I’ve had these art and craft cases sitting around on my table for well over two months now. I kept meaning to sit down and de-pott all my lipsticks but between one thing and another I kept forgetting or putting it off for something more important.
I can see clearly exactly what I have and they’re easy to use for makeup jobs
Not only are the cases (**) really cheap, you can easily see exactly what you have, and if you just want to switch the colours around you can. Or if you’re off on holiday and have a favourite colour you can just take the one pot and not have to drag the entire pot around.
There are neater ways of de-potting lipsticks, but it’s quite time consuming and after you use the lipstick a few times it all looks the same anyhow, so I don’t really see the point in melting it down. And I kinda like the ‘scooped’ surface look too. In a weird way it tends to give me ideas for looks.
First thing I did is take a tissue over the surface of all my lipsticks and clean them
You can get a spray disinfectant for cleaning your lipsticks or wipes, but I’d finally run out of those so I just use a simple kitchen tissue to clean my lipsticks before de-potting them with a spatula.
When I moved all my blushes into my pro palette one of the things I did is remove the sticker on the back with the brand logo and name and re-stuck it onto the back of the pan. So when I run out of the colour I can buy a replacement (providing they still sell it).
I peeled/cut off the stickers from all the lipsticks and stuck them onto the back of the little pots
So just like my blushes, if I run out it’s easy enough to see what brand and colour it was. A few of them them didn’t have very neat looking sticker so I just wrote out the brand/name on a little piece of paper and stuck it to the back with a little strip of sellotape.
So there you have it! My de-potted lipsticks. Later on I ended up spraying the bottom part of the pallet black, I thought they looked a lot more professional that way (and I’m a sucker for black) but otherwise this is pretty much my new setup for lip sticks :)