Is your makeup table cluttered? Is it difficult to find your mascara in a hurry since it’s buried in the pile of ever-growing makeup products? Do you want to make your life easier? Store your makeup properly!
You all must have seen the many makeup organizers available nowadays to help you store your makeup products. But if you don’t want to spend money, we have some tips for storing your makeup without needing extra tools or organizers. Let’s get started!
Keep Away From Sunlight
Never store your makeup under sunlight. If your dressing table is placed near a window, make sure to keep all your makeup products in a drawer to prevent exposure to sunlight.
Sunlight exposure can damage and break down the chemicals in makeup products, including foundation, concealer, etc. Thus, to increase its shelf life and make sure your expensive makeup products are not ruined before use, keep them away from sunlight.
That also means you can’t keep a makeup bag in your car as it will be constantly exposed to sunlight.
Put Makeup in Fridge
This may sound weird, but it totally works. Another tip for storing your makeup is to put it in the fridge, especially liquid products or products with resilient chemical formulas, like nail varnishes, eye cream, etc.
It’s best to put the makeup product or bottle in a ziplock bag and store it in the fridge, away from food items. This also means you would have to shake the liquid bottle before use and take it out a few minutes before applying.
People also put their eye creams, sponges, etc., in the fridge half an hour before doing their makeup to achieve a flawless look.
Store it In a Drawer or Cupboard
How to store your makeup? Put it in a drawer. As mentioned above, leaving your makeup in the open and exposing it to sunlight can ruin the product. Similarly, dust can easily gather on the products and increase the chances of exposing you to bacteria and other germs. Thus, it’s best to store your makeup in a drawer or cupboard, especially products like lipstick, foundation, concealer, eyeshadow, etc.
Sanitize Your Makeup Tools
We know that properly storing your makeup products and tools is necessary, but cleaning and washing them is also important. To avoid bacteria and germ build-up, it is recommended to avoid sharing makeup products and brushes. You also need to clean your makeup brushes after every use as they can easily become a breeding ground for bacteria and result in breakouts.
Similarly, you also need to clean sponges, beauty blenders, etc., once every week with makeup cleaning products or baby shampoo. It is also wise to clean the drawer or space where you store the makeup.
Avoid the Bathroom
Moisture is good for your skin but bad for your makeup products. Exposure to moisture can increase the chances of bacterial growth and lead to breakouts and infections. Thus, never leave your makeup products and brushes in the bathroom.
Now that you know how to store your makeup correctly, keep in mind the don’ts to ensure your makeup stays free of bacteria and germs. We hope this article helped! If you want more information, reach out to our experts today!