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8 Tips for Spring Cleaning Your Makeup Bag

8 Tips for Spring Cleaning Your Makeup Bag

Get ready for a fresh start with our tips for spring cleaning your makeup bag. Renew and replenish your cosmetics for the new season ahead.

As the flowers bloom and the weather warms up, it’s not just our homes that could benefit from a bit of spring cleaning—our makeup bags could use some love, too! Just like we refresh our wardrobes and skincare routines for the new season, our makeup collections deserve a revitalization, too. So, let’s dive into some essential tips for spring cleaning your makeup bag and ensuring you have a fresh and fabulous collection for the season ahead.

8 Tips for Spring Cleaning Your Makeup Bag

1. Assess and Declutter

Begin your makeup bag makeover by taking everything out and assessing what you have. Check product expiration dates, discard anything past its prime, and be ruthless about decluttering items you no longer use or need. Old, dried-up mascaras, crusty lipsticks, and expired foundations have no place in your springtime beauty routine.

2. Clean and Sanitize

Once you’ve decluttered, it’s time to clean and sanitize your makeup bag and the products you’ve decided to keep. Wipe down the interior of your makeup bag with a gentle cleanser or disinfectant wipe. For your makeup products, spritz alcohol or a sanitizing spray on powders and lipsticks, and gently wipe down the exteriors of your liquid products with a clean cloth.

3. Refresh Your Basics

Spring is the perfect time to refresh your makeup basics. Invest in a new foundation or tinted moisturizer that matches your skin’s current tone, as your winter shade may be too light for the sun-kissed glow you aim for. Similarly, consider updating your concealer, powder, and blush to complement your refreshed complexion.

4. Embrace Spring Colors:

Say goodbye to the deep, moody hues of winter and welcome spring’s bright, fresh colors into your makeup bag. Swap out dark lipsticks and eyeshadows for lighter, more vibrant shades like corals, pinks, and pastels. Experiment with floral-inspired eyeshadow palettes and playful lip glosses to add a touch of springtime whimsy to your look.

5. Invest in Multi-Tasking Products

Streamline your makeup routine for the warmer months ahead by investing in multi-tasking products that can do double duty. Opt for a tinted moisturizer with SPF for lightweight coverage and sun protection in one step. Look for a creamy blush that can be used on both cheeks and lips for a fresh, monochromatic look that’s perfect for spring.

6. Organize for Easy Access

After decluttering and refreshing your makeup collection, take the time to reorganize your makeup bag for easy access. Use smaller makeup bags or compartments to separate different products, like face, eye, and lip. This will keep your makeup bag tidy and make it easier to find what you need when you’re getting ready in a hurry.

7. Don’t Forget Brushes and Tools

Spring cleaning isn’t just about your makeup products but also your makeup brushes and tools. Give your makeup brushes a good wash with a gentle brush cleanser or baby shampoo to remove built-up makeup, oils, and bacteria. Replace old or worn-out brushes to ensure flawless application and avoid skin irritation.

8. Set a Regular Refresh Schedule

To maintain a clean and organized makeup bag year-round, set a regular refresh schedule for yourself. Aim to declutter and clean out your makeup bag every few months to keep things tidy and ensure you only use fresh, high-quality products on your skin.

With these tips, you can spring clean your makeup bag and embrace the new season with a fresh, revitalized beauty routine. Whether decluttering, refreshing your basics, or experimenting with spring colors, a clean and organized makeup bag is the perfect starting point for feeling confident and radiant this spring. Happy cleaning!

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Jocelyn Brown

A former school teacher, Jocelyn Brown created Hip Mama’s Place in 2007. Her motto for this blog is: get inspired, create and share! Jocelyn loves sharing about food and recipes, crafts, DIY projects and her random travels with her family. She also loves all things social media, but her latest obsession is Instagram.

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  1. 03/23/2024 / 2:44 am

    Interesting, my partner would love to have this as it is very good. Cleaning makeup sometimes can be a hassle. Great makeup bag review!

  2. 03/20/2024 / 11:11 pm

    I’m so glad to hear that you found the tips helpful! It sounds like you really absorbed the essence of the guide and appreciated the emphasis on both decluttering and sanitizing makeup products. It’s true; maintaining a clean makeup bag isn’t just about appearances—it’s also about skincare and hygiene. And setting a regular refresh schedule is definitely key to keeping everything organized and fresh.

    It’s fantastic to hear that you’re feeling motivated to give your makeup bag a spring cleaning. Approaching it with a fresh perspective can make the process much more enjoyable, don’t you think? Plus, embracing those spring colors and investing in multi-tasking products can really breathe new life into your routine.

    I hope your spring cleaning session goes smoothly and leaves you feeling refreshed and inspired! Happy cleaning!

  3. 03/19/2024 / 11:54 pm

    My make up is all very old. I need to toss it all and buy replacements soon. Thank you for the reminder.

  4. Jennifer L Prince
    03/18/2024 / 7:05 pm

    Eek! Guilty as charged. I have lots of makeup that is so old. I need a refresh!

  5. 03/17/2024 / 4:11 am

    Its such a simple thing but it’s amazing how big of a difference this makes to your make-up routine. And the feeling you get starting out from a refreshed kit, absolutely sublime

  6. Melanie E
    03/17/2024 / 2:20 am

    Multi tasking products can come in very handy. They are great space savers as well as a great way to save money on beauty products too.

  7. 03/16/2024 / 8:07 pm

    Cleaning makeup bags is something I like, then I make a list of what I have run out of and need to buy. Thanks for the tips

  8. 03/16/2024 / 4:38 am

    This article on spring cleaning your makeup bag is just what I needed! With the changing season, it’s the perfect time to refresh my beauty routine. I appreciate the helpful tips and reminders to declutter and organize my makeup collection. It’s amazing how a little tidying up can make such a big difference in how I feel and how my makeup applies. Thanks for the great advice!

  9. 03/16/2024 / 2:27 am

    This is definitely something that is overlooked in our household! Such a great idea to go through makeup and skincare products and do a good cleanout.

  10. Melanie E
    03/15/2024 / 10:25 pm

    This is something that we should all do. Having a clear out of old products is a great space saver and checking allows you to see what items need replacing.

  11. Tammy
    03/15/2024 / 9:14 pm

    OMG! I just did this the other day and couldn’t believe how much I threw away! This is such a great idea to do.

  12. Hannah Bures
    03/15/2024 / 6:48 pm

    I’m pretty sure everything in my makeup bag is expired. I haven’t once cleaned my brushes either!! Uhg I really need to prioritize that! This will be my goal this weekend!!

  13. LisaLisa
    03/15/2024 / 6:17 pm

    These are some great tips. I don’t wear makeup, but my oldest daughters do, and they do these tips often especially sanitizing their makeup bags and brushes.

  14. 03/15/2024 / 4:17 pm

    Well, I don’t have a makeup bag, but I just did spring cleaning of my wallet. It amazed me how much junk I had accumulated in such a small space.

  15. 03/15/2024 / 10:15 am

    I’ll inform my wife about this. It’s the perfect time for spring cleaning, not just for our makeup bags but also for the entire house.

  16. 03/15/2024 / 9:59 am

    I don’t have a makeup bag but my wife sure could use your tips.

  17. vidya
    03/15/2024 / 9:57 am

    My daughter will definitely be happy to see this post so she can get new stuff 🙂

  18. 03/15/2024 / 9:17 am

    Spring cleaning your makeup bag is a great way to declutter and organize your products, ensuring you only keep the essentials. It also helps to prevent the buildup of bacteria in old products, promoting healthier skin and a more hygienic beauty routine.

  19. 03/15/2024 / 8:26 am

    Spring is a wonderful time for a fresh start. I’ll remind my wife to organize whats inside her make up bag for easy.access.

  20. 03/15/2024 / 7:19 am

    These are great tips. I always feel like I have the same makeup or never remember to switch it out.

  21. 03/15/2024 / 6:06 am

    Oh no, this was a reminder that I am LONG overdue for a makeup bag spring cleaning. Maybe that’s something I should get around to doing this weekend.

  22. 03/15/2024 / 3:16 am

    I totally need to clean and declutter…desperately. I know my makeup bag has some very very old items that could probably be trashed at this point.

  23. 03/15/2024 / 1:40 am

    Oof. I need to do this. My makeup bag has stuff in there from years ago. I don’t really use it that often, so I haven’t been diligent about keeping it up to snuff.

  24. Amber Myers
    03/15/2024 / 1:33 am

    I need to show this to my daughter. She has a rather large makeup bag that I know needs to be cleaned out!

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