Wednesday, 10 June 2009

DIY Lipstick Paltte!

After watching MUpNorth, I decided to go ahead and make my own lipstick palette... I attempted something like this before, but nothing on this scale. This time I wanted all of my 24 lipsticks in one palette.

Here's how:

1) The first thing you need to do is count how many lipsticks you have and either buy or re use a palette that will fit it all. I got an eyeshadow palette from Claire's for £4.99.

2) Scrape off the eyeshadow with a knife.

3) Keep going until it's empty.

4) Clean it.

5) Label it.

Then, decide in what order you want your lipsticks to be.

Cut, melt and pour into individual pans.

Be careful with the shimmery ones, I found that they bubbled up and in some cases caused a big mess.


Keep going, it will take a while, once you have finished pouring, clean up the edges, and you should have something that looks like this....

Is it worth it? Most definately... You tell me, what you would prefer to take on holiday with you: 24 individual lipsticks or a tincy little palette?

Satisfaction indeed :) Click here to see what lipsticks are in the palette!

47 comments:

Ditzymakeup said...

Ah what a brilliant idea!!

Anonymous said...

I was also inspired my michelle!
Such a great idea.

Could you tell us the colours in your palette? x

*SweetestSinSheroon* said...

soooo creative..and this so funny cause i did almost t he exact same thing today only i used my nyx pigments..unfortunately my camera died hahah,,saving up for a new one..anyways i am sooo going to try this!!!!!!!!!btw didn't you mind throwing away the eyeshadow? and if you have time could you add the names of the lipsticks..cause i am loving them!!! sorry i always post such long comments xxxx

Briony said...

Thats a fabulous idea - I was trying to work out how I was going to be selective about which lipsticks I'm going to take on holiday but now I don't have to be!!

xx

Little Miss Beauty Junkie said...

Wow great idea...I'd love to do it but knowing me I'd mess it up somehow! x

Sunitha said...

What a great and creative idea, I am always in a dilema when it comes to which lipsticks to take. Thank you for the tip :)

Lil said...

What a great idea!

LamiatS said...

Ingenious!

Wuschel said...

what a great idea. I'll have to keep that in mind.

Tamara said...

Brilliant idea! I should def try this!

Rocaille said...

It's a great idea, but I would be worried that the process of melting them would actually change something in the texture or the color... Did this happen to you? Thanks for sharing! xxx

Emma - [Magpie Sparkles] said...

Totally inspired to do this now - have been planning do press some pigments so might do them together
x

Belle Du Jour said...

wow you are brave! this turned out great!! I am way too scared for this!

Look.Inside.My.Closet said...

Very inspiring. If I try it, I would probably made some mix to create unique colors.

KRYSTAL said...

wow!! good idea...!saves so much space!

Female_intuition said...

wow, very creative and it doesnt look too shabby at all. it actually looks like it's something bought! looks very professional :)

deannamargaret said...

What a great idea! It would be so nice not to limit myself to 1 or 2 lipsticks when I go on vacation!

ellamarie84 said...

wow what a cool idea! It looks perfect, like you bought it that way! I may have to try this sometime! :)

bella said...

i got a question! since ur melting em and pouring em in, how long does it take them to go from liquid to a solid form?

becky said...

this is pretty cool. I mean why not right? Thanks for sharing this.

Charlene said...

wow....a girl after my own heart! really great idea hon! we gotta find ways and means!!! thanks for sharing it!

Sofee said...

wow this is an awesome idea how long did this take u to do??

tina_mbc said...

Wow, great idea, I 'd have never thought sth like it, although kinda afraid to try it out...

But taking all those colours with you in a small pallette would be surely worth it...;))) xx

Aleksis said...

How much of the actual lipstick did you have to cut off? and what is that color right below the one in the very top right corner? it's gorgeous!

Danni said...

WoW!!! I thought you bought it when i first saw the picture!!! You did an Awesome job!! It's definitely great for traveling!!! I know I can't do it, because im a bit clumsy and definitely would mess it up.

Aleksandra said...

WOW! I never thought of this! I'm going to buy some empty pans for my MAC quad and melt them into there! Thanks Muhsine!

Linda said...

This is such a great idea! Thank you for sharing.

GinaG said...

Genius! This is so clever. Thanks for sharing.

GinaG said...

Genius! Thanks for sharing. x

Mevish said...

what a wonderful idea! thanks for sharing gorgeous.
I once thought of doing that but never got round to doing it, a lot of make up artists do that I heard apparently might try that :)

Catanya said...

Amazin! The result is awesome!!!

Catanya said...

Amazin! The result is awesome!!!

lesley said...

do you have any youtube tutorials?

Lily G. said...

What a great idea!!

SugarRimmed said...

Brilliant! I'm 100% sure that when I'll have a trip planned ahead I'll actually take the time into doing this. Also, having a palette makes it so much easier to mix colours before applying them in the lips - which is something I usually do.

By the way, what colours did you put in your palette? I love them all and there are a few in row 3 and 5 that I NEED! =)

Sara said...

hey :)
brilliant i must say !!
how do u cool them??
n can i pour them in a blastic container?? :P

MissGlamTan said...

That is pure dedication-im too lazy and would rahter take all my lippies lol brill tho xxx

bubblegarm said...

Thank u all for ur kind words :) and i'm glad I have inspired some of you. I will do a new post of what lipsticks are in the palette at some point. xxxx

All in all it took me about 1 and a half hours.

Melting the lipsticks do not in anyway change the formula of them, they are as good as new.

It takes roughly 2 minutes for them to solidify.


(@Aleksis that's Barry M's Peachy pink 147)

Taneisha said...

please dont forget to post the names! xxx

bubblegarm said...

@Taneisha awww I wont :)

Jasmin said...

Awesome idea!

Zoella. said...

Wow, such a good idea but id be so worried about ruining the shape of my lipsticks. Have you managed to keep them in a good shape? Did you cut them at an angle? xxx

bubblegarm said...

@Zoella, no i cut mine straight, but u can cut them at an angle too, maybe try a lipstick that u dont like that much first to see if u can do it. xx

TeZ said...

What a great idea!!!!

Anonymous said...

This seems like a hassle to me, couldn't be bothered to do all of this. could you not take 5 lipsticks instead of 20 on holiday?

Muhsine said...

Thanks girls, you should all give it a go! x

@Anonymous yes it IS a hassle, but not when you enjoy it! You could even take 1 lipstick instead of 20, but what if you wanted more but didn't want to take up space? Please note, I have never taken 20 lipsticks on holiday :)

Miss LV said...

OMG! What a fantastic idea! knowing me I'll end up ruining it though.

http://miss-lv.blogspot.com/