So, last Saturday afternoon I dropped by the National Bookstore in Trinoma to buy hubs some of the things he needed for the car. Might sound a weird place to be looking, but he needed some glue gun sticks and double adhesives for the dash shield. As I was strolling the aisles, I saw this cute watercolor palette and had a "what if" idea. I thought of buying 3, but decided to just buy one for now and see how it will pan out (literally :P).
Presenting my DIY Project: My Personal Lip Palette! LOL
things to be murdered, I mean, experimented on
What you will need:
tissue (not in the photo)
First, you would need to empty out the the watercolor palette. You can simply let water run through it until it dissolves all the colors out, however to save on water, I decided to use my spatula to remove most of the color until just a little is left. Then I let the water run through it to clean out any leftovers and washed it with soap and water. Let the palette dry.
When the palette is all clean and dry, you can then reach out for your lipsticks one by one and cut through them a little at a time (again, using my spatula) and carefully transfer to the emptied palette. Since this is my first time to do this, I opted to do this on my NYXs because (a) it wouldn't be hard to cut through them since they are just super soft to start with (no need to microwave and all) and (b) they are inexpensive, that should there be any errors of wastage, it wouldn't hurt at all.
Now, as I transfer the lippies one at a time, I also removed each of their top label and attached them at the back of the palette so I'd still know what shade they are.
And after about 10-15 minutes....TADA! :)
my very own lip palette!
I've got 12 colors in here
the labels...oops, I accidentally tore the last one
*the last 2 btw, is from EB
each palette filled and I still have some left on my lipsticks
This is my personal palette as I have never used these on clients simply because of their staying power. Still, I like their colors. And I think I have been pretty much successful here, don't you think? Will buy another 2 palettes for my clients, that way I wouldn't have to carry too many tubes. Saves space AND my shoulder.
There you have it Ladies, I hope you enjoyed my simple project! I enjoyed doing this so much I'm thinking of doing more DIY projects. But what to do next? Hmmm....
Toodles for now! :)