How To Make Empty Magnetic Makeup Palette – DIY
I am super excited today as I am going to show you how to make a magnetic palette at home for storing refills of your eyeshadow/blush/concealer, etc! I have been searching for a good and reasonably priced empty magnetic palette for a long time! The reason being I have mixed shapes of eyeshadows and getting a Z palette was the only choice as I could customize it the way I want it! So began my search for a good empty magnetic palette, I tried searching on ebay and Amazon, but the prices were way too high and not to forget shipping charges 🙁
I came across this video on Youtube where the lady showed ways to make an eyeshadow palette at home! Now, I am a complete DIY person and love playing around with crafts! The materials used were also not very expensive and it did look easy! The challenge came in when I went out to find self-adhesive magnetic sheets which seem to be easily available in any craft store in US, but I couldn’t find these here in India 🙁 I even ordered magnetic strips from ebay which never reached me 🙁
But recently during my routine browsing, I came across this site where they had used magnetic sheets and so I was elated!!! I called up the craft retailer and asked about these sheets and he said these were available in stock, but they are nonadhesive, well, I was fine with it, after all, why do we have Fevicol?
So, without any further delay, let me guide you all with step-by-step instructions on “how to make a magnetic palette at home!”
Materials Needed To Make An Empty Magnetic Makeup Palette:
- One magnetic sheet – Its not easily available in India, but check out big stationary shops who keep white boards, etc.
- One empty DVD case – Please do not get those plastic ones as they are extremely thin and not sturdy.
- Fevicol – to stick your magnetic sheet if its not self adhesive.
- One scissor – to cut the magnetic sheet according to the DVD case’s dimension.
- A big ruler (scale) – to take dimension of your DVD case.
- Eyeshadows refills 🙂
Take the dimensions of your DVD case and deduct 1 cm from both the sides, i.e., vertically and horizontally. For example, my DVD case was 19 cm in width and 13 cm in height, so I took 18 cm and 12 cm respectively.
Measure and draw the rectangle on the back side of your magnetic sheet (blue side).
Carefully cut the rectangle out.
Place the magnetic sheet into your DVD case and make sure it rests beneath the two hooks as shown in the pic.
Glue the top end of the sheet with DVD, use a good glue like Feviquick or Fevicol. I have used Fevicol here.
Let the glue dry out for 15 minutes. Your magnetic palette is ready!
Place your eyeshadow/blush etc., refills and you are all set!
Only refills that have metal as base will stick to the palette, my Bharat and Dorris eyeshadows did not stick as they were made of aluminium 🙁
All the eyshadows and lipstick refills shown here are from Inglot, I believe even Coastal Scents and MAC refills will easily stick to the palette too. For rest which are nonmagnetic, you can use a magnetic sticker to stick at the base of the eyeshadow and then use it.
Also, please remove the sharp edges of the upper portion on the DVD as it may interfere with your eyeshadows.
The magnetic sheet is quite sturdy and heavy and can hold these refills very well. I have taken the below picture by tilting the eyeshadow palette and you can see that the eyeshadows are in place! I have even inverted the case and still my refills did not fall off!!!
How To Store Magnetic Makeup Palette:
I would strongly suggest you to get one of these magazine/file holders which are easily available in any stationary shop. I got mine for 170 bucks 😀
I prefer to store my palettes horizontally in the below fashion 🙂 These easily fit in my cupboard’s upper compartment and looks very neat also!
You can definitely make your palette more attractive by using colorful papers, beads, etc! Its all up to your imagination. I have kept it simple because I didn’t have enough time and materials in hand and also, I got lazy 😛
Let’s do some cost analysis, shall we?
- Z palettes cost 20$ + shipping extra.
- Inglot palettes varies from 350 to 5000 😛 depending upon the size.
- MAC costs Rs. 850, I think?
- CS palette I think costs 6$ each and 12$ for shipping 🙁
- My palette costed me less than Rs. 100 :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo:
The cost of magnetic sheet varies from Rs. 160 to 200, I got mine for Rs. 160 and you can easily make two palettes from one sheet. The DVD case costed me 10 bucks 😛
So, all in all, I made mine in just 90 INR :happydance: :happydance: :happydance: :haanji: (not counting Fevicol/Ruler and Scissors :P)
The palette will easily store 18 round refill pans and 12 to 14 square refill pans!
Hope this article was helpful to you gals. In case of any concerns or doubts, please do comment below and I will reply back:)
Until next time, take care and have fun!
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84 thoughts on “How To Make Empty Magnetic Makeup Palette – DIY”
Wohooo! This is such a money saver!! will try this today itselffff…wooowwiiieee ideaaa!! :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo:
Glad it helped! its super duper easy also 😀
Why m i nt able 2 c images? :waaa:
oh ho try to close the browser and open it again or try using another browser?
Good Morning Parita :yes:
I must have seen hundreds of videos for the same and planned to make it too but my laziness won everytime :shutmouth:
I feel inspired again..will try to give it a try soon :toothygrin:
me too deepshikha..but I m completely a DIY person so cudnt stop until i made it 🙂
Am such a lazy bum..I got all geared up when I saw the videos but my laziness overshadowed the “DIY Enthusiasm” as soon as I saw the empty palette at MAC :stars:
hehe..i know what you mean..I too was tempted initially but then i have quite a few square eye shadow refills and i needed to find a place for these so thought DIY was the perfect option and it saved quite a few thousand!
Good Innovation Parita, :clap: :clap: :clap:
thank you Shami 🙂
awesome!!! will degf give it a try :yahoo:
🙂 glad it helped!
Brilliant idea parita! Ur a genius :yahoo: :yahoo: :woot: :woot:
thank you shruthi! :yahoo:
OMG….This is super awesome man!!! I so wanna try this.
Can u tell me from where did u order the magnetic sheets?
Hi Nandini..thank you 🙂 I got the magnetic sheets from a stationary shop here in Pune..where are you located?
Hey Parita! Please share the shop’s address?
Hi Shivangi..you can get magnetic sheets at Leaders Stationary shop in Aundh, Pune 🙂 its exactly opp to aundh police station
Wow ur response was so quick. Thanks a lot dear 🙂
Paying for empty palettes is so painful for me! I would rather buy new refills! Thanks so so much for sharing this Parita! and that shopwala is going to be so rich 😀
hehe i know what you mean..for exactly the same reason i didnt order for empty palettes online as the shipping is way too high and m not a professional MUA for hoem purpose this palette is quite sturdy and good.. :yahoo: :yahoo: 🙂
@Nandini: Why hello, namesake!! :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo:
wow… super easy … 🙂 :happydance: :happydance:
it is Inderjeet 🙂
very brilliant idea..!! :pompom: :pompom: thank you for the post parita. ll try this out next weekend… :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo:
thank you Raji! m glad it was helpful 🙂
Wowwwwwwwwwwwwww..paritaaaaa..this is gonna be suuuuper dooooper helpful!!!!!!!!!!!! :woot: :woot: :woot: :woot: :woot: :woot: :woot: :woot: :woot: :woot: :woot: :woot: AWesomeeeeeeeeeeeee!!! :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo:
Hi Kimi!!!! :woot: :woot: :woot: thank you! :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo:
thts really creative Parita :)) :)) wowww..
storage is always a big problm fr refills,this is surely a good one to counter tht :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo:
thanks.. :yes: puttng a bookmark on this one :dance:
I so agree with you Mitali! storing refills is a big problem if you dont have a palette at hand and this one is super duper cheap and affordable and very versatile as you can store all kinds of refill of any shape!
absolutely a money-saver… good job.. :yes: :yes:
very informative article…I just read about these yesterday…Its a great way to store single eye shadows…Space saver too :teddy: :teddy: :teddy:
Thanks Renji 🙂 and saw your email..thank you so much for writing in personally! sorry cudnt reply back immediately..will do it today 🙂
:yahoo: awessssssommmmme! I was not buying Inglot pallettes just coz I didnt know how to store them!!!! My search for magnetic sheets starts today :jog: :jog: :jog: Hopefully i will find it here in bangalore…yehan sab milta hai :toothygrin:
thank u thank u thank u :puchhi: :puchhi: :puchhi:
Thanks Oopsi..ooh I too made this to store my inglot refills only 😀
i meant inglot refills , not pallettes :silly:
wow great.. loved it Parita..
Thanks Gurpreet 🙂
totally awesome, what an idea madamji (sirji) 🙂
Omgomgomg thank you soo much :puchhi: :makeup: this will save me TONS, I was planning o buy stuff from Inglot online so now I can make my own palette instead of buying it!
yup you can make your own custom palette and that too in less than 100 bucks 😀 happy shopping!
:yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :happydance: :happydance: :happydance: :happydance: :happydance:
best DIY so cost efficient and so easy peasy
Thanks Vish 🙂 m glad it was helpful!
wow parita…felt like attending arts and crafts class…excellent step by step procedure :clap: :clap: :clap: …man am gonna buy eyeshadow refill and do the pallete myself..g8 idea.. :yes: :yes: :yes:
thanks ginny 🙂 go and get yourself one! happy crafting 😀
Wow Parita, u took me back to school where as a kid I use to love doing craft and anything creative :happydance: :happydance: :happydance: Thanks sharing such a useful craft :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo:
I too love to do crafts a lot! used to make so much during those good old days..right from making a handmade card to shell mirror etc 😀 miss those days 🙁
Parita I have seen your blog & you seem to have posted interesting & simple recipes.. :yes: Wuld love to see all those recipes in detail…espl Baked Goodies…as I lurrveeee baking.. :haanji:
Hi Shilpa..thanks for your sweet words..I do post most of the baking recipes in detail only..let me know if you have any doubts in any of the recipes? i too love baking!
Oh…here I meant I have just took glance of your blog…wuld read all your recipes at leisure.. :specs: And yes..wuld ask you if any query for sure.. :high5:
hi parita..very nice DIY..Thanks for sharing..:)
It’s such an excellent idea parita. Fabulous job. :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: I ordered a Z palette and it never reached me. :((
Thanks Rati..i know i too was on verge of ordering it but looking at the shipping cancelled it!
no point also. I didnt reach me. so there is definitely a problem with the shipping 🙁 This is a great idea. 🙂
m so proud of myself 😉 😉 saved a lot of money :toothygrin: :toothygrin:
Very good idea :clap: :yes: :yes: …will definitely try it out…thanks a lot :high5: !!
thanks Rowena 🙂
great review parita :specs: :specs: :specs:
i might not try this though considering i only have handfull of lippies and no eye – shadow 😥 😥 😥
but its always fun to read DIY articles :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo:
keep it coming :preen: :preen: :preen: :preen: :preen:
thanks anshu..a year back even i didnt own a single eyeshadow n now look at me 😉
OMG :woot: :woot: :woot: :woot: :woot: :woot: :woot: :woot:
thank you bidisha 🙂
Wow Parita..that;s a great idea…I’m def gonna make one 🙂 Thanx for doing this post 🙂
Thanks Shanaiia..m glad it was helpful!
i need the magnets now :((
you’ll easily get it neha..check out big craft stores..wont be available in normal stationary shops i think
now i can buy all the refills i have been eyeing
Ohh thanks so much Parita 🙂 I wanted this palette so bad 🙂
now me go get the samaan 🙂
Thanks Bee..m so glad it was helpful 🙂
Awesome!!!! this is so creative and such a money-saver.. Thanks Parita for this DIY.. :clap: :clap:
welcome mayuri 🙂
Parita that was simply awesome..thnx for sharing, am bookmarking this page now !! :yahoo: :yahoo:
Thanks Sukanya 🙂
imma gonna try this for sure :yes: :yes:
thanks hana 🙂
any luck finding these sheets in Delhi? or someone can send me those???