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post #31 of 54

Re: Saving your broken lipsticks

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Originally Posted by duckduck View Post
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!

ohh man this is exactly what i was thinking! lol
post #32 of 54

Re: Saving your broken lipsticks

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Originally Posted by MzEmo View Post
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.
This is such an excellent idea.

Its great, thank you.
post #33 of 54

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Well at work they call me the chemist because of all the re tooling of mu i've been doing-I took older lipsticks I dont use plus some broken ones and smushed them into elf metal pans. Then i baked them in the oven. I had excellent results except for one lancome that was a mix of orange n red sort of metallic-it split up the two colors red on top metallic orange on bottom. SO much fun
post #34 of 54
Thread Starter 

Re: Saving your broken lipsticks

I just realized that a safer way to do this is to just take the lipstick formula and put it in a microwavable container and heat it until it melts. then put it in the new jar. it is way more safer than my first idea. =/
post #35 of 54

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There is finally a way to Repair a broken lipstick and put it back into your own twist up tube. Your broken lipstick will look just like it did when you first purchased it-beautiful.
Re-Color your lipstick: Are you carrying 2 or more tubes in your purse and mixing them on your lips? Now you can mix the colors and put them into ONE twist up tube.
Don't enjoy wasting the last 1/3 of your favorite lipstick color? Now you can Recover the lipstick from the bottom of the tube and put it back into a twist up tube. All with the new LipStix ReMix system...Just mix, melt, and mold. It is so easy and fun to do and you won't believe what a few minutes in your kitchen will do for your lipstick. www.lipstixremix.com for more information and frequently asked questions.
post #36 of 54
Thread Starter 

Re: Saving your broken lipsticks

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Originally Posted by LipStix ReMix View Post
There is finally a way to Repair a broken lipstick and put it back into your own twist up tube. Your broken lipstick will look just like it did when you first purchased it-beautiful.
Re-Color your lipstick: Are you carrying 2 or more tubes in your purse and mixing them on your lips? Now you can mix the colors and put them into ONE twist up tube.
Don't enjoy wasting the last 1/3 of your favorite lipstick color? Now you can Recover the lipstick from the bottom of the tube and put it back into a twist up tube. All with the new LipStix ReMix system...Just mix, melt, and mold. It is so easy and fun to do and you won't believe what a few minutes in your kitchen will do for your lipstick. www.lipstixremix.com for more information and frequently asked questions.
OK...I didnt know that specktra has this kind of advertising now. So weird.
post #37 of 54

Re: Saving your broken lipsticks

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Originally Posted by LipStix ReMix View Post
There is finally a way to Repair a broken lipstick and put it back into your own twist up tube. Your broken lipstick will look just like it did when you first purchased it-beautiful.
Re-Color your lipstick: Are you carrying 2 or more tubes in your purse and mixing them on your lips? Now you can mix the colors and put them into ONE twist up tube.
Don't enjoy wasting the last 1/3 of your favorite lipstick color? Now you can Recover the lipstick from the bottom of the tube and put it back into a twist up tube. All with the new LipStix ReMix system...Just mix, melt, and mold. It is so easy and fun to do and you won't believe what a few minutes in your kitchen will do for your lipstick. www.lipstixremix.com for more information and frequently asked questions.

Actually I am pretty sure this sort of advertising isnt permitted....

In any case what happens if we like the original colour? I dont like remixing anything. I always scoop out the lippie, mash it (or part thereof) into an empty e/s pan then warm in the oven *gently* for a few minutes. Then let the pans cool, place a magnet on the back and put it into my 15 pan palette. I have 3 almost full palettes of lipstick pans and sine I use a brush to apply anyway it isnt a hassle to use
post #38 of 54

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oops! I am so sorry. I am very new to specktra and I don't want to mess up and upset anyone. Thanks for the good feedback. I know I sounded like a commercial, but I just wanted to let you know that there is finally a lipstick mold available; because I searched and searched for the product when I wanted a simple way to mix my colors or fix my melted lipstick. Of course, all I could find, at the time, was an expensive, and complicated multi-cavity mold...so, I decided to invent a friendly and easy-to-use lipstick mold myself. My name is Jill Quillin (specktra LipStix ReMix) and I invented the LipStix ReMix system because I was so frustrated with buying lipsticks and getting home and the color was not what I thought it was in the store. I had so many lipsticks that I wanted to use but didn't like the color by itself...so, I would carry two or three tubes and mix the colors on my lips. That was fine, until I had 2 kids to tote around--then I was lucky to even get one color applied (they're 2 and 4). As for the LipStix ReMix system, I have only been selling for about 9 months in a small, local market, so I haven't launched nationally yet. I have not done any advertising, so I thought specktra members might like to hear about it first-hand. It wasn't that long ago that I was melting lipstick in the microwave in a contact lens case...now I can actually use all my old empty tubes and put new, beautifully shaped lipstick in them. I am a small, one-woman show right now, but I have put the product through extensive quality assurance testing. I have learned so much about the chemistry of lipstick as well as the microbiological tendencies for all the preservatives in lipsticks. Here is some helpful information: Many specktra members commented that the microwave compromises the preservatives in lipstick...I can assure you that it doesn't. Your wax-based lipstick is totally safe and virtually, indestructible. Even after it has oxidized (over the years, old lipstick), it is still harmless to use...it just might smell a little funny. You can fix the smell, by mixing the old lipstick with a new one. Wax-based lipstick (Mac) doesn't have water (i.e. mascara), so bacteria, yeast and mold can not thrive. Any that is on the surface is effectively destroyed after 45 seconds in a 1200 watt microwave. Of course, you won't find any of this published on the internet because until my company conducted the microbiological studies, it wasn't documented. I am excited to launch nationally this spring and I hope that I have given you all some good news about how resilient lipstick really is. One specktra member mentioned she likes the original color of the lipstick she buys. She scoops out the "lippie" and mashes it into a pan, puts it in the oven to melt it and then puts the pan in her palette to use with a lip brush. For some weird reason, I have never enjoyed the lip brush and palette approach...I guess because I could never use it while I was driving down the road, or standing in line at the grocery store :{ Now, you can save 3 tubes of your favorite color--scoop out the "lippies"--melt them in the microwave (45 sec.)--pour the it into the lipstick mold (10 min in freezer)--and pop the lipstick back into your original twist-up tube. As you can see, I am very excited to share the news. Please forgive me for getting a little carried away :] Anyway, I hope there has been some helpful stuff for you and best wishes with all of your lipstick make-overs! Sincerely, Jill Quillin
post #39 of 54

Re: Saving your broken lipsticks

This is a really good idea, thanks so much! I have been trying to smush them into smaller containers but it gets messy, so now I know to melt them first.
post #40 of 54

Re: Saving your broken lipsticks

Quote:
Originally Posted by LipStix ReMix View Post
oops! I am so sorry. I am very new to specktra and I don't want to mess up and upset anyone. Thanks for the good feedback. I know I sounded like a commercial, but I just wanted to let you know that there is finally a lipstick mold available; because I searched and searched for the product when I wanted a simple way to mix my colors or fix my melted lipstick. Of course, all I could find, at the time, was an expensive, and complicated multi-cavity mold...so, I decided to invent a friendly and easy-to-use lipstick mold myself. My name is Jill Quillin (specktra LipStix ReMix) and I invented the LipStix ReMix system because I was so frustrated with buying lipsticks and getting home and the color was not what I thought it was in the store. I had so many lipsticks that I wanted to use but didn't like the color by itself...so, I would carry two or three tubes and mix the colors on my lips. That was fine, until I had 2 kids to tote around--then I was lucky to even get one color applied (they're 2 and 4). As for the LipStix ReMix system, I have only been selling for about 9 months in a small, local market, so I haven't launched nationally yet. I have not done any advertising, so I thought specktra members might like to hear about it first-hand. It wasn't that long ago that I was melting lipstick in the microwave in a contact lens case...now I can actually use all my old empty tubes and put new, beautifully shaped lipstick in them. I am a small, one-woman show right now, but I have put the product through extensive quality assurance testing. I have learned so much about the chemistry of lipstick as well as the microbiological tendencies for all the preservatives in lipsticks. Here is some helpful information: Many specktra members commented that the microwave compromises the preservatives in lipstick...I can assure you that it doesn't. Your wax-based lipstick is totally safe and virtually, indestructible. Even after it has oxidized (over the years, old lipstick), it is still harmless to use...it just might smell a little funny. You can fix the smell, by mixing the old lipstick with a new one. Wax-based lipstick (Mac) doesn't have water (i.e. mascara), so bacteria, yeast and mold can not thrive. Any that is on the surface is effectively destroyed after 45 seconds in a 1200 watt microwave. Of course, you won't find any of this published on the internet because until my company conducted the microbiological studies, it wasn't documented. I am excited to launch nationally this spring and I hope that I have given you all some good news about how resilient lipstick really is. One specktra member mentioned she likes the original color of the lipstick she buys. She scoops out the "lippie" and mashes it into a pan, puts it in the oven to melt it and then puts the pan in her palette to use with a lip brush. For some weird reason, I have never enjoyed the lip brush and palette approach...I guess because I could never use it while I was driving down the road, or standing in line at the grocery store :{ Now, you can save 3 tubes of your favorite color--scoop out the "lippies"--melt them in the microwave (45 sec.)--pour the it into the lipstick mold (10 min in freezer)--and pop the lipstick back into your original twist-up tube. As you can see, I am very excited to share the news. Please forgive me for getting a little carried away :] Anyway, I hope there has been some helpful stuff for you and best wishes with all of your lipstick make-overs! Sincerely, Jill Quillin
Still advertising...
post #41 of 54

Re: Saving your broken lipsticks

are there any others out there that approve of this? melting on a spoon/microwaving sounds like a great way to get rid of the tubes quickly for b2m- especially since i like to use a lip brush for my l/s application- but i dont want to risk ruining the formula (or whatever may be ruined) by melting it.
post #42 of 54

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I melt the lipsticks in the microwave into a 28 section pill organizer. Makes a great, portable palette.
post #43 of 54

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I always thought that heating up your lippies would screw with preservatives :[
post #44 of 54

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Thanks for the great ideas everyone , I am loving the palette idea in the eyeshadow pans . Glad to know I can still get some use out of lipsticks I considered ruined !
post #45 of 54

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Oh, I just tried this and it worked great!!
post #46 of 54

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WOW it really works and it's fun. I just tried it!!! Oops I just "broke" another lipstick...LOL
post #47 of 54

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i love viva glam v lipstick and i was upset that i was running out since it was nearly ALL the way down... but then i cut the tip off and scooped the rest in the tube onto eyeshadow pans, place the pan on top of a gigantic metal spoon over the stove and the lippie melted right onto the pan! i felt this way was much easier since i dont have to melt it in a cup and have some leftover remains on the sides of the cup... the colors are still the same and it's still has that nice smell to it...
post #48 of 54

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Thank you! My favourite lipstick broke the other day... I will give this a go!
post #49 of 54

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Great idea - must try this.
post #50 of 54

great tutorial. really helpful!

post #51 of 54

thanks

post #52 of 54

thanks or sharing! I'm totally going to try this with some of my broken lipsticks!

post #53 of 54

I love this trick!

post #54 of 54

Great idea! I like to put mine in empty chapstick tubes
 

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