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My Lipsticks Are Going to Pot

By Glinda

INTO a pot, to be exact.

You see, I am one of those people who tends to leave a lipstick in the car at all times so that I may have one on hand whenever needed.  Because sometimes I take my big purse, sometimes I take my small purse, and sometimes I take no purse at all.  So, I just like to have one there in case of an emergency.

Uh, yeah, being lipstick-less DOES qualify, thankyouverymuch.

Anyhoo, wouldn’t you think I would remember some silly fact like it is summer and the car gets superhot?  As in, melting-my-lipstick hot?

Well, I didn’t remember and now one of my Dior Addicts is all mooshy and I hate mooshy lipstick. I also have a Benefit one that somehow got broken, probably because I forgot to take it out of my pocket and it went into the washing machine. I do that a lot, too.

Enter the helpful ladies of this forum discussion at Spektra.

It seems you can melt your mooshy/broken lipsticks into an empty lip balm container and as long as you don’t mind using a lip brush, you are good to go.  In case you don’t read all the way down, it is possible to put the whole thing in a microwave instead of melting above an open flame.

Now, why didn’t I think of that?

3 Responses to “My Lipsticks Are Going to Pot”

  1. Klee Says:

    A helpful tip. I’ve used the little sample jars they have at sephora or nordstroms. Also works when a favorite lip color is almost down to the bottom- use a toothpick to get it all out and melt it into the little jar.

  2. RB Says:

    Great idea! I’ve also done this with a too-dark color, mixing it with a little clear lip balm or vaseline in the pot so that it becomes a sheer, tinted gloss instead of an overly-saturated color bomb.

  3. Livia Says:

    Bare Escentuals blushers make beautiful lip colors and they don’t melt, although I’ve never really tested that theory. I blend the mineral powder on my lips with chapstick. It’s good to have options.

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