If the lipstick has broken, but it is still in good shape whole, or if the lipstick has melted in your car and now is a clumpy mess, it is valuable trying to repair it rather than tossing it away. You can put your broken lipstick back together, and you can save melted lipstick by putting it into a new container or the Empty lip gloss tube.
Finding flawless lipstick is difficult enough as it is, so you understand why you are hesitant to toss your favorite lipstick shade when it comes to an untimely end. Here are some easy tricks for fixing your broken lipstick no matter where the breakdown is:
- If it is a clean break at the lipstick base, you are one of the blessed ones. Just expose the rest of the lipstick lasting on the bottom with a paper clip or a bobby pin. Now you can put the larger broken piece onto the lipstick base instead. Your lipstick is a tad shorter but as safe as you can hope for the last one. Do not push hard, or you can make an already tragic condition catastrophic.
- If the lipstick broke off toward the middle and you have to lose as little product as possible, you can use a lighter to melt lipstick, preferably the part still in the Empty lip gloss tube. You can lightly smoosh the broken piece back onto the lipstick tube part if the position still is too short, burn the fractured bit and stick it back on the lipstick tube bit, and you remove it from the fire. You may have to use a paper clip to shape lipstick from the top around the sides to create the bullet more secure. Then you may pop it in the freezer, and it will get solid again in some minutes.
- If the lipstick broke off at the top, you could use tweezers or a toothpick to get it and try to keep it as close to the original shape as possible. You can swipe the toothpick around the top sides or use the tweezers to pull the lipstick out in one go. Or, if it is too much trouble, you can leave it on the top and use a lip brush to apply to your eyes and lips.
- If the lipstick is beyond repair, you may want to scoop the entire thing out and keep it in a container or palette. You can scoop it out and deal with a clumpy mess every time you use it. If you have more time and can spare more effort, you can melt it in a spoon above a candle flame; you can pour the melted formula into the tiny container and let it solidify in your freezer.
- If the lipstick was only a tiny core, to begin with, mash it back into the empty tube with a Q-tip and use a lip brush for it.
- If you live in hot weather and this happens to you honestly often, you may want to invest in the reusable lipstick mold. Remember to keep the lipstick and other beauty products out of direct sunlight or heat.