Ways to get your makeup ready for spring coming right up and they don’t involve shopping! Ha! Surprised? Well, your spring makeup doesn’t have to be all brand new to be enjoyable! Time to shake things up a bit, ladies, and I mean literally! Follow these ways to get your makeup ready for spring and you’re guaranteed to enjoy your makeup much more!
1. Invest in a Nice Storage Solution
First and foremost, a new season should be about improvement! Why not use it as a perfect excuse to finally solve your storage issues and give your makeup that much-needed special place? DIY your own super cute storage boxes, purchase them from your favorite home depot or work out any other solution that will help you keep your makeup organized, clean and, most importantly, scratch and breakage free! There are other ways to get your makeup ready for spring too but let’s start with this one, shall we? After all, I’m sure you don’t want your precious pots and vials jumbling together and leaking any longer!
2. Check Expiration Dates
When was the last time you’ve had all of your products piled up for a thorough check? Well, now is as good a time as any! Check the number inside those open lid jar designs on the bottom/back of your products to see how long they can be used after opening or, if you can’t find this design, look for a printed or embossed batch code. Visit the website checkcosmetic.net, enter this short string of letters and numbers into the field and you’ll have your answer right there!
3. Clean Your Makeup
Okay, well this might totally sound like a lost cause, especially when you KNOW those specks of pigment are going to get scattered around in like a heartbeat but still… it’s going to keep your makeup cleaner, so why not do it at least in the beginning of each season? I use antibacterial alcohol-free wipes to clean the outside and inside of the cases, Q tips dipped in makeup remover to make sure the area around the pots is clean and paper tissues to gently scrape off the surface and reveal a fresh, new, non-smudged layer of eye shadow, blush or powder.
4. Clean Your Tools
Clean, shiny spring makeup requires matching tools, of course! Leave those spray-on solutions aside this time and use the longer way to make sure your tools are thoroughly cleaned. Wash all of your brushes and sponge applicators you want to keep, use an anti bacterial wet wipe to clean lash applicators and don’t forget to clean your fake lashes, too - you’ll be surprised to see that something that looks and feels clean could still have traces of old glue and mascara.
5. Rearrange Your Makeup
Your makeup is squeaky clean and ready to move into a new home - that should be pretty much it, right? Well, there is another interesting way to get your makeup ready for spring! So, instead of grouping your products according to type, try organizing them according to season and frequency of use, for example. Place all of those things you need available and easily findable every day in the top drawer, the ones you’d like to use more often this season right below and stash products you rarely use in spring all the way in the bottom.
6. Consider a Swap or a Pan Project
If prepping your makeup for spring has made you realize that your recent purchases have been a bit on the obsessive-compulsive side, you should definitely say yes to some budget friendly alternatives to update your look for the season. Get your girls together and organize a makeup swap party or start a so called “pan project,” a new trendy way to make sure you’re getting the most of your stuff by picking a few products you must spend (or “hit the pan”) before you let yourself buy anything new.
Another interesting way to get your makeup ready for spring without spending much is to DIY your own spring palette. Get informed on shades that are going to be a hot choice this season, purchase an empty eye shadow palette and start turning those huge palettes into much easier to use top drawer-worthy material!
How are you planning to prep for the season? Are you going to keep yourself busy with makeup sets and tools you already have or does your master plan involve buying whole new makeup for spring?