Taking down notes seems to be a must when you have hundreds of paints to choose from. But it takes time and the notes can be easily lost over time. There is another, quick and secure way however: snapshots taken with your phone that are kept in a dedicated album.
After you finished a stage of painting just pose a sample model in front of the paint pots. Your smartphone camera can easily snap a picture that will be sharp enough for you to read the paints’ names. Just remember to:
If you have set an automatic backup for your smartphone (you should have) your painting notes will be kept safely and in an easy to access way in the cloud.