Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Cleaning Up My Messy Makeup Drawer!

I have been wanting to go through my messy makeup drawer for the longest time since I have been having more and more difficulty finding a certain lipstick or eyeshadow that I need for a look in my little mountain of makeup products. To save myself from more frustration, this is what I did today and I feel super happy seeing my nicely organized makeup drawers!

This is how my drawers look before:


 As many of you know that I am a cosmetic shopaholic. For most of the makeup such as foundation, I tend to have have more than one skin tone foundation or I will have foundation of same skin tone but in different brand. With this many makeup, I find the best way to organize it is to put them in groups as shown. This way, I can see all my makeup in one glance.

This is how my drawers look after: 


 

While going through all my makeup, I also spend some time to look through all of its expiry date and I found a pile of my makeup has long expired! 

A lot of the makeup that you see here are actually a few years old and some are over 5 years old. I haven't use them for the longest time but just seeing the different colour eyeshadows make me feel happy which is why I kept them for so long. So sad to see them go :( but better to throw them away then risking my skin, right?

 I am extremely particular about the shelf life of my makeup because putting on makeup is like a part of my daily routine. To better protect my skin, aside from applying skin care products, I also keep track of my makeup's expiry date. 

Expired cosmetics can caused skin infections and irritations and even eye infections. So, please do not risk your skin or eyes for that expired product! A basic guideline that I go by to determine whether to keep the beauty product or not is as follow:

**For lipsticks, the best guideline to go by is the smell and the colour. If it smells rancid or if the color is turning dull, it has disintegrated.
Side note: eye products expired in such short period of time after opening compare to other beauty products is because they contained the least amount of preservatives and are made specially suitable for our sensitive eyes. 

Let me know if you have any questions :)

Have a great night everyone! 

xoxo <3

Ang


68 comments:

  1. love the feeling of organizing and being organized! great makeup drawer ;) kisses from Vegas!!!
    -Jasmine O.

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  2. i totally need to do this too -___- haha great chart and post!

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  3. Nice done!

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  4. Gosh that amount of makeup :D!!! My make up box is as messy, but it's like 1/5 of the amount of yours :D. (And when I order them, they are back to mess soon again.).
    I have one over 10 years old lipstick. Maybe I should kick it out?
    x, Lara
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  6. great post!!


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  7. Very organized and clean, love it. I have to do this too, from time to time, because mine looks exactly like in your first pictures :)

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  8. Nicely organized! I tend to that once in a while, but 2 days later its all a big mess again! Thanks for the expiration dates on makeup, I thought that you could keep eyeliner for longer!! I'll be careful now!
    x
    Bel
    http://b-by-bel.blogspot.fr/

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  9. The easiest way to find the expiry date is to look at a symbol on your cosmetics that looks like an open jar, the number next to it, usually "6M" or "12M" etc is the number of months that the product will last for from the date of opening. :)
    x

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  10. Wow! This looks like my nail polish drawer! Love your after photo. It makes me kinda wanna clean my polish stash :)

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  11. Great organizing them! Good thing I don't have much makeup kits to arrange haha. :)

    ~Chai
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  13. Thanks for your comment!
    Great post!

    <3

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  14. great! :) thanks for comment!
    kiss
    Sophie <3
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  15. Nice job!! Thanks for sharing!
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  16. Great organizing!! Woooow a lot of make up

    Kiss
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  18. Wow You cleaned all the mess , now it looks just perfect ! thank You so much and of course followed back , sorry but I don't use bloglovin so I can follow only here :/

    xoxo

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  19. i love it ♥

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  20. sweety, Im there for follow you like i promise, also in bloglovin :*

    jex

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  21. Those are some great tips on checking expired makeup. I admit, I have some probably in my makeup drawers which I should go check and clean out. It's hard to give them up though but needed to not risk our skin. :(

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  22. I am sooo guilty of using items past their dates, but I had no idea exactly how or what their dates where so thanks for the FYI!

    SDMxx
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  23. This is So helpful! Thank you do much for sharing! I was looking for these exact roles for a long time! :) Great blog! Keep it up!

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  24. Everything looks so well organised!

    Sita & Radha xx
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  25. thanks for sharing this! i definitely need to throw away some stuff!

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  26. Looks much better. I'm inspired. Good information regarding expirations!
    Thank you for your kind comments.

    Erin

    thefashionfairyblog.blogspot.com

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  27. These are great tips on how long you can keep your products! I never knew when I should throw them out!
    :)
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    Xo
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  30. great post!

    wanna follow each other?
    xxx

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  31. Awesome post, dear, thank you!!!

    xxx

    Tatiana

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  32. Great tips for makeup shelf life! I always wonder how much longer I can milk my favorite eyeshadow or liner!

    Britt
    Secondhand Magpie

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  33. wow great job at cleaning! it looks great :)

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  34. Great post :)

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  35. Much improved! Thanks for the tips on how long to keep makeup. Following <3

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  39. Love this post! Look at the difference cleaning up does! Thanks for the tips, I definitely think I keep my make up for way too long before throwing it out!

    PS. I'd love it if you could visit my blog and follow me if you like it!! :)

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  42. So much make up! :)

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  43. woah you had so much make up! i hate it when my make up drawers get messy; but it's so hard to keep them organised, great post :)

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  45. Having a clean drawer is always so much more productive!

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  46. This was actually really helpful. I should clean mine too :3

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  47. looks good this way ;)

    x
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  48. thank you for the compliments, and I would like to follow you :)

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  49. Awesome post!

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  50. Following you now dear,
    See you in my blog ;)

    Kisses

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  51. Oooh, I'm especially appreciating and loving this post because I tend to be really messy with my makeup, haha :( But now I'm inspired to go and straighten it all up! Thank you also for the tips at the end, I'll now what to keep and what to throw out!

    xo,
    Sabrina
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  52. thanks baby!! you are so cute^_^

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  53. This made me think that I should check on my make up as I have some that could be expired. Yes love to follow each other. Following you now on GFC and bloglovin.
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  54. cool blog I'm following you :)

    xxx
    STephC

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  55. Such a useful post! I know there's a lot of old make up I need to throw away, but have been lazy too, eep!
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  56. thanks for the guidelines, super helpful :) I would love to follow each other :)
    xx mili

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  57. Check out the Once Opened Beauty Expiration Kit to avoid using makeup past its prime. http://www.onceopened.com

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  58. Looks so good and organised now! It was interesting to read how long you keep your products.. to be honest, I thought I was keeping my stuff for too long but now I'm relieved :)

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