How To: Organise Your Makeup Bag

Contents of my makeup bag

We all do it, it’s normal to have overflowing drawers and bins full of lipsticks, blushes, brushes and impulse purchases. However organisation is key to have a perfect makeup bag for everyday life. Here are a few tips to get you started.

To keep or not to keep?
If you have to question yourself if you should hang on to a product, chances are it’s time to get rid of it. Get rid of products you haven’t used in quite some time to make room for fresh new ones that will most likely be a better investment.

Did that expire months ago?
It’s always best to check the expiry dates of products, and if it smells weird, chuck it straight away. Keeping anything beyond its expiry date could cause problems such as infections, so using a “smell test” could help you detect if a product is starting to expire.

Choose your favourites.
Always keep a couple of products you know you use every day, such as lip balm, concealer, blush, mascara or lipstick. Keeping these products of your favourite shades in a bag which you can carry with you anywhere is the most effortless way to have your go-to kit all in one place.

I’ve tried to keep my makeup bag very basic as you see from the image at the top. I usually always have on me a mascara, foundation, concealerpowder, pencil eyeliner, eyebrow pencil, eye shadow, pen eyeliner and a couple of brushes, (phew, what a list!). I normally have lip balm and lipstick too; however they’ve gained legs in the past few days and done a runner. My makeup bag is basic, because on most days I like to look more natural (she says with bright pink hair). And when I have to wake up early for University or work, who wants to spend ages with their makeup? Aka, I cannot be bothered to do so/do not have time.

What are your tips on choosing the right products for your makeup bag?

Frankie x

 
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