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    Saving your broken lipsticks

    Ive always had the problem of my lipsticks breaking for some odd reason. its breaks half way when im done using it. my lipsticks have been laying around and i finally did something to it. sorry i have no pictures but this is a tutorial to melt your broken lipsticks into a lip gloss jar.

    materials:
    Empty lip gloss jar
    broken lipstick
    metal spoon
    lighter

    ESTIMATED TIME: 5 MINUTES

    1)Remove all of the lipstick from the container onto a spoon
    2)Have your empty lip gloss jar already opened ready to fill
    3)Place the lighter beneath the metal spoon and light it long enough to have the lipstick melt all the way. (lipstick will turn into a liquid)
    4)pour the melted lipstick into the empty lip gloss jar
    5)Do not touch the jar afterwards. allow about 5-8 minutes for it to cool down and firm up.

    and the result..... i used emphatic l/s and aloof l/s for these two. i already used my aloof one =] too excited



    NOW YOU CAN TAKE YOUR EMPTIES FOR B2M!!!! =] Well im happy i can.

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    Re: Saving your broken lipsticks

    Thanks for posting that. I have a few broken lipsticks that I need to save.

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    Re: Saving your broken lipsticks

    Thanks for your good idea!

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    Re: Saving your broken lipsticks

    i think i may use some crappy lipsticks that i want to toss out and test this out =] i know i have jars just chillin' for no reason.
    great idea!

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    Re: Saving your broken lipsticks

    Good idea!

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    Re: Saving your broken lipsticks

    thanks!
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    Re: Saving your broken lipsticks

    You can also melt your lipsticks into pill containers (I use two-sided round ones from Sally's because they are nice and portable).
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    Re: Saving your broken lipsticks

    yeah you can. i recently just pigmented my burts bees lip conditioner and poured it back into the same container. so basically you can remove a lipstick and pour it back into the tube

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    Re: Saving your broken lipsticks

    Brilliant! The end product is so pretty as well! Normally I squish broken ones into pallets, which can get a bit messy. I can’t wait for another lipstick to break so I can try this.
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    Re: Saving your broken lipsticks

    This is such a great idea...i kind of just want to "accidently" break a lipstick just so i can test this idea out..hahaha....

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    Re: Saving your broken lipsticks

    great and useful idea, thanks!

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    Re: Saving your broken lipsticks

    thanx for this good idea!

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    Re: Saving your broken lipsticks

    thanks, great idea!

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    Re: Saving your broken lipsticks

    Sweet! And if you're really desperate for a new lipstick, don't wait for them to break. Just do this anyway, and take the empties back. *is excited*
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    Re: Saving your broken lipsticks

    I just did this today on my own and came across this tutorial hehe
    Its great! More stuff for B2M~!
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    Re: Saving your broken lipsticks

    Sounds like a cool idea, my only concern would be the heating of the lipstick speeding up the "lifespan" of the product, so this would have to be something to try out on cheapie lipsticks first.
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    Re: Saving your broken lipsticks

    sounds good! i will try this with my broken barbie real doll lipstick

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    Re: Saving your broken lipsticks

    Thank you
    I found a couple of broken lipsticks (so did my mom) and well this will help
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    Re: Saving your broken lipsticks

    wow good idea ! thank you

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    Re: Saving your broken lipsticks

    Sample jars from MAC work beautifully for this. Typically if you ask an MA for a few, he or she will give them to you - and mine puts label stickers on the bottom for me, too, so I have somewhere to write what it is!

    I realise this sounds terrifying, but it's super easy and less messy: scoop the lipstick into the jar and put the open jar in your microwave. Watch it carefully to ensure nothing goes wrong, but after somewhere between 15 and 20 seconds the lipstick should be melted evenly and perfectly. I've done this to several brands of lipsticks and have had zero problems. I tried it first with the spoon over both flame and stove, and got impatient with the time and mess it involved. So... I risked the microwave and it works!

    Hope this helps someone.

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    Re: Saving your broken lipsticks

    I put them into the 28 section pill container box . Each section has its own lid, and I can label brand and colour as well. It's easy to wipe clean and you can travel with so many colours in a small, portable container.
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    Re: Saving your broken lipsticks

    Does anyone else feel a little sketchy melting makeup in a spoon? I mean my boyfriend knows I'm addicted to makeup and all, but I think if he walked in on me doing this, I would never hear then end of it! Anyways, silliness aside, I really like this idea! Maybe I'll go pick up a pill case and go B2Ming!
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    Re: Saving your broken lipsticks

    do you know if this will work for shade sticks too?
    my sea me shadestick has been broke for a while, and i just found out it's been discontinued.
    I NEED TO SAVE IT!

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    Re: Saving your broken lipsticks

    Thank you for the idea! my favorite lipstick melted in the hot car when I forgot about it.

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    Re: Saving your broken lipsticks

    thanks so much for this great idea

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    Re: Saving your broken lipsticks

    Thanks! I have a few that need to be rescued!
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    Re: Saving your broken lipsticks

    Great idea! Thanks for sharing!

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    Re: Saving your broken lipsticks

    I love melting and making a new tube. Just bought a kit that has one lipstick mold just for this. It works great. Called Lip Stix ReMix. She has a video on UTube but don't have any ideal how to find it. I ordered on the web site. Just made 2 tubes using a lipstick base from TKB with some sample size mica's and pigments I got. Hope it turns out like I want. LipStix ReMix by Divine Innovations

    Well my new lipstick looked great but wasn't dark enough so re-melted and added more pigments. They are in the molds [I bought an extra one] so as soon as they harden up I can test them. I think making from your loved lipsticks is easier cause I can't believe how much color this takes...

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    Re: Saving your broken lipsticks

    Great tip, but I agree with the use of the microwave. I have done this for years and it works well and you can keep them from looking so messy because they melt into the palette and look like new. It doesn't seem to hurt the lipstick's shelf life, btw. I've tried it with EL (they love to break) and Chanel (they don't, my fault) and they didn't turn rancid at all.

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    Re: Saving your broken lipsticks

    Thanks for posting this! I bought a bunch of the new urban decay lipsticks and like 3 of them are broken. so frustrating. So I put them in a jar and then in the microwave and lipstick its self is good as new! Now I just have to say good bye to my cute lil dagger tube!

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