So in my last post I had bought a £8 Shu Uemura empty palette to put my lip sticks in.
This is not the first time. I love the idea of the project, but when it comes to it, I DO NOT, ever, get a lip palette out and carefully apply a lip colour with a lip brush. Its because I spent too long on my eyelashes already.
So, my best lipsticks have already been hacked into a blunt edge into empty palettes I haven’t even touched.
Now, I thought,
what an I do that will distract me from doing my gigantic pile of work how can I make this palette one I will use, rather than make, and never touch again?
Variety baby! I hate carrying too much of anything
apart from pens, you can never carry enough pens so for me, the best palette would have a few eye colours (cool tones please), some blusher, some lip colour.
I had a quick look through my gigantic pile of make up and decided what were the things I would actually use, and didn’t mind chopping up for the sake of art.
For eye colour, it would have to be cream, or something meltable (in the old days, I made these palette by chopping the product, shmushing it with my finger covered in tissue and it always made a horrid mess!).
I noticed that I have 9, largely untouched MAC Shadesticks
because they are the crappiest thing I have ever owned. Happy to chop off about 1.2 inch of each one, I choose four shades that I liked the most.
Blush – well I have nearly all of Nars Multiples happily sitting unused in my box, so I choose a highlighter, a bronzer and a blushy colour.
Lips – Hmm, whilst I was tempted to stick in a russian red, a hot pink – lets get real – I’m a nude and peach girl.
This is what I ended up with! A totally useful, and multi talented palette. You can put in anything you can melt (but nothing too soft, something that will solidify).
It only took 40 mins to make. I made a mess in some of the squares though, but never ye mind –
Top, Left to Right –
MAC Shadestick –
Lucky Jade (green)
Sea Me (blue)
Gentil Lentil (Brown)
Estee Lauder Double Wear Stick -Black Pearl
Bottom, Left to Right –
Nars Multiple -Copacobana (white)
Stila Convertible Colour – Gladioli (Orange)
Back to Nars Multiple – Portfino (pink)
Palm Beach (bronze)
Two lip colours at the end – a pink and yellow based nude –
MAC Frecketone & MAC Blankety
Do you like? This palette is very me, cool eyes and nude lips.
Also, the Multiples and Convertible colours can be used on lips, cheeks and eyes making this a very talented palette indeed!
If you had 10 squares, what would you melt into your palette?
Have to go, got an RMK facial now…have a great Bank Holiday Weekend!