DIY: Lipstick Palette

If you’ve ever wanted a way to travel with all your lipsticks without taking a bunch of lipstick tubes with you, then this DIY Lipstick Palette is perfect!  It seems a bit scary at first to chop up and melt down your lipsticks, but it really is easy to do.

Step 1:  Cut off a small section of lipstick (you need about 1/3-1/2 a lipstick)

Step 2:  Put lipstick piece on a metal spoon and slowly melt over a candle.  Do it slowly as you don’t want to burn it!

Step 3:  Pour the melted lipstick in any container with a well, or an empty lipstick palette.   Mine is a Japonesque one that I bought from Amazon- they come in different sizes.  I used the double sided 35 well one as it has a divider to label your lipstick colors.  I’ve seen people use empty artist palettes or even metal tins- you can use whatever you like :)

And voila!  Instant travel lipstick palette!

Palette Option #1: Japonesque Lipstick Palette


I like these palettes as they come in a sleek case and have the right size for each lipstick.  Just be careful not to over heat your lipsticks as they can melt the plastic insert…

Price:  $29

Where to Buy:   Amazon

Palette Option #2: Z-Palette w/ Z-Palette Empty Pans

These actually just came out after this video was recorded, but is an excellent solution — especially if you already you Z-Palettes for Makeup Geek Eyeshadows or other cosmetic pans.   We are big fans of the Z-Palettes here at Makeup Geek (see our magenetic palette smackdown) — they give us great flexibility in storing eye, cheek, and lip products of all sizes and are locked in nicely by the magnetic base.  We sell different sizes of the palettes in the Makeup Geek Store and we just started carrying the 10-pack of pans for projects like this lip stick adaptation (can also be used for concealers, foundations, or pressing loose pigments)

Palettes Start at $14,  10 Pack of Pans are $4

Where to Buy:   Makeup Geek Store

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