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How Do You Organize Your Makeup?

01/18/2008 at 01:00 PM ET

Alex Cao

If you’re like us, you’ve got more lip glosses and eyeshadows than counter space! While we work on whipping our bathrooms into shape for early spring cleaning, we thought we’d take a few tips from the stars. Check out how they keep their stuff in ship-shape condition. Tell us: How do you organize your makeup?

Maria Menounos:
I’ve got the best thing in the world. I am lucky enough to have a spare bathroom that is just my “get ready” bathroom…and I have this big 10 foot counter slash cabinets and each top drawer is separated…one is like foundations and powders, then lip glosses and lip sticks, eyeliners and eye shadows, and so on. I just have compartments for each of them.

Angie Harmon:
I literally have tubs under my sink that is Spring and Summer Lips and then Fall and Winter Lips. I have seasonal tubs. And then everything in my top drawers is everything I would use daily and in the night, and then the bottom drawers go down from there, and then the bottom drawer is hair.

Ginnifer Goodwin:
The most luxurious thing I’ve ever done for myself in my life [is that] I actually hired an organizer. It’s all binned and labeled. I have like my two lipglosses that I keep. Everything in my life is binned and labeled.

Jennifer Morrison:
I just figured this out because it’s been a mess, and so often I need to travel with my stuff, so I went and bought a lot of those little bathroom cups. I got several of those [cups], like the circular ones, and then I got one of those leather desk organizer boxes and then I got a smaller one and then I got a bigger one, so I have all my brushes, in a big open brown leather [organizer]. Then I have my foundation, my powders, my eye shadows in the little sort of smaller boxes with a lid, and then I’ve got a drawer where I have all the little cups with the lipsticks and lip liners and pencils and brushes. It’s fantastic because I could leave all of it on my counter, and it looks pretty.

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Eve on

Where are thoses boxes pictured from? I love them!!

Sheerilee on

Where can I get that makeup organizer above?

Lauren on

I have seens these organizers at The Container Store.

erica on

I have an Andy Warhol Marilyn Monroe cosmetic bag that is awesome!! It has different zippered departments for everything. LOVE IT!!! I also used to keep all my make-up in a fishing tackle box!! Perfect for dividing!!

Jenny on

I too love the organizer above. Where can we find one? I desperatly need something!! I still keep all my stuff in make-up bags. HELP!!!

Noha on

Stop watching TV and go out to an OWS rally and see for yoslreuf. All the news channels want to portray is the hippie types the bring them ratings and doesn’t piss off those who pay their salaries. There are lots of civil and intelligent people involved int he OWS movement. Sure they are not like the tea party who show up wielding guns and spitting on those that need help the most claiming the are leeches on society, but rather they are those who are demanding that education be made affordable, that businesses share in their profits by paying a decent salary, and that the tax code is changed so that middle class folks aren’t paying higher taxes than the 1% who have bought off our politicians who in turn have enacted legislation that allows them to keep running this country bankrupt while they continue to get richer with their tax loopholes. Salaries of the working people in this country have largely been stagnant for 30 years while the salaries of the 1% have skyrocketed in the past 20 years. It’s wrong and people will continue to take it to the streets until fairness is achieved. Thank you for your post.

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[…] 12. Actress Angie Harmon organizes her makeup seasonally. “I literally have tubs under my sink that say Spring and Summer Lips and then Fall and Winter Lips,” she says. […]

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