GUIDE LIPSTICKS

How I Organize, Sort & De-clutter my lipsticks

I find it so important to regularly organize and de-clutter my collection, be it makeup, clothes, shoes or bags. I find it not only calming and therapeutic but it also helps me have a closer look at all what I have and most of the time I end up meeting my new favorites! That’s the best part!

I recently organized, de-cluttered and sorted my lipstick collection (I posted about it on my Instagram Stories). I needed to do this because I was massively drawn towards the tempting Black Friday sale and deals and wanted to shop for some more lipsticks!! Something in me kept reminding me of my already over-grown collection and the only thing that seemed to pull me out of the urge to shop was to take a closer look at my existing lipsticks. The process was super useful, more than I expected it to be and here is why

  1. I got rid of the lipsticks that were expired, which in turn cleared some space in my vanity (and mind..!!)
  2. I discovered some new favorites!
  3. I had better clarity on lipsticks that were on the verge of finishing up, hence I decided to keep them at easy reach so that I finish them up sooner.
  4. Best of all… I realized I already had shades similar to the ones I was about to buy!

Now, having said that, let me show you how I achieved a more sorted vanity in 3 simple steps!

STEP 1

Create a swatch list

I swatched all my lipsticks into categories such as nudes, browns, peaches, pinks and bolds. These categories were decided as per my collection, yours could be completely different!

While doing so, I marked a ❤ and a ❌ against my favorites and not-so-favorites respectively. Guess what! So many lipsticks that were buried under the pile and I had forgotten about, got ❤❤ and many which were right in from of my eyes got a ❌. You see, this made me realize that most of the time we aren’t even aware of our stuff!

STEP 2

Part ways with the least favoutites

Once I had a clear picture about the ones I needed to let go, I then discarded off the ones that were expired, and for the ones that weren’t, I packed them away for friends and family that might like them. Some even made their way to the donation pile.

STEP 3

Finish up the ones reaching the finish line

For the lipsticks I love and seemed to be running out, I played them in my ‘everyday wear’ drawer, so that I use them first and finish them up sooner. Basically, these are the lipsticks I reach out for when I am going grocery shopping or heading to the post office and want to look put together.

STEP 4

Organize the rest

The rest of the lipsticks, both favorites, and ‘not-so-favs but I do see myself wearing them in near future’ are placed color categorically.

Let me know how you liked these tips! Also, do share your de-cluttering stories/ ideas below in the comments section!

2 Comments

  1. I hardly finish my lipsticks and I switch to new ones because I get bored with them. But your inspired me to finish my makeup before getting new😊

    1. Deepika Verma says:

      I am so glad you found the post useful!! <3

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