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19 Lazy Ways To Clean Up Your Beauty Messes

Hair did, nails did, bathroom sink still spotless.

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Sometimes more makeup ends up on bathroom countertops than your on your face. Here's how to keep that from happening.

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At least until you're finished with the world and your fake eyelashes.

1. Save your sink an extra rinse with a brush-cleaning glove that will get all the colorful powders and potions out of your most-used tools.

Anything to avoid cleaning the bathroom.

Get it from Amazon for $4.99.

2. Put a barrier between your hot styling tools and countertops with this heat-resistant mat that rolls up as a travel sleeve.

Just roll wit it.

Get it from Amazon for $7.99.

3. Prevent precious containers of powders from smashing by storing them in a clear beauty cabinet we spied in Kim’s bathroom on KUWTK once.

Krystal klear protection for your personal brand.

Get it from Amazon for $11.24.

4. Streamline your morning routine by stashing your daily essentials on a grid organizer that you can throw back in a drawer once you're ready.

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Pro stylist Matt Fugate (who's had his hands on Lena Dunham's, Blake Lively's, and lots of other famous celebs' hair) swears by his Grid-It! organizer for traveling with his scissors.

Get it from The Container Store for $19.99.

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5. Protect drawers from shattered powder and serum spills with no-commitment nonstick drawer liners for easy adjustment.

Everyone can cut and put these babies in a corner.

Get five rolls from from Amazon for $12.69.

6. Marie Kondo the shit out of the beauty products you never use. Your main squeeze lipsticks deserve their proper space.

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Check the expiration dates on your discards, and if they're still OK to use, pass them on to loving homes with your friends.

7. Split up storage real estate with adjustable drawer dividers that shorten the hunt time for your dryer attachments.

Versatile compartments are your BFF.

Get it from Amazon for $12.99.

8. Spare yourself cleaning time while doing a rainbow eye with this switch duo sponge designed to rake off color in a jiffy.


Flip-flopping is OK for brush cleaning.

Get it from Amazon for $19.99.

Unconvinced? See the duo in action.

9. Keep this cult makeup artist favorite brush-cleaner in your arsenal at all times.

An excellent prop for bragging about your pro-level skillz on Insta.

Get it from Amazon for $18.

10. Corral lip- and eyeliner pencils in a cute case by themselves for safer cap-keeping.

The cuter the case, the easier it is to find in your hovel.

Get it from Amazon for $3.29.

11. Stash (the rest of) your everyday products at home in a glam makeup bag to keep it in one spot AND keep it from wrecking the insides of your drawers.

Containing where the magic happens.

Get it from Forever 21 for $6.90.

12. Stop toting around your broken compacts in plastic sandwich bags and eliminate the mess with our trick for fixing broken makeup.

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Check out our criminally easy DIY here.

13. Efficiently remove the sink-sticking combo of makeup and micellar oil from your face with a charcoal konjac sponge that’s made for combination to oily skin.

A sleeper sponge for a cleaner sink.

Get it from Sephora for $15.

14. Keep makeup brushes in a roll-up carrier that will keep bristles in tip-top shape on the go.

It's all about that flap.

Get it from Sephora for $19.

15. And keep those same makeup brushes in fighting shape by storing them upright in a charming little vanity cup.

Up your shelf storage ante.

Get it from Target for $5.99.

16. Invest in a hair tool organizer that fits neatly inside your bathroom cabinet.

Hide all your perfect-hair secrets.

Get it from Amazon for $12.99.

17. Erase errant lip stain and hair color drips from countertops and floors with pore-cleansing pads intended for your skin.

Also good for spot-treating acne.

Get it from Amazon for $5.99.

18. Catch stuff like hair color, hairspray, and sticky styling products with this legit but cute hair cape so you won't have to clean them off your bathroom surfaces.

Now you'll really feel like a stylin' pro.

Get it from Amazon for $8.65.

19. Attack waterproof mascara smears with a special makeup-annihilating washcloth in an effort to keep your hand towels looking pristine.

It already matches your favorite blackest-black mascara.

Get it from ModCloth for $9.99.

Now go out and slay. Then come home to a clean house.

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