How to organise your makeup. Like you’re Kim Kardashian.
Being able to own a shit tonne of makeup & being able to locate that exact angled eyeliner bush at the same time seemed to be a luxury only the likes of Kim Kardashian could achieve.
Up until a couple of weeks ago, I thought I had makeup storage down to a fine art: throw it all in a sturdy cardboard box & rummage around until you pick something out. Something of a lucky dip for the face. Sometimes you’d actually get lucky, sometimes you’d end up resembling a somewhat manic clown.
& a lot of the time you’d pick out a bunch of shattered pressed powders & bent out of shape makeup brushes.
The whole box system was working fine until my boyfriend upended my whole box looking for hair wax (I don’t even have any) & probably food, when I realised that in that mess laying on the bed was about 90% of products I didn’t even know I owned.
& maybe a bunch of candies I had hidden in there & had forgotten about.
The Etiquette Of Beauty Organisation
Estee Lauder Double Wear Maximum Cover foundation
Scout Cosmetics Mineral Fluid foundation
Both Quality & Quantity
The Ettica Cosmetic Cube isn’t the flimsy kind of makeup organiser you’d find in stores at your local Kmart or Target. It’s heavy. So heavy that I had to wait for the postman to leave before attempting to struggle it into the house.
The acrylic they’re made of is thick & durable. But that doesn’t mean you don’t need to look after it. Abrasive surfaces can scratch acrylic easily so I bought some cheap non-slip matting ($3.50 for a meter) to sit in a couple of drawers where I put my brushes & where I keep sharp things like tweezers & nail clippers.
Ettica recommends a Novus polish kit to keep your cube in top condition, but even a mild soapy water mix & a lint free cloth will do the trick.
The Ettica cosmetic cubes even come with the option of dividers to take your cosmetic organising to the next level & a choice of drawer handles – original or bling?
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