8 Spring Cleaning Tricks for Your Makeup Bag

8 Spring Cleaning Tricks for Your Makeup Bag
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While it may not look or feel like warmer weather is imminent, springtime is officially upon us. As they say — March comes in like a lion and goes out like a lamb. It’s that time of year when daydreaming of beachside vacations and (perhaps prematurely) swapping out our winter wardrobe for summer threads comes into play. And let’s not forget to give your beauty products and tools a little rejuvenating TLC as well!

This year, extend your spring cleaning spree to include that cluttered makeup bag of broken powders and year-old mascaras. Click through for tips on how to clear out and clean up your cosmetics collection with these clever and cute storage and organization solutions.

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Keep your cosmetics organized and your vanity clutter-free with a rotating caddy.

(Nifty Cosmetic Organizing Carousel, $27, amazon.com)

Clear acrylic organizers and drawer compartments are perfect if you want your bevy of beauty products easily visible.

(Acrylic Makeup Organizer, $34, containerstore.com; Godmorgon Compartment Box, $18, ikea.com)

Free up some of that precious counter space and mount your cosmetics on a magnetic makeup board. Hang a metal sheet and glue small round magnets to the bottom of your blushes, bronzers, palettes and shadows. Get creative and glam up your magnet board with a frame or fabric.

(Galvanized Steel Sheet, $11, hobbylobby.com)

Images via Pinterest; Laura Thoughts.

Instead of losing brushes as they roll around in the black hole that is your makeup drawer, stash them in a canister or jar. Fill the bottom of the container with beads or marbles to keep your brushes upright and in place.

(Fleur de Lis Glass Jar, $16, urbanoutfitters.com; Verdant Clay Canister, $78, anthropologie.com;  

Images via Me Oh My!; Pinterest.

Ditch the tangled mess of cords and appliances and store your hot tools in a caddy. For an even more space-conscious option, attach cut sections of PVC piping in a size that fits your appliance to the inside of your cabinet door. Check out the tutorial for this DIY project here.

(Hair Care Rack, $13, organizeit.com; Simple Solutions Hair Dryer Basket, $12, bedbathandbeyond.com)

Image via Pinterest. From The Family Handyman.

Straighten up your spectrum of nail polishes by painting the tops of the bottles with a swatch of each color on a white label. For some extra glitz, arrange them in a paper covered shoebox as shown in this tutorial.

Image via Pinterest. From The Beauty Department.

Not all makeup will make the cut in your spring cleaning spree. Powders can dry out, glosses can grow bacteria, mascaras can flake... See what the shelf life is on different beauty products to know what to keep and what to toss.

Image via Pinterest. From e.l.f. Cosmetics.

Clean brushes regularly to keep them from becoming a breeding ground for bacteria.

Image via Pinterest. From The Beauty Department.

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