Makeup-Organizing Checklist Quick steps to streamline your overstuffed makeup bag and find the beauty products you actually use. Save this checklist! Progress Saved Your progress has been saved **You've changed this checklist.** Remember to save your progress. See Your Saved Checklists | All Checklists done! Empty makeup bag. Dump contents on a flat colorsafe surface, such as a bathroom counter. done! Toss old products. Discard any old, expired, or broken items. In general, mascara and liquid eyeliner expires after three to four months; eye and lip pencils, three to five years; lipstick and lip gloss, two to three years; and foundation, about two years. done! Reasses your makeup stash. Keep only what you are really going to use. done! Place products in organizing trays. Keep items together: all eye shadows, all lip liners, all blushes, and so on. Consider a pencil organizer to keep brushes upright and easy to access or a vanity tote if you’d like to move cosmetics from room to room. done! Store lipsticks upright. Since you can see their names, you’ll choose the one you want at a glance. Progress saved Progress SavedYour progress has been saved**You've changed this checklist.**Remember to save your progress.