7 Genius Beauty Organization Tips

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I wish I was the type of person who was passionate about organization and tidiness. My mom, for instance, loves to clean, and it’s one of her favorite ways to de-stress. Although I very much wish I inherited that gene, my collection of beauty products (be it in my car, bathroom, bedroom, hall closet, living room, or office) is a true dumpster-fire, completely destitute of rhyme, reason, and even an ounce of organization. Eek.

I know the chaos contributes to a low hum of anxiety for me, and I know my beauty routine would be significantly more efficient if I implemented a smart and strategic storage process for the hundreds of beauty products peppering my Los Angeles apartment. (I definitely spend more time searching for specific formulas than I do applying them!)

Knowing where or how to start, however, is where I always get stuck. So, you can imagine my excitement when Who What Wear asked Chanel celebrity makeup artist Nina Park to give us a tour of her beauty collection as part of our #WhoWhatWardrobes IGTV series. (The previous beauty-centric installment starred Beyoncé’s makeup artist, Sir John.)

Park regularly works with clients such as Zoë Kravitz, Brie Larson, and Laura Harrier, and in addition to sharing her amazing collection of must-have makeup and skincare, I couldn’t help noticing (and admiring) her inspiring storage setup. Park’s East Village apartment in NYC is truly an inspiration for anyone looking to tackle their beauty organization game, and below, I’m sharing seven genius tips I learned from her in-depth tour (plus a detailed list of all the beauty products Park loves to prep her clients with). Keep scrolling!

Tip #1: Keep a “Swatch” Journal for Your Lip Colors

No matter the size of your makeup collection, it can be easy to forget what color cosmetics like lipsticks, lip liners, eye shadows, blushes, and more actually look like once they’re swiped. And, if you’re anything like me, you end up wasting more time swatching your arm and hand desperately trying to find the right shade than applying your actual makeup. Therefore, I’m obsessed with the idea of keeping a notebook à la Park in which I can organize and swatch all of my favorite products to easily reference. Jotting down the name and brand is also helpful.

Park’s Favorite Lip Products

“One of my favorite lip formulas right now are the Le Crayon Lèvres by Chanel. There are a lot of great colors in this line that I’m obsessed with. This one is called Nude Brun. It glides on smoothly, evenly, and the color is great to build the lip shape with.”

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