I've always wanted to make my own palette, especially for Inglot Freedom System eyeshadows which have insanely expensive palettes to go with them!
Whenever I would look up tutorials on Youtube, the solution was always the same, either you buy some kind of magnetic strip or tape OR you stick your eyeshadows down permanently with super glue or craft glue.
Now I didn't want to stick down my shadows because I like to be able to move them around, I also had problems with the magnetic strip considering it was difficult to find and SUPER EXPENSIVE!
So I decided to use me ol' noggin and what I came up with allows you to easily remove your eyeshadows from the palette anytime you want but also holds them securely in place!
The secret? Blu Tack!
What you need:
- Any long thin box, metal/ plastic, whatever you like. I used an old watercolour tin I had.
- Blu Tack: It's available at stationery stores, if you can't find it try online here. Costs only INR 90!
- Eyeshadows of course!
- Rubbing Alcohol to sanitise the box.
Sanitize your box with a cloth soaked in alcohol. You can use a sanitising spray as well. ^_^ Just get those tiny heebie-jeebies out!
Tear out a teeny bit of Blu Tack and roll it between your fingers, stick it to the bottom of your eyeshadows like shown below.
A small piece is more than enough!
Stick on your eyeshadow to the box by gently pushing it on till it feels secure.
That is literally it! That's how you do it. ^_^
Less than 100 spent to make a perfectly modifiable palette without any magnetic forces being used!
If you have a tin like mine, MAC shadows should stick down without Blu Tack thanks to the magnet at the back.
The Blu Tack is like chewing gum but more easy to remove, you can just peel it off and reuse it! ^_^
It won't come off no matter what as long you stick it on well. I've carried mine around in my kit and none of the eyeshadows have ever become loose. ^w^
And this is the end result:
I put some stickers and paper on the lid of mine to make it look more makeup and less stationery like!
So, that's how I make my own eyeshadow palettes! Without the pain of having to find magnets and all under 100 INR.
What do you think? Have you ever tried making a DIY palette?
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