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If you feel like you're digging for buried treasure every time you need an eyeliner pencil, it's time to clean out your makeup drawer and get organized. A stellar makeup collection is useless without organization -- how can you expect yourself to beautify whenever you can't even find your foundation? Acrylic makeup organizers are trendy, especially after the Kardashian sisters showed off their own on their reality show. Use these see-through organizers to keep your makeup accessible and visible at a moment's notice.
Acrylic makeup organizers come in all shapes and sizes, including open ones that are like acrylic jars. These open-topped acrylic containers come in circular, square and rectangular shapes, so you can choose the one that best fits your space. These are ideal for storing makeup tools like brushes, pencils, lipsticks, glosses and eyelash curlers. For an extra decorative touch, try filling up the container halfway with tiny acrylic beads -- they hold everything in place so your brushes don't rattle around in the container.
Chest of Drawers
If you like keeping your makeup tucked away but can never remember where exactly you put it, an acrylic chest of drawers is exactly what you need. Like a large, transparent, countertop dresser, these little chests keep everything neatly in one place and easily visible. Since the acrylic is clear, you can see exactly what you need and where it is before even opening up a drawer, cutting back on all that time you spend digging for that eyeshadow you bought three months ago.
Organizing by Item
An acrylic organizer may make your life easier, but don't take it for granted -- haphazardly tossing your makeup and supplies into your organizers is just as careless as tossing it on the floor. Take advantage of the organizer's modular design when you're putting everything away, and give each space a purpose. For example, keep eye shadows in one drawer and blushes in another, or keep foundation brushes in one jar and eye shadow brushes in another.
You rub makeup brushes all over your face practically every day -- would you rub just anything all over your face like that? Keep that in mind when you're cleaning out your brushes and your organizers. Your organizers can attract dust, dirt and old makeup flakes -- it's gross, and it shows. Once a month, empty your organizers and wash them out, and take the opportunity to clean your tools and brushes. Your face will thank you.