How to put your favourite lipstick into a paletteThe beauty of making your own lipstick palette is that you will be able to carry around ALL of your favourite lipsticks, in just one small palette! Here's how to do it.
Step 1: Buy a lipstick palette, like the ones Bobbi Brown, MAC, etc, have. You can also use pill boxess (the ones labeled Mon-Fri), or use a water colors palette.
Step 2: Gather your favorite lipsticks
Step 3: Take floss, cut off the tip of the lipstick. You can take off more and more gradually, but I suggest you start with a small amount first, because you can always add more later.
Step 4: There are a lot of ways to get the lipstick into the palettes here are some:
a. Put lipstick in a paper cup, microwave on high power for approx. 15-45 seconds. Pour into container/palette. Let cool until firm (you can speed this up, by sticking the palette in your freezer for a few minutes).
b. Put lipstick on a spoon, melt over candle, pour into palette. Let cool until firm (you can speed this up, by sticking the palette in your freezer for a few minutes).
c. Put the lipsticks (still solid) into the palette, take the palette and put it in the oven, at lowest temperature, checking every 2 minutes or so, until lipsticks are melted into palette. Let cool until firm (you can speed this up, by sticking the palette in your freezer for a few minutes). *CAUTION* Palettes that are plastic, might melt. Metal palettes, or palettes containing metal might start a fire/get very hot.
d. "Smush" the lipstick into palette. I find this hard, and not very easy to do it. (I had to warm the lipsticks up a little to actually be able to "smush" them in with the back of a spoon.) It didn't look as nice as when I had melted the lipstick, and a lot of it ended up on the back of my spoon. However this is a good way to get your lipsticks in the palette without using heat.
e. Some people used more creative approaches. By putting the lipstick in the palette then blow drying it, or leaving it on the dash board of their car during the day to melt the lipsticks.NOTE: I find that melting the lipsticks does not change the consistency, color or taste. I figure that they were melted originally into the lipstick mold, so melting it again won't do anything.
TIP: If you prefer a more moisturizing base for your lipsticks, melt a tiny bit of lipbalm and mix it into the melted lipstick with a toothpickfirst.
Happy DIY-ing! :)
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