How To: Organise Your Makeup

posted on: Thursday, July 28, 2016

How to organise your makeup. Like you’re Kim Kardashian.

Ettica Cosmetic Dream Cube review.

Ettica Cosmetic Cube. Kim Kardashian makeup organiser.

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

I don’t like wasting things (especially food), so I began a search for better makeup mess relief method than the box system & came across Ettica Cosmetic Cubes.

 

Offering sizes for the modest makeup collection to a giant Dream Cube the makeup junkie, Ettica has pretty much all your makeup organisation sorted. Literally. I went for the Dream Cube myself, the biggest cosmetic cube they have on offer at a gargantuan 38 x 38 centimetres because I thought I had a lot of makeup to store. I may have overestimated by… a lot… This thing had my entire makeup collection sorted with a shitload of room to spare. But at least there’s room to expand my collection now, or even store some snack in there? I’m pretty sure it’s even bigger than Kim K’s famous makeup organiser.

Estee Lauder Double Wear Maximum full coverage foundation.
Scout Cosmetics foundation.

Scout Cosmetics Mineral Fluid foundation

How to organise your makeup.
How to organise your makeup before & after.

Before

After

Lipstick holder.

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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VICKTOR & ROLF
Flowerbomb Parfum
“Eau
MARC JACOBS
Daisy Eau So Fresh
“Circa
CIRCA HOME
Ginger & Ylang Ylang Candle
“Chloe
CHLOE
Parfum
“OPI
OPI INFINITE SHINE
Staying Neutral
“OPI
OPI INFINITE SHINE
You Can Count On It
“OPI
OPI INFINITE SHINE
Steel Waters Run Deep

In this photo:

 

Hover over products for details

Poni Cosmetics contouring kit.

Poni Cosmetics brow brush & brow powder

Largest makeup organiser.
Vicktor & Rolf Flowerbomb perfume.

Ettica Cosmetic Cube. Dream Cube.

Watercolour makeup brushes.
OPI Infinite Shine.
Therapy hand cream & cuticle oil. Manicare nail file.

Aromatherapy Co Therapy Range hand cream

Aromatherapy Co Therapy Range cuticle oil

Manicare glass nail file

Nude By Nature Pointed Precision brush

Real Techniques stippling brush

Ettica Dream Cube review.
Organising your makeup.

Circa Home ginger & ylang ylang candle.

How to organise your makeup collection.
Organising your makeup collection.
Organising makeup.
Ettica Makeup box review.
How to store makeup.
Lipstick holder.

Mother Pucker

Lipstick hoarder or lipgloss collector? It doesn’t matter. What matters is that you can find any single lip product you own with an Ettica lip holder. You can sit it on your dresser, bathroom counter, window sill, backseat of the car, wherever the hell you like. Or you can fit it neatly on top of a Cosmetic Cube for ease of visibility.

 

I thought I had a lot of lip products but having them visible, all shades at once, I realise my collection is quite small. But it’s good to know there’s always room for more.

 

Even more so, I would never even be able to remember to put anything on my lips before going out because I’d forget I even owned any thanks to the bottomless box method. The downside is that now I have no excuse for not putting them to use anymore.

Klara Cosmetics matte liquid lipstick.

Klara Cosmetics Kiss Proof Lips matte liquid lipstick

 

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Klara Cosmetics liquid matte lipstick. Lipgloss holders.

How to organise your makeup. Ettica Makeup Box.
Beautyblender makeup sponges.
Blendercleanser Solid makeup brush cleaner.

Beautyblender Blendercleanser solid

Lipstick holder from Ettica Cosmetic Cubes.
Vicktor Rolf Flowerbomb watercolour.
Chloe Parfum.
Marc Jacobs Daisy Eau So Fresh.

Ettica Cosmetic Cube review.

The Verdict?

 

I’m obsessed with my Dream Cube.

Putting on makeup takes a lot less time because I can easily find everything & I can even remember to use those sad products that got lost at the bottom of that cardboard box. The clear arcrylic means you can even see what you’re looking for before even opening the drawers.

If you’re a makeup enthusiast, I wouldn’t even hesitate to move all your products into an Ettica Cube & even if you only have a small collection, a smaller would house everything quickly & neatly for perfect #makeupmessrelief!

 

P.S. Check out their instagram @etticamakeupbox to see just how amazing their makeup organisation is.

Makeup organisation.
  • Rhondine Natalie

    LOVE your organization! I’ve definitely drawn some inspiration from this post
    http://www.nappsandsass.com

  • Nadia

    Sooo beautiful & gorgeously organised, hon! That Dream Cube is flippin’ amazing! I will not even start on where I “store” my makeup. It’s in the drawers, makeup bags, my night stand & in my bathroom cabinet. Hence, girl needs to do some organising!
    Thanks for sharing this & your tips, love <3
    xox Nadia
    http://www.mielandmint.com

    • Yep! Mine was like that before & I didn’t realise how much makeup I was wasting simply because I couldn’t find it or had forgotten I even owned it haha

      x

  • xoiiee h

    That is definitely the mother of all makeup organizers! It can hold everything you need. I’m always changing my makeup around and finding new ways to display it. One day I’ll get an organizer as nice as this one. I do love that each drawer has multiple cubes that helps you be even more organized. This is definitely ideal for someone who loves makeup and has a lot. Great post!

    xo, XOIIEE | Life in Style

  • WOW! I was looking for something like this, perfect!

    http://www.yo-odd.com/

  • Romina C

    OK . NEED this beauty organizer ! Such a cool post. Thanks for sharing.

    Romina | http://www.blaastyle.com

  • Omg I need this cube in my life. And yes, snacks will be stored in one of the compartments because my makeup collection is sparse. Heh 😀 xo

    Shanaz | Fashionista NOW

  • Hun Tature

    Sounds amazing! Thanks for sharing gorgeous 🙂
    xoxo

    http://www.myinfinitystyle.com/

  • Girl, you’re so organized! Love your organizers, I have something similar as well, but my makeup isn’t nearly as organized as yours lol! Love reading your awesome, informative posts, keep them coming!

    Dee
    http://www.urbanchicblvd.com/

  • I need this organizer in my life. it’s perfect!!

    xo, Carla
    http://www.carlaviolet.com

  • Eeeeee this post makes me so happy! I always need to keep organized also. These plastic systems are the best 🙂

    Erica
    http://www.eggcanvas.me

  • Totally need that in my life! I’m border OCD so I just felt my heart beating just a little bit faster when I see how neat and clean is your makeup in this dream cube! I checked their instagram too and there is good inspo!
    Thanks for sharing
    xx
    Aurelie | http://www.surface85.com

  • wow! The neat freak inside of me enjoyed this post a lot!
    Dora http://www.BangsBang.com

  • Betsy Todd

    I love your collection, and i want to have one. So cool

    My homepage http://www.missygowns.com/

  • Oh wow, there’s a LOT to love about this post! This Ettica organisation cube sounds brilliant – anything to avoid that ‘lucky dip for the face’, right? haha! I adore the layout of your blog by the way; the way this post is separated with pretty illustrations is really special 🙂

    Gabrielle | A Glass Of Ice x

  • Carmen Jny (carmitive)

    Oh this is such a great post – I love your tips! I think it’s so important to have everything organized when it comes to make-up 🙂
    xx, Carmen – http://www.carmitive.com

  • Sia Foch

    Your collection is my dream, just perfect!

    -xx, Sia
    http://www.siafoch.com

  • Georgia Carlos

    Awesome! <3

    georgiacarlos.blogspot.com

  • Love these tips, investing in a makeup box is so good! Love that you can see everything clearly and you know where you have the stuff! Xx

    http://www.thefashionfolks.com/blog/makeup-trends-fall-2016/

  • oh wow I love this kit! I’m definitely gonna check out some makeup boxes now, this set up is genius!

    http://www.prettyinleather.net

  • whoa girl, what an enviable makeup collection! I love organising lipsticks, all the colours look so pretty together. So clever that you got the non slip mats too! how helpful! 🙂

    http://www.metallicpaws.com

  • Margot R

    Woow ! This is so nice to organize all the make up !
    xx,
    Margot
    https://troughthepasturesofthesky.com/

  • Love these organization inspirations; I have zero sense when it comes to categorizing my beauty items, they’re just all over the counter where I can grab them easily!

    xo, alice / T Y P E N U