National Spring Cleaning Week 2012: 10 Ways To Store And Organize Your Makeup (PHOTOS)

The Huffington Post Canada  |  By Posted: 03/21/2012 9:12 am Updated: 03/21/2012 6:24 pm

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Cluttered makeup storage? Here are 10 ways to get more tidy
This week marks National Spring Cleaning Week. Each day, The Huffington Post Canada Style team will bring you tips on how to organize the most used spaces in your home.

Spring is the season for bright and bold makeup colours. After months of hiding our dry faces behind foundation and darker lips, warmer weather is a sign to bring back the pinks, oranges and that sun-kissed glow. But before we (and you) start shopping for new shades, de-cluttering our current collection is not only good for saving space, it actually benefits skin.

"Makeup can go bad and be a breeding ground for bacteria over time. Using expired makeup is not only bad for your skin, but can also lead to nasty things like eye infections," says Jessica Jean Myers, a makeup artist based in Toronto.

Convinced? You should be. Here are Myers' 10 tips to de-clutter and organize your makeup mess.

If You Don't Use It, Lose It!
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Take a look at your current makeup drawer, do you really need all those lipsticks and eyeshadows? What about that colour you thought you would like? If these questions are making you think about your collection, It's time to start chucking things out. "If you haven't used a particular product in the last six months, toss it or give it to a friend (after its been sanitized). If you've had it for multiple years, definitely toss it. Makeup can go bad and be a breeding ground for bacteria over time. Using expired makeup is not only bad for your skin, but can also lead to nasty things like eye infections," says makeup artist Jessica Jean Myers.

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