DIY Lipstick Holder
3rd November, 2012 - Posted by Emily - 20 Comments
As some of you saw on Twitter/Instagram, yesterday I made a lipstick holder! I’ve been craving after one of those clear lipstick holders for ages but since I didn’t want to spend a fortune on it, I decided to DIY one! Should be easy enough right? :)
I started by grabbing some cardboard, I used leftover boxes I had lying around. Then decided what size my box had to be and then drew out a grid to mark the size of each space. I used my trusty glue gun to glue everything in place! I was convinced I’d have it done in no time!
I cut out inserts for each space and covered all the cardboard with white paper. Above are two progress pics I posted on instagram (follow me! I’m veryemily). Despite my enthusiasm, it took me pretty much all day to make this. Way longer than I anticipated. Buying a ready-made lipstick holder is so much easier! :D
I used wrapping paper to decorate, which I purchased at Primark earlier this year. I really love that leopard gold/nude leopard print! Must do a mani inspired by my lipstick holder! :D
And here’s how it looks filled up! I still have a few slots left to fill. On the bottom I have all my nude lipsticks, and on the top I keep corals and reds. I only just discovered that red lipstick looks okay on me, so I am dying to get more red lipsticks. I’m sure my holder will be full before I know it. Meaning, I’ll have to make another one of these boxes. Oh noes!!! :)
If you’re wondering what some of the lipsticks are, I mostly have ones by Catrice, Wet’nWild, Etos, Inkane (Born Pretty Store), Essence, Max, Estee Lauder and Bourjois. If you’re wondering what a specific shade is just ask me and I’ll let you know!
Some of my favourites are:
- Catrice – Marie Antoinette (from the Urban Baroque limited edition, I even bought a back-up!)
- Wet ‘n Wild – Purty Persimmon
- Inkane – 604
- Catrice – Princess Peach (Ultimate Colour)
- Estee Lauder – Melon
How do you store your lipsticks? What are some of your favourite brands of lipstick? Let me know in the comments!