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I have a rather large collection and I use a dresser. I keep different types of products (primers, foundation, blush, ect) sorted. Lipsticks are in acrylic lipstick holders, gloss and lip liner are in a kitchen utensil organizer, loose powdered eyeshadow are in a bead storage container I got at a craft store. Other than that everything is in re-purposed Glossybox boxes without the lid so I can see everything when I open the drawers. I rotate through my products weekly, so I keep the current rotation in a Sephora hard sided train case that sits on top of the dresser.

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I use acrylic cosmetic organizers on my desk and yet it's still a mess.  :D I also have a train case and I use Glossyboxes and Jouer boxes to store rest of the items. 

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I use acrylic cosmetic organizers on my desk and yet it's still a mess.  :D I also have a train case and I use Glossyboxes and Jouer boxes to store rest of the items. 

acrylic cosmetic organizers look great, is it a big one? With drawer or something?  :) 

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I have a rather large collection and I use a dresser. I keep different types of products (primers, foundation, blush, ect) sorted. Lipsticks are in acrylic lipstick holders, gloss and lip liner are in a kitchen utensil organizer, loose powdered eyeshadow are in a bead storage container I got at a craft store. Other than that everything is in re-purposed Glossybox boxes without the lid so I can see everything when I open the drawers. I rotate through my products weekly, so I keep the current rotation in a Sephora hard sided train case that sits on top of the dresser.

 

You have a lot of experience, I am considering a box or something to make my desk organized......

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acrylic cosmetic organizers look great, is it a big one? With drawer or something?  :) 

I got the acrylic organizer from Birchbox. It has a lot of compartments for brushes and lipsticks etc. You can get similar ones from Target.

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I got the acrylic organizer from Birchbox. It has a lot of compartments for brushes and lipsticks etc. You can get similar ones from Target.

Hi, acrylic organizer seems really nice to put on the desk, I saw it in a blog giveaway today.

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As the title, do you have better suggestion, cosmetic on the desk is totally a mess. 

I would get an office desk, the kind with 3 drawers on each side and use that as your dedicated make-up station. And get organizers like pencil holders (for example) to place small items in like brushes, cotton pads, Q-Tips, etc and place that on your desk, and you'll also have plenty of space for hot hair tools as well, heck you can even use one drawer to store your hot hair tools  ;)

 

That would be the "home version" of a make-up station that we use in a make-up trailer. As we organize all our daily make-ups in the drawers and station organizers.

 

For duplicates and multiples of products and other supplies, we use see-through bins and drawers, and we use "kitchen style" cabinets for actor bags.

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I have two makeup bags, one for lip products and the other for eye products. I also have one box where I keep face products and any other odds and ends that I don't use too much. I obviously don't have all that much makeup. xD

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As the title, do you have better suggestion, cosmetic on the desk is totally a mess. 

 

I have a ton of makeup.I dont have everything super organized right now I put it in shoe boxes sadly but it works for me right now.I must have 3 shoe boxes full of makeup at least but I will buy a makeup case eventually this one may not be big enough for me though but I will probably buy  it was pretty mally has really pretty makeup cases too.I was thinking I would buy one from sephora though even though they are super expensive this ones $110 below and the mally ones probably even more expensive but looks nicer.

 

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MAc has them too  I think this is a makeup cake below but it looks pretty cool if you organized it like this lol

 

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I recently just switched over from a box to several acrylic cosmetic organizers and I couldn't be happier <3 Everything is finally organized instead of thrown all together. I highly recommend you give it a try :P

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I have a little shelf in my room for nail polish and perfume, and also a dowel type wooden shelf that hangs clothes on the bottom,and on the top are haircare prodicts that I am not using and birch/glossyboxes for samples I am not using.

  The products  that  I am currently  using are generally in the bathroom in the medicine cabinet, and in a little decorative  organizer on the vanity.  Beauty tools/scissors, etc I have in a decorative container on a shelf in the bathroom. Luckily, I mostly have the bathroom to myself, so it stays nice and organized.

  I don't like digging through trunks or drawers.  I like to see where everything I need is. it saves time.

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Oh hey, two things I love: makeup and orginization.

I have.. kind of a lot. The most of any one thing I have is loose eye shadows, I absolutely love indie companies, and most of them are loose-shadow-only. So I have eight of these:
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Each one holds 70-80 full-sized (5g) shadows, but none of them are crammed absolutely full, since I sort by company. I keep all of these stacked on the very top of a bookshelf, so nothing happens to them. I routinely rotate different shade families/brands to make sure I'm using all of them.

I also have one of these: eG9pHHN.jpg

Top two drawers are blushes/bronzers/illuminators, middle two drawers are concealer and foundation, bottom drawer is face + eye primers (and some extra room to throw things in if I'm in a hurry). That's sitting on one of these:

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Which contains all my palettes, be it eye shadow or contouring or a mix. Bottom drawer also contains my other pressed eyeshadows, singles/duos/trios/quads etc. This sits on my desk.

That stuff is off to the right. To the left, I have:

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One of these. A few more primers (mostly tall ones, like the old UD primer potion packaging and Fyrinnae's Pixie Epoxy) and a lot of tall/long lip products sit in the back. Easy to grab. Bottom drawer is skincare, top drawer is more skincare and extra brush guards. The little flip-up thing is where I keep products I'm super-loving right now.

Next to that is something very similar to this:NCR50Mf.jpg
Except the left half is just one big open spot, there's no separate divisions in the back. This holds shorter lipsticks, lip balms I don't keep in my purse, random little things like my pore-cleaning tool.

I also have three large desk-organizing type pencil cups for brushes/pencils, and three desk drawers that are kind of a mess. I need to organize them. 

All of that stuff, except the clear organizer, I got at Wal-mart for cheap. The organizer was a gift, no idea how much it was. The cases I keep my loose shadow jars in are actually bait/tackle holders, but they're cheaper than the exact same thing marketed for crafts, so I don't care. 


 

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Mine is a complete mess. I have a Victoria Secret cloth bag, which I'm sure will never come clean lol, that has tons of products I hardly use thrown inside it. Then I have a plastic makeup case that snaps shut, with the products I use everyday. But the snap breaks when I carry it a lot so my makeup ends up dumping out on the ground. So it's a mess too. I travel a lot and have a hard time keeping everything neat like I'd like to.

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I have a big box and some smaller boxes in it- all girly decorated with glitter and stuff :)

The smaller boxes are different colors and sizes, so I know exactly where is the thing I'm looking for..

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I will probably buy a makeup case at sephora this christmas I have a ton of stuff that needs to be organized better in one spot.Right now I have like 3 or 4 shoe boxes full of makeup its just not working for me.The night before I go out I have to look through my makeup and get everything out and ready to make it easier for myself the next morning when I do my makeup.

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I'm using a 3 stories cosmetic box to keep my necessities and whenever i can no longer close the drawers it is time for a little preloved sale or give away. I keep my brushes separately though. The on use ones are placed in a spacious glass jar for easy picking up and the clean ones stand vertically in a closed lid tupperware.

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Hey, girls. I want to organize my make-up bag, but I really don't know where to find all those bottles and tubes and other stuff like that. Do you have any ideas?

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Lol, I'm sorry, I'm no help! I have no system. I keep trying.. but.. I do try and keep all my lipsticks, in one bag.

I live in a teeny tiny place. There is no room, at all, in my house, for a decent makeup table and I think bathrooms, are plain gross. I do my makeup, in my bedroom.

I have a couple of boxes and bags. and then my "table" is just cluttered, w/ random products I use everyday.

 

Personally I think it'd help to put all the eyeshadows together, lips, etc.  Or just put your usual routine products together. I like to change mine, up a lot tho.  Good luck!

 

Wait, none of that was helpful, I found some 1.00 boxes, at Michaels awhile ago, so I use those and makeup bags, which I have tons of! Plus, you can find cute coffee holders at Salvation Army, for makeup brushes. I still want an antique table, someday! :)

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