The make-up drawer

It’s always been my nemesis. Every few months or so, for years and years, I have taken everything out of it and discarded what’s outlived its usefulness or gone the route of what-could-I-possibly-have-been-thinking. I have meticulously cleaned out the drawer and the organizer and carefully put everything back in a tidy, logical way. Each clean-out always felt like an end to chaos… a fresh, new start that surely, this time,  I would be able to sustain.

Nonetheless, in a matter of days, that tidy, logically organized drawer had morphed into a mess. Note the chaos in the photo above.

Yesterday, after poking through the mess to get my face on, I unwrapped the latest free-gift-with-purchase cosmetic bag, Then it hit me. Why not just pitch the organizer and use the bags to store the make-up? After all, those compartmentalized organizers come and go—they break easily and the nooks and crannies are hard to clean. And they’re plastic, which is really not such a good thing. Moreover, I always seem to have cosmetic bags coming out my ears.

I did the requisite cleaning and pitching, then cleaned out the drawer itself. I put lipsticks and glosses in one bag; mascara, eye shadow, and liner in another; foundation and concealer in the third; blush in the fourth; brushes in the last. Absolute inspiration.

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Well, maybe. On day one, everything is still in its tidy little packet. We will see how long that lasts

9 thoughts on “The make-up drawer

  1. I just threw away make-up that I purchased (already knowing that I will have an allergic reaction to it …because I have sensitive skin) . I don’t know why I buy it…well yes I do…to rid my face of the lousy inherited dark circles under my eyes!!!!. I have a drawer of lined up eye liner ,lipstick and concealer, etc. that work for me and that I never have a reaction to…and yet I go to Sephora and spend money on what I hope to be magic liquid youth serums. The bags are a wonderful idea……BTW you don’t need make-up you are stunning!!!!!!

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  2. Mary Hart says:

    Without a doubt, I am anathema to all cosmetic companies- I rarely wear make-up and then it’s just lipstick. But then, sun screen/moisturizer probably counts, too. But that’s it. So that’s one drawer I don’t have to worry about. However, the drawer where I stuff everything cluttering counters and my work space when company is coming is a different kettle of fish, that’s for sure. Sometimes I can’t even open it without insert a knife and pushing down hard.

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  3. Mary Hart says:

    Without a doubt, I am anathema to all cosmetic companies- I rarely wear make-up and then it’s just lipstick. But then, sun screen/moisturizer probably counts, too. But that’s it. So that’s one drawer I don’t have to worry about. However, the drawer where I stuff everything cluttering counters and my work space when company is coming is a different kettle of fish, that’s for sure. Sometimes I can’t even open it without inserting a knife and pushing down hard.

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