What you need:
- A plastic knife. I used a stupid spoon b/c I didn't have one.
- An empty shadow or quad or duo or whatever plastic thing. You know those MAC empty black containers you back to MAC for? I'm not talking about the pan thing. You'll see what I mean. I'm using an sample sized Estee Lauder quad.
- Lipsticks of choice (I used Romantic Red, Airy Fairy, Mango Tango, and Violet Shine)
- Rubbing alcohol to sanitize
- Something to melt the lipsticks. I used my incandesent lamp. You can melt the lipsticks before hand in a little tin thing over the stove and pour it in. Whatever gets the job done.
- It goes without saying. SANITIZE. OR ELSE. Do you know how much bacteria is on this? Gross.
- I already did three pan things. So, cut a little bit of the lipstick. I'm doing Romantic Red by Ulta. Put the slice in the empty eyeshadow pot place.
- <-- See how there is no eyeshadow tin thing? It's just the plastic.
- Melt it down. I held it under a lightbulb. If you do that, make sure to really keep it steady. All the other lipsticks will also melt down and you want a nice flat surface right? Okay! Moving forward. If you don't have enough to cover the plastic bottom, just slice off some more slivers and pop that in there.
- Cool. If theres nasty residue on the sides (like I do), just wipe that off with a q-tip. The end result is on the right.
Words of Wisdom
- Do yourself a favor, and don't use those eyeshadow things with the hole in the bottom. Examples are Milani or Revlon Matte. When you go to depot the shadow metal tin, you can find a hole (sometimes) on the bottom hidden usually by a label. DON'T USE THESE. I've learned the hard way.... Don't even ask.