DIY: Lipstick Palette

Hi, Makeup Geeks! We have a really fun DIY that we’re so excited to share with you! Marlena got this idea when she was packing for a trip and realized how much space her lipsticks were taking up in her travel bag. #MakeupGeekProblems Marlena travels a LOT, and is always looking for clever ways to carry all her fave beauty products. 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 for you!! Just FYI, it includes doing a little surgery on your lipsticks, but don’t worry it’s really easy to do and will make traveling with your lipstick collection super easy.

Follow these 4 easy steps.

Step 1:  First, cut off a small section of your lipstick. You’ll need about ? -½ out of the tube.

Step 2:  Next, place the piece of lipstick on a metal spoon and slowly melt it over a lit candle. Do this slowly so you don’t burn it!

Step 3:  Now, pour the melted lipstick in an empty lipstick palette. Mine is the the double sided 35 from Japonesque that I bought from Amazon—they come in so many different sizes you’ll be sure to find the perfect one for you. I’ve also seen people also use empty artist palettes or even metal tins. Use your imagination—you can use whatever you like!

Step 4:  Voila! You have yourself the perfect travel lipstick palette!

Palette Option #1: Japonesque Lipstick Palette

We like these palettes because they have the perfect size compartments for each lipstick, and the case is super sleek.

Price:  $29

Where to Buy: Amazon

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

We are big fans of the Z-Palettes here at Makeup Geek (see our magenetic palette smackdown). We love this palette because it’s so universal and can store all kinds of eye, cheek, and lip products.  We sell different sizes of the Z-Palettes in the Makeup Geek Store perfect for projects like this. Go check them out! (P.S. You can also use these to store concealers, foundations, or pressed pigments. SO cool! )

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

Where to Buy:   Makeup Geek Store

We hope you enjoyed this DIY! Give it a try and let us know how it went in the comments below!

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