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    I just ordered four more MAC eyeshadows – bringing me up to a total of FIFTEEN. Six months ago, I had excatly two shades of eyeshadow, one of blush and one of lipstick, and a single shade of eyeliner.

    I now have (or will in a few days) 15 eyeshadows, three blushes, two contours, a highlighter, three gel liners, four pencils, several lipsticks and glosses with pencils that match, not to mention primers.

    How did it happen?

    #147330

    Once you start getting into makeup seriously, that sort of thing happens. You end up building a collection. *nods* ;)

    #147331

    Yep, sounds like addiction :D Happens to the best of us!

    I blame beauty bloggers!

    #147336

    @Grumpykat at some point counting gets scary and you just stop worrying and keep buying LOL

    #147382

    LOL! Feeling your pain. I can’t even look at my Sephora Beauty Insider points right now because I can’t believe I spent that much money that quickly. Palettes are my downfall, and they keep putting them on sale and emailing me about it!

    #147402

    Isn’t it funny how you put a few eye shadows in the draw, and they magically multiply? :) I’ve stopped counting eye shadow, lipstick, liner, brushes, etc :) Enjoy your new makeup!

    #147743

    Gosh…I thought I was the only one!

    One minute you have 1 eyeliner and a lipgloss, and the next minute you are running out to IKEA and getting a huge drawer organizer! It still shocks me after years of collecting.

    -Sara :mrgreen:
    http://www.crisabell.blogspot.com

    #148294

    Me too! Im trying to figure out a good way to organize it!

    #148342

    I keep my makeup in a dresser and use drawer inserts I got from The Container Store to separate everything. Have some slightly-out-of-date pics…

    I also need to get some empty palettes for my MAC shadows and blushes (all of the latter I have need to be depotted, too, along with some of my eyeshadows). *nods*

    #148345

    haha nice! I have that purple HIP eyeshadow and those nyx lipglosses! ;P lol

    Where did you get those containers? Are they those plastic containers usually in desks for pencils? Thats a good idea!

    I saw the video marlena made on storing her make up. How do you feel about that? You have more make up than I do at the moment, do you think that using those tackle box trays (the clear things) are a good idea–I want to decide how I will organize before I start adding to my collection. (my excuse to avoid spending the money yet I think! lol) Im not very good at organizing things so im trying to plan ahead of time!

    #148352

    Happens to the best of us! When I first got into makeup that was totally what happened to me. Gah!

    #148489

    Where did you get those containers?

    <p>I mentioned where in that post: The Container Store. :)If you have a lot of makeup, and a lot of space, other organizers like what Marlena shows in her makeup storage video are definitely an option, too. For me, I don’t have a room completely devoted to makeup (I keep my stuff in my bedroom), and I don’t have a lot of space there, nor do I have as much makeup as collectors do, so the system I currently have works for me. If it grows, I’ll make adjustments.</p><p>You can also look through the Traincase and Stash Stats/Storage sections of Specktra for some other ideas.</p><p>http://www.specktra.net/f/185/the-traincase</p><p>And I know several other Youtubers have videos on makeup organization. (Leesha (xsparkage) recently uploaded a great one, for example. Enkore always has great tips as well.)</p>

    #148823

    That happened to me when I first seriously got into makeup! I found my collection multiplying by the day with no recollection of how it happened! ^.^ :-D

    #150649

    Yep it has started for me too! And I did exactly as Crisabell said…I went to Ikea, and now have my very own vanity. (Well my boyfriend actually made me pick one out and got it for me – I’m still new to the makeup scene and not very comfortable/confident with my abilities, or the lack there of so far, so he usually has to help push me explore my interests). He spent the 3 hours putting it together. I’m now constantly wanting to go to the make up stores / aisles just to look – but usually end up bringing something / or A LOT home. :oops:

    #151653

    I so get where you’re coming from. First i had about one drawer of things i used daily and leftover from my mum and now i can’t make it fit in 5 drawers….Maybe its time we bring back the 10 pan project!

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