All of my brides will tell you that I don’t pack light. When I arrive for a bridal trial, on the day of a wedding or photoshoot I will usually appear with at least three different boxes, bags or cases; utilising both elbows and hands to carry it all. I simply cannot leave any of my kit at home - it’s full of amazing, wonderful, face transforming cosmetics which I might need at any moment.
So, how can a make-up addict continue to buy beautiful products and still get from A to B without being weighed down by a mountain of make-up? Palettes!
I have so many palettes in my kit from Morphe Cosmetics, Crown, theBalm, Estee Lauder, NARS and many more. Yet, I needed to address my lipstick collection. It was getting beyond ridiculous. I don’t like having to stick to one particular brand and I have my firm favourites which brides love. So, I made my own palette and it was when I was designing my own palette that I made an amazing discovery.
With the help of the MAC Pro Large Duo Palette available here, and some lovely inserts, I was able to collate all my lipstick collection into one portable palette which can home up to 48 lipsticks.
The amazing discovery? Whilst doing this (it involved a spatula, chopping board, sunshine and space in the fridge afterwards!) I discovered that all is not what it seems with your lipstick bullet. You see, I’m guilty of getting to the end of a lipstick and throwing it away. Now, I realise, I’ve wasted A LOT of lipstick. The end is not the end. Dig deeper. There’s at least ¼ of the lipstick left!
I’ll demonstrate with my favourite lipstick – Charlotte Tilbury K.I.S.S.I.N.G in ‘Bitch Perfect’, a gorgeous pinky nude.
Usually, I would now throw this away…
Now, wait, watch and discover that…there’s loads more in there!
I’m happy. I hope this discovery will help you hold on to your favourite lipsticks a little bit longer. And, if you’re struggling for space in your cupboard or make-up bag, you can always decant them into a pretty palette :)