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As much as I’d like to be the kind of person who can have unexpected visitors, I can’t. I live in a state of perpetual chaos, simply because I have too many things. Most of what litters every available surface and nook is beauty products, of which I have hundreds – a mostly positive byproduct of being a beauty writer.
It gets out of hand though, not least because the influx of new products never stops. Any logical method of long-term organization had eluded me until Rephr offered me their modular vanity system.
I’ve tried many makeup organization systems before, but they didn’t work. They were too restrictive and ultimately useless due to their ill-proportioned sections for lipstick and sundries. The main selling point of Rephr’s system are the modular pieces – containers of various shapes that connect with cleverly placed magnets – which make storing and organizing all my beauty products extremely customizable. I can’t even tell you how many years I’ve 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 things I don’t use often, and I have a collapsible storage crate that I use to store new items and products that I test. The rest of my makeup goes in the Rephr lockers.
I have three lipstick trays (removable units the brand calls component B), each of which includes a larger dual compartment side that I use to hold liquid lipsticks, lip liners and glosses lipstick, and a smaller side with nine compartments for storing individual lipsticks.
I also use two A components, which can be separated into four pieces. One cube contains all the makeup products I regularly use to do my face – Rare Beauty foundation, Charlotte Tilbury blush, Kjaer Weis primer, etc. – one cube holds all my makeup brushes, and the other two hold multi-use sticks and face cosmetics like tinted SPFs. It is currently sold out, but part of component A and component E works in its place.
I have a C component, which contains palettes that I would like to remember to use more often, as well as eye makeup stickers. Finally, I have an E component, which is a catch-all that mostly contains oddly shaped products and my liquid blushes.
While there are a lot of moving parts, in total it’s actually just seven parts that I’ve split up to better suit my needs. Finally, getting my cosmetics in order was a perfect 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% off right now, which means you can recreate my setup for $70. A prize like that is really robbery compared to the amount of money I’ve already thrown down the drain trying to organize. Certain components or bundles often sell out, so I would act quickly, especially given the incredible sale. Head over to Rephr to revamp your beauty supplies.