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4 Ways To De-Stress Your Cosmetics Bag

30 Nov 2016 - makeup bag,cosmetic bag factory

Between dirty brushes, smeared lipsticks and expired mascaras, makeup bags which exist solely for the purpose of making us more beautiful can get pretty ugly. When left unkempt, a once-organized cosmetic pouch can become a breeding ground for bacteria, dirt and clutter, and it can add a whole lot of stress to your daily getting-ready regime.Prioritizing regular upkeep of your cosmetic bag or counter as a regular part of your beauty routine will help make your products more accessible and your mornings less stressful. Below, we present six essential tips and tricks for stress-free cosmetic organization.

1. Out With The Old

 

The most important step in creating a stress-free, well-organized makeup bag is to get rid of any items that may be past their prime. A few guidelines: Mascara generally should be thrown out after 3-6 months, eye and lip pencils can last up to five years, and eyeshadows can last around two years. Toss lipsticks and lip glosses, as well as foundation and concealer, after two years. Nail polish can last for longer, but if its getting dry or the colors have separated completely, just get rid of it.

2. Sort Through Products

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Once youve disposed of expired products, take stock of what you have. Get rid of any products that you havent used in over a year (regardless of their expiration date). Wipe the rest of your cosmetics clean with a damp cloth and sort by type before putting them back away.      

3. Clean Your Brushes

 

It can be easy to forget to clean makeup brushes, going for months and even years without properly sanitizing the brushes you use on a daily basis. But dirty brushes can become stiff and brittle, and may clog your pores from bacteria and oil.


4. Consolidate

 

Once youve decided which products are staying and cleaned everything, sort your cosmetics into a clean makeup bag that fits your needs size-wise, or several bags sorted by type. If you have a lot of makeup that you want to keep in one place and compartmentalized, invest in a train case.