Friday, February 28, 2014

Make your own lip palette - Super quick and easy!

On Saturday I shared a image on Instagram of the lip palette I was working on and someone mentioned they would like a tutorial on it. Its super quick and easy to do which I know we all love!
Use it as a great way to use up the last of your lippies, lippies you forgot you had and as a streamlined system when with clients.
You will need:
  • A candle
  • Old teaspoon
  • Palette - I brought a fake nail container from the dollar store, threw away the nails and used the container - You can buy lipstick palettes but I struggled to find empty ones for this purpose.
  • Lippy
  • Toothpick or skewer
  • Marker

1. Light candle, cut off a portion of the lippy ( I use the skewer) and put into the teaspoon.

2. Hold teaspoon over the flame and you will see the lipstick melt, keep the melting point at a light   turn over not vigorously bubbling - you don't want to burn the lipstick.
The skewer is great to move the lumps around  though I have found the better quality the lippy the quicker the melting point.

3. When melted pour into a partition of you palette and move the palette around so that the product spreads and sets evenly - setting happens quickly.

4. Turn the palette over and mark the bottom with what the lip colour/ brand is or if you can get the ref sticker off the bottom of the original lipstick canister then pop this on.

** Use the skewer to scoop the lipstick out of inside the tube as there is generally a lot of product in there.

Pro tips : Want to create a new lip colour? try mixing to shades together at melting point, add cosmetic glitter to create subtle or bold shimmer.

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