Back before BIC lighters and matches, primitive men went on quests for fire! And today, not unlike ancient man, I embarked upon my own special quest, but this one was for neatness and better makeup organization.
It took weeks of preparation! — okay, maybe not weeks. The idea stemmed from a comment left by MBB reader Marisa (thanks, girl!) and the eyeliners and cream shadows I dealt with a couple of weeks ago.
Before that, I’d resigned to let my lip products live lives of disarray, tossing them all into a clear plastic box.
But that just wasn’t working.
I was stressing out every time I had to pull it out to find something, like yesterday, when I spent an obnoxious amount of time looking for my tube of Lychee Luxe (I knew it was in there!).
There had to be a better way.
A better way
See, this is why I love craft stores: cheap and easy storage solutions. For this project I needed scissors, Scotch tape, one big box and a bunch of smaller empty boxes from lipsticks and gloss.
Find the big box. It should be deeper/taller than your longest lip product when you stand it up inside the box. I picked this pink one because not only does it fit my longest gloss, but it also has a lid, which makes it stackable.
Flatten one of your empty lipstick/lipgloss boxes, and cut it through the middle to split it in half.
Tape both halves together, side by side. Do that a zillion times (or enough times, whichever comes first).
Once you have enough split boxes to hold all of your lip products, start standing ’em up in the bigger box. Fill each of them with one of your lipsticks or gloss, label side up so you can identify the product without having to dig.
Ready for more?
Take your makeup organizing to the next level with this helpful reference tool. Swatch and label each row of colors from your big box on a piece of paper; so the swatches don’t smear, cover them with a piece of clear tape.
Finally, glue, paste or tape the reference chart to the inside lid of the big box. Tada! You’re organized.
How do you organize your lip products? Got any tricks up your sleeve?
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,