Sunday, September 4, 2011

DIY: Lipstick Merry-Go-Round

This candies kept me busy this morning.

As I went through Indian Vanity Case's blog, she gave me an idea on how to create my own lipstick sundae.. :) Mine didn't resemble a sundae but looked more like a merry-go-round of lipsticks.

I've got lots of lipsticks (more than 20 tubes I think!) and due to this addiction, they still keep on coming.

Being able to put several tubes of lipsticks in one pot is a great idea and with this project, I managed to combine 10 lipsticks and an EOS lip balm in one ensemble.

Well, I decided to include a lip balm at the center because I always put lip balm underneath lipstick. So this really comes in handy.

Things I used:

- a clean knife
- small, clean pot (was once a mineral foundation container)
- tissues (to clean up the knife)
- heat
- metal container (used when melting lipstick)

How I did it:

1. I selected different shades of lipsticks, from Reds, to Nudes and Pinks. These are the ones that are about their mid-lengths.

2. Placed them in the freezer to harden the lipsticks so I won't crush them easily when trying to take them out of the tube.

3. Once hardened, I one by one measured and cut them just about the height of the tub then placed them in a row along the edges of the pot.

4. Then these lipstick cut-outs, no, I didn't throw them away. :) I melted them in a metal container and poured it at the center of the pot. This will hold the lipsticks in place and will later set as a holder for the EOS lip balm.

5. I scooped out the lip balm from the sphere and placed it right at the center where I poured the melted lipsticks. Then I waited for the whole thing to cool down.

and... Taddaaaa!! My own Lipstick Merry-Go-Round! :) :) :)

I am really happy I came to see Indian Vanity Case's post, I was able to come up with this. Credits to her creativity! :)

I will be having a vacation to Singapore in a couple of weeks from now and this for sure will keep me company during my trip!

Hope you like this post as much as I do! :) Happy Sunday to everyone!


  1. Very clever idea and it's a nice variation to the original one. I can definitely see this coming handy during your trip. Singapore! How lovely! :D

  2. @Witoxicity: yah, and I am really very excited about being in Singapore! :) thanks for droppin' by dear.. :)

  3. Sounds like a nice project. Lotsa colours in one compact. But won't these melt off and get mixed altogether when it's freaking hot and humid?

  4. Hi Pammy!! :) I'm actually waiting for these to melt down, haha.. it's really very hot here.. but so far, so good.. :) everything's still in good condition.. thank heavens!! :)

  5. That's so true! It's never ever fair. I could write a whole thesis on this but I won't waste my time on it. Just trudge on!

  6. I love your blog. I haven't read everything yet but I think I'm going to pick-up here useful tips for doing make-up and skin care etc. Keep it up!



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