DIY: Lip Balm Palette

I have a problem with throwing away nice packaging and this empty Bobbi Brown Concealer palette had been sitting in my room for months. I randomly one day decided I wanted to find away to reuse it… and then the lip balm palette was born! 

This really isn’t ground breaking and VERY easy to do, but I was quite pleased with myself so I thought I’d show you how I did it. 

Step 1: Clean out the palette using a cotton wool bud and some water or makeup remover. 

Step 2: Take a little spoon a scoop a bit of your favourite lip balm out of it’s pot and place into the empty palette.

Step 3: Use the back of the spoon to smooth down the lip balm and fill out the pan, kinda like when you smooth icing onto a cake! 

Step 4: Once you’ve filled the space with the lip balm, tidy up the edges using a cotton wool bud and then place the palette in the fridge (with the lid slightly open) so the lip balm can set a bit. 

Step 5: Remove from fridge after about 30 minutes (or whenever you remember) and you’re done! Your two favourite lip balms are ready for your handbag. 

You may think, is there really much difference than just taking two lip balms in your bag, but there is to me because I like this packaging better than a big pot… and there’s a mirror! 

So there’s my mini DIY lip balm palette.. what do you think? Will you be trying it? 

Lily xx

Discuss this post

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/01030405235224878010 addicted-2-make-up

    That’s an AMAZING IDEA !! Lovely blog!

    http://takingovertheworldapairofshoesatatime.blogspot.com/

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/17367835986997195774 heather

    very good idea, love that wee palette!

    highsocietyfashion.blogspot.com

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/00362949804857059456 Lauren Rose

    This is one of those simple ideas that I would never have thought of! Love it x

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/07783158313336676014 Margaret
  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/07830381045726108092 bangonstyle

    Great idea to reuse nice packaging. Love it x

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/00958534587555664307 Lovelier Words

    Very creative, looks v useful

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/11746327139431891623 Jordan

    Wow what a great idea lily! It’s a lot less wasteful and also you have two more empty pots to use! :) x

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/02252060427944735300 Hola Bambi

    Really good idea :) x

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/08583957925784229864 freedomofpeach

    Love this!! Looks so cute xx

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/17100821261281160527 Laura

    This is a fantastic idea! Love it :D

    Laura x ~
    DemandBeauty

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/16607451967260415067 Gemma Meredith

    Ooh I love this idea, I’ve done something similar with an old contact lens case :)
    http://theredoneblog.blogspot.co.uk/

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/03054415164458688286 Jen27

    What a handy idea! I agree that it just makes the packaging more sleek for your purse- and the mirror is a nice touch!

    And the Korres Pomegranate is one of my favourites too :)

    http://www.vibrantbeautyblog.blogspot.com

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/17451017830452817450 Celene

    that is such an amazing idea and so simple!v xo

    vintage-teapot.blogspot.ie

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/09177079859929294561 daniella-r

    I love this1 Such a good idea! Definitely going to be doing it when something of mine (in nice packaging) runs out
    Daniella x

    http://daniella-r.blogspot.co.uk/

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/08396912251989444963 jeney

    Such a great way to reuse the packaging! I like it.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/14466280978683625699 Shrikant Koli

    Wonderful tips. Your post contributes a lot in beauty & fashion field.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/08740202493457464391 Daria

    This is a very nice idea :) I have an empty Clinique palette too, might try this! x

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/02555452563470583841 Allie

    Oooh, love this! Brilliant idea! Have you had any problems with it melting? Will have to try one myself!

    http://www.louloulikes.com

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/06680524234197008988 Erin / Sawyer and Scout

    This is a really cute idea Lily! xx

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/04307976371330569485 Nirmala Patel

    sweet idea and I really agree that it’s pretty much heartbreaking to let go of a good bit of packaging ! :p

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/18166913459516132524 Jen

    When I watched your empties video I thought you could use it for lipbalms. Great minds think alike! I really want to try that Soap & Glory one, it’s meant to smell amazing xx

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/04702615388731136330 Jen

    genius! i love the bobbi brown concealer packaging too. i might do this to a drugstore lipstick.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/01506941277465181067 lynnnsey ♥

    looks good in the second photo, almost like something I could eat! haha :) x

    http://ljsx.blogspot.co.uk/

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/05224347947609275113 RubyElizabeth

    This is a great idea because as you keep the palette in your handbag, you can have the bigger pots on your bedstand or in your bathroom! Very handy!!

    summerofwonders.blogspot.com

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/03176530051225509409 octoberchic.com

    amazing idea! Love it.

    octoberchic.com

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/11507010012369865594 Em Ruddell

    That is such a good idea Lilly! I hate throwing away pretty packaging aswell, i think i have a little problem! but this is such a great solution

    elelilly.blogspot.co.uk/
    x

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/02645456788826312726 RLHavard

    This is an awesome idea! love it :D

    http://www.rlhavard.blogspot.co.uk

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/12823123260664539446 alicebea

    will definatly be doing this when i finish my bobbi brown concealer set!!

    http://alicebeablog.blogspot.co.uk

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/18166445897432695281 Elodie

    What a great idea! Another reason for me to get the BB concealer then!

    -Elodie x

    http://www.elle-yeah.com

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/15026510867245638387 Rachael madeupoflittlethings

    Great idea, I will be stealing this! Thanks for sharing x

    madeupoflittlethings.com

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/10734474388653746628 Dreams of Plastic

    this can also work with contact lens cases! xx

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/05663409161884634651 WonderfulYou

    Awh what a great idea Lily! you beauty genius, you :)
    xxx

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/08999617727253327730 Tabitha

    A great idea! And I agree, sometimes you just can’t chuck packaging away…this palette is definitely one of those x

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/09284221164950355193 Miss Sultana

    i’ll def try this out. i’m a sucker for adorable packaging as well! haha, cute blog girl :)

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/13736281930794196786 Charlotte

    Oh such a good idea, I hate chucking nice packaging away! X

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/14774662616047444388 Hana Haa

    I beg to differ, I think it IS groundbreaking! LOL I would’ve just chucked away the empty packaging and been done with it. Great idea, thanks for sharing :)

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