash Stila Kajal Eye Liners in Sapphire and Amethyst(or is it Tiger’s eye)….2 of my loves!

    Speaking of Stila Kajal Eye Liners, can you or anyone please suggest some ways to use the ones in Pearl(white) and Topaz(peach)? I have those 2 but somehow each time I use them, it just looked weird.

    Thanks Karen!
    .-= Vonvon’s last blog post… EOTD/FOTD: MAC To The Beach-Inspired =-.

  8. MLC512 says:

    WOW! I thought I had a lot of makeup! Now I don’t feel so guilty!

  9. Lindsay says:

    You smartypants! I totally need this!
    .-= Lindsay’s last blog post… Wet N Wild Lust FOTD =-.

  10. Tiera says:

    What a great idea! Right now I have mine in drawer organizers, but I’ve been looking for something better! I need to hit up the craft store!
    .-= Tiera’s last blog post… Healthiest Summer =-.

  11. rachel says:

    your eyeliner collection is truly awe-inspiring! making me a little jealous, haha. i’m currently storing my (very small) stash in an unorganized drawer with all my other eye makeup….probably not the best solution 🙂
    .-= rachel’s last blog post… Project 10 Pan – PRODUCT THE FIRST =-.

  12. Nina says:

    Haha although I’m a sucker for eyeliner I never had this much of ’em because 1. I really use them not so often because I have sensitive eyes with severe dryness and 2. I’m really nasty about expiration dates on my stuff. so it’s always one eye pencil at a time for me and if it passes the date before I use it up, it goes directly to the trashcan!

  13. Scientific Housewife says:

    Holy crap, you have the most eyeliners I have ever seen! I have a top compartment in my Caboodle that stores eyeliners nicely, but then again I only have 9 or so.

  14. Marian says:

    Somebody’s got quite a few liners!

  15. noemii says:

    Holy crap .. out of the corner of my eye i saw a bunch of pencils and didn’t even read that it was about organization until five seconds ago . I must say, i’m green with envy . Eyeliner heaven ! I know i’ve said it before ..But i friggin Love eyeliner .
    Sigh .
    One day day i will have this many haha .
    it’s a good idea for people with a lot of eyeliners though . I think i’m a minority, but i Love and enjoy organizing . I’d become a professional organizer any day if there was a demand for it 😀

    • Karen says:

      I would so hire you to work out my closet. It’s a HOT MESS right now!

      • noemii says:

        Just don’t tell me where the Container Store is ..i’ll go crazy ! As long as it isn’t the kitchen ..i’m down haha jk .
        Actually, I’ve never been to the Container Store 🙁
        I don’t use things people normally use for organizing and use different things 🙂 I actually would have tried to become an interior designer but i can’t draw or express my ideas well worth crap . So photography is the next best thing for me..well always has been 🙂

  16. What a great idea! I need another way to store my eyeliners, they’re all together right now, and I have to do quite a bit of digging around to find the one I want, and a lot of the colours get neglected just because they aren’t always in plain view.
    .-= SoVeryFabulous’s last blog post… Weekend MAC Haul =-.

  17. Anna says:

    i put all of my eyeliners and mascaras into one of those straw containers that when you pull up everything spreads out. it looks realy cute on my desk and its super easy to find things

  18. Jen says:

    Awesome idea. I store all my eyeliners in a cup, and since a lot of them are travel sized (I’m a sucker for those UD sets), I can’t see the colors so I have to go through them all and it takes forever.

    Actually, most of my makeup storage is organized chaos. Only I know where everything is, but if someone else were to try and find something — impossible!

  19. amy says:

    The is a great container for pencils, I will try to find one similar at my local art supplies store. I am in desperate need of an organizing system.
    .-= amy’s last blog post… A Sparkling Star with Thierry Mugler Angel Sunesscence Édition Bleu Lagon Eau de Toilette Légère Summer 2010 Limited Edition =-.

  20. Kelsey says:

    lol if I had that many maybe I would! that’s impressive
    .-= Kelsey’s last blog post… What do you want to see MORE of? =-.

  21. Joy says:

    I only use craft store holders. I use a larger, compartmented Prism box for eyeshadows, blushes, pots of color. I use a thread organizer (that has movable walls) for some odd sized things. Like mascaras, tints, etc… I love love love it because they are clear, I can see exactly what is in each box. I can stack them on my vanity, I can put them in a drawer, I can easily grab some to go to another location. (I work with middle school girls who are starting to love the idea of make-up and make-overs.)

  22. Jenna says:

    Is this the closest thing we’ve seen to a stash pic?!

  23. I need that too!!
    .-= misswhitemilkyway’s last blog post… Mac Tag =-.

  24. AnneCath says:

    Damn, I need to do some shopping, I currently own two – 2 – whole eye liners in the very exciting colors black and brown :-p

  25. Stef says:

    Oh, I need that so badly, what a great idea! I’m in despearte need for some organizing.

    I’m thinking about a little shelving unit to sit next to my vanity, with flat organizing things like this stacked up on it…
    .-= Stef’s last blog post… Spring/Summer 2010 – Deborah Lippmann =-.

  26. Jeanette says:

    I know that I am about 4 years late on this…lol. Just found your page from Piniterest….but I organize my lipsticks and lipgloss in a bin from the container store
    It is awesome…you can hang them on your wall and they hold approximately about 15 MAC Lipsticks in each bin (there are 6 total)

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