De"potting" lipsticks is a messy job and there are many ways to do it or store them. I use the lovely Japonesque 35-well pro lipstick palettes. I purchased another 2 palettes on my recent USA trip and have moved all my lipsticks into colour coordinated palettes (instead of just the one palette)....and let me tell you, it was a messy job!
I found a video online which showed melting the lipstick on a spoon and then pouring it into a well...great thought process because it looks neat and smooth in the palette. In reality though, the heat of the liquid lipstick melts the plastic of the wells. Not so cool.
So I used my tried and tested method of smooshing the lipstick into each well using my fingers (cleaned & sterilized with cosmetic alcohol, of course!). It's not as neat but it works just fine.
I must admit it seems a little sad breaking the lipstick out of it's lovely packaging (hello Dior!) but there is no way I can carry about 50+ individual lipsticks in my kit, not to mention how inefficient it would be.
So here's a list of my current lipstick collection (obvs I just assume you're all dying to know!):
Pink & Berry palette
Mac Girl about Town
L'Oreal Forever Fuschia
Mac Pink Nouveau
Hot Pink Frost
Mac Up the Amp
Mac Hang Up
Mac Creme Cup
Mac Hug Me
Orange & Red palette
Dior Addict Extreme Saint Tropez
Yardley Coral Passion
Yardley Juicy Melon
Mac Barcelona Red
Mac Ruby Woo
L'Oreal Refined Ruby
NARS Fire down Below
I also have a ton of lip liners, stains and crayons. I'm planning of building up my neutrals and reds palette, but I have a good selection to mix and customize at the moment. I also have my new OCC lip tars....but more on that later ;)
So there you have it! Let me know you favourite colours or recommendations for my kit :)