Sunday, March 3, 2013

How to Sanitize and Depot Lipstick Without Heat

Hi everyone! This weekend I decided to do a little DIY project for my lipsticks. I've been meaning to house my lipsticks into palettes but I wasn't sure which palette to go with. I knew that whatever I chose, I wanted it to be practical, sturdy, and easy. I'm so happy I got my hands on this bead box I found at Michael's. Not only is it affordable, but it's absolutely perfect for lipsticks or even loose shadows and other cream products that you may have. No more lugging around 50 tubes of lipstick when you're at a gig, thank goodness! Instead of melting the lipsticks I decided to "press" them into the jars. Not only is this technique a lot faster but it's also less messy. Although I do believe that heat won't alter the original color of the lipstick, I choose not to take the chance in case I happen to accidentally burn the lipstick. *crosses fingers*!

Any kind of lipstick will work for this project! I used brands from MAC, Estee Lauder, NYX, Maybelline, Wet N Wild, etc. I noticed some lipsticks were easier than others to remove from its tube. It mostly varied depending on the brand and the type of finish. For example, Maybelline lipsticks were easy to remove and mostly came out in one piece, whereas NYX lipsticks were far more creamy and required more scooping.

In total, the box holds 6 stackable jars that stack up to a total of 5 (you can stack more if you choose not to store them in the box). That's a total of 30 jars that you can depot your lipstick into! I really like this technique of depotting my lipsticks because not only are they in their own little compartment which keeps them away from other colors, but it also allows me to arrange the jars however I want to. You can also pick and choose which colors you want to bring along with you depending on your makeup gig or for travel because you can unscrew each jar onto another one. This entire box along with the stackable jars go for about $9.00, but you may be able to find them cheaper like I did! They were 40% off when I purchased mine so be on the look out for upcoming deals! Nonetheless, $9.00 is already very affordable compared to other lip palettes that are out there!

Bead Landing Bead Box
Dimensions: 10.63 inches x 5 inches x 1.94 inches
Jar: 40 mm