Wednesday, March 21, 2012
Spring Cleaning Week: Makeup overhaul
I have a bad habit of collecting makeup, then holding on to it solely because the packaging is pretty or I have a great plan of mixing up the pigment into something wearable. Needless to say, this never happens and my makeup drawer quickly turns into a glittery and shiny mixture of powdered hues. When I sat down to plan out this Spring Cleaning Week I knew a makeup overhaul was one of the must-do things. After getting over the shock (and embarrassment) of the prospect of sharing my disaster drawer with all of you, I became really excited as the prospect of an organized collection of makeup came into view. Once the oldies were tossed and the drawer was cleaned, I felt like I had uncovered items that never received the love they deserved. Much like the closet from yesterday, my makeup drawer is now a fun place to go when I'm getting ready, full of colors and cosmetics that I will never risk buying duplicates of.
Remove everything from the drawer and wipe it clean. Discard any old makeup and line it up so you can get a good picture of everything you have. Go through and clean everything you are keeping. Most likely everything will have a slight powder around it from being covered for so long. This is the time to wipe it all off and make it feel new again.
Using a few simple organizers (I chose two bamboo ones) put all of the makeup back in the drawer. Lining up like items, making sure everything can be seen or is easily reachable. Remember, anything covered will most likely be forgotten.
Cleaning out the makeup drawer will mean nothing if you don't clean the brushes that go with it. I can always tell that I start to break out a little too often when I haven't washed my brushes in a while. Use a mild shampoo or anti-bacterial soap and hand wash bristles under warm water. Re-shape the tops and lay to dry overnight on a towel. The next morning you will definitely notice a difference.
I hope everyone is enjoying this week of cleaning! I would love to hear how your organization is going. I'll be back tomorrow with a little inspiration spruce up tips. Much more fun than the nitty gritty cleaning things. As always, follow my inspirations on Pinterest and Currently Obsessed for the latest things I'm loving.