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17 january 2024

Storing makeup: all the tips & tricks

Storing makeup is something many people are not aware of, but it is an essential part of a good makeup routine. Storing your makeup correctly can extend its life and prevent it from losing its quality. In addition, poorly stored makeup can also cause skin problems.

Basic rules for storing makeup

Listed below are the basic rules for storing makeup.

The right temperature for storing makeup

Makeup should be stored at a stable room temperature, between 15 and 20 degrees Celsius. It is important to keep makeup away from heat sources such as heating pipes, radiators, and sunny window sills. Heat can change the texture of makeup products and affect their quality. Furthermore, make sure your makeup does not freeze, as this can damage the formula.

In addition, it is interesting to note that some makeup products have specific temperature requirements. For example, some liquid foundations may perform better when stored at a slightly lower temperature, while lipsticks and mascaras often perform better at a slightly higher temperature. Therefore, it is important to consult the manufacturer's recommendations for storing specific products.

The importance of cleanliness and organization

In addition to proper temperature, cleanliness and organization are also important when storing makeup. Make sure the containers of your makeup stay clean and always keep them tightly sealed. This prevents dirt and bacteria from getting into the products. 

In addition, it is helpful to organize your makeup so you can find what you need quickly and easily. Use a makeup cabinet and makeup organizers, drawer dividers or trays to keep your products organized. Read our tips for storing makeup so you have an organized and uncluttered makeup collection. A vanity desk with drawers can help with this.

Did you know that organizing your makeup not only helps you find products, but also prolongs their life? By neatly organizing your makeup, you prevent products from getting damaged by touching or dropping. In addition, an organized makeup collection makes it easier to see which products you have and which ones you may need to replace. This helps save money and avoid waste.

Specific tips for different types of makeup

Storing liquid makeup

Liquid makeup products, such as foundations, primers and liquid eyeliners, should be properly sealed and stored upright to prevent leaking. Make sure the caps are tight and regularly check for cracks or tears. If liquid makeup changes texture or color, discard it.

Storing powder makeup

Powder makeup products, such as powder foundations, blushes and eyeshadows, are less susceptible to changes in texture and composition. However, they can break if dropped or exposed to hard knocks. Store powder makeup in sturdy, tightly sealed containers and avoid shocks and bumps.

Common mistakes when storing makeup

Storing makeup for too long

A common mistake in storing makeup is keeping it too long. Makeup has an expiration date and over time the ingredients can lose their potency or even spoil. Old makeup can be less effective and can even cause house problems. It is important to keep an eye on the expiration date of makeup products and throw them away once they have expired.

Keeping makeup in the bathroom

Did you know that storing makeup in the bathroom is one of the most common mistakes? The humid environment in the bathroom can affect the quality of makeup products and promote the growth of bacteria. Therefore, it is advisable to store makeup in a cool and dry place, such as a makeup bag in your bedroom.

Sharing makeup with others

While it may be tempting to share your favorite lipstick or eyeshadow with friends, this can lead to the spread of bacteria and infections. It is important to keep your makeup personal and not share products to protect yourself and others.

Cleaning and maintaining your makeup tools

The importance of cleaning makeup brushes regularly

Makeup brushes are a breeding ground for bacteria and can cause skin problems if not cleaned regularly. It is important to wash your brushes thoroughly at least once a week with mild soap and warm water. Be sure to dry your brushes thoroughly before using them again. Cleaning your makeup brushes not only helps extend their lifespan, but also makes your makeup look nicer and the application more even.

Maintaining makeup sponges and other applicators

In addition to brushes, makeup sponges, beauty blenders and other applicators should also be cleaned regularly. These tools can absorb a lot of products and retain bacteria, which increases the risk of skin problems. Wash them with mild soap and water after each use, squeeze out the excess water and let them dry completely before storing them. It is also a good idea to replace these tools regularly to ensure hygiene.

By keeping in mind the basic rules and specific tips for storing and organizing your makeup, you can ensure that you always achieve the best possible results. In addition, storing your makeup correctly also helps reduce health risks. Take the time to check your makeup regularly for changes and replace products as needed. With a little care and attention, your makeup will always be ready to go, and you can enjoy a beautiful look without compromise.

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