Tired of the hassle of the weight and space issue of carrying 6 or more lipstick tubes in your kit (bag)? — Have you considered depoting your lipsticks?
When I am working with make up it’s really annoying to not be able to see all your shades of lipstick, loosing the time by opening and closing loads of lids until you find something you’re after. Also carrying lots of lipsticks takes more space in my toolbox. Having them depoted and in a palette means all your colours are there for you to see, and it’s easy to show your client what colour(s) you are thinking of using. For Make-up Artists it’s best option for hygienic scooping the product – On a personal level – this is a fantastic way to save a broken lipstick, or if you just fancy having a lipstick palette!
I already have got 2 pallets depoted and was making new one – so I decided to make the tutorial for you.
You will need:
- Pill case – or any other plastic case, jars that would meet your needs!
- Spatula – I use stainless steel spatula – but for personal needs end of the spoon or knife will work pretty good too!
- Your lipsticks
- Antibacterial liquid – e.g. IPA ; to sanitize your tool and case / if the lipstick was used before – firstly sanitize it by immersing it in liquid for approx.30 min + wipe off the top layer
I bought my pill case at Ebay (it’s roughly £1/1 case or £5-£7/10 cases). I totally love this model! – plastic is crystal clear and shows perfectly colours, shades, shimmer of each lipstick. Palette seems be small but each lipstick fits perfectly inside each slot! > small size=more space in my toolbox! 🙂
Some people prefer depoting under heat (with spoon, hair-dryer or candle) – You can try heat depoting if you want – but be aware that it may change or destroy your matte lipsticks. Candle can melt your case.
TUTORIAL – DEPOT YOUR LIPSTICKS STEP BY STEP: