DIY Lip Palette

selfpalette3Lip samples I’ve accumulated over the months.

The thing with these samples is that I rarely remember to use them. And there’s always one or two colors I’d never use in this lifetime. But they’re so cute with their mini lip brushes and teensy pockets! So I hoard them.

Until months later when I realize I want to declutter.

selfpalette4And declutter I did. Messy, but compact.

I started mixing everything in an “Elf shadow quad pan” (that I sanitized) and heated the bottom with a hair dryer.

Created one sheer lipstick, one lipgloss, one matte-ish lipstick.


From top to bottom:

  • Dior lipstick (Be Dior, Wonderful, Tribale, Smile)
  • Honest Beauty Lip Gloss (Creative Kiss, Dreamy Kiss, Inspired Kiss) + YSL Glossy Stain (Rouge Splash, Onde Rose, Plump Lip)
  • Clinique lipstick (nude pop, punch pop, love pop, cherry pop) + a dab of NARS matte lip pencil (Let’s Go Crazy)

Pretty happy with the outcome. All three are shades I’d use in a heartbeat.


Here’s what I used:

  • Lip card samples
  • Tiny spatula (used the pointy end of a sanitized angle toothbrush)
  • Hairdryer (it will get hot, so do use oven gloves!)
  • ELF empty palette (I got them for less than $1 during their sale)


Have fun mixing & melting.

Missha X Line Character Collab – 02 Brown Brownie Palette


Price: 12,800 won = $11

Limited Edition Palette

This is the review of the LE “Missha X Line Character Collaboration – 02.Brown Brownie Palette,” launched in Jan 2016.

LinePalette1I have a soft spot for anything un-bear-ably cutesy.

This was a gift from a friend in Korea, who knows how much I miss shopping K-beauty brands. Last month, she organized a box full of K-beauty goodies and sent it over to me via mail! This palette was one of her proudest addition, something she went to “desperate lengths to procure.”

LinePalette2There are two palettes; the bear one (“Brown”) and the rabbit (“Cony”). The bear one caters to warm toned skins with its orangey brown hues, while the rabbit leans cool with its light and hot pinks. They’re both compact, travel-friendly, and adorable! And … unfortunately sold out 😦

My friend had to bounce from store to store just to find the bear palette! She fiercely placed phone calls to different stores until she found one. All the more reason to cherish it.

LinePalette5There are four shades in this mini palette, one matte, three shimmer.

I’ve a feeling Missha put all their effort towards the packaging and product, because the names were super cheesy, more like an afterthought than real names.

  • 소심 브라운 (Sosim Brown – Timid Brown)
  • 순수 브라운 (Sunsu Brown – Pure Brown)
  • 심쿵 브라운 (Shimkung Brown – Heart DokiDoki…? Brown)
  • 코니 짝꿍 브라운 (Coni Jjakggung Brown – Cony Besties Brown)

You get the idea.

LinePalette4Cheesy naming aside, the shadows are beautiful. It reminds me of fall, of Pumpkin Spice Lattes, marmalade scones, and orange leaves.

Just look at that print on the fourth shade! It’s adorable, almost to the point where I couldn’t bear (I’ll stop with the puns) to swatch it.

LinePalette8But here it is 🙂

From left to right: Timid Brown, Pure Brown, Heart DokiDoki Brown, Cony Besties Brown.

The names are confusing, as there’s technically one brown color in this palette. The rest are gold, peach, and beige. It’s helpful to remember that they’re probably talking about the bear character, whose name happens to be “Brown.” (I was plenty confused before I realized this)

LinePalette6Very orangey-gold!  I love it.

LinePalette7Easy to blend; shimmery, bright colors; it’s perfect for spring makeup.

The only downside I can think of is:

  • Shadows wash off easily with water. Longevity is on the okay side “if” you’re in a dry place. But if you’re going to be sweaty or caught in a rainfall, this might not be the best palette to reach for.

How did you like the Missha Line character LE palette? Did you manage to snag one? If not, will you be on the lookout for the next release?