I came across an old No7 eyeshadow palette the other day. I have had it for ages but never use it so I decided to put it to better use. I had a number of lipsticks that had broken and I didn't want to throw them out. I decided this was the perfect opportunity for some D.I.Y. So I turned the unwanted eyeshadow palette into a new lipstick palette.
The first thing I did was to take the eyeshadow out of the palette. I was going to keep the eyeshadow but it broke as I taking it out so I just broke up the rest. (As I never use this eyeshadow and it was old I wasn't too bothered I was throwing it out)
Next I got four lipsticks that were broken.
- Maybelline 563 precious ruby
- Miners Red Lipstick
- Clinique Rosette
- 17 Mirror Shine in Hollywood
The first lipstick I decided to destroy was Maybelines Precious Ruby. I chopped off the lipstick and place it into the palette.
Once in the palette I squashed it with a spoon.
Next on my list was Clinique Rosette. I really like this lipstick but stopped using it after it broke. (That's why it's looking so weird in the photo above)
I was really shocked by how much product was still in the tubes after I had broken off the lipstick. There was still SO much product in the base! Be careful to check this if you think a lipstick has run out because you might be surprised how much you have left!
I kept going until the palette was filled and all my broken lipsticks had a new home. It was very messy and by the time I had finished I had so much red on my hands you would think I had murdered someone!
After a bit of a clean up we have the finished palette! I'm delighted with it and think I will get a lot of use out of it! It will be perfect for popping into a handbag as it's quite small. There is also room for a lip brush which will be very handy as I can never find mine in the mess that is in my hand bag!
So what do you think?