lipstickFor make-up lovers all around the world, there can never be enough makeup collection, especially lipsticks. There’s the pink, red, tangerine, nude, brown, berries-whew! And even among these, such umpteen number of shades to choose from. Has it ever happened that you walk by a Sephora or Mac store and leave without a bunch of lipsticks? Understandably, an annoying problem often faced by make-up hoarders is digging through their pile of lipsticks just to pick one shade. The solution lies in figuring out how to store lipsticks correctly. Check out these 10 amazing storage ideas that will make your beauty products look straight out of a catalogue.

1. STICK-ON PODS

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Source: amazon.com, dailymakeover.com

Also calls magnetic pods, these clever organizers are attached with magnets and can be easily stuck to medicine cabinet doors or steel framed surface. What’s even better is that these have detachable compartments to make room for larger items like compacts or balms. When these handy pods are attached to a mirror, it looks even better! You can shop one of these from departmental stores and e-stores like amazon or ebay.

2. SIMPLE D.I.Y LIPSTICK ORGANIZER

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Source: makeupandbeautyblog.com

There are all kinds of readymade organizers from drawers, trays to rotating case that one can buy. But a little personalized D.I.Y is always the best. This particular idea from makeupandbeautyblog.com doesn’t require any tools apart from a pair of scissors, a shoe box and well, the lipstick packaging.

3. D.I.Y LIPSTICK STORAGE-BOX

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Source: youtube.com/Patrickstarrr

Just include a large scotch tape and one can get makeup and beauty guru Patrickstarrr’s cool lipstick storage box. Cut the lipstick packaging boxes into halves, all of uniform length and tape 5-6 of these together. Continue making 4 more such boxes and finally tape them all together. Yes, that simple!

4. RUSTIC LIPSTICK ORGANIZER

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A super creative D.I.Y organizer, one can either put it on the table, drawer or get it fixed to the wall. Such a rustic and bohemian look, it can’t get cooler than this.

5. CRISS-CROSS D.I.Y LIPSTICK BOX

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Source: youtube.com/alive4fashion

This one is a very pretty and practical organizer but yes, a little math is required. Actually quite simple to make, you can check out the full tutorial at alive4fashion’s YouTube channel. The video is not in English yet the steps are clear and easy to follow.

6. STYROFOAM MAKE-UP HOLDER

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Inexpensive, widely available and easy to work with, Styrofoam is one of the best craft item. This Styrofoam lipstick holder is quirky and super fun to create, you just need to punch a couple of holes to fit the lipsticks, lip-gloss or any other products. Lastly, cut it into a desired shape, doesn’t have to be a circle or even layered for that matter!

7. TRAVEL-FRIENDLY LIPSTICK ORGANIZER

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Source: lipglossiping.com

Practical, sustainable and travel-friendly, this lipstick storage idea from lipglossiping.com is just superb! The actual inspiration was from one of Koren’s videos. To make one for yourself, you can check out EnKoreMakeup’s YouTube tutorial ‘Organize Lipstick/gloss, Save the Planet!’

8. HOW TO STORE LIPSTICKS IN HOT WEATHER?

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Source: harpersbazaar.com

If you want to know how to store lipsticks for a long time, the answer is to keep them at a clean, dry place and at ‘room temperature’. But in hot tropical summers, lipsticks tend to melt and get ruined. An easy solution is to just pop it in the fridge for a few minutes until it returns to its normal consistency. This trick can prove helpful especially while traveling when one has to carry their makeup bag for long. Just throw in some frozen gel packs!

Do take note that if refrigerated for long, drops of oil, also called sweat, starts forming on the lipstick surface due to a process known as syneresis. When this happens, it loses consistency and the color won’t spread well on the lips.

9. HOW TO STORE A BROKEN LIPSTICK?

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This can happen way too often – ending up with a broken lipstick. Don’t fuss, don’t throw it out, just heat a little bit and attach. Voila! It’s fixed.

10. HOW TO MAKE LIPSTICKS TRAVEL-FRIENDLY?

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Sources: camiloveskiwi.com, pinterest.com, beautytips4her.com

To depot lipsticks, cut a pea-sized amount of your favourite colors, melt them and transfer to an empty shadow-palette, container, etc. One can depot without melting but it tends to appear slightly messy. Either way, it’s an effective way to reduce weight off your travel make-up bag.

Published by Nivedita Longjam

Nivedita is a fashion designer, freelance writer and a computer enthusiast. She believes in the 'Zen' teachings of life that sadly, goes out the window half the time. For the remaining half, a warm cup of tea and the company of good books, good music and her adorable pets help her stay Zen like.

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