I have been waiting to do this for a very long time! I can't even tell you how long ago it was that I bought this palette. But what matters is that I'm getting around to it. I have a TON of lipsticks! I mean a lot of them and I rarely get to wear most of them. And the reason is because I forget what I have to be honest. So I'll usually stick to the ones I know by heart!
This is a great way for me to keep up with colors that I forget about and actually put them to use.
Another great reason to create your own lipstick palette is when you are running out of you favorite lipstick. Trust me when I tell you, there's still a lot of lipstick in the tube when you think you got the end. What I usually do is take a small spatula and I remove the remaining lipstick and put it in these small sample cups. I also do this if the lipstick breaks or starts to look a little crazy (like when you leave it in your purse in the summer and you're out on the lake all day long).
My palette came with 15 slots but amazon has lipstick palettes* with 12 pans.
There are a lot of videos on this out there (I think) but here are some tips I took in order to complete this diy lipstick palette:
1. Use a small spoon to put the lipstick in so you can melt it. This helped me have more control when pouring the liquefied lipstick into the small pan.
2. Use the stove instead of a candle. I tried the candle method and that was taking forever, so I used my stove on a very low level and melted the lipstick that way. Use it in the same manner you would a candle.
3. Start with smaller amounts of lipstick. You will notice that as the lipstick melts it will increase in volume (you will have more lipstick than anticipated because of the changed consistency). While doing this you might experience uneven surfaces. The next step will help with that.
4. I got a couple of pans that didn't come out really smooth on top, so I got a regular sized spoon and placed the small lipstick pan on it and went back to the stove and melted the lipstick again so it could mix and melt all together in order to create a smoother surface.
Here is the finished product:
Here is the list of lipsticks used from left to right on the palette. Lipsticks followed by * are limited edition. All lipsticks listed are from MAC.
Roll 1: Snob, Impassioned, Watch the Simmer*, Relentlessly Red, Toying Aorund*
Roll 2: No Faux Pas*, Nocturnal Instincts*, Look At Her*, Girl About Town, Candy Yum-Yum
Roll 3: Ruby Woo, Chili, Dark Side, Commotion, Film Noir
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HAVE YOU EVER TRIED TO MAKE YOUR OWN LIPSTICK PALETTE? HOW DID THAT GO?
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