It's always exciting coming home with a brand new beauty product to add to your ever-growing collection. However, once you look at the state of your packed-to-the-rafters dresser, you regret buying it immediately. Ever felt like this? Of course you have.
Organised makeup storage can solve that. Not only will proper storage allow products to last well through their expiration dates, it can also de-clutter your shelves so that your can access your makeup easily. These 6 tips are all you need to store your makeup properly and stop yourself from having to dig through the cosmetic pile growing in your drawer, every time you're looking for something.
1. Keep Away From Moisture
Unlike your skin, makeup can't stand moisture, which means, the bathroom counter really isn't the place to store it. Moisture encourages the spread of bacteria so make sure you store pans of blush and eyeshadow in a dry place.
2. Never In The Sun
If you thought doing the stark opposite and storing them in the sun would be a good idea, stop right there. Storing makeup in direct sunlight is damaging as it can break down the ingredients and cause the formula to split, especially in cream and liquid products. Instead, find a cool, dry corner of your dresser to store them in.
3. Under Rather Than Over
It's important to find the ideal spot for storing cosmetics and we recommend that you do so in pull out drawers rather than open on the countertop. Dust collects easily on objects left open and when you add direct sunlight to that, it's a recipe for disaster. Create sections for lip, cheek, face and eye products within pull-out drawers for safe and organised storage.
4. Allow Easy Access
Divide your makeup into products you use often and ones only used occasionally. Once you've done so, create easy access for makeup you use regularly. This will prevent you from rustling and upsetting everything when you're searching for a lipstick. Make use of acrylic drawers and containers to store makeup as they'll keep dust away while being completely visible.
5. Don't Forget Your Brushes
As part of your makeup kit, your brushes deserve to be stored properly too. Ensure that you wash them monthly or else, bacteria and germs will make bristles their home. When drying, place them flat, horizontally, so that no water accumulates. To store your brushes daily, place them upright in a mug or mason jar so that the bristles can air out.
6. Turn To The Fridge
Yes, I really did say fridge. For products which are intended to cool and have resilient formulas, the fridge is the perfect storage box; away from your food items of course. Tuck nail varnish bottles in a zip-lock pouch and store in the fridge as the temperature will prevent it from becoming thick and goopy. 30 minutes before applying eye cream, stick it in the fridge for an added soothing touch.