We’ve all had a mess of our makeup. No exceptions. But whether you have a huge vanity table or a tiny little space in a dorm room, there are ways to keep it organized!
Acrylic organizers are classic and cute, and usually not too expensive unless you need a few sets.
Anytime you have drawers, USE THEM!
And here’s how: get lots of organizers for it. There are ones made specifically for makeup, but if you’re on a budget, go to Staples and find some pencil bins or other desk organizers made for office supplies.
This is a little more involved, but has a huge payoff! No matter how much makeup you have, if you put some on the wall, you’ll save yourself a ton of space. All you need is some fabric, a big frame, a sheet of metal and some magnets!
These drawer organizers are a little more made-for-makeup.
I do these with my brushes! I just use a couple acrylic pencil cups from an office supply store and some coffee beans. My brushes smell amazing!
No matter what, know you can mix all these ideas together to utilize all the space you’ve got!
Concealer can be the key to needing less foundation, or at least needing a thinner type. Believe it or not, concealer can do AMAZING things. To do all these great things, you need a great palette. Yes, you need the one shade that matches your skin the best, but it’s so important to have others too. Each shade can hide something different if you’re having some trouble in any of your problem areas.
First: Green. When you have a really bad blemish, you’re going to want to use a little green. Yes, green! Let me tell you, I didn’t buy into that for a LONG time. I thought it was crap. But once I started using it, I realized I was totally wrong. The purpose of a green is to neutralize anything red. Now, you’ll obviously want to add a beige tone close to your skintone or a shade lighter on top of the green. But that neutralizing effect of the green is unmatchable by just a light flesh tone.
Next: Yellow. A too-yellowish concealer will neutralize blue tones. This is great for under the eyes where we can have broken capillaries, at least I know I do! On top of that yellow, I like to use a concealer color that’s actually a little dark for my skin. Since I’m pale, the bags under my eyes are actually light and blue-ish and puffy instead of dark. I find that the darker color over the yellow makes it look a lot more natural and looks great once my foundation is on.
Lastly: pink or lavender! This shade will help brighten any part of your skin that may look dull or sunken in. If you have yellowish spots on your skin or a yellowish bruise, it’ll also give that a neutralizing effect. Plus, if you don’t use it very often, it can be great as a slight cream blush!
Let me just say that the palette I have is FANTASTIC. I actually found it on eBay and it has 12 colors. I know for sure there are 3 that will always be too dark, but whatever. Along with variations of flesh and beige tones, it also has a yellow, pink, green, and white. I actually use an eyeliner angled brush to put some of the white in my waterline to look more awake! I bought that palette for less than $5, if you’re interested in getting one, you can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org!
Anyway, it’s important to have a palette because you’ll need tons of colors for tons of reasons. And I promise, you can wear less foundation when you’ve corrected instead of just covered!
After years of searching, finally, your liquid foundation is the perfect match to your skin. Then, either when you put powder on top of it or by the end of the day, you look like you’re from the Jersey Shore. So after finding “the one”, how do you keep it from color-changing like a mood ring?
Nice one, Chelsy Davy.
The answer is simple: translucent powder. The VERY first thing you should put on top of your liquid foundation is something white (clear). This keeps the pigment of the powder from darkening the pigment of your liquid. Just a very thin layer of it, then you can add whatever powder you want on top.
Last but not least, you can actually use baby powder to do this! One of the travel sized bottles of it will last you for months.
Everybody’s got ‘em lying around the house, but are yours silver and boring? (Mine are.) Maybe I’ll have to find some of these!
I would be hesitant to put anything with bees on it near my eyes, just sayin…
I love the roses!
Okay, ACTUAL Harujuku ones!
I’ve never seen tweezers in the shape of a heart before but I love it!
I love this hot pink one from Tarina Tarantino!
Pink & black = girly and chic.
Bling to the max.
I’m liking the art on the bottom!
I seriously wish I had a set of all pink ones.
I think I know some grown adults who would love anything with Hello Kitty on it.
This design is fantastic.