There’s something about the change of the seasons that makes us ready for a fresh start. Re-thinking your home organization is a key aspect of spring cleaning. Up ahead, we share the best tips and tricks for organizing your beauty arsenal, plus the chicest organizing solutions for skincare, makeup, and more.
How to Organize Your Beauty Products
Before getting into organization mode, there are a few important things to consider. First, consider where you want to store your beauty arsenal — this could be in a bathroom, on a vanity, or even on top of a dresser. Next, consider how much room you have to work with and make note of what types of storage — such as countertop, wall, or floor — will work best for your needs.
Once you have an idea of where your products will live, it’s time for a good spring clean of your arsenal. Start by going through your products and setting aside the ones you don’t use. Next, take inventory of any products that might have expired. Most products should include an expiration date that shows how long they are good after opening. If any products have expired — and you use them regularly — write them down as a reminder to order a fresh one.
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After you’ve gone through your collection and determined what you use and what hasn’t expired, consider separating products that might be the best fit for winter vs. spring. For example, more heavy-duty moisturizers and darker-hued eyeshadows and lipsticks, such as deep plum. Doing this will help you have a better idea of what to store in front so it’s easier to access.
From there, you’re ready to organize. Here are some stylish ways to display your beauty arsenal and our product suggestions.
Store Them in a Beauty Fridge
Beauty refrigerators are a trendy storage solution for a reason — and they’re a great addition to your arsenal as the weather begins to warm up. These mini refrigerators keep serums, moisturizers, and facial mists cool, while also ensuring perishable products keep fresh.
Line Them up on an Acrylic Shelf
Acrylic is a favorite in the world of organization, and there are some fun ways to display your beauty products using acrylic organizers. We love the acrylic wall shelf look as it’s a great way to clearly see what you have while freeing up some counter space. Plus, you can hang some extras for accessories like sunglasses and hair barrettes.
Try a Gold Glass Makeup Organizer
If vintage is more your style, a gold and glass makeup organizer is a unique way to store beauty products. You can find these organizers with all sorts of holders — similar to a desk organizer — ones specifically designed for keeping makeup brushes together, and even some made just for lipsticks.
Use Stylish Desk Organizers
Desk organizers are a great way to store products — especially makeup items like mascaras, eyeliners, eyebrow gels, and even makeup brushes. Available in all sorts of styles, you can place tube products in the pencil holders, stack eyeshadows in the post-It slot, and keep your concealer in the paperclip section.
Align Them on an Arched Wall Shelf
Arched shelves are having a major home decor moment and now, you can expand this trend to your beauty arsenal. Many circular or arched shelves are available as singular wall units, making them a great option for bathrooms with little counter space. You can go for a smaller version just for skincare products or try a larger unit and style it with your favorite beauty books, a plant, and other items for an elevated look.
Store Them in a Beauty Product Display Case
If you want to keep everything together, a beauty product display case might be the best option. These are great for countertop organization as they allow you to see exactly what you have while also protecting bottles and tubes from getting dusty while on display.
Keep Lipsticks and Eye Shadows in Apothecary Jars
If you have a lot of lipstick and eye shadows, a unique way to store them is in apothecary jars. Typically used for candy, these jars are a great addition to a bathroom counter and are spacious enough to hold your favorite hued formulas. In addition to makeup, you can also keep beauty arsenal supplies such as cotton swabs, balls, and face wipes inside of them.
Place Them on a Tiered Stand
If you like to keep things minimalistic, opting for a tiered stand to display your everyday elixirs — such as cleanser, moisturizer, and sunscreen — might be the best choice. The great thing about these stands is, in addition to your skincare, you can also add your go-to hair accessories such as a Y2K-inspired claw clip or place a dish on top of one of the shelves to store bobby pins and hair ties.
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