DIY Lip Palette
This is a handy one for any makeup artist and/or lipstick enthusiast. It’s cheap, convenient and easy to do. It’s surprising how much weight a bag of lipsticks can add to the makeup kit you’re hauling around with you so I found this a huge help.
What you need…
- pillbox or bead storage box
- baby wipes
- glass of cold water
- 1 teaspoon
- lighter or candle
- stickers or some type or labelling material
STEP 1: The Palette
Firstly you need the palette itself. I found a pillbox in a 1 euro shop which did the job perfectly. You can also use a bead storage box which can be found in art and craft shops. The important thing to look out for is that each compartment in the pill of bead box is sealed off from the next. Otherwise you are running the risk of your lipsticks mixing together and making an unholy mess
STEP 2: Preparing the Lipsticks
Next I lined out my lipsticks and arranged them by shade. Keeping the neutral and nude colours together and the deeper, vampier colours grouped up.
STEP 3: Chop Chop
Once there was some semblance of order to them I proceeded to take each lipstick and cut off approximately HALF the bullet and place it into the palette. This part was irked me somewhat. It just felt wrong cutting into the lipstick….
So once I did this to all the lipsticks the palette looked like this….
Once that was done I labelled each compartment with the Lipsticks brand, name/shade number and finish.
STEP 4: Meeeeeeelting…
Not content with merely having the bullets rolling around in their assigned compartments I decided to place them on top of a radiator to melt them down but this prooved unsuccessful so I proceeded with this option….
One at a time, I placed each lipstick bullet on the spoon and held a light underneath it. the heat almost instantly melts the lipstick down to liquid form and you can easily pour it back into it’s compartment. REMEMBER you must clean the spoon thoroughly each time before moving to the next lipstick so the colours don’t mix. I had a glass of cold water to dip the spoon into to cool it down (very important if you’re not a fan of being burned) before wiping it off with a baby wipe.
This is how it should look when you’re done:
Voila! Handy one stop shop for all your lipsticks. AND referring back to the importance of cutting only HALF the lipstick bullet this is because you will still have the lipstick to chuck in your handbag for touch ups on the go.
Hope this was of some use to someone!