I fell down the rabbit hole a few weeks ago when I found myself on you tube looking at Z palettes. And then DIY Z palettes, and then videos of depotting single eye shadows (which I was told was a thing a couple years ago, but I missed it that time) and then it was all a blur. I was pretty tired after all this viewing and it was late. A few things stuck with me over the next two weeks while I put this whole adventure in the back corner of my brain:
- I have a decent amount of single eye shadows/blushes I don't use/forget about because they are tucked in the back of a drawer.
- I love covering boxes and thinking about any kind of containers in general, and I love consolidating items.
- The videos of depotting make-up are strangely compelling. Some methods are easier than others, but the whole thing—the women showing how to do this, their make-up and the make-up you tube world in general is so fascinating to me. I was also intrigued by how much make-up these women actually have—like, so much. I don't mean this judgey, the same can be said of any yarn collector or fabric stasher.
Then there were the spin-off topics of melting your own lipstick, making loose powder into pressed powder, and the DIY palettes made with DVD cases and often duct tape, with varying degrees of success. The whole business is messy and weird and I love it.
I finally had some time this weekend and gathered up the make-up I had that I thought would a be good candidate for this project. I wouldn't take apart any packaging I liked, so these were just singles for the most part. I depotted with the candle method.
I made this simply, just covered a heavy cardboard box. I had magnetic sheets all ready to go, but then realized that not all of the pans would stick, they would need metal applied to them, and I just figured glue would work fine for me. I have room for more and the cardboard they are glued to comes out of the box, so I can always glue more pans to another piece and slip it in or peel these off and make a new insert. It was fun to make.
This box saves a ton of space and is easy to grab, unlike before. I now realize I do have many more bright colors than I probably need. I also gathered all my lipsticks and put them in an organizer. I have actually less than I thought, but I didn't realize just how many I have that are orange. Which is weird, because I don't wear orange lipstick very often. Like that time I went through my closet about 4 years ago and found more than 3 rompers. What? I don't know that crazy lady that bought them. She is running around in a romper and orange lipstick.