How To Make Empty Magnetic Makeup Palette – DIY

How To Make Empty Magnetic Makeup Palette – DIY

Dear All,

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! Β 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 πŸ™

How To Make Empty Magnetic Makeup Palette DIY

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 πŸ™ I even ordered magnetic strips from ebay which never reached me πŸ™

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!”

Magnetic Makeup Palette

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’sΒ dimension.
  • A big ruler (scale) – to take dimension of your DVD case.
  • Eyeshadows refills πŸ™‚

Magnetic Makeup Palette

Step 1:

Take the dimensions of your DVD case and deduct 1 cm from both the sides, i.e., vertically and horizontally. Β For example, my DVD case was 19 cm in width and 13 cm in height, so I took 18 cm and 12 cm respectively.

Step 2:

Measure and draw the rectangle on the back side of your magnetic sheet (blue side).

Step 3:

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.

Step 5:

Glue the top end of the sheet with DVD, use a good glue like Feviquick or Fevicol. I have used Fevicol here.

Step 6:

Let the glue dry out for 15 minutes. Your magnetic palette is ready!

Step 7:

Place your eyeshadow/blush etc., refills and you are all set!

Magnetic Makeup Palette


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 πŸ™

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. Β 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.

Magnetic Makeup Palette

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!!!

Magnetic Makeup Palette

How To StoreΒ Magnetic Makeup Palette:

I would strongly suggest you to get one of these magazine/file holders which are easily available in any stationary shop. Β I got mine for 170 bucks πŸ˜€

I prefer to store my palettes horizontally in the below fashion πŸ™‚ These easily fit in my cupboard’s upper compartment and looks very neat also!

Magnetic Makeup Palette

Magnetic Makeup Palette

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 πŸ˜›

Let’s do some cost analysis, shall we?

  • Z palettes cost 20$ + shipping extra.
  • Inglot palettes varies from 350 to 5000 πŸ˜› depending upon the size.
  • MAC costs Rs. 850, I think?
  • CS palette I think costs 6$ each and 12$ for shipping πŸ™
  • 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. Β The DVD case costed me 10 bucks πŸ˜›

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. Β 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

  1. Wohooo! This is such a money saver!! will try this today itselffff…wooowwiiieee ideaaa!! :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo:

  2. 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:

      1. 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:

        1. 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!

          1. 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 πŸ˜€

            1. 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: πŸ™‚

  3. very brilliant idea..!! :pompom: :pompom: thank you for the post parita. ll try this out next weekend… :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo:

  4. 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:

  5. 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:

    1. 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!

  6. very informative article…I just read about these yesterday…Its a great way to store single eye shadows…Space saver too :teddy: :teddy: :teddy:

    1. Thanks Renji πŸ™‚ and saw your email..thank you so much for writing in personally! sorry cudnt reply back immediately..will do it today πŸ™‚

  7. :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:

  8. 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!

  9. 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:

  10. 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:

    1. 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 πŸ˜€ miss those days πŸ™

  11. 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:

    1. 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!

      1. 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:

  12. 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. :((

  13. great review parita :specs: :specs: :specs:

    i might not try this though considering i only have handfull of lippies and no eye – shadow πŸ˜₯ πŸ˜₯ πŸ˜₯

    but its always fun to read DIY articles :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo:

    keep it coming :preen: :preen: :preen: :preen: :preen:

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