How I Organize My Everyday Makeup

How I Organize My Everyday Makeup

How I Organize My Everyday Makeup

Today I’m sharing how I organize the makeup that I most often reach for when I’m getting ready in the morning.

I have always loved getting ready in my bedroom. But, a little over a year ago we moved into a new apartment and after the move it took some time to get my old vanity (where I would get ready) organized so I ended up changing where I do my makeup in the morning now.

I decided to keep the makeup that I most often use in our small bathroom and get ready there.

This was something new for me.

I always loved sitting at my vanity in our bedroom while doing my hair and makeup. But getting ready in the bathroom eventually started making so much more sense! Aside from my vanity not being organized, my daughter was also getting bigger and moving around much, much more.

Basically, it was time to say goodbye to the early mommy days where I could have a few minutes to sit down and quickly get ready while my little angel played in her crib and watched Sesame Street right behind me (cue mommy tears)

Nope, it was time to start hiding my most precious, beloved makeup in our freshly baby proofed bathroom vanity and little by little get myself used to a new thing. Doing my makeup in the bathroom, standing up.

This new routine is why I started organizing my most used makeup the way I’m sharing today.

Before I would keep everything in pretty acrylic containers as you can see here but now I needed to find a new way to store my makeup while also making it easy for me to quickly reach for and see everything while getting ready. If you are a mom then I’m sure you know what I mean, every minute counts when you are taking care of yourself!

ok let’s move on to that makeup now!

Here we go….

How I Organize My Everyday Makeup

How I Organize My Everyday Makeup - The Semi Organized Ant

How I’m organizing my makeup is very simple…

Dollar Tree containers

How I Organize My Everyday Makeup - The Semi Organized Ant

I love these things!

I use them everywhere and my makeup is no exception.

I’m using one large container and two smaller containers.

I keep them stacked together under our bathroom sink. This makes it really easy to pull everything out in the morning as well as saving space in our vanity.

Large Container

I started by taking my two foundations, a few eyeshadow palettes, a few blushes (this makeup lover needs options 😉) highlighter, my concealer, and a small mirror…

How I Organize My Everyday Makeup - The Semi Organized Ant

and placing that into the largest container.

How I Organize My Everyday Makeup - The Semi Organized Ant

Then I’m placing that smaller container into the large container, next to my makeup.

How I Organize My Everyday Makeup - The Semi Organized Ant
(I really enjoy makeup and have always loved changing what I do almost every day. On most days I use my IT Cosmetics CC cream. It’s perfect for me as a mom that doesn’t always wake up before my toddler does and wants to keep getting ready simple. When I use that foundation I don’t need a finishing powder and it blends in pretty quick. I must admit though it took some time to fall in love with this foundation. I’ve realized that I have to exfoliate at least 1-2 a week, use a small amount and go heavy on my morning moisturizer, or else I get a cakey finish. Not the look I’m going for 😊

As for all of those eye shadow palettes, well one is for when I’m in the mood for matte shadows (Kat Von D Shade and Light), I’m in love with that dark brown and olive shade in the wet and wild comfort zone palette and that NYX Diamonds and Ice is a gift with beautiful glitter shadows that I’ve been playing with lately)

First Small Container

Then into that smaller container goes three mascaras, one black eyeliner, one brown eyeliner, eyeshadow primer, one cream eyeshadow, eyebrow pencil, two smaller eyeshadow palettes, and two sponge-tip applicators (that small clear tray holding the applicators is a top that I removed from a mini acrylic container)

How I Organize My Everyday Makeup - The Semi Organized Ant

How I Organize My Everyday Makeup - The Semi Organized Ant

(I’ve used that L’Oréal voluminous (carbon black) mascara for years! It’s perfect when I want a more dramatic look. But on most days, I’m reaching for the Covergirl and Maybelline mascara. I saw the Covergirl full lash bloom mascara once on the Queen of the Household blog so decided to give it a try and was amazed how much I liked it. It never transfers onto my upper lash line like most mascaras do so I know that I can wear it on days when I’m not wearing any eyeliner or eye shadow. The Maybelline colossal mascara is an old favorite that I always go back to for everyday use but it does transfer to the upper lash line when I apply it so I like to pair it with eyeliner and/or eyeshadow to kind of mask that little issue)

How I Organize My Everyday Makeup - The Semi Organized Ant

Second Small Container

Next, I’m taking my makeup brushes and face powder (that I’ve used for years!)…

How I Organize My Everyday Makeup - The Semi Organized Ant

and putting that into a second smaller container that’s then going on top of the first small container.

How I Organize My Everyday Makeup - The Semi Organized Ant

How I Organize My Everyday Makeup - The Semi Organized Ant

(I find these large brushes to be the best for fast makeup application! I use the Tarte brush for my foundation and the IT cosmetics (no 702) brush for my under eye concealer (finishing off with my fingers when I’m close to the lower lash line)

How I Organize My Everyday Makeup - The Semi Organized Ant

And here’s a look at everything hanging out in our bathroom vanity!

How I Organize My Everyday Makeup - The Semi Organized Ant

ok my fellow makeup lovers, thanks for stopping by and checking out my blog! I hope you found something useful for organizing your everyday makeup too!

Sending happy, safe, and healthy vibes your way…May God bless you and your family today and every beautiful day to come!

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How I Organize My Everyday Makeup - The Semi Organized Ant

How I Organize My Everyday Makeup - The Semi Organized Ant