Category: DIY palette


I want to delve into yesterday’s post on my blog for a moment and the comments I received on Social Media Sites….. Recently my DIY Lipstick palette post was shared on a social media site. There were a few responses as to why I would want to “ruin” my lipsticks and that it was not a palette because ” they were not melted”. This I found a little concerning.

First anyone who has a ton of lipstick or who like myself is a freelance makeup artist either full-time or on the side as I am will tell you that carrying around a ton of lipsticks takes up space. Anything that can be placed in a palette is awesome! That is why in the post I mentioned that I would be purchasing a larger palette as that one does not hold nearly enough lipsticks.

Also anyone who is a MAC lover knows about the Back to MAC program. If you are unaware of the program it is that for each 6 empty item’s  lipsticks, eye shadows  blush’s or whatever that you return to MAC you can get 1 lipstick, lip gloss or eye shadow for free. So a lot of people will depot there MAC items so they can recycle the containers and get free MAC items…

Second I did state in the post that I do not melt my lipsticks down because it changes the consistency in my opinion. I do not want to “ruin” my lipsticks by melting them. If you actually watch YouTube video’s by big beauty guru’s like Wayne Goss, my personal fave, you will see that not melting your lipsticks is actually quite common. Especially when you are placing them in plastic containers that can and will melt.

I am going to include a link to a YouTube video showing another lipstick palette… The only difference between his palette and mine aside from the design of the palette is that he presses his lipsticks in with his finger and I do not. i chose to just leave mine whole in-tell I have used up all the bits of lipstick that were inside the bottom of the tube and then I will press them down with a clean finger.

Here is the link…http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-as_zJDLyzg

What is your take on the DIY Lipstick Palette? What do you think about public criticizing on social media sites? Do you think that people are too quick to criticize others?

XOXO,

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If you are like me and adore M.A.C’s back to MAC program AND have way too many lipsticks then you will need to get yourself a lipstick palette. The palette I am going to show you today is my first lipstick palette. It has served me well. It holds 12 lipsticks. I need to either make another palette or change to a bigger palette. I am considering trying out the Japonesque 35 well pro lipstick palette for $32.00.I have not purchased it yet because of the cost but I really like the look of it and I need the space.

O.K. onto my current lipstick palette. It is actually a bead organizer and was purchased on Amazon.com for only $4.39.You can get it here

http://www.amazon.com/12pc-Clear-Bead-Storage-Display/dp/B007QV0B1E/ref=sr_1_3?s=arts-crafts&ie=UTF8&qid=1368906232&sr=1-3&keywords=12+bead+storage

This is my palette as it looks now.

DIY Lipstick Palette

DIY Lipstick Palette

DIY Lipstick Palette

DIY Lipstick Palette

Basically what you want to do is grab one of the empty round jars and remove the lid.Grab your lipstick and roll it all the way up…Find some kind of long skinny utensil to get all the lipstick from the tube and place all of this on a paper towel for easy clean up. Here is my set up. The lipstick I depotted here was Makeup Forever’s 506. #506 is a Matte intense red. The shade has been discontinued unfortunately.

My set up

My set up

I think this is pretty self explanatory but just in case somebody does not know I will explain. Roll up the lipstick and use your toolto cut off the top and place it in your bead container. Then use the tool to scoop out the inside of the tube. There is a LOT hidden inside the tube. Place that inside your bead container as well. Put the clear lid on and remove the sticker from your lipstick and place that on the bottom of your bead container. You now have one labeled depotted lipstick. YAY! Some people like to place the lipstick in a large spoon and melt it or place it in a microwave safe container and melt it that way. I do not. I find that it changes the consistency of my lipstick whenI do that as well as you run the risk of melting the bead container like the one in my picture below.Here are pictures of my depotting of the Makeup Forever 506 and my completed lipstick palette. Enjoy…

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DIY Lipstick Palette

DIY Lipstick Palette

DIY Lipstick Palette

DIY Lipstick Palette

Do you have a lipstick palette? Do you prefer it over individual tubes? Will you be depotting after reading this? Please share..I love to read your comments…..

 

 

 

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