Tuesday, June 25, 2013


Either your foundation leaks, shadows and powders crumble and makeup brushes are left damaged.
Learn how to minimize the messy disaster and save the headache. 
First you want to look inside: A makeup bag that has nylon lining is the easiest to clean rather than cotton or leather lining. Keep makeup remover wipes in your bag so if anything were to spill, it can be easily cleaned.

Secondly, you want to double check: The crucial step in preventing a disaster is to double check that all the lids are tightened "been there done that." Any compacts that have hinges that don't close properly should be placed in a ziplock bag as well as eye liner pencils. We all have that one eyeliner pencil that the lid just wont stay on anymore. Save the broken pencil and place it in a ziplock bag also. Don't overload your makeup bag as this will easily damage other belongings that are in it.

Thirdly, you want to sort your makeup brushes: To keep your brushes clean and harm free, place your makeup brushes in a brush roll. If you don't have a brush roll or your bag is too small, simply stash brushes by type in long, narrow snack size ziplock bags to prevent damage and contamination. 

The last step: Once a month, empty your makeup bag and flip it inside out and give it a good wipe down with a paper towel and a mild soap. Every season {4 times a year} do an overhaul. Switch things up and slip in a new lipstick or gloss and an eyeshadow that's hot for the season.

What are your must haves that you put in your makeup bag? Do tell!

Have a great day and thanks for reading, xo!!


  1. fantastic tips!! i super needed this as I am trying to reconfigure my makeup and tools! thanks for the tricks :)

    XO Meghan

  2. Love this bag and the colors.

    Have a wonderful day.



  3. love the color of that bag ;)
    wanna follow?

  4. Thanks for the tips! I need to wipe my bag out soon. I always have to have Revlon's Photoready Concealer in my bag!

    Je M'appelle Molly

    xo Molly

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  6. good tips! mine are always kind of gross...

  7. I know so true I can not tell you how many times I ruined a makeup bag b/c something was not closed correctly. I have gotten much better about this.

    Ali of

    Dressing Ken

  8. These are great tips! I never leave home without whatever lip product I'm wearing and powder :)

    xo Ashley

  9. Such good tips on keeping things organized!

  10. Great tips :) I will definitely use them :)!

    xx Nicola


  11. Is it awful to admit I never clean my makeup bag? Just typing this is making me realize.. YES! I hate lugging my makeup around with me when I go out, so I just bring the necessities - usually lip stain & powder, since lip stain can be used as blush, if necessary!

    Found you via Running on Happiness - great post!

    allie at alliewears.com

  12. Thanks for the advices, they will come in handy when travling this summer!


  13. That bag is gorgeous!!

    xoxo, Lexie


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