I want to show you an inexpensive way to make a lipstick palette. I used an eyeshadow kit and paid only $2! You can basically get any size that best suits you. You can find them at any cosmetic store. When I started making this palette, I couldnt believe I didnt do this sooner. It's so easy. I carry this palette on vacation or long weekends away. It saves me so much space for other important things...like shoes :)
This container can hold up to 12 different colors and brands of lipsticks.
Things you will need:
- Eyeshadow kit-any size you wish
- Sharp pointy knife
- Favorite lipsticks
- Pan or flat bakeware for stovetop - use low heat please
I used a very pointy paring knife. Anything with a sharp, flat point will do.
I didnt put this kit over any heat to remove the little pots (individual containers) I simply dug them out with the sharp knife-I didnt mind if the eyeshadows cracked because I have to discard them anyway.
After you wash the little pots with soap and water, make sure they are completely dry. Find your favorite shade of lipstick and cut a little piece at a time.
Using the same knife, flatten as much of the lipstick as possible. This prevents air bubbles when the melting process occurs.
Place on a skillet or any flat pan over low heat. Please DO NOT put in the microwave :) I have to say it, You never know someone might think its a good idea...If there is a little bit of glue that is still on the bottom of the tiny pot (which is good when you place them back into the palette) place a paper towel on the skillet first then the pot. This will save your skillet from burning the glue and creating a mess.
As it starts to melt, I noticed that it still had room for some more lipstick! And if you see any air bubbles, pop em' with the same pointy knife.
OK much better, I added more to it and it looks even to the surface. YAY.
Let it cool for at least 10-15 minutes. I was too much in a rush and picked it up too soon. Now there is a pink mess all over my skillet and stove...Notice the photo above and below has a spill stain? So be a little patient and wait. Oh, and by the way, doing this does not change the color or texture.