20 Tips – How To Pack Makeup For Moving


How To Pack Makeup For Moving /How To Pack Makeup Collection For Big Move

Lately I have been busy packing my makeup which I had planned long back after all its the most important THING  of my life.While discussing packing issue with Rash she asked me to do a blog post because almost all of us are moving to different places every now and then.Zee tells me she gets bored staying at one place for too long and some where I agree too because  every place makes us learn and experience so many things.

Firstly! I had no intention of doing this post it was just that my friends were equally concerned about their stuff  so the idea popped up in my mind .So please pardon my pictures which were clicked at the last moment .There were some things which I wished I could have done better but due to last minute issue I couldn’t which I will let you know in the post ahead.

  1. Separate skin care and makeup.You do not want to mix your body lotion or your toners with a blush or a lipstick.After this separation , separate your makeup into drugstore and high end.I seperated as per must have and good to have .
  2. I have two MAC eyeshadow palette in one I have all my MAC eyeshadows and in the other one I have Inglot one as many of my MAC eyeshadows were depotted and were not magnetic any more I will be carrying them in flight rest everything was couriered through DTDC where they charged me INR 80 per kg and my package will reach in four days.
  3. Three must have things for packaging is Toilet paper, Newspaper and lots and lots of bubble wrap.You just can not move makeup without these things.
  4. Don’t throw away these small boxes which you get your makeup in from different online sites .They are a life saver.I had some 5-6 of these in different sizes from stylecraze which are quite strong.All I did was placed a newspaper underneath and then added paint pots, lush lip scrubs, tints and lip balms and few more things which could be clubbed easily.once all the things were stuffed in it I added lots of  bubble wrap so that even if some body throw away the box,  product inside  doesn’t budge.

How to pack makeup while moving

5. I got these plastic box which costed INR 30-40 .These too I got in different sizes and placed my sleek palettes, nail polish remover pads and 1-2 sleek blushes in it.You can see that I have made sure that all the inside stuff is tightly packed and the space left in it was filled by newspaper.As there was no liquid product in it I saved my bubble wrap and used newspaper instead for it.These boxes can get open in midway therefore I tightly wrapped them again with a cello tape.

Packaging box+Best way to pack makeup for a move?

6. Storing nail polishes can be little difficult and one definitely needs to pack them with lot of care.I  first covered all of the bottle  neck with a cello tape and then stacked them inside of bubble wrap .I placed an old towel and toilet paper in each row so that if any of them break also then it doesn’t affect the others.I then layered lot of bubble wrap over it and placed the cover over and in the end sealed it with a cello tape.I made 4 boxes like these so it took me almost four hours to do all this .Phew!

storing nail polishes

7.This bangle box tip was learnt from Rash.I first wrapped all the blushes with a bubble wrap and then placed them inside it.As these are heavy so even if one sits on them they won’t be able to break it. 😀 There are big square shape bangle boxes available in the market which has lot of spaces you can easily store 40-50 blushes in them .Tip for Zee 😛

Moving MAC eyeshadow pots –

8.I got a piece of cotton ball and then placed them over it and then stored them in the bangle box.I stored most of my single eyeshadow pots in similar fashion and was easily able to put inside minimum of 20 eyeshadow pots

storing blushes

9.This is my old lakme bag .It has some 9-10 eyeliner holding space I placed my MAC eyeliners in it and rest I bubble wrapped each and tied them with a rubber band.Filled the space with bubble wrap again and then I am good to go.Make sure every eyeliner has its cap on otherwise it will spoil everything .You can cello tape the eyeliner cap if you want although i  didn’t feel the requirement .

eyeliner storage

10.This is my old vanity box which I was about to throw away but now I used it to store all the powder products and single eyeshadows.

vanity bags

11.Stored one or two eyeshadow in these mini boxes too.

blush storage

12.I stored lipglosses in bubble wrap like this.You can see that there are 5-6 rows of them and each lip gloss is tightly packed.I covered the neck with a cello tape to avoid leakage  and made four bundles like these and stuffed them in a small plastic box.

storing and moving lip glosses

13.This is a plastic tray which I purchased from Life Style Home and it contains some on my most expensive blushes .I wrapped each one of them with a bubble wrap and then a cello tape, placed it in the tray and stuffed it all with a paper and everything which I could.

blush storage (2)

14.This box contained my body lotions, shower gels, Body scrubs(I am carrying lush scrubs,Face  packs and massage bars  in flight although it is better to stop buying lush fresh face masks or cleansers a month back when you have to move )

While packing lotions I sealed their neck with a cello tape and then put them all in a zip lock  bag and added lots of toilet paper in each bag.

moving skin care and liquid items

How To Pack Brushes While Making A Big Move:-

15.Long time back I got buyincoins 24 makeup brushes set  and now when I moved to MAC and sigma brushes I took out the leather case in which those brushes came in and placed my MAC brushes in it.The whole set itself was of  some INR 600 only but this way my MAC brushes stayed in the best of the condition.My heart still motivated me to wrap another newspaper on the leather case  and then sealed it with a cello tape.

storing makeup brushes

16.Stuffed everything packed in these two cartons and rest of the packing was done by DTDC guy.

makeup and skin care packing moving

17. Make an excel sheet of what all things you have put in which container otherwise it will be really difficult to unpack everything.

18.Don’t mix your makeup carton with other things.

19.If you can get hold of Zee palette or you know how to store depottened eyeshadow in a  CD case then do this thing a week before.

20.In the end just relax it’s only makeup and not life .Take thing easy and don’t get too hyper 🙂

Do you have any tips of Packing Makeup While Making A Big move?

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  1. Hey Ani…
    Nice & Usefull Tips
    nd u knw i saw u in my dreams white cute frock dress…u were looking so pretty…

  2. oh God Ana… i really really wish u will be able to use up some of these stuff once baby comes along.. believe me..its gonna be a rollercoaster ride..at least upto three months after the kiddo..i would say you will be lucky to use some facewash and moisturizer… :-)) I have two nephews…

  3. OMG…this is such an informative Post..A! 😯 :yes:

    N U Took so much of efforts to actually got this together and explain it to us so well! :cute:

    FAB Job ..A! Go safe…I hope u l be online often..will Miss u! :-* :hug-makeup: :-))

  4. thanks Dimpal..i haven’t shown even half of what i packed..i seriously have piled on lot of makeup which i always thought was quite less :d

  5. anaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa :yippee: :yippee: :yippee: :yippee: :yippee: :yippee: :yippee: :yippee: :yippee: :yippee: :yippee: :yippee: :yippee: :yippee: :yippee: :yippee:

    thank you sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo much for this post … i will read now and again comment :lipstick: :lipstick: :lipstick: :lipstick: :lipstick: :lipstick: :lipstick: :lipstick: :lipstick: :lipstick: :lipstick: :lipstick: :lipstick: :lipstick: :lipstick: :lipstick:

  6. ohhhhhhhhhhhhhh my my … am gonna read this again and again .. BRAVOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO mom to be ….. hats off to you for doing this all alone :hug-makeup: :hug-makeup: :hug-makeup: :hug-makeup: :hug-makeup: :hug-makeup: :hug-makeup: :hug-makeup: :hug-makeup: :hug-makeup: :hug-makeup: :hug-makeup: :hug-makeup: :hug-makeup: :hug-makeup: :hug-makeup: :hug-makeup: :hug-makeup: :hug-makeup:
    darling sooooo much you did .. and i was like why ana is so worried but i can easily see how much pain you took .. :hug-makeup: :hug-makeup: :hug-makeup: :hug-makeup: :hug-makeup: :hug-makeup: :hug-makeup: :hug-makeup:

    super duper helpful post ana :-* :-* :-* :-* :-* :-* :-* :-*

    • Its make up naa so i was littlr tensed but later on i was satisfied with what all i did.thanks for asking me to do the post rash:-)

  7. Ohh i packed everything in boxes like u only.Wioth proper paper folding and bubble wrapping. 😀 The only thing i missed is teh excell sheet n i soo regret it now. 😐

  8. Phew! I’m exhausted just looking at the pics. Uve put in so much effort n care n packed evrything so securely. Wonderful job Ana :yes: U’l soon b a pro at packing baby bags n hopefully we’l get to see a post of that too 😉 Take care n have a safe journey sweety :hug-makeup:

  9. These tips really is a life saver for me..I have a question for you dear.. I live in UK, and I am soon going back to India…I want to know what all makeup items we can carry inside flight… Also…If eye shadows are allowed..Is it possible for me take 5-6 palettes with me inside flight( not luggage) at the same time….

  10. Wowwww! You are soo organised Ana! 😯
    Such good post and tips… especially the last one :))
    All the best dear :heart:
    How will you travel btw? I thought they don’t allow preggos on flight after 7th month; is that true?

    • U r allowed if u have the doc certificate till 34th week.i m not an organised person its zee who inspires me a lot:)

      • oh! I’ve seen Zee’s posts on organizing stuff :))
        This a virtue that comes handy once the baby’s mobile after first 6 months or so.
        All my make up stored in low level drawers was played with and destroyed by my girl :-/

        • What? You have kept all yr jewellery n stuff so well Zee!
          If you r disorganized you must visit me once 😐

          and yeah, all my previous make up was completely destroyed. I have kept the small pans and tubs to store other things. In a way I was kind of happy secretly , I could splurge so much without any guilt :lipstick:

  11. Detailed explanation 🙂 wish you all the best ………..this is the best time of a woman’s life 🙂 ……enjoi 🙂 …….after the baby arrives, few days gonna be hectic…….but things get adjusted after 2 months……..So enjoy this phase, eat a lot without being guilty :)……go for walks and bond with your mother 🙂

  12. ohh its there . . . i cant post comments with commentluv i guess 🙁 . . .
    anyways what i wanted to say is have a safe trip anamika. . . .have a great time. . .

  13. Really imformative post Anamika! 🙂
    Congatulations (I haven’t wished you na!) and wish you and your baby lots of good health and happiness.. :kissing: :cute: :bye:

  14. Ana how long will u be there in delhiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii :tap-dance: agar mera chakkar lga islie puch rahi hu 😉 i”l get to meet u n chikki too then :hug-makeup:

  15. wowowww!! i sooo needed t see this post…perfect for bookmarking and storing away in every gals liprary….i guess we all will need these tips at one time or d other..

  16. Ana you getting indications of a baby girl ,i think :yippee: :yippee: :yippee: :yippee: :yippee: :yippee: :yippee: :yippee: :yippee: :yippee: :yippee: :yippee:

    Thought of any names yet :lipstick: :lipstick: :lipstick: :lipstick: :lipstick: :lipstick: :lipstick: :lipstick: :lipstick: :lipstick: :lipstick: :lipstick: :lipstick: :lipstick: :lipstick: :lipstick: :lipstick:

  17. Pooch mat yaar…bas ghar office and ghar office…but i do manage to read ALL the posts although i dont get time to comment.. :hug-makeup:


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