Monday, 6 February 2012

DIY Lipstick Palette

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? 

Larry xx


  1. Brilliant post and idea LAURA. The palette looks great.Enjoy your not so new lippies :) This is a great way to get a lot of use out of 'em.You're a genius. haha :)

    1. Thanks Diane! :) It's like having brand new lipsticks again! :)

  2. Very cool. I've thought about doing this with my own but worried about the mess. I guess you answered my question! You could probably hit them with a hairdryer for a few seconds and get them to melt down and be all smooth like traditional palette too if you wanted to.


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