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As much as I’d like to be the type of person who can have visitors over unannounced, I cannot. I live in a state of perpetual chaos, simply because I have too much stuff. Most of what’s littering every available surface and nook are beauty products, of which I have hundreds — a mostly positive byproduct of the beauty writer trade.
It does, however, get out of hand, especially because the influx of new products never stops. Any logical method of long-term organization had eluded me until Rephr gifted me its Modular Vanity System.
I have tried plenty of makeup organization systems before, but they have not made the cut. They were too restrictive and ultimately useless because of their poorly proportioned sections for lipstick and miscellaneous items. The biggest selling point of Rephr’s system are the modular pieces — variously shaped containers that connect with cleverly placed magnets — which make the storage and organization of all my beauty products supremely customizable. I can’t even tell you how many years I have gone without any semblance of order in my bathroom, but now in 2022, I finally have a setup. I have a large Caboodle where I store the things I don’t use often, and I have one folding storage crate that I use to house new items and products that I’m testing. The rest of my makeup goes into the Rephr cubbies.
I have three lipstick trays (attachable units the brand calls Component B), each of which includes a larger dual-compartment side that I use to house liquid lipsticks, lip liners, and lip glosses, and a smaller nine-compartment side for storing individual lipsticks.
I also use two Component As, which can be separated into four pieces. One cube holds every makeup product I use regularly to do my face — Rare Beauty foundation, Charlotte Tilbury blush, Kjaer Weis primer, etc. — one cube holds all of my makeup brushes, and the other two house multi-use sticks and face cosmetics like tinted SPFs. It’s currently sold out but part of Component A and Component E work in its place.
Although these are a lot of moving pieces, in total it’s actually just seven parts that I’ve split up to better fit my needs. Finally getting my cosmetics in order was an ideal project to usher in spring and motivate me to bring that same organizational energy to the rest of my home and life as the seasonal transition occurs. Each of the individual components is $20, but they’re all 50 percent off right now, which means you can recreate my setup for $70. A price like that is truly highway robbery compared to the amount of money I’ve previously thrown into the hole of attempted organization. Certain components or bundles are frequently sold out, so I’d act quickly especially given the incredible sale. Head to Rephr to reorganize your beauty products.