Thursday, May 1, 2014

Quick Fix for a Broken Lipstick

So, in the last post, we talked fixing caked over powders. Now for another quick fix tip to add to your repertoire for when you have a lipstick mishap. 

You know that awful feeling when you go to put on your favorite lipstick, you twist up the tube and disaster! It's broken and a piece falls out. Ughhh. I hate this. And it has happened twice to me in the past two weeks. [Sidenote: This is what happens when you entertain a toddler by letting her play with your (supposedly all closed up) lipstick collection. Teach them about the importance of lip color early. Clearly, I am an excellent babysitter...haha. Sarah, your child is in good hands. But I digress.]


Poor broken lipstick, hope is not lost! This is such an easy fix. All you need is a lighter.




First of all, twist the tube all the up, so the site of the break is easy to access. 
 
1. Take the broken off piece and quickly run a lighter over the end. Do the same for the tube end.
2. Stick the two pieces together and hold in place for a few seconds. 
3. To make everything pretty again, run the lighter around the lipstick to even out the sides. Be careful of the drippage; it might not twist back down in the tube, so I wipe off the drips. 
4. Pop it in the fridge with the cap off for 20-30 minutes to let it harden. Ta da!!

Good as new! Hooray!

Yet another sidenote: sorry these pictures are crap. I asked my husband to take them and he was very impatient. This is clearly more important than playing NBA 2K13.
 

2 comments:

  1. Loving these quick fixes! Great ways to save fave products (and dinero). You should do a post or series of posts on all things eyebrows.

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    1. Thanks, Torey! Eyebrow posts coming soon!

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