A new year calls for new beauty goals!
And, if you haven’t included a makeup drawer detox in your New Year 2020 resolution, then here’s a gentle reminder that your makeup drawer is loaded with products you don’t need anymore or haven’t looked at for years now!
Well, if you’re confused about where to start, then fret not! We’ve got you covered with a step-by-step guide on how to detox your makeup drawer and make it look as good as new.
- Step 01: Empty your drawer
- Step 02: Arrange everything on the floor
- Step 03: Toss items that are expired or broken
- Step 04: Re-arrange
- Step 05: Store
Step 01: Empty your drawer
Start-from-scratch is the thumb rule one must follow in order to detox their makeup drawer. So, the first thing you need to do is empty your drawer completely. Make sure you don’t leave a single product behind however tiny or compact it might be.
Step 02: Arrange everything on the floor
Now, take a cotton cloth or an old cotton dupatta, lay it on the floor and place all your makeup products on it. This will ensure none of your tube products slides or slip.
Arrange all the products as per their category. You can place all eye products together, lipsticks together and all face products together. This way, you’ll also know how much makeup you have in each category.
Step 03: Toss items that are expired or broken
Now that you have a clear view of everything that was lying in your makeup drawer, start tossing products that are broken or expired.
There could be a pretty-looking eyeshadow palette you got years ago but don’t have the heart to part with. Well, do it now!
Or, your favourite lipstick is lying in your shelf since more than you can even remember. Toss it right away! *phew*
Step 04: Re-arrange
Firstly, give yourself a pat on the back for successfully getting rid of all the makeup that didn’t deserve a space in your drawer anymore.
Finally, it’s time to re-arrange. Now, if you don’t want to mess up your makeup drawer a day or two after re-arranging it, leave your go-to essential products on your dressing table and store everything else in the drawer.
Step 05: Store
Make sure you don’t leave your makeup brushes lying as is in the makeup drawer. Store them in a pouch. You don’t want dust, germs and bacteria coming in contact with your makeup brushes and then transferring onto your skin, do you?
Similarly, products you use very rarely need to be stored right at the back so they don’t come in the way of your everyday routine.