How To Create Your Own Makeup Kit

When was the last time you sorted through your makeup? The chances are that it was so long ago you can hardly remember it which means you’ll have a selection of old and broken cosmetics, not to mention those which are way past their use by date. Why not put aside an hour or so and create your own perfect makeup kit now? Give yourself plenty of time, it’s a little bit like sorting through your old photographs and you’ll be bound to get distracted every once in awhile.

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Clear the kitchen table, bedroom floor or some other large area where you can really spread things out without getting disturbed.

Now go through your makeup, cosmetics and skin care products individually. Go on, obtain it all out . . . we’re talking bronzers, concealers, blushes and foundations, eye shadows, eye liners, translucent powders, lipsticks, pencils and glossesmascara, more and pencils.

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You then should put everything into separate piles – the “used daily” pile should contain your favorites and also the “used on special occasions” pile, the “seasonal” pile, the “skin care” pile and any other pile you can think of . . . you might end up getting six or perhaps seven different piles of make up at this stage.

Now it’s time to get ruthless and throw away anything which is broken, old or causes any kind of irritation. Old cosmetics are havens for bacteria, it can also become dried out which means it may flake off instead of create the perfect finish it did when you first bought it many months and even years ago. Whereas many liquid moisturizers and foundations may be good for a year or maybe more you shouldn’t keep eye shadows or some other eye based products in excess of six months (including gels and moisturizers). . . mascara and liquid eyeliners must be changed every three months.

Should you be the sort of person that regularly touches up their nail polish while they are about and out then you may need to incorporate your favorite shades . . . if not they may be safely stored in a separate container or organizer.

You can then turn your attentions to your tools of the trade – makeup applicators and brushes. Throw away any which have been languishing in the bottom of your makeup bag for years as they will be dirty and full of bacteria, also you can discard some of the sponge applicators which are supplied with make-up and invest in good quality brushes which can be washed. Get rid of any powder and sponges puffs which are dirty and clean the remainder of your good quality brushes and applicators. Invest in a brush bag or container to keep your makeup brushes clean and organized in the future. You don’t need a huge amount of different brushes but you should have a basis brush or sponge wedges, blush brush, powder brush, lip brush, small, and large eye shadow brushes and a concealer brush at a minimum.

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The next step is to examine each of these piles to determine the measurements of cosmetics bag or organizer you’re going to need. Check out somewhere like The Salon Outlet and choose something which has a choice of pockets or alternatively a variety of different bags.

You really don’t need to carry about your entire makeup collection every time you leave the house. Most people find that a tiny makeup bag or pouch is sufficient to hold their everyday essentials and a make-up tray or organizer at home will keep everything else in good order for when that they need it.

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