DIY – How To Make Your Own Vera Mona Color Switch

Have you ever been doing your eye shadow and needed to switch colors, only to find yourself without a brush to switch out with, thus leaving you to use the one you are already working with and running the risk of getting your eye shadow colors cross contaminated? Yes, yes that has happened to all of us. Luckily for all of us someone has come to our aid, introducing Color Switch by Vera Mona. This is a product allows you to quickly clean the brushes so you can switch between colors effortlessly.

Vera Mona has a few color switch products, with their most popular one being the color switch duo which has a middle insert that allows for wet shadow application. For this DIY I decided to make the Color Switch Duo (I figured it would be easier) which retails for $16.99 of their website. Now if you are budget conscious like me then I know you’ll enjoy this. In all, I spent about $10 and while that doesn’t sound too far from $16.99 just remember that’s before taxes and shipping.

What you’ll need

Vera Mona Color Switch - DIY

  • Empty Tin – Bought mine at the Dollar Tree
  • Scissors –I’m sure every house has pair
  • Bun Maker – Also From the Dollar Tree
  • Washi Tape –Dollar tree (optional)

That’s it, that’s all you need and the product is pretty much made.

Step 1. Cut the bun maker to a size that will fit into the tin. I was working by myself on this one so I didn’t have anyone to take pics of this step.

Step 2.  Position the bun maker into the tin, making sure in fits securely as well as making sure the lid closely properly. This part did take some finagling, cutting off little pieces here and there to get the right fit.

Vera Mona Color Switch - DIY


Vera Mona Color Switch - DIY


Step 3. Add some washi tape for a little pizzazz

Vera Mona Color Switch - DIY

That’s it! You’re done…….now you are free to switch colors worry free. Now after I made this, I found that it was a tad bit small for every day, and would be more suited for travel.

Vera Mona Color Switch - DIY


Vera Mona Color Switch - DIY


Vera Mona Color Switch - DIY

With that, I decided to make a bigger one. The only difference with this one is that I used a bigger tin (obviously) and I also used a different product for the insert. This time around I used stipple sponges purchased at party city (these new purchases are including the above-mentioned price).

Vera Mona Color Switch - DIY


Vera Mona Color Switch - DIY


Vera Mona Color Switch - DIY


Vera Mona Color Switch - DIY

Overall I enjoyed doing this DIY, and I am happy with both of my finished products. While I can’t compare them to the original product, I can say that they both worked for the intended purposes. Now if you are thinking about which filler to get, I would suggest getting the one that will be the most convenient to purchase as I didn’t find any notable difference between their effectiveness.

~Christal M.


  1. September 14, 2016 / 8:58 am

    Thanks for sharing this! I was eyeing the one on Sephora, but I will definitely do the DIY first and see if it does the trick!

    xx nicole

    • September 14, 2016 / 10:32 am

      Awesome…….let me know how you like it. ?

  2. September 14, 2016 / 10:42 am

    Honestly never even knew these existed – what a great idea. I love the added washi tape touch 🙂

    • September 14, 2016 / 11:13 am

      I know……they think of everything. They even have one that you strap to your hand, I guess that works best for make up artist.

      • Kristin
        October 10, 2016 / 7:50 am

        curious whether MUAs really use this as it needs to be sanitized between every client. Great for personal use though. I just use tissue 🙂

  3. September 14, 2016 / 3:52 pm

    Great Idea! Who knew?

    • September 14, 2016 / 4:28 pm

      They are basically making a killing off $1.99 stipple sponges. They won’t get my money lol.

  4. September 15, 2016 / 11:51 pm

    I have definitely seen these around lately. Sephora has a bunch of options but this definitely seems the cheapest way to go!

    • September 16, 2016 / 1:00 pm

      Yes this way more cost effective, for less than the price of one I was able to get two.

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