Does Your Makeup Bag Need a KonMari Makeover?

Jennifer Post

How many episodes of "Tidying Up" have you seen?

Be honest. How many individual makeup items do you have?

Is your makeup bag portable?

Do you enjoy putting on makeup?

Do you use makeup as a form of expression?

Can you go to beauty stores and leave empty-handed?

On average, how much money do you spend on makeup every month?

What else in your life have you tried to organize?

Does anyone tell you that you have too much makeup?

Which makeup item can you not live without?

If makeup didn't exist, what else would you collect?

Does the amount of makeup you have reflect any other tendencies in your life?

Do you have a makeup brand that you refuse to branch off from?

How long does it take you to get your makeup fully done in the morning?

Do you have products for a variety of makeup looks?

If you had a job in the makeup industry, which type of job would you have?

Do you have adequate skincare products to balance out all of the makeup you wear?

Does your makeup routine require more than one type of eyelash item?

Has anyone ever complained to you about how much makeup you wear?

If you were given $100 to spend on makeup, what one item would you spend it on?

How old were you when you first started wearing makeup?

Do you have to increase the size of your makeup bag often?

What item do you add to your makeup routine for a special occasion?

Do you use products like highlighter and contour powder?

Can you perfect the classic cat eye look?

Is your current makeup collection organized in any way?

Do you apply makeup with brushes or your fingers?

Which of your makeup products is the most unnecessary?

Do you do your makeup even if you aren't going anywhere?

Where do you buy most of your makeup?

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About This Quiz

If you haven't heard of KonMari, well, that's a whole separate issue. But if you have, and you've binged "Tidying Up" on Netflix, and you know the stylings and rules of Marie Kondo's organization method, then you more than likely know what you need to be doing in order to keep your stuff organized. This method can be applied to clothes, books and even home decor. The one place that people may not think KonMari applies is to your makeup bag. How could it? After all, you can't fold your makeup like you do clothes, and you don't line items up like you do books. 

Basically, the way to KonMari your makeup bag is to take everything out of it and lay it down on a flat surface so you can see everything. Then, go through each item to first make sure it isn't expired. Even if it brings you joy, expired makeup can't make it through the process. Once everything you have is up to date, pick up every piece and see if it brings you joy. Like, real joy. If it does, it can stay. If it doesn't it has to go. Multiples of the same product must also go. 

Do you think your makeup bag needs a KonMari makeover? Take this quiz to find out!

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