It’s time to get organized with beauty organizers and trays. I like the idea of an organization system that has hierarchy — making everything accessible and visually appealing. I have plenty of makeup bags of various sizes and styles for storage. Apart from being travel friendly, depending on the style of the bag, things seem to get lost at the bottom. Eyeliner tops come off, marking up the inside of the bag. I can’t get to my favorite NYX concealer because it rolled to the bottom during the journey down the hall.
Beauty Organizers and Trays
Thankfully there are plenty of organizers and trays for your at-home beauty needs. There’s bold and colorful, clear acrylic, wood, metal and everything in between to suit your style.
There are many items you can use to organize beauty products, tools and essentials. A vase or cute toothbrush holder can be converted into storage for makeup brushes. You can also re-purpose kitchen organizers, like spice racks and drawer organizers, for your beauty needs. Breakfast and serving trays make wonderful vanity trays.
Feeling a little crafty? You can make a tiered makeup tray on the cheap with dollar store goodies.
When you’re not in DIY, Pinterest generating mood, many stores, like Bed, Bath & Beyond, offer organizers and trays specific to beauty and makeup storage.
When I think of natural beauty effects, I picture an array of earth tones — green, brown, tan and metallic, with hints of peach, orange, berry and earthy plums. These beauty effects add subtle highlights and textures that don’t overpower the wearer. You’re left with, “Wow, you look beautiful,” versus “I like your makeup.”
Natural beauty effects keep the focus on a fresh, lovely face and not the paint. You’re drawn into the lady’s eyes, smile and unique features, and not the drama of a brow or color of a shadow.
What are your perceptions of natural beauty effects?
1. Lord & Berry Pressed Powder
2. Bobbi Brown Intensifying Long-Wear Mascara
3. E.L.F. Baked Eye Shadow
4. Chanel Coco Noir Parfum
5. Vincent Longo Baby Dome Eyeshadow Palette, Terrachino
6. Lord and Berry Black Eyeliner
7. Borghese Professional Select Brush Kit
Beauty kits can be as simple or glamorized as you’d like. Maybe you have a kit with everyday beauty staples. Or perhaps you’re one with a glam kit, with everything from shimmers to color correctors.
Every now and then, there’s a product (or four) that are worthy to be added to a kit. The December 2014 Edition of the Beauty Kit Prescription includes some goodies you may just want to try. They’re mostly makeup goodies with some lip treatments.
Included in the Set:
Urban Decay ‘All Nighter’ Long-Lasting Makeup Setting Spray • $14.00–30.00
Smashbox ‘Try It’ Kit ($52 Value) • $19.00
Essie ‘Back in the Limo’ Nail Polish • $8.50
Nars Multiple Makeup Stick – NM Beauty Award Finalist 2012! • $39.00
Urban Decay ‘Naked2’ Palette • $54.00
NYX ‘Slim’ Lip Pencil • $3.50
Maybelline Fit Me Maybelline® Fit Me® Blush •$3.89–4.49
Bliss fabulips Kit • $45.00
Charlotte Tilbury ‘Color Chameleon’ Color Morphing Eyeshadow Pencil • $26.00
Beauty Kit Rx Highlights
The Charlotte Tilbury ‘Color Chameleon’ Color Morphing Eyeshadow Pencil is infused with synthetic sapphire. Sounds like a great conversation piece. If you’re looking to try before you buy full sizes, the Smashbox Try It Kit features some of its bestsellers:
- Photo Finish
- Foundation Primer
- Photo Finish Lid Primer
- Lip Enhancing Gloss in Illume
- Full Exposure Mascara
- Limitless Eye Liner in Onyx
Essie’s ‘Back in the Limo‘ polish is a sheer red-blue shade. Urban Decay’s ‘Naked2’ Palette includes matte and shimmer eye shadows in 12 taupe-hued neutral shades. The Bliss Fabulips Kit is spa treatment for your lips. Spa-la-la! It includes the following:
- Lip cleanser
- Sugar lip scrub
- Lip plumper
- Lip balm
Nars Multiple Makeup Stick is a multi-purpose, cream-to-powder, all-in-one stick. Apply to eyes, cheeks, lips and body for a sheer color and hint of shimmer.
What’s in your beauty kit?
Argan oil is used in two mediums; cooking and cosmetics. It’s a wonderful oil for the face, skin and hair. It’s rich in vitamin E and contains carotene. Vitamin E has antioxidant properties, which works to prevent damage to the body’s cells and protect against diseases. Carotene is what gives carrots and sweet potatoes their orange color. Argan oil is extracted from the kernals of the argan tree found in Morocco. With claims to moisturize, soothe and nourish, it’s no wonder more and more cosmetics contain argan oil.
Argan oil goodies in this beauty set:
JOSIE MARAN Argan Black Oil Mascara
MOROCCANOIL Body Souffle
JOSIE MARAN 100% Pure Argan Oil Light
ORGANIX Renewing Moroccan Argan Oil Shampoo
ORGANIX Renewing Moroccan Argan Oil Conditioner
AVON Advance Techniques 360 Nourish Moroccan Argan Oil Leave-In Treatment
JOHN MASTERS ORGANICS 100% Argan Oil
THE BODY SHOP Wild Argan Oil Solid Oil Lips
THE BODY SHOP Wild Argan Oil Body Scrub
JOSIE MARAN Argan Infinity Lip and Cheek Creamy Oil Duo
Tan is a neutral, sophisticated and conservative color. It isn’t attention grabbing. Frankly put, tan reflects humility. Just think sackcloth; not the texture, but the color.
When it comes to dressing professionally, tan is just as appropriate as black, navy blue and gray. Today’s Low-Key set is casual, soft and relaxed.
1. Uniqlo turtle neck dress $50
2. Wyatt lightweight glove $65
3. Aldo Marlengo zipper purse $45
4. Isabel Marant lace up booties $810
5. Sole Society wool hat $50
6. Jimmy Choo Sybil round glasses $395
7. Marc Jacobs Notebook $20
8. Shinola watch $600
The eye is the jewel of the body. Stay beautifully natural with earth-tone eye shadows. Check out selections by Vincent Longo.
Who said you have to spend a lot on makeup to get the London look?! Here’s some makeup inspiration featuring Rimmel.
Wishing for beautiful beach hair? Follow along with these easy steps to get the beach hair look. Enjoy!