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16 February 2011

How to Make your own Customizable Make Up Palette



I've been wondering for months about what to store all my single eyeshadow/blush pans in. I have quite afew from Madina, Stila and Benefit that I either store in there original plastic packaging or in little jiffy bags. Mainly as most magnetic palette options like the Z and Yaby palettes just seem too expensive for there purpose - costing upwards of £10 each. 

However I had a light bulb moment in Asda the other day when I noticed that Bodyform were offering a free metal protective tin with there sanitary products. Now I'm sure most of you will know about the offer, as Bodyform have running this offer every few months for the last 2 years or so with all different design of tins. The current offer called 'The Seven Collection' consists of 7 different designed tins which you can view here all really unique and pretty (much too pretty for keeping sanitary towels in to be honest)! The offer is currently in most outlets like Superdrug, Tesco and Boots but Asda is the cheapest at £1.

What you will need - 


As you can see you really don't need much - the double sided sticky tape comes in a roll and can be bought any stationary shops or DIY shop and the Magnetic strips or sheets can be bought from eBay or most DIY shops for around £1-2. 

The magnetic sheet should be quite bendable and thin so that it can easily be cut with a pair of scissors.
 

1) You first want to cut the magnetic sheet/strip into small squares - one square for every pan you are putting into the tin. 

2) The magnets should have a normal side and a magnetic side - you need to cut a small square off your roll of double sided stick tape and stick it on the normal side of the magnets (ofcourse you just need to place the magnet on the tin to find out which side is magnetic, if it's not clear). 

3) Once you have firmly placed the sticky tape on the back of each magnet you can then peel of the backs of each square to reveal the other sticky side. Which is then ready to be pressed onto the back of each pan. 
 

I try to place each magnet in the center just below the shade name of the pan and then you can just put it in tin. Simples! 

Of course if you don't want to stick the magnets to the pan itself you can always stick the magnets into the tin, sticky side down so that the magnet side is showing. 
I would do this if I was planning on purchasing a proper palette in the future - but I'm not, so I prefer to stick the magnet to the back of each pan.
 

As you can see it is THAT simple - I have so far managed to fill three  different tins with a mixture of bought eyeshadow and blush pans and a few de-potted eyeshadows from the little Benefit kits. I do need to de-pot a few Natural Collection eyeshadows still, as I find the packaging abit cheap and they are all looking abit worse for wear now. 
 

A really cheap but cute way to store de-potted pans.

Hope this has been helpful!

47 comments:

Laura said...

Love this idea!! will definately be trying it you make it look so easy , thanks for the get tip

Laura x

Debbie said...

Makeup Savvy comes over all Blue Peter!! What a clever idea, love it!x

hannah said...

such a good idea! thanks :)

Georgina said...

This is such a great idea...you always have the most useful tips and tricks, so thank you! x

Makeup and Macaroons said...

So simple, yet genius! Great idea.

Mybutterfly63 said...

This is a brilliant idea! I am going to asda before work now to try get my hands on some of these! xx

MakeYuUp said...

That's actually a genius idea! Definitely giving it a shot :)

LOOK! FLYING MONKEYS! said...

Such a good idea! I've got a couple of Stila pans lying around so will definitely be trying this out!
xxx

riad said...

Great idea!

Sarah@Blusherobsession said...

amazing idea, i have the peacock design tin around somewhere, will have to get some magnets now

Kaushal - BeautyFulfilled said...

This is such a good idea!! If only the metal cases came bigger, we'd all be laughing!

Kaushal xx

PreviaComunicazione said...

I'm doing something similar, but different, but it takes some time to be finished. basically yours is cheaper and easier...I'll post pics of my box in the next days. very nice idea

Mercedes- Ms Purple Make-up said...

I did exactly the same but with a tin of colour pencils. They look like the MUFE tins. The only problem is that it's not magnetised so I need to find sheet of magnet. In the meantime I did the double side sticky thing too.
X

Steffani-Louise said...

aww what a brilliant idea :]
i love your blog, it was this that inspired me to start blogging :]
xxx

LaaLaa Monroe said...

Ohh loveee it. I'm on this lol! Fantastic job =)

Seanna said...

What a good idea! I might go looking for them tins now! :D Would you do a tutorial on depotting the Natural Collection ones?! I can never seem to do it! xx

Tass said...

Brilliant idea and so cute!

G A B Y said...

What a cute case!

LoveInTheCity said...

That's such a clever idea! I have loads of those tins at home as well so will definitely be getting my Blue Peter on :)

xxMxx

Sarah said...

I am so glad you think of these things! I love the peacock tin, definitely going to try this out!

Sarah x

Thedreamsofanizzyinabigwildworld:) said...

Wow, such a creative idea!
izzy x

Susalie said...

This is a great idea! Thank you for sharing. :)

Agnes said...

It looks really cute!

Beauty's Bad Habit said...

Great post! I ordered some things to make myself a customizable palette yesterday :) I think Z Palettes etc are ridiculously priced.

Jennifer Leigh said...

Such a cute idea--I love that tin!

Jorid said...

I use a similar box too keep fragrance samples in - great for a perfume geek like me!
That tin looks way to nice to put sanitary towels in, much prettier than most of the similar designed-for-make-up tins out there.

Sammy said...

You really do think outside of the box Fee.
This is a great idea for making your own palettes. The mac one's are so expensive and I don't wanna be lugging around 15 eyeshadows on weekends away etc. Definitely going to be grabbing me one of these and trying this out. Fantastic! xx

Ciara said...

can you show us how to depot?x

Vida said...

This is such a good and cute idea! Great post =)

Miss Ellie Sugar said...

now that's lovely:d

jollybeachang said...

such a clever idea, gonna try this x

Rachel said...

Oh so clever, I love it! x

Ella Pretty Blog said...

That cupcake tin is adorable...your way is cheaper than palettes - but also CUTER too!

Sophie said...

such a good idea, I must try this :) thankyou! xx

Kyanvi said...

this is a brilliant idea! i acutally collected a few, and i love your cupcake one!

Meowcake said...

Oooh I wonder if they're bigger than my Moxie tins. I don't use sanitary towels, nor do I really need to pub my pans in a case but I use my Moxie tin to hold essentials like bobbles, plasters, condoms ;) etc but it's full and keeps popping open! Thanks for this!

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StyleFrost said...

Lovely idea, looks great too! x

Lucisek said...

Absolutely amazing idea! I knew about the tins and recently were thinking about buying special magnetic palette but I did not think about this! Thank you for sharing it, next time I go to Asda I'm getting at least two of the tins (love the designs btw)!

Lucy from Lucy's Stash

Jane said...

that is such a great idea! I defo think I need to try this out now. The little tins are so sweet.

Jadegrrrl said...

Such a cute and clever idea, thanks for sharing :)

Vintage and Cake said...

This is such a clever and affective idea !!! I love that it's also handbag friendly as it would fit nicely into any size bag. I think everyone could do this and also the ones you buy are beyond pricey. Once again Fee amazing !!!

Hannah said...

great idea fee!xxx


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GlamourMe said...

That is so cool!
Thank you for this tip! I will definettly try to do one my self.
x

Kitty said...

Such a great idea - I feel a crafty day coming on :)

Stavroula @drugstoreandbargainlover said...

Brilliant idea Fee!! :D x

Chester said...

Your post inspired me to go drugstore shopping and low and behold, there are similar tins available in Germany, too. I made a blog post about these and mentioned this post. I hope it's ok that I linked back to you. :)

STYLEEZTA said...

great idea :)

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