The Makeup Clear-Out & Organisation Tips


Having given my wardrobe the once over last week, it was only a matter of time before my makeup drawers got the same treatment and with them being in a state where it was becoming an arm workout to physically close them shut, it was a done deal. I must state that they have never been in such a state of disarray before, my inner Virgo feels ashamed, but after a good ol’ clear-out and tidy-up it’s a much more visually pleasing state and it’sΒ back to closing with just the force of a fingertip. Phew. It’s a clear-out process that’s pretty similar to my wardrobe one. Five steps, a few hours and a bagful of makeup for family, friends and charity later; here’s the how-to and the finished result.


  • Watching anything organisation related just excites me, especially when makeup is involved.

  • Oh makeup organisation, love it! Looking forward to watch this later in the day! πŸ™‚

  • As a fellow Virgo, I watched this between spayed fingers!! Well done…on getting there! πŸ˜‰

  • I think I need to start doing your one in one out policy, I am so bad with getting rid of makeup!

    The Velvet Black // UK Style, Beauty and Lifestyle Blog

  • I just cleaned out my makeup too! I bought some organisational boxes from Ikea and they’re great!

  • MaisyMeow

    I love videos like this!:) I have that dressing table too so I’m taking some tips from you!


  • I loved your wardrobe organization and tour videos, I was so excited to see you do the same with your makeup collection! πŸ™‚

  • We’re moving house at the moment and it’s giving me an excuse to get rid of all my old and disgusting makeup. There’s definitely a part of me that wants to keep all that stuff for ‘sentimental reasons’. Does anyone else get like this?

    Owl Girl | A London lifestyle blog


      Totally! There was stuff I’d kept under my bed for years for that reason – like a blush that I’d had in school that I’d almost finished, but I kept it because it looked good on my 16 year old self! It’s over 7 years old so it went. The only thing I kept was my Grannie’s lipstick – it’s gross now, but I don’t think I’ll ever bin it.

  • Great inspiration, Anna! I’m moving soon and I’m trying to be pretty brutal about clearing out. Your reorganized stash looks lovely πŸ™‚

  • Chantal

    I wish I was as tidy and organised as you are. My makeup collection is all over the place at the moment haha x

  • I’m trying to have a huge sort out at the moment in prep for getting back to go to university and your wardrobe and make-up collection organisation videos have been SO helpful Anna!

    Tilly Enn // A Beauty and Fashion Blog

  • Joycelyn Steib

    To be organized and tidy as you are would be a dream!!! Great video and it did give me a boost !! Thanks for the inspiration!!!! <3

  • Emma and Emily

    Loved this video! I’m moving soon so these tips will really help me!

  • Lauren Parker

    Loved the video!



    I want to organise now. And shop!

  • Manouk

    I loved this video! I always thought you were super organised at all times but I’m disappointed lol! No just kidding, we’re all human haha xx

    (beauty and portrait drawings)

  • cristy

    loved this viedo, I have recently brought the malm dressing table and ive stored my make up in the drawers. I think i need to invest in some of the muji storage xx

  • Hollyzee

    It looks so much better now! Although I’d probably cry if I had to get rid of some of my products, I’m such a hoarder!

  • perfect timing for this video. I just moved back from my Uni flat and now in the middle of sorting out my makeup stash.

    Thanks for sharing, Hope you have a lovely day β™₯


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  • emily couture

    great video! helps me with my make up cleaning πŸ™‚

    emily xx

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  • HolleyMarie .

    Your collection is so perfect theres some ‘must buys’ their for me


  • Sandra

    I need to do this. things are getting tragic in my drawers.

  • jessicadelatorredotcom

    Nice to see others organizing their makeup.
    I had such a pile of makeup too, it was literally consuming the studio room. Took me 3 days to sort it all out in new drawers.
    Btw, how do you storage your brushes? I hated mine being out and inviting dust so I put them in two cabinets (ikea kallax with door inserts).
    Love your blog!

  • Amazing tips! I’m in the process of working on my makeup storage. I use an Alex drawer set and have a big drawer for more daily makeup, but currently it’s a hot mess. So getting containers like yours would be perfect in my vanity!

  • I really enjoyed this video. Along with your handy tips, I like the idea of storing the core of your collection in one big drawer all nice and neatly. I might have to work towards that myself – I don’t currently have a dressing table.
    Bits & Bobs

  • I need to do the same, I think i’ll do that today!

    xx Alyson
    The Beauty Vanity

  • I think it’s bad that I mainly used this video for spying new products to pick up! Haha πŸ™‚ Great to see a few tips on getting organised though! xx

    Megan /

  • Well done on the organizing, Anna! The muji containers are so helpful! Where did you get your mirror from?

    Sophia //

  • I need to do this soon, but I can’t bare to throw anything away!

  • I did exactly the same thing yesterday! Also, it seems like we have the same vanity table. Great minds think alike? πŸ˜›

  • Allison

    All them Diptyque bottles Mmmmmmmmm so beautiful! I had a huge clear out a little bit ago before I moved so I wouldn’t have to take things with that I didn’t love but I should really do it more often
    Allison from

  • I always feel so much better after a good clear out! Good for the soul!

  • Geena

    Ahh I’d love to have storage like this one day! You’ve made me want to clear everything out!

  • Always love a good clear out. This was quite helpful as my draws have been looking a bit of a mess at the minuet.

  • Adaleta Avdic

    After watching this video, I started planning my makeup cleaning sess but I still haven’t gotten around to it today. I did the laundry instead πŸ™‚

  • Loved this video, it has inspired me to have a rejig of my makeup draws and get them looking a bit more organised!

    CassandraMyee | NZ Beauty Blog

  • Organization is so important, I love how you arranged your makeup!

    xx Kelly
    Sparkles and Shoes

  • MyOwnLoves

    Thanks for the video! Very useful xox

  • Debra

    Definitely going to be using these tips for my makeup collection too! Everyone gets a bit messy sometimes, haha.

    Deb | Debra Bros Blog

  • Sybil Mae

    Great video πŸ™‚ I always find that my makeup draws end up so cluttered and un-organised!

  • You’ve made me want to go and organise my collection! Raspberrykiss xo

  • Nina

    I love when everything is nicely organized.

  • I love the idea of containers in the drawer, I am going to give this a try. Thanks for inspiring me to get organised!

  • Just re-organised my drawers again today, it looks so much clearer and streamlined! I think I may need more boxes though πŸ˜‰
    Lauren x

    Britton Loves | Fashion Lifestyle + Photography –

  • I just moved from Copenhagen to the UK and took the opportunity to do a massive clear out of my makeup and beauty supply – I’m using so many more things now that I have edited down to my favourite products and can see everything. Def still need to place a Muji order though!

    Cat x

  • Minty

    Sad as it is I actually really enjoy a good beauty clear out & rejig. Willing to bet you found things you forgot you had.

    I always put myself on a spending ban after having realised how much I have. They are usually pretty shortlived though

  • This is so overdue for me! X

  • This looks so good just having a proper clear out πŸ™‚ This is what I have to look forward to this weekend!

  • After your video I ordered the boxes at muji!
    I don’t have a huge collection of make-up but I like to see what I’ve got in an organized way.:-)

  • Amy

    Loved this video πŸ™‚ You have serious guts to be able to get rid of make up like that πŸ™‚ I cant ahah <3

  • I’ve just discovered your site, great video! can’t wait to watch more πŸ™‚