Many of us have countless lipsticks in our makeup collections but without fail, every time you're looking for that perfect color, it's lost in your purse, in your car or your dog ate it. Here is a fool-proof way of never losing that favorite lipstick, not to mention seeing all of your collection in one place.
De-potting lipsticks can be scary and if you're anything like me, cutting up a perfectly new, untouched bullet of a gorgeous, rich color, makes you shutter just a little bit. But trust me when I tell you, it's worth it!
What you'll need:
2. Knife (butter knife will work fine)
4. Candle and matches/lighter
5. Empty palette (I used this one)
Step 1: Light your candle and line up your lipsticks in the order you plan to pour them
Step 2: Cut your first lipstick and place in on the spoon
Step 3: Hold spoon over flame and melt, be sure not to hold it too close to avoid burning
Step 4: Carefully pour the melted color into the empty well in the palette
Step 5: Continue steps 2-4 until all lipsticks are melted and wells are filled
Tip: if you like to have your lipstick with you for touch ups, only cut and melt half of the bullet so you still have 1/2 in the tube for easy travel.
Ta Da! You have your own custom lipstick palette with all of your favorite colors!